WORK HISTORY

 

Agile & strategic design innovation leader across wide range of brands. Thoughtful mentor for exceptional projects. Synthesize diverse concepts into compelling solutions. Integrate proven methodologies with inventive ideas & techniques. Savvy liaison & effective communicator to diverse stakeholders. 

EXPERTISE

  • Brand & Design Direction

  • Multi-Discipline Design: Industrial, Product, Packaging, Graphic Communications

  • Product Development & Merchandising

  • Project Leadership & Digital Asset Management

  • 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping

  • Software - Mac/PC

    • Design - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Acrobat

    • 3D/CAD - Solidworks, Rhino, Graphite, AutoCAD, KeyShot, Maxwell

    • Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook


EXPERIENCE

Senior Design Manager  March 2018 - Present

Jonathan Adler - New York, NY

  • Launched Amazon’s 1st exclusive home collection within 6-month schedule

  • Turnkey Services: concept, development, packaging and production

  • Key sourcing & quality control liason to Asian manufacturers

         

  • Brand & Seasonal Direction - Now House by Jonathan Adler

  • Furniture/Decor, Tabletop, Storage & Organization, Packaging

  • Press - Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, Brit + Co, Bustle, Better Homes & Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Domino, Elle Decor, Harpers Bazaar, House Beautiful, Marie Claire, NY Times, Pop-sugar, Refinery29, Real Simple

 

Associate Design Director  July 2016 - October 2017

DwellStudio - New York, NY

  • Developed brand & seasonal direction for Wayfair’s Lifestyle Brands

  • Directed hardgoods team for mulitple license categories

  • Created key tools linking creative, merchandising & license directions

  • Brand & Seasonal Direction - DwellStudio, Birch Lane, AllModern, Perigold

  • Furniture/Decor, Office Products, Baby Goods, Packaging, Merchandising

  • Partners - Magnussen, Klaussner, Staples, Global Views, CSS

  • Press - Architectural Digest, Elle Decor

 

Design Director   Nov 2010 - June 2016

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - New York, NY

  • Primary design voice to Martha’s largest partnerships: Home Depot & Macy’s

  • Key director for new licensee pitches, product development & launch

  • Brand & design liaison to foreign & domestic manufacturers

  • Furniture/Decor, Storage & Organization, Office Products, Kitchens/Bath, Architectural Products, Lighting, Packaging, Merchandising

  • Partners - The Home Depot, Home Decorators Collection, Macy’s, Staples

  • Press - Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, The Martha Stewart Show, Town & Country, Today Show

 

Design Manager/Product Design Lead   June 2007 - Jan 2009

The Nanz Company - New York, NY

  • Directed successful bath collection launch & new product initiatives 

  • Managed multi-faceted design & merchandising team

  • Custom Architectural Products, Packaging, Merchandising

  • Press - Elle Decor, World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Oprah Winfrey Show

Creative Director/Design Lead   September 1997 - Present

Self-Employed - New York, NY

  • Directed successful product and packaging for multiple Fortune 500 companies 

  • Managed multi-faceted Industrial Design teams

  • Multi-Discipline Design: Industrial, Product, Packaging, Graphic Communications

  • Categories - Beverage, Household, Office, Petroleum, Pharmaceutical

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID)

Auburn University 1997

  • Photo Editor - The Auburn Plainsman, 1994-1995

  • Featured Alum - Auburn Magazine, Sept 2015