Work Experience

Redhead Furniture Design                                                Durham, NC
Owner and Designer                                                         Nov 2011 – present

Legacy Classic Furniture                                                   High Point, NC
VP Merchandising                                                            Apr 2011 – Nov 2011

Otto & Moore, Inc.                                                            High Point, NC
Lead Furniture Designer                                                   Aug 2004 – Apr 2011

Freelance Fine Artist and Graphic Design                         1998 – present

 Design Experience

Furniture Design:
Successful launch of Freelance Design business, Redhead Furniture Design.  Designed collections in the key home furnishings markets. Researched, developed, and designed each collection.  Worked directly with clients in brainstorming sessions and managed project team from concept to finished product. Created sketches and engineering details using AutoCAD or by hand. Oversaw engineers to fine tune designs and reviewed factory samples.  Traveled internationally for factory reviews. Designed or selected hardware and helped  choose veneer species for each project. Worked with finishing companies to perfect finishes for each group. Worked on many prestigious collections and for clients as follows:  The Paula Deen Collection, National Geographic, Country Living, Eddie Bauer,  The Ty Pennington Collection, Universal Furniture, Legacy Classic Furniture, Hooker Furniture, Powell, Riverside, Austin Group, Wynwood Furniture, Lane Furniture, Broyhill, Howard Miller, Bassett, Lea Industries, and Magnussen Home

Merchandising/Product Development:

Worked with designers to design/create/refine Legacy Classic and LCKids projects to be launched at High Point Markets. Experience working with Sales Reps and directly with Retailers. Worked with factories, traveling to Asia for product review, and found sourcing for accent items.

Graphic Design:
Worked with clients to create mood boards, inspiration books, and displays for clients to
use in Sales/Marketing. Developed new system for organization on oversea product
review trips. Extensive knowledge of many graphics programs. Freelanced graphic
rendering, Created corporate identities, Logo development and signage for various
companies. Experience with: Typography, brand identity, figure/ground organization,
proportion, CD cover design, poster design, page layouts, and packaging design. Drawing:
Hand Sketching, renderings, engineering drawings, 3-D Modeling/Renderings on PC

Fine Art:
Drawing/sketching with a wide variety of media, figure drawing, painting, 3-D
design/sculpture, ceramics (wheel and free sculpture), photography

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