Objective:
To Create + Collaborate + Solve
Always creating, problem solving and collaborating. Developing products that stimulate and properly facilitate the end user’s needs. Leading through example, team building and process orientation. Ever motivated to improve protocols that bring products to reality most efficiently with the least environmental impact. Seeking to work with people aligning to on demand manufacturing while reaching for the best results possible.
 
  • Building product portfolios including existing, in-process and new concept development
  • Researching + implementing new technologies increasing speed to market
  • Providing real return on investment through creative branding + right first time manufacturing
  • Team building through internal + external talent acquisition 
  • Team member able to work with multiple disciplines to conceptualize, research, test and realize final product development
  • Mentorship + coaching partners on 3D processes to improve performance increasing productivity
  • Optimistically kind + intelligently curious, leading organizations to higher productivity and customer success
Design Experience
Product Design + Manufacturing Consultant
Rudolf Baltera Studio                                                                                                                 May 2003 - Present
Design product lines and innovative manufacturing processes for a diverse array of projects. Including Concept, Trend Research, Ideation, Sketching, 3-D Visualization, CAD modeling, Prototyping + development of New Production Methods.
Services include: Problem solving for unique projects. Project Management; stateside and overseas.
Projects include: Fashion, Decorative Hardware, Fine Jewelry + Accessories, Furniture, Home Goods, Transportation Accessories
Clients include:
 Tiffany & Co., E.R. Butler, Gabriella Kiss, RUSH Design, Moon5un, Tiger Button Co., Nest Studio, Carolyn Pollack, Morris + Co, Carrera Casting, Pei Partnership Architects, DMFD, Mathew Barney, David Yurman, Harry Winston and Excell Home Fashion

Special projects include:
Dr. Klayman - Innovative medical device
David Webb - Jewelry Design + Consultation for New CAD Department
MOD Jewelry Group - Jewelry Design for Ippolita, Harley Davidson + Sorellina
Co Founder                                                                                                              
BALTERA                                                                                                                                   April 2015 - Present
Creation of fine jewelry line. Used traditional and ground-breaking techniques for small production, made to order pieces. Research trends and develop concepts always with a timeless aesthetic in mind. Oversee all casting and bench work.
  • Successfully set up an on demand custom jewelry line.
  • Streamlined processes to significantly minimize delivery time to customers.
Senior CAD Designer
Victoria's Secret PINK                                                                                             September 2016 - August 2020
Developed a new 3D department utilizing latest hardware + software technology to create a more efficient and successful workflow between design and manufacturing. Managed team bringing company to the forefront of new technologies.
  • 3D design of intimates, apparel + accessories, as hard + soft goods. 
  • Managing all integral data sets for milestone design and merchandising meetings through direct use on the manufacturing floor and marketing and ecommerce platforms.
  • Minimizing sample creation through 3D visualization, saving resources + time to marketplace.
Consultant + New Product Development 
David Webb                                                                                                                     March 2012 - August 2012
Implemention of new 3D department utilizing latest hardware + software technology to create a more efficient and successful workflow between design and manufacturing. Managed team bringing company to the forefront of new technologies.
  • 3D design of jewelry + accessories. 
  • Managing all integral data sets for milestone design and merchandising meetings through direct use on the manufacturing floor and marketing and ecommerce platforms.
  • Minimizing sample creation through 3D visualization, saving resources + time to marketplace.
Lead Industrial Designer
Von Morris Corporation                                                                                                   May 2004 - February 2012
Designed and developed new decorative hardware lines and custom projects. From trend research, concept and hand sketching to 3D models. Engineered and managed all aspects of R+D and developed innovative manufacturing processes. Delegated and managed rapid prototyping, sample processes and casting production of all sub-contractors. Worked directly with clients to produce intricate custom hardware designs. Reverse engineer core and cavity molds for plastic injection, tool design for alloy forging. Travel for Production Management in U.S. & China. Implement new foundry facility setup in Shanghai, China.
Jewelry Designer/Consultant Amme Designs                                                                        May 2003 - May 2004
Consultation and design for new jewelry line and custom projects, including hand sketching + 3D design. Supervised production. Managed 3-d printing, rapid prototyping, sample processes and casting production.
Senior CAD Designer Michael Anthony Jewelers                                                        April 1999 - November 2002
Delegated projects to a team of five in research and development department. Worked directly with jewelers, merchandisers, and machinists to create sketches + jewelry models. Created rapid prototype designs via 3-d printing on Solidscape machine and CNC machining. Reverse engineer core and cavity molds for plastic injection, tool design for metal stamping.

Education

Master of Fine Arts - Sculpture
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Sculpture
University at Buffalo

Awards + Scholarships

2nd International Digital Sculpture Competition
Awarded T.A. Assistantship at University of North Carolina
Francis R. and Louis B. Morrison Memorial Scholarship
Awarded Rumsey Travel Scholarship

Teaching Experience

Professor, Product Illustration, The New School, Parsons School of Design: Product Design
Seminar on 3d Design + Sculpture Techniques Southern Connecticut State University, Fine Arts Department
Adjunct Professor, Bronze Casting Pratt Institute, Fine Arts Department
Photoshop Techniques Fashion Institute of Technology, Jewelry Departmen
Technical Instructor New York Institute of Technology, Architecture Department
Teaching Assistant University North Carolina, Fine Arts Department

Computer Skills

Rhinoceros, Clo 3D, Browzwear, Fusion 360, Solidworks, Maya, Modo, KeyShot, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dimension + After Effects, Z Brush, Geomagic Touch + Wrap, Alias Studio Tools

Rapid Prototype, 3D Scanning Skills

Formlabs, EnvisionTec, Solidscape + 3D Systems Printing Systems, Rexcan DS2 Scanning Systems

Conventional Skills

Working experience + knowledge of hand fabrication as well as mass production of various alloys, gems, plastics + wood.