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JOEL VALDEZ

JOEL VALDEZ

Bronxville, NY, US

 

About 

Passionate about facade, interior and furniture design. Detail oriented and a people person.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Moxie Surfaces, New York, NY, US, Architectural Advisor/Designer

• Working with Architects and designers as a façade design consultant.
• Supports project process including preparation of schematic designs, field dimensioning and coordinating the completion of construction documents.
• Providing shop drawings in a timely manner following the appropriate company’s standards based on information provided by the Project Manager including architectural drawings and take offs.
• Developing various applications for our products.
• Designing custom design furniture.

Oct 2012 - current
 

Trespa North America, Ltd., New York, NY, US, Architecture and Design Manager

• Managed Trespa North America’s overall Architecture and Design program.
• Created and initiated the Design Assistance program as a sales tool in North and South America in coordination with targeted sales and marketing to top tier architecture firms to provide customer specific exterior cladding concepts and Interior projects.
• Worked closely with architects, designers, fabricators OEM’s to realize their design vision in a consultative sales approach by suggesting alternative product selection, colors, textures, decors and providing a perspective rendering of the collaborative design to create a strong value impression.
• Led and managed the Trespa North America CAD/Design team.
• Developed a 3D modeling drawing standard to ensure fabrication accuracy.
• Managed and Operated CAD and Drafting Station.
• Implemented In House CAD Standards to obtain higher quality.
• Directed the Design of Complete Shop Installation Drawing Sets.
• Supported the CAD team as required to expedite project delivery.
• Designed and developed Trespa Installation Shop Drawings Sets.
• Created and Implemented In House CAD Standards for high quality and consistency.
• Prepared Fabrication Sheets for Manufacturers to ensure proper fit.
• Generated Material Take-offs spread sheets.
• Created BOM
• Supported the Fabrication and Installation of Trespa Products.
• Collaborated with the Technical team for NFPA testing and documentation.
• Designed trade show booth, mock up materials for sales and trade show materials.
• Collaborated with the Sales and Marketing teams to create new design concepts.
• Developed and Maintained Website Detail drawings for the Building Code Compliance of the North American market.
• Responsible for software and hardware needs.
• Responsible for hiring and Design team’s annual budget program.
• Designed brochures for in house purposes if needed.
• Designed concept ideas by using CAD, 3D MAX, Inventor and Sketch up.
• Collaborated with OEM’s and business partners in developing new designs for system installations.
• Responsible for hiring and budget planning for A+D department.
• 2005 Trespa "Innovation Award" for technical excellence.
• 2010 Trespa Team Award.

Jul 2004 - Jul 2012
 

Altech, Reykjavík, Iceland, Industrial Designer

• Performed the research and development with the clients to determine product specifications and created concept designs accordingly
• Developed 3D illustrations and physical models for presentation
• Communicated with the engineering team to implement the safety measures in the product design
• Supervised the production process and maintained all the documents and reports.
• Winner “Product of the Year” and “Most Innovative Design award”.

Jan 2000 - Jul 2004
 

A1 Taskforce, Newcastle, England, Industrial Designer

• Designed and created prototypes of customized solutions based on client specifications.
• Acted as company representative to client engineering leads on product design.
• Provided the engineering department with innovative designs that decrease cost parameters and/or add value to the usage specifications to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
• Created thorough and detailed drawing packages, schematics, product specifications and BOM's as per project requirements and production schedules.
• Created / modified solid models of parts and assemblies.
• Created and reviewed library drawings of standard components and modify existing assemblies to engineering change orders.
• Completed design analysis for all new projects including reviewing drawings for appropriate manufacturing specifications, operation, and maintenance.
• Analyzed the product at the design, manufacturing and process levels.

May 1998 - Jul 2004
 

Art-X, Reykjavik, Iceland, Architect

• Responsible for all phases of project planning and design from initial site visit to as built and drafting.
• Prepared information regarding design, structure specifications/schematic drawings, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.
• Consult with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of structure.

May 1997 - Mar 1998
 

Education 

Design School of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland, BArch, Graphic Design

Jan 2013 - current
 

Newcastle College, Newcastle, England, BArch, Interior Architecture

Jan 2000 - May 2002
 

Reykjavik Technical School, Reykjavik, Iceland, Industrial Design

Mar 1996 - Oct 1998
 

NewSchool of Architecture + Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

May 1990 - Oct 1992
 

San Diego City College, San Diego, CA, US, CAD drafting, Mechanical Design

CAD drafting in Mechanical and Architectural design

Oct 1987 - May 1989
 

University of the Philippines, Manila, PH, Bachelors, Architecture

Architecture and Interior architecture

Jul 1982 - Jul 1987
 

Awards 

• 2010 Trespa Team Award., Award

2010
 

• 2005 Trespa "Innovation Award" for technical excellence., Award

2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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