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Ray Walker 25 Sierra Street W505
San Francisco CA, 94107
e-mail: raywalker11@yahoo.com
phone: (415) 297-9769
portfolio:  www.raywalker.org


EDUCATION
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The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design - June 1994

EXPERIENCE
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Gap, INC
Design Manager, Old Navy Store Design
San Francisco, CA   2006 - Present
  • Designed and developed over 35 different types of fixtures for three entirely different store design concepts – two for Old Navy and one for Gap Outlet.
  • Partnered with architects, marketing, operations, visual merchandising, suppliers, procurement, overseas manufacturers, and general contractors - to design, develop, produce and install these fixtures on time and under budget.
  • Acted as Lead on opening 2 new stores and 5 remodel test stores, that led to Old Navy Leadership’s approval to remodel 50 stores in 2009 and 175 stores in 2010.



Benchmark Performance Group
Design Director, Project Manager
Houston, Texas   2003 - 2006
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the first Segway HT retail location, in the Houston Galleria mall - point of purchase displays, rotating product displays interior color schemes, graphics, and lighting
  • Projects ranging from retail space design, store front design, corporate strategy presentations, tool design, automation devices for aquariums, and conceptualization and presentations for liquid chemical storage and on-site facilities for the oil and gas industry



Segway L.L.C.
Senior Industrial Designer
Manchester, New Hampshire 2001 – 2003
  • Worked on numerous projects ranging from commercial application cargo systems, battery housings, intelligent key systems, wheel designs, accessory mounting brackets, consumer cargo systems, product graphics and labels
  • Gained experience working with outside vendors, clients, customers as well as in-house engineering, marketing, regulatory, sales supply chain and manufacturing
  • Responsibilities included ideation, concept generation, presentations, prototype mock-ups, final CAD documentation and managing the procurement of prototypes and SLA’s to final production parts



Design Consultant
San Francisco, California 1999 - 2001




Astro Studios
Industrial Designer
Palo Alto, California 1996 - 1999
  • Team member on projects ranging from toys, sporting goods, medical devices, office supplies, and computer ware
  • As Project Manager, coordinated design efforts, presentations, modeling services, and client relations
  • Daily activities: conceptualization, refinement, CAD documentation, foam modeling, utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator for presentations, product graphics, managing outside vendors for modeling and photography services



Priority Designs
Industrial Designer
Columbus, Ohio 1994 - 1996
  • Team member on projects ranging from trade-show booth design, plumbing products, kitchen and household appliances, sporting goods, medical devices, electronics, and military equipment
  • As Project Leader, coordinated design efforts, developed proposals, presentations and managed client interaction
  • Gained experience with CAD documentation, production standards, 3D modeling, silicone molding, manufacturing processes, and photography


   
   
REFERENCES
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Brett Lovelady
President, Owner
Astro Studios
Chris Glass
Founder
Wire & Twine
Todd Rowland –
Design Director
LITTLE
348 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 487-6787
P.O. Box 520
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 523-2108
5815 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 525-6350