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Career Profile:
Over 7 years of experience in Product Design. A detail oriented, self-starter with a passion for meaningful work. Posses a wide base of skills from sketching to model making, product ideation to production, and planning product integration into a company portfolio.

Work Experience:
Little Tikes / MGA: A large toy company
Van Nuys, California September 2009 – Present
Hudson, Ohio Fall 06, June 07 – September 09

project ideation, design, development, and management
responsible for new concepts in the boys, outdoor, and role-play toy categories
including the girls toys, toddler, role play and wagon categories
applicable skills: sketching, ideation, teamwork and constructing large scale models

Awards and Accomplishments:
2010 – Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award for Makin’ Mud Pies
Nominee for Toy of the Year for Makin’ Mud Pies
2010 – Parent’s Choice Award Recommended for Neighborhood Market
2011 – Patent holder for bug shell on Legend of Nara Battling Bugs
2012 – Walmart.com Top Toy for iTikes Map

Education:
University of Cincinnati 2002 – 2007
Bachelor of Science in Design Cum Laude
Bachelor of Business Administration Cum Laude

Internship / Co-op:

Hasbro Inc.: A large toy company
Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fall 05 and Spring 06
joined the Girls R&D team on My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop,
Lite Brite, and Easy Bake Oven brands
applicable skills: brand management and product development

Brooks Stevens Design: a multi-disciplinary product development firm
Grafton, Wisconsin Spring 05
came up with concepts for eight companies and numerous product lines
applicable skills: ideation and sketching

Aspen Medical Products: The worldwide leader of immobilization devices
Irvine, California Fall 04
accurately and efficiently built prototypes for mid to lower back bracing
designed a display for the Aspen Collar line
applicable skills: problem solving and prototype model making

MTS Seating: a provider of seating for the hotel, restaurant, and convention industries
Temperance, Michigan Spring 04
created custom logos for chair backs; developed a table divider and barstool
applicable skills: sketching, developing product lines, taking initiative

Computer Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, Alias, Solidworks, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint