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Steve W. | Elance
 
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Steve W.

Furniture Designer: Experienced-Fast-Affordable
   United States
  |   Spring Lake, MI

Overview

I am an experienced furniture designer that has 20+ years experience assisting companies with developing all manner of furnishing related products. I have successfully designed in most furnishings categories, price points, styles, and materials. I have traveled globally supporting all manner of product development activities for my clients. I use advanced computer and traditional methods for producing all specifications for the development of furnishings related products.

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Jan 6, 2014|Interior Design|$132|Completed

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Portfolio

Created for a large midwest retailer. Quickly became a best seller in their line up...
Home office desk in the Craftsman Style
3D rendering of a side table using bamboo veneer.
3D renderings of a concept for a promotional table group.
"Knock-down" Flat Panel TV Stand
Wood office furniture that uses a minimum number of items to allow a large number of...
3D Visualization of a decorative hardware pull.
Silk screened youth bed in fireshouse theme.
Simple CAD specifications for an upholstered office chair.
Very traditonal office desk for high-end client.
Traditional bathroom vanity in black finish

Skills (6)

Tested
Product Concepting
Design (Sketch / CAD / Computer Rendering)
Product Developent
Marketing Support
Manufacturing Support
Trend Savvy

Employment

Furnishings Design Inc.
Principal
2005 - Present
Furnishings Design Inc. produces all necessary design and development information to bring a concept to market. This information can include: strategic design direction, new product category...
American Signature Furniture
Staff Designer / Product Development Manager
1998 - 2005
Recruited to direct the in-house design efforts (a first for the corporation) and create a corporate product development process. Design complete, stand-alone furniture collections in all...
Hekman Furniture Company
Staff Design / Product Development Manager
1994 - 1998
Hired to design in-house products and manage relationships with freelance design sources. Worked within the marketing department developing the strategies and products used to fulfill marketing...
BIFMA
Standards Manager
1992 - 1994
Hired to manage the industry’s committee efforts regarding safety and performance standards. Implemented the ANSI process for creating and gaining national acceptance of voluntary industry...
John Widdicomb Furniture Company
Staff Designer / Engineer
1989 - 1992
Recruited while still a design student on a temporary basis to assist in the design department on the recommendation of an instructor. Hired full time upon completion of design school. Created...

Education

Kendall College of Art and Design
BFA - Furniture Design
1988 - 1990
Aquinal College
BSBA - Business Management
1984 - 1986
Grand Rapids Junior College
AA - Business Management
1982 - 1984

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