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Creative Director / Designer

Proven sales of multi-million dollar licensed designs for dinnerware, wallpaper, bedding and innovative product. 

      $14 Million – Dinnerware:  “Upstairs Everyday” Paradigm Shift

      $8 Million – Wallpaper:  Estar Award

      $8 Million – Stationery:  Bridal, Holiday, Everyday

      98% - Sell thru Neiman Marcus Holiday Ornaments / Made in USA

      The Lindley – Design Within Reach -  Developer Project

      *TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Design, Licensing, Sourcing, Quality Control, Brand Equity

SKILLS: DESIGN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / DESIGNER  Branded from concept to thing to images = design.

PRODUCT DESIGN  Strong understanding of technical designs, surface patterns, color... (see materials ;-)

MATERIALS Precious metals, porcelain, stoneware, crystal, glass, gemstones, leather, paper, textiles, organic sustainable processes

RELEVANT

SKILLS: BUSINESS

LEADERSHIP  Collaborate, hire, manage & support

LICENSING  New business categories (branded & private label)

PRESENTATION Deliverables: (websites, look books, etc.)

SERVICE

SKILLS: PROCESS

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT  Sourcing, costing, prototypes & production.

VENDOR COMMUNICATIONS  Technical revisions, models, finishes, prototype & sample reviews

QUALITY CONTROL & PRODUCTION Onsite reviews, compliance, approvals domestic & international

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PARADIGM SHIFTS  

 FASHION  Home Decorative (Barneys New York, 1990)

 CASUAL Contemporary Dinnerware (Palazzo 1992)

 ORGANIC Sustainable Retail (Whole Foods, 2007)

  e-TAIL  One Kings Lane (Lunt Silversmiths 2008)

 LOCAL/LUXE Made in Manhattan (Orange HOWELL 2010 - Present)

 DEVELOPer Apartments  (Design Within Reach 2016 - Present)

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