CURRICULUM VITAE

AVAILABLE FOR FREELANCE DESIGN WORK IN NYC

 

CONTACT

JONATHAN S. IGHARAS

E  hello{at}jsigharas.com

W  www.jsigharas.com

P  (+1) 917 421 6342


EXPERIENCE

2014 - PRESENT

Anna Karlin | Design + Art Direction

Designer & Production Manager

New York, NY, USA

  • Assist Creative Director with product design & development of furniture, lighting and fine object collections, as well as special projects.
  • Create technical drawings and documentation packages for production & assembly.
  • Oversee vendor relations to produce designs on time while maintaining quality control & product integrity.

2011 - 2013

18Karat | Home Decor & Furniture

Product & Visual Designer

Langley, BC, Canada

  • Assisted Creative Director with product research, design & development for 4 seasonal collections.
  • Shot product photography, post-processed files and managed image archive for web & print use.
  • Produced graphic & layout designs for printed catalogs, presentations and marketing collateral.

2011

Bensen | Furniture Design & Mfg

Textile Department Assistant

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Provided general task assistance to streamline furniture upholstery production line / workflow.
  • Digitally laid out & prepared fabric patterns to be cut and sewn according to fabric type and style.
  • Operated industrial CNC fabric-cutting machine and supplied textile packages to sewing department.

2010 - 2012

Makeuse | Design Studio

Co-founder, Industrial Designer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Co-founded studio as a platform for representing a new generation of Vancouver-based creatives.
  • Oversaw all aspects of running a creative entity, from project management and art direction to final design.
  • Co-designed and lead a variety of projects for retail, commercial and public space environments.

2010 - PRESENT

The DJ Trike | Soundsystem

Founder, Mobile Street DJ

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Designed and founded a public service and platform for artists & musicians to play and promote their music.
  • Directed identity & branding design and oversaw business development, marketing and social media.
  • Raised over $11K through Kickstarter.com to design & build The DJ Trike 2.0, launching in NYC 2015.

2009

Tangible Interaction | Experiential

Freelance Industrial Designer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Produced technical drawings, 3D models and hand-renderings to be presented to prospective clients.
  • Re-designed a digital photo booth to be used at events that pushes photos to social media platforms.
  • Worked with Creative Director and R&D team to develop new product experiences & digital interfaces.

EDUCATION

 

SUMMER 2013

United Bicycle Institute

Certificate in Frame Building, Cromoly Brazing

Portland, OR, USA


2005 - 2010

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Bachelor of Design, Industrial Design

Vancouver, BC, Canada


SPRING 2008

Design Academy Eindhoven

Exchange Student, Department of Man + Living

Eindhoven, Netherlands


FALL 2007

Students for Development Program with Winaca Foundation

Cross-cultural InternshipSustainable Design & Development

Baguio, Philippines


2003 - 2005

Bellevue College

Associate in Arts & Sciences, Studio Art

Bellevue, WA, USA


2001 - 2003

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Liberal Arts, Pre-Engineering Program

Asheville, NC, USA


ABILITIES

DIGITAL

Rhino, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Digital Photography / Videography, PC & Mac Operating Systems


MANUAL

Hand-sketching & rendering, Drafting, Model-making, Pattern-making, Sewing, Woodwork, Metalwork, Welding, Brazing, Mold-making, Ceramics


REFERENCES

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST