A L V I N T A N U A N
A highly creative, innovative, talented, technically strong, tenacious Designer-Artist Engineer/with years of progressive experience in various challenging environments. He is a career-focused individual with the capacity to work effectively in a deadline intensive environment without close supervision. He has a proven track record of successfully conceptualizing and building innovative in-store merchandising solutions that intrigues customers curiosity and sells product. With his strong oral and interpersonal skills, Alvin is able to direct suppliers confidently throughout the entire design-development and implementation processes. Excellent Hand Drawing and Rendering .
Design Engineer (Structural Specialties: Wood, Metal, Plastic, Corrugate boards in B,C,E,F flutes)
2020-Present Alvin's Father Passed Away in Jan. (COVID-19)
2014-2019 Cascades Containerboard Packaging- (Structural Packaging & P.O.P. Structural Designer)
2010-2014 Best Displays- Trade Show Design Engineer/Account Mgr.
2002-2009 ACT Displays Corporation - Owner /Director - Self Employed Sales & Engineering
97-2001 Lithotech Packaging- a division of Norampac (Sr. Structural Packaging & P.O.P. Structural Designer)
96-97 Designwerke Inc. (Medical Sr. Product Design Lead- Conceptual Designer for Statim 2000 & 5000
Somerville Merchandising Ltd. (Design Engineer/Technical Illustrator-contract)
94-96 Array Manufacturing (Senior Designer 3d Modeler /Technical Illustrator- Freelancer)
Design-Engineering & Management Skills
Added value in merchandising and packaging designs without compromising structural integrity, throughout structural design engineering process up to automated prototyping with the use of Cad systems ie: 3D Solidworks and Artios.
Implemented quality assurance checks on all customer approved prototype samples before production, in compliant with manufacturing ISO 9000 standards for the on-time delivery service.
Performed Design Engineering analysis using Engineering "TOPS" software; to maximize space utilization solution for Packaging, distribution, customer warehousing and shipping.
Successfully integrated technical support by testing prototypes, trouble shooting errors and deficiencies, analyzing and correcting machine programming errors, demonstrating software capabilities, and training designers to be proficient software operators on piloted "Artios Cad" and "TOPS" Total Optimization Palletization software(same as CAPE), validate design process and mockups. Implement SAP data for centralized processing manufacturing procedures.
Conforms with accepted in house design fabrication practices in accordance to workflow and production standards.
Manage multiple packaging and design development processes by effectively utilizing Artios Cad & Solidworks software from initial concept Illustrations to production engineering drawings or detailed drawings.
acknowledgement of HAZ/MAT (hazardous Material) and TAPPI/ISTA standards(Tech. Assn of Pulp & Paper Ind.)&(Int'l. Safe Transport Assoc.), allows Packaging products to be designed and comply with these associations' standards. Ensuring that all prototypes comply and tested for vibration, impact, incline and finite element Analysis (FEA). Thereby, creating faster lead times, lower packaging costs, more customization for better protection and efficiency in delivery.
Years of experience in packaging design and processes, including thermoforming plastics and molding processes, corrugated, chipboard, POP displays, and clamshell sealing, blister-packaging. Wrote packaging instructional specifications, developed inspection criterias through use of checklists, utilize CAD (Solidworks), and TOPS / CAPE palletization software. Experience in packaging for consumer products industry. Handled fortune 500 customers.
Lead Design team in Medical Product Dental Sterilizer "Statim Autoclave Sterilizers model 2000 & 5000 in conjunction with Designwerke for SciCan. Improved user functionality friendly approachable unit & aesthetics-soft touch with human factors consideration which helped booster annual revenue of 50 million dollars.
Sales and Marketing Skills
Applied best practices of sales and marketing principles in building an keeping business partnerships strong through ongoing relationships interactions towards the increase in business revenue. Proven success in identifying, developing and solidifying partnerships, and securing business transactions with customer commitments.
Built a thriving business through best business practices, delivering increased product identity and consultation analysis to a wide variety of company segments in the Trade show exhibit industry with good business ethics.
Worked diligently to provide corporate clients a high level of quality and innovative merchandising and promotional products to meet their needs within desired timelines.
Analyze and formulate solutions to overcome project problems by interacting with customers via telephone calls and visitations, to confront issues that confront as a challenges towards solidifying customer commitments .
Supervise and manage from estimating, accounting, cost analysis, purchasing delivery, and installation inspection.
Industrial/Structural Design & Project Management Skills
Effectively conceptualized, designed and engineered merchandising fixtures through engineering specfications and provide point of purchase optional solutions with structural integrity. Communicate both oral and written correspondences while working cross-functionally with various internal departments; (ie: marketing, sales, accounting, purchasing, estimating, office administration, logistics, shipping, and external affairs; vendors, part suppliers, etc...)
knowledgeable in injection molding, blow molding, Vacuum forming & Rotational molding processes in plastics.
Creative Director with Quality Assurance skills
Implemented packaging and design concepts by interfacing with marketing supply chain, operations and suppliers at hand without compromising quality.
High level executive visualization with directional creative plans for work procurement in all medias.
Increased sales through highly effective promotional campaigns.
Strategize on creative direction presenting cost conscious effective customized display solutions.
Very knowledgeable of graphic design in print format from color separations of CMYK to computer to plate format, and printing processes as well as typographic design applications.
Analytical and Solution Providing Skills
Researched, liaised and managed various business aspects with third party suppliers for lowest cost of production.
Able to utilize problem solving and decision making skills confidently in a rapidly changing environment.
Proposed effective design changes and provide corrective action to satisfy customer’s needs and objectives.
Strategize cost solutions through value analysis.
Research, analyze and implement test market studies for new product lines.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
Ability to work in well demeanor across the full spectrum in management environment, including senior management.
Communicate effectively to all touch points in an organization to manage projects effectively.
Chronological List of Satisfied Contractual Clients:
1994 - 2006
Array Manufacturing (Senior Designer 3d Modeler /Technical Illustrator- Freelancer)
NS Studios-a div. of Miller Group USA (Design Engineer/Technical Illustrator-contract Nike, Levi)
Lithotech Packaging- a division of Norampac (Sr. Packaging & P.O.P. Designer /Tech. Illustrator- contract)
Somerville Merchandising Ltd. (Design Engineer/3D Design Engineer/ Tech Illustrator-contract Home Depot,
ADD INK -a POP div. of Atlantic Packaging- (Senior Point of Purchase Design Engineer-contract)
CDA (Creative Display Advertising) Scarborough, Ontario. (Design Engineer in P.O.P. & Trade Exhibits)
Designwerke Cda. (Medical Products design), Future Shadow Inc. (Extended Lamborghini)-Designer Lead
Command Post & Production (Concept Designer & Digital Artist)
Digital Rain (Concept designer,Compositor / Animator)
Current Continuous self-help development reading program. Continuous updates on 3D design Projects and Fine Arts
Aug 06–Aug 06 Sales and Marketing Business seminar (Markham Chamber of Commerce)
Sept 98-Sept 98 Automotive Professional sales training course.
Sept 91-May 94 Humber College w/ Guelph University, BID (Bachelor of Industrial Design), Etobicoke, Ontario.
Thesis: Customized Retractable Alternative Vehicle(Solar/Electric) based on EZGo Golf Cart platform.
Thesis II : Electronic Washer/Dryer- 2in1 System Front Load Direct Drive (Advance Product Development)
: Redesigned Hand Blender with muti purpose changable adapter.
Sept 88-May 91 Sheridan College,( Technical Illustration & Tech Animation), Brampton Campus.
Coop temp placement at MacLaren Lintas National Advertising
May87- Jul 90 Ontario college of Arts,(summer advance program), Toronto.
1981-1986 Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute (OSSHGD Academia plus Arts, Sciences, Architectural& Mech Drafting)
Computer Expertise and Hand Drawing/Renderings:
Experienced with Solidworks 15, Artios Cad 16, TOPS (Total Optimization Packaging Solution), Macintosh softwares, such as: Adobe Illustrator, 3DStudio Max, Houdini, AutoCad, Photoshop, After Effects, Pagemaker, Excel, PowerPoint Word, Kongsberg XN - CNC machinery(programming), Kongsberg XN- Corrugate sample cutting with programming.
Excellent traditional hand drawn sketches and Professional marker & Airbrush renderings for presentations, traditional.
Best Trade Show Display under 600sq ft at Canadian Toy Show in 2011
Best Trade Show Display at Toy show in 2010
Best Innovative Trade Show Display at POPAI in 2009.
Best Concept Motorcycle design at Motorcycle Show; Best Thesis -Automotive Concept in Humber Open House and Interior SAC office, Clock tower