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EXPERIENCE

2004-Present
Mattel, Inc. - Boys Sculpting - El Segundo, CA
Sculptor/Model Maker
- Translate 2D drawings in to 3D sculpts.
- Build mechanisms for preliminary designs.

2001-2004
Mattel, Inc. - Hot Wheels Design - El Segundo, CA
Designer/Model Maker
- Help set up Hot Wheels Gallery for the 2003 Mattel Hollywood Toy Fair.
- Fabrication of breadboard models for preliminary designs.
- Assist in the development of innovative vehicles, playsets, and track sets for the Hot Wheels line.
- Technical Problem Solving and Play Pattern Development.

2000-2001
Mattel, Inc. - Games and Puzzles - El Segundo, CA
Design Intern
- Game design and game testing.
- Designed and fabricated presentation boards for Pre-Toy Fair 2000.
- Assisted in the development of mainline games for 2001 and 2002.

1999-2004
Otis College of Art & Design - Toy Design Department - Los Angeles, CA
Instructor's Assistant
- Model Making III: Help students in understanding intermediate and advance model making skills.
- Toy Design II & III: Help students in the development and understanding of play patterns in the Pre-School and Vehicle catagory.
- Technical Illustration I: Help students in understanding the basics of technical illustrations and control drawings.

1999-2001
Radi Design, Inc. - Beverly Hills, CA
Designer
- Developed automotive accessory concepts under Disney Consumer Product.
- Developed office supply accessory concepts for Avery Dennison Corporation.

1998-1999
Mystro Menis & The Kandlegirl - Torrance, CA
Model Maker
- Sculpted heads for WWF Bangers - Distributed by Jakks Pacific, Inc.
- Mold maker, paint application on paint masters, preparation of tooling copies, polyurethane resin casting.

1993-2001
Freelance Designer
- Concept development of premium toys for Strottman, Inc. - Irvine, CA
- Developed logo concepts for Sino Bull, Inc. - Hong Kong, China
- Draftsman for house addition project - Concord, CA
- Designer of cityscape display for Berkeley Iceland - Berkeley, CA
- Designer of company logos for East Bay Iceland, Inc. - Berkeley, CA

EDUCATION
1998-2001
Otis College of Art & Design - Los Angeles, CA
- Toy Design - Bachelor of Fine Arts 2001
- National Arts Association Scholarship
- Joseph Drown Foundation Scholarship

1994-1998
Diablo Valley College - Pleasant Hill, CA
- Graphic Design, Architecture and Film
- Instructor's Assistant for Basic Television Production

SKILLS
Model Making: Styrene Fabrication, Mechanisms, Sculpting, Mold Making, Painting, Woodworking.
Product Design: Concept Development including Play Patterns, Technical Illustration, Sketching, Illustration, Marker Rendering.
Computer Skills: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.

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