Gamal Prather

Gamal Prather

Los Angeles, CA, US



First and foremost, I enjoy collaborating with other designers as well as executives, developers, marketeers and researchers.  I believe that design quality is heightened when disparate viewpoints can be unified and distilled into a cohesive direction.  When a team is in sync, precious few obstacles are insurmountable.  For me, the most rewarding projects have been the culmination of the diligent effort of the teams I've been so fortunate to be apart of.

I consider myself a life-long learner and enjoy applying my design and engineering skills to problems I've not encountered before.  I believe the discomfort that comes with navigating the ambiguity of the front end of a project along with the frequently shifting requirements of deliverables and client needs are key to my professional growth.  



Ateliersavant, Los Angeles, CA, US, Creative Director

Lead strategy, design and product development for 3 new lifestyle brands launching in 2015. Product collections will include headphones, wireless speakers, earbuds, eyewear, bags, and game tables.
This position requires exceptional time management as well as rapid ideation to develop consumer product concepts along with extensive 3D modeling and visualization to effectively communicate original ideas and modifications. The creative work required is routinely balanced with vast client and vendor correspondence to manage budgets and deliverables. Strategy development requires in-depth knowledge of lifestyle product categories which is reinforced by exhaustive competitive research and brand analysis.

Jan 2012 - current

Lifestyledesign, Santa Barbara, CA, US, Senior Designer

Casual lifestyle and military-grade eyewear design special- ist for Bolle', Serengeti, & Revision Military. Digital sculpt- ing expertise enlisted for 3D design and visualization of watches, headphones and snowboard bindings for The House of Marley, Klipsch and Flow Snowboards, respectively.

Jun 2011 - Mar 2012

Marchon Eyewear, New York, NY, US, Digital Design Lead

Pioneered Marchon’s 3D modeling capability and mentored the design staff to enhance their understanding of eyewear and 3D design best practices.
Designer and lead engineer for Nike Vision and contributing designer for Sean John, Michael Kors, Coach and Calvin Klein
Responsible for brand strategy, design brief development, concept generation and refinement, in-house prototyping, tool-ready 3d models, technical packages, color testing and development, project coordination with overseas vendors

Jul 2007 - Jun 2011

Product Ventures, Fairfield, CT, US, Industrial Designer

Collaborated with management, designers, engineers, marketers and researchers to generate ideas, organize infor- mation and develop solutions for design strategy, food & beverage packaging, electronics, medical devices + pack- aging, office products, and retail environment experiences
Corresponded directly with domestic and international clients and participated in qualitative consumer research
Responsible for technology research, sketching, presenta- tions, photo-real renderings and CAD modeling

Jun 2005 - Jul 2007


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Masters, Design

MFA, Industrial Design

Sep 2002 - May 2005

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Sep 1998 - Apr 2002

Areas of Specialization