Bill Burns
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Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop CAD Design CAD Drawings Concept Development Manufacturing Consultant Product Concept Development Product Design Rendering Sketch Drawings Specification Drawings manufacturing trend analysis

About

I have 20 years experience in product design. From trend analysis to production. I have designed (hidden)&#(hidden);s of products to market. I was the Senior Designer at Pottery Barn Kids for 17 years. In my time there I helped lead a team that took the Kids Toy department from 0 to a $25 million business. For the last 3 years I have been a freelance designer for clients all over the world. Projects ranging from toy design, home furnishings, tableware, home decor, furniture, exhibit design, and photography. I have designed on my own and managed teams to deliver on business strategies for multi billion dollar companies. I would love an opportunity to create some magic for you!

Experience

  • Designer, Owner Bill Burns Design · Freelance Apr 2017 – Present 3 yrs 11 mos San Francisco, CA, United States I currently do freelance design for clients all over the world. The projects range from toy design, furniture, home furnishings, soft goods/bags, exhibit design, and
  • Senior Designer Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. · Full-time Jan 2001 – Apr 2017 16 yrs 3 mos San Francisco, CA, United States Designed collections of product from trend analysis to production for hundreds of collections over the 16 years.
    Managed teams to realize our vision to offer meaningful product experiences for customers.
    Traveled overseas for over 15 years to meet with manufacturers and colleagues to execute design, engineering, and production. Traveled internationally every year for trend shopping
    Have designed a wide range of products that includes: décor, lighting, storage, shelving systems, toys, plush, bags, tableware, keepsakes, etc.
    I worked with the merchandising and sourcing teams around the world to meet company objectives while maintaining a unique brand vision.
    Regularly presented my ideas to large groups and senior management
    I managed a team of product designers. Managed to assist with their work flow, priorities, meeting deadlines, budget, schedule, and career goals.

Education

  • SUNY Stony Brook Study Abroad, Architecture & Art History, Study Abroad 1996 – 1997 Study abroad year in Rome, Italy. Studied Architecture, Art, Art History, Italian Language.
  • California College of the Arts BFA Industrial Design, Industrial Design, Bachlor's Degree 1993 – 1997 Activities and Societies: IDSA I earned a BFA degree in Industrial Design from the California College of the Arts
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Languages

Italian Elementary proficiency

Location

Lafayette, CA, United States