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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2005 - 2009
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Bachelor of Design, Industrial Design
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Design Academy Eindhoven
Exchange Student, Department of Man + Living
Students for Development Program with Winaca Foundation
Cross-cultural Internship, Sustainable Design & Development
2003 - 2005
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
Artist in Residence, Inherent Design Program
Banff, AB, Canada
Social Entrepreneurship Startup Business Camp
Artist in Residence, Cross-cultural Craft Collaboration
Certificate in Frame Building, Cromoly Brazing
Portland, OR, USA
Rhinoceros, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Digital Photography / Videography, PC & Mac Operating Systems
Hand sketching & rendering, Drafting, Model prototyping, Pattern-making, Sewing, Woodwork, Metalwork, Welding, Brazing, Mold-making, Ceramics, Metal-casting
Available upon request