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My broad background as an industrial designer has spanned several design disciplines including product/industrial design, interior/exterior architecture, lighting, marine/yacht design and public art. Areas of special expertise include parametric 3D modeling, digital fabrication, simulation and analysis, lighting, materials, processes and advanced composites, and project management.
My Bachelors degree is from Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design and I have earned two Masters of Engineering degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology; Product-Architecture and Naval Architecture. Employment experience includes tenures working in and for design consultancies, lighting manufacturers, architects, artists studios, naval architects, composite fabricators and engineers as well as consulting privately on special projects in design and fabrication.
I have listed a selection of some employment tenures which are oriented towards architectural, concerns; lighting, interiors, materials, furniture, digital methods and fabrication processes.
nastasi architects, Hoboken, NJ, Digital Designer/Fabricator
Architectural Composite Stairway System, CNC carved wall installation, LED light Boxes
-Design, engineering, prototyping, testing, production and installation
of bespoke composite stair system for custom loft renovation.
-Design, CNC production and installation of bespoke 3D wall, CNC carved for custom loft renovation
-Design, CNC production and installation of custom LED light boxes.
Shentao Studio, Long Island City, NY, US, Industrial Designer
Lead Product Designer for custom resistance training furniture designed for Shentao Studio.
Tripp Design/Naval Architecture, South Norwalk, CT, US, Yacht Designer
Yacht Designer for leading naval architecture firm in Northeast.
Remains Lighting, NYC, Industrial Designer
Designed and developed To-the-trade Art Metal lighting Fixtures for a boutique lighting company based in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Lamping was primarily incandescent sources.
Rambusch Lighting, Jersey City, NJ, US, Industrial Designer
Designed and developed custom and production (medium-volume) architectural lighting fixtures for a third generation lighting fixture company based in the New York area. Rambusch is known for their specialization in high-wattage uplight fixtures meant for large interior spaces such as churches and public spaces. Projects spanned the remodeled interior spaces at mid- town MOMA, a restoration and re-purposing of an antique book stack system for a Miami Museum, and many interior projects for churches. Lamping included hi-wattage HID, Quartz halogen, fluorescent and LED.
Philips Lighting, Lightolier - New York, NY, Fall River, MA, Industrial Designer
New product development for Track lighting products oriented towards high-volume architectural lighting
product. Lamping included mostly point source PAR HID, PAR Halogen, and some CFL.
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, US, Masters, Naval Architecture
Masters of Engineering in Naval Architecture, Davidson Laboratory
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, US, Masters, Product-Architecture Engineering
Masters of Engineering degree at the Product-Architecture Lab in computational and digital methodologies (simulation, analysis, digital manufacturing and fabrication) applied in the fields of product design, architecture and engineering.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design
BFA in Industrial Design