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SCOTT WINSLOW winslowdesigns@gmail.com 917.741.5778 SUMMARY Creative director, designer and manager with 20 years professional experience. Deep understanding of product development from concept through manufacturing. Highly inventive yet pragmatic designer with hands-on knowledge of fabrication techniques at both the industrial and artisanal level. Comfortable working in a wide variety of design languages and aesthetics. Strong manager with expertise in directing diverse international design teams and specialty vendors. Reliable decision-maker able to find solutions quickly under high-pressure deadlines. Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining top quality and attention to the smallest detail. Highly adept at client relations in presentations, project development and crisis management. See https://scott-winslow.squarespace.com for full scope of work. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Le Laboratoire/Quantum Designs, Paris, FR & Cambridge, MA CREATIVE DIRECTOR

2012-Present

Responsibilities: Direct all creative development across four companies including product design, rapid prototyping, brand identity and packaging, graphic design, retail space and exhibition design, merchandising, promotional video production and digital UX design. See links: http://www.lelaboratoire.org/en/ http://quantumdesigns.com http://aerolife.com http://www.wikipearl.com/#wikipearl. Select Accomplishments: • Managed international design teams in Paris, France and Cambridge, MA. • Designed and supervised construction of two retail spaces at Le Laboratoire in Paris. • Developed entire product lines and brand identities for AeroLife and WikiPearl, from concept to successful launch, all during first six months of job posting. Amore Brand Identity Consulting, New York City MANAGING DIRECTOR

2010-2012

Responsibilities: New business development, client relations, client pitch and creative direction of resulting projects. Lead design team in development and execution of diverse brand identities. Clients included: Marcus Samuelsson Group, MIST and MOX TV. See link: http://amore.se. Select Accomplishments: • Established a successful new design agency in the competitive environment of New York City. • Managed international design teams in New York City and Stockholm, Sweden. • Attracted and landed new business with high-profile clients. Alger-Triton International SENIOR DESIGNER/PROJECT MANAGER

2005-2010

Responsibilities: Designed and managed entire scope of custom lighting projects for 5-star international hospitality and mega-yacht clients from conceptual process, through fabrication and site installation. Liaised with clients’ design and purchasing departments, oversaw production of final shop drawings, problem-solved prototyping. Managed in-house fabrication crews, as well as specialty vendors worldwide. Ensured disparate fixture components from vendors dovetailed into finished products on time and on budget. Clients included: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Mandarin Oriental


Hotel Group, Wynn Resorts, and MGM-Mirage Hotels and Casinos. See link: http://www.algerco.com. SCOTT WINSLOW PAGE 2 OF 2 Select Accomplishments: • Responsible for production of the majority of lighting for Wynn Encore’s public spaces. Fixtures at Encore were huge in scale, one-of-a-kind and extraordinarily complex. Lived on-site for 3 months to personally oversee every detail of installation for a very exacting client. • Traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and China to oversee all aspects of vendor production and supervise installation of large-scale projects. • Masterful at keeping clients happy and calm in trying circumstances. OVO Scott Winslow FOUNDER

1998-2005

Founded OVO to execute a vision of high end, bio-mathematically inspired lighting products and home accessories. Personally designed and fabricated every detail of each piece. See link: https://scott-winslow.squarespace.com/ovo-scott-winslow/. Select Accomplishments: • Product designs generated immediate critical praise from the press, including Wallpaper, Surface, Case da Arbitar, and Interior Design. • Production line featured in exclusive retail environments in New York and Los Angeles. • Custom pieces commissioned by hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and private homes, including Blowfish Sushi on Sunset Boulevard (LA), JAR Restaurant on Beverly Boulevard (LA), Montesanto Residence (Lucky Jeans founder), and residential projects for Muriel Brandolini (acclaimed fashion and interior designer). TECHNICAL/PERSONAL SKILLS • Highly developed visualization and product development skills leading staff working in SolidWorks, Rhino and Adobe CS. • At ease leading several large projects at once and coordinating diverse teams in high-pressure, deadline driven situations. • Able to lead decisively while fostering an open-interchange team environment, credit readily given to junior team members when due. • Extensive hands-on knowledge of manufacturing techniques, both industrial and artisanal. • Intuitive ability to identify-and lead to market-emerging trends in design world. • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to establish immediate rapport and confidence with clients and coworkers. • Vision to draw design inspiration from unorthodox sources such as biological forms, science and mathematics, as well as art, fashion and architecture. • Deeply ingrained no-excuses work ethic. Take personal ownership and responsibility for all projects. Deadlines are never missed. • Highly self-directed designer while open to radical changes in direction if a better solution appears. • Innovative thinker and unflappable problem solver. The answer is always “yes.” REFERRALS I am fortunate to have left each of my former employers on the very best terms. See link to https://scott-winslow.squarespace.com/testimonials/.

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