I am a product and surface designer with a passion and special focus on designing tabletop products. I am looking for clients to collaborate and create beautiful and meaningful products with.
I have had the pleasure of working for venerable Oneida Ltd. for the past 25 years as a Senior Designer and Design Manager at the beautiful Upstate New York corporate headquarters. My work consisted of designing, directing and developing tabletop products for the Retail, Foodservice and Healthcare and Juvenile markets.
In addition to designing and directing development of inline product, I was responsible for the creation of custom product concepts and presentations for brand identities through collaborations with the internal design staff, marketing and sales teams. Guess Home, Macy's, Trump Home, Target, Walmart, Kohl's. TGI Friday, Darden properties, Marriott, Hyatt, Bob Evans, Hilton, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Wedgwood Food service, and Sant' Andrea are just a few of the clients and brands served.
I directed an internal design and technical staff, directed freelance design resources, applied my knowledge of materials and manufacturing methods, and implemented technical specifications procedures including written reviews of first tooled or sample products. I am able to bring a project from concept to developed product imaginatively and efficiently.
Earlier in my career I honed my design and model making skills at both Lunt Silversmiths and Colonial Williamsburg.
I have a diverse and comprehensive skill set: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Platescribe for dinnerware pattern manipulation and visualizing, Solidthinking 3-D modeling and rendering, Sketching and Ideation, Illustration and Surface Pattern Design.
My love of gardening, cooking and food preparation and curiosity of the world around me constantly inspires and drives my desire to create.