Richard Varga

Richard Varga

Skills

Skills

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Windows XP

Solidworks

Carrara Pro 4

Microsoft Office

Mac OSX

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Adobe Illustrator CS3

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Consultant Designer

DesignVisual

Senior Consultant specializing in the following areas of expertise

  • Technical Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Photorealistic Illustration
  • Point of Purchase Design
May 2000 - Feb 2009

Senior Technical Illustrator

Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (Formerly Pool Systems)
  • Senior Technical Illustrator for product manuals, instruction/troubleshooting sheet documentation supporting marketing collateral print materials, engineering, PowerPoint presentations, and webpage

  • Liaison Industrial Designer for in-house engineering group, assisting in aesthetic concepts  for automated cleaners and accessories
  • Vendor Liaison Product ID/Specifications label designer for all products to
  • Designer/Point of Purchase tabletop and island product displays. Project
1995 - 2000

Senior Industrial Designer

Creative Learning Systems, Inc.

Senior Industrial Designer of charter school lab workstations and digital studio environments

  • Industrial Designer/Project Manager
  • Mechanical Designer/Vendor Liaison/Installer
  • Graphics Designer/Multimedia Designer

Education

Education

Continuing Education

Palomar College

Presently enrolled in enhanced Solidworks software classes-Fall 2009, Spring 2010

Career Certificate in Multimedia Design

The Advertising Arts College

BFA

Center for Creative Studies

Outstanding Achievements

Corporate Gold Star Award, March 2008

In recognition of outstanding creativity and innovation for Point of Purchase product display for

Nationwide Merchandising Program.

Corporate Achievement Award 2006 Vac-Sweep Challenge

As part of a six member team, contributed industrial design concepts,, illustrations, and final presentation promotional materials for a winning automated cleaner within a 3 week timeframe. Product became the flagship line for cleaners in 2008.

Objective

"Let my visual expression skills enhance the Minds' Eye of your organization"   

Membership

Member in good standing of the San Diego Inventors Forum. Have been a service provider in the areas of Industrial Design, Illustration, and Point of Purchase development. Also offering volunteer services to a focus group

once a month for new members of organization.

Qualifications

  • Creation of line drawings, illustrations, and. exploded assembly diagrams for product owner manuals, troubleshooting guides, instruction sheets, and web page support. Primary objective: to minimize text and maximize visual imaging for audience/users
  • Import of source data from engineering software orthographic projections (ProE, SolidWorks) to generate vector based drawings. When necessary, generated  illustrations from digital photos or rough sketches 
  • Mastery of computer software skills to create complex 3-D illustrations, orthographic projections, and schematic drawings in high quality B&W and color vector diagram formats
  • Work directly with technical writers, engineering and marketing  teams to ensure that visual presentations work in concert with written text. Primary objective: Developing minimal step  diagrams/text sequence to benefit audience/user. Ensuring that company standards are met through the presentation process
  • Understanding of logistics necessary in generating artwork production and file format requirements for print and web applications
  • Expert knowledge in using technical illustration graphics tools (Illustrator, Photoshop). Familiar with basic source data importing from SolidWorks/ProE software. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Visio software. Experience in basics of Flash and Carrara animations for web-based graphics. Familiarity with basic lighting and digital product photography
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting strict target date requirements. Agility in dealing with daily shifting project priorities.
  • Highly proactive with strong work ethic. Willing to apply my talents where they can be utilized within the corporate environment

Portfolio

Portfolio