Dena Molnar

Dena Molnar

NYC, NY; Boston, MA, USA




Studio Echelman, Boston, MA, US, Project Manager

 Project manage initiative with Autodesk to develop new software for large scale urban textile sculpture
 User experience testing and interface design of software
 Project proposal and development including design sketches; 3D physical and digital modelling for large-scale urban sculpture; Designing layouts for fabrication and architectural/landscape/urban interface;
 Coordinating/writing design submissions and proposals
 Organization of design process and deliverables

May 2012 - current

Harvard GSD/ Zofnass Conference for Infrastructure Sustainability, Boston, MA, US, Project Coordinator

 Graphic design and basic website management (Dreamweaver) for the Conference
 Marketing conference via email and phone, contacting press, managing registrations and inquiries
 Assisting with other conference-related tasks as needed.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Maharam, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

 Primary responsibilities were to manage and design for all phases of development in the High Performance and Natural Wallcovering and Window Covering categories
 Additional concept and design execution for the Panel and Upholstery categories
 Research and development of fibers, continuous filament yarns, substrates and finishes
 Required working knowledge of equipment and manufacturing processes
 Designed patterns and weave structures via CAD systems for textiles
 Sourced and worked with domestic and international resources to develop qualities and execute concepts
 Tracked the product development arc through completion of all projects

Mar 2005 - Feb 2009

Wear Best Mills, New York, NY, US, Designer - High End Residential

 Primary responsibilities included designing patterns for the High End Residential Upholstery category
 Developed fill and weave constructions to execute a specific quality or concept
 Managed client accounts

Mar 2004 - Mar 2005

Summit Springs Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer - Outdoor

 Contracted designer for the textiles division of this design firm’s outdoor furniture line
 Primary responsibilities included textile sourcing, material and colour development, as well as drafting patterns for production

Sep 2002 - Mar 2004


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, MDeS / Technology

Sep 2010 - May 2012

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