I worked as a product designer and product developer at Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Company from July 2010 – August 2011. Schoolhouse Electric is a lighting company that specializes in classic period style lighting fixtures.
As a product designer I did ground-up product development of new products. The process involved: inspiration research, sketches and cad rendering, technical drawings for parts, seeking out vendors to manufacture parts, organizing price quotes and all project costs, maintaining relationships and communication with vendors, prototyping, and finalizing product. As a product developer I worked as a buyer for products to sell in the store, as well as doing collaborative and custom designs with vendors.