CURRICULUM VITAE


EMPLOYMENT

  • Research, sketching, form/detail development and CAD modeling/rendering.
  • Assist in designing a wide range of products in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative studio.
  • Provide understanding of technology, materials and manufacturing methods to improve the design and usability of an item.

2018 - Present

Fuseproject

Industrial  Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA


  • Produced a wide range of design work for varying clients including textile design, soft product accessories, outdoor furniture, graphics, exhibition, and design & build of a mobile living space.

2017 - 2018

Jonathan S. Igharas | Make Shift Creative

Freelance Multidisciplinary Designer

USA, Canada, Philippines


2014 - 2017

Anna Karlin | Furniture + Fine Objects

Designer & Production Manager

New York, NY, USA

  • Lead industrial designer, product developer, and engineer of furniture, lighting, and accessories for studio collection, custom products, and special projects.
  • Produced technical drawings, 3D packages and manufacturing instructions for production & assembly.
  • Oversaw local & overseas vendor relations and managed production, detailing and finishing, maintaining quality control & product integrity.

2011 - 2014

18Karat | Home Decor & Furniture

Product & Visual Designer

Langley, BC, Canada

  • Assisted Creative Director with product research, design & development for seasonal collections.
  • Shot product photography, post-processed files and managed image archive for web & print use.
  • Produced graphic & layout designs for printed catalogs, presentations and marketing collateral.

2011

Bensen | Furniture Design & Mfg

Textile Department Assistant

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Provided general task assistance to streamline furniture upholstery production line / workflow.
  • Digitally laid out & prepared fabric patterns to be cut and sewn according to fabric type and style.
  • Operated industrial CNC fabric-cutting machine and supplied textile packages to sewing department.

2010 - 2011

Makeuse | Design Studio

Co-founder, Industrial Designer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Co-founded studio as a platform for representing a new generation of Vancouver-based creatives.
  • Oversaw all aspects of running a creative entity, from project management and art direction to final design.
  • Co-designed and lead a variety of projects for retail, commercial and public space environments.

2010 - Present

The DJ Trike | Soundsystem

Founder, Mobile Street DJ

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Designed and founded a public service and platform for artists & musicians to play and promote their music.
  • Directed identity & branding design and oversaw business development, marketing and social media.
  • Raised over $11K through Kickstarter.com to design & build The DJ Trike 2.0, launching in NYC 2015.

2009

Tangible Interaction | Experiential

Freelance Industrial Designer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Produced technical drawings, 3D models and hand-renderings to be presented to prospective clients.
  • Re-designed a digital photo booth to be used at events that pushes photos to social media platforms.
  • Worked with Creative Director and R&D team to develop new product experiences & digital interfaces.

EDUCATION

2005 - 2009

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Bachelor of Design, Industrial Design

Vancouver, BC, Canada


Spring 2008

Design Academy Eindhoven

Exchange Student, Department of Man + Living

Eindhoven, Netherlands


Fall 2007

Students for Development Program with Winaca Foundation

Cross-cultural Internship, Sustainable Design & Development

Baguio, Philippines


2003 - 2005

Bellevue College

Associate in Arts & Sciences, Studio Art

Bellevue, WA, USA


2001 - 2003

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Liberal Arts, Pre-Engineering Program

Asheville, NC, USA


ADDITIONAL TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

November 2017

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Artist in Residence, Inherent Design Program

Banff, AB, Canada


February 2016

Gawad Kalinga

Social Entrepreneurship Startup Business Camp

Bulacan, Philippines


January 2016

Elmo's House Artist Residency

Artist in Residence, Cross-cultural Craft Collaboration

Batan, Philippines


June 2013

United Bicycle Institute

Certificate in Frame Building, Cromoly Brazing

Portland, OR, USA


Spring 2011

EMBERS

Build A Business Program

Vancouver, BC, Canada


TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES

DIGITAL

Rhinoceros, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Digital Photography / Videography, PC & Mac Operating Systems


MANUAL

Hand sketching & rendering, Drafting, Model prototyping, Pattern-making, Sewing, Woodwork, Metalwork, Welding, Brazing, Mold-making, Ceramics, Metal-casting


REFERENCES

Available upon request