March 2013 to present - Senior designer at D3O lab, UK
Employed as part of an extensive strategic growth plan of the company to lead crucial internal product developments for launching D3O onto the military and tactical market, as well as expanding their current sport product ranges;
Leading project development directly with customers to secure new opportunities but also to reinforce the commercial relationship with current ones
Visiting customers at trade shows and in their offices to encourage new product developments
Managing all design projects from brief to production in Asian factory
Producing prototypes using in-house facilities (ureol tool cutting in CNC, PU casting, cold pressing EVA, vacuum forming plastic sheets...)
Managing a junior designer, managing in-house sales team expectations as well as customers needs
Producing timelines and FMEAs, evaluating product costs at concept stage, arranging product testing in-house and with external laboratories to meet various EN standards, organising wear trials and user feedback.