Professional Summary

25+ years of industrial and mechanical design, delivering quality on schedule and within budget.

Extensive and broad experience in a wide range of consumer, industrial, analytical, and other specialized products. Looking to add value to your organization through compelling form, tested usability and innovation while driving to successful cost goals.

  • Seasoned product designer
  • Persistent vision champion
  • Delivers on schedule & within budget 
  • Creative problem solver 
  • Multi-patented inventor
  • Usability practitioner/developer
  • Consulting and corporate experience
  • Effective visual and verbal communicator: sketching, rendering 2D and 3D modeling expert
  • Shop and prototyping skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Works well with diverse teams 
  • Fosters team morale
  • High integrity 
  • Diverse skill set
  • Adept sourcing agent

Experience

Summary

Consulting and Corporate  (1990 - present)                                                                                    

Joe Gallegos Design LLC  (October 2012 - present)

Principal

  • Product Design, Engineering, and Project Management

 

WAGIC, Inc.  (2006‐2012)

Vice President, Product Design and Development

  • Design, Engineering, and Project Management

  • Built and led design teams from the ground up developing new product ideas as well as new design approaches for mature markets.

  • Working manager touching all products and programs. 
  • Designed as well as directed, staff and facilitate in‐house design teams on a variety of consumer products for the DIY market for customers such as Sears, Lowe‘s and Home Depot.
  • Continually right-sizing CAD and other engineering and design resources.
  • Successfully executed production programs and processed with off‐shore vendors involving travel to manufacturing locations in the South China and Shanghai regions. 95% on-time delivery amongst all programs and product introductions.
  • Managed multiple concurrent client relationships through project management including design reviews, progress tracking, vendor management. customer presentations, and prototype production.

 

Other Positions

Directed consulting efforts for client companies such as Sequoia-Turner, Dionex, Kallestad Diagnostics, HP, Agilent, Diasonics Imaging and others.

Director, Design Programs @ WAGIC, Inc. formerly RJ Associates (2002‐2006) 

Director, Design Programs @ RJ Associates (1998‐2002)

Senior Product Designer @ RJ Associates (1995‐1998)

Sr. Industrial/Mechanical Designer @ Dionex (1990‐1995)

Industrial Designer @ Cypress Design Group/Clement Design Labs (1984‐1990)

Industrial/Mech/PCB Designer @ various direct and freelance assignments (1984‐1990)

Education

University and Technical

BSID

  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design  

San Jose State University  ■  California

  • Associate of Arts, Fine Art  

West Valley College  ■  California

  • Certification: Printed Circuit Design  

Master’s Institute  ■  California

Awards/Recognitions

  • Multiple Patents and Patent Assignments
  • Design News Top Designs Recognition 2003
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal Feature Article: Fastest Growing Private Company recognition.
  • 2012 Best of Los Gatos Awards: Commercial & Industrial Design

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