Inspiring forms and compelling concepts require depth, substance and relevance in order to achieve sustainable success. I lead innovation and facilitate design process efficiency using a conversational, collaborative, cross-functional, approach that is driven mutual understanding between design team members, business partners and essential stakeholders within the empathetic context of the end user. This results in powerful product experiences that work in a real world, big picture environment that are also capable of satisfying the needs of business organization.
My experience covers the creation, implementation and management of new organizations and design programs including. This includes establishing design facilities, prototype facilities and simulation labs and executing bio-mechanical studies, usability testing programs, empathetic immersive research, ethnographic study, general field research and FDA product validation. Multidisciplinary, deep dive, research and development settings are my preferred work environment.
As a complement to my traditional design education I have training in: Design For Lean Sigma, Design For Six Sigma, Design For Ergonomic Assembly, Design For Manufacturing and Assembly, Voice Of The Customer, Quality Functional Deployment and Lateral Thinking. On the more pragmatic side is my professional background in machining, welding, fabrication, plastics, composites, manufacturing, CAD modeling, CNC programming, prototyping and technologies including automation, vehicle control systems and computer integration.
If you’re seeking a mature designer who can lead complex cross-functional teams with depth, experience, methodology, substance and insight please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing how I may complement your current team and fulfill your product development or project management needs.
- Damon Jurkiewicz