ABOUT MICHAEL

Connecticut based Designer who strives at creating designs focusing on the details, staying on trend and continuously being innovative.

Michael is a successful and hardworking Industrial Designer with over 8 years of experience in the design industry. He has focused in soft goods and hard goods categories both in design and product development overseeing the product life cycle from concept to production and has experience traveling overseas to work with vendors and suppliers.

He has also worked on brand identity, graphic design, marketing and product development working with global brands.

Knowledgeable and positive team player who strives at creating the best designs for clients focusing on the details, staying on trend and understanding brand and identity. Passionate, analytical, and results-driven style about designing new and innovative solutions for today’s design problems. 

I am currently the Senior Designer at Fabrique LTD in Branford, CT. Previously I was a Hard goods Designer at Eastern Mountain Sports. Previously I was a Designer at E. Gluck designing watches for Quiksilver/Roxy, Armitrons Men's and Women's. Before E. Gluck I worked as a soft- goods designer at Fabrique LTD in Branford, CT designing backpacks, laptop cases, ipad cases, and other luggage accessories. I have experience  with all sorts of technical cases and bags from initial concepts to fully finished products that are put through production and onto the market place in consumer and commercial sale and use. Those experiences include seeing a project from the hand sketches into concept ideation with computer renderings and presentation, trend and market research for inspiration then moving into final concept and putting that into technical specification to send out to factories (communicating with Asia team) and then review of products and round of revisions to final production of product.

 

Prior to working in the soft goods accessory catergory I was a designer at Innovative Display and Design a 3D exhibit design company specializing in designing and building displays for tradeshows, marketing environments and events. I also have experience working as a freelance designer for Turf Dawg USA, where I also completed two internships while in school.I am an Industrial Design graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (2010). 

 

I am also a freelance designer & graphic artist ranging from projects to logo creation & ideation to graphics for apparel, website graphics, invitations, posters, business cards and all print media design.Specialties: Industrial Design-(product,graphic,apparel), MAC & PC,Adobe suite,CAD, Computer rendering, Hand sketching, Illustration, Layout design, model making, Branding, Marketing, and Sales.

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Tel: 203-610-5517| Email: Zaletam@gmail.com | Branford, CT

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