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- Training in industrial design
- Technical skills
- Knowledge of computer-aided design software
- Commercial awareness
- Being able to work to tight deadlines
- Customer service orientation
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Dear Mr. Hess:
With this letter and the enclosed resume, I would like to express my sincere interest in the Product Designer position you have available. As a highly skilled and successful product development and design specialist with more than 11 years of extensive career experience within the home furnishings sector, I possess a range of knowledge and experience that will allow me to contribute toward the success of your company.
My expertise lies in successfully conceptualizing, designing, and modifying consumer products specific to interior design and home furnishings. From selecting materials and testing designs to evaluating product feasibility and meeting requirements, my background has enabled me to excel in designing consumer-friendly and on-trend products to achieve customer objectives and preferences, resulting in accelerated client revenues. With my technical aptitude and my professional achievements, I am prepared to put my experience and skill set to work for you as your next Product Designer.
The following achievements demonstrate my qualification for this position:
Record of success designing home products to support high-impact company brands such as Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, and Urban Outfitters; execute design decision details encompassing components, colors, materials, aesthetics, and ergonomics.
Managed entire line of 60+ customer-specific exclusive products for Urban Outfitters, consulting with the client to spark the creation of concepts and specifications aimed at improving product functionality, value, and appearance.
Vast knowledge of various materials and manufacturing processes to enhance products with appropriate details expected by customers.
Generated detailed drawings and presentation graphics for client review; recorded information from client meetings to drive the product design process and mitigate future client discrepancies with the end product.
Unparalleled expertise in production, product development, sourcing, cost analysis and reduction, negotiations, quality testing, and technical processes.
Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Design and a Master’s degree in Engineering, both from the University of Utah.
My proven dedication to overseeing and enhancing product design and development within the home furnishings industry—along with my keen ability to establish lasting and profitable client and vendor relationships—will contribute immensely to the success of your company.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Timothy K. Mooney