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TATOM MASAGATANI

My work is my passion. Design, Build and Solve Problems
I am a Product Design graduate from Parsons in New York City.  Today I live in Portland, Oregon and spend most of my time in my wood shop designing and building custom furniture pieces.

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EDUCATION

Parsons – New York, NY 2012

    • BA in Product Design

Portland Community College – Portland, OR 2008

      • Interior Design

Columbia Basin College – Pasco, WA 2000-2002

          • General Studies

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Mechanical Designer, Resource Manager – SET Creative – Portland, OR – 2014-current

              • Create 3d ready-to-build ‘SolidWorks’ models of retail fixtures and artwork from 2D concept designs
              • Responsible for accurate communication of fabrication intent to vendor through mechanical drawings
              • Responsible for vendor relations from fabricators to suppliers internationally
              • Created and maintain Material Library in Portland office and responsible for the research and cataloging of new and innovative materials to be shared though out the offices
                            • Freelance – Project EATS – New York, NY – On going project

                                          • Commissioned to design and develop several products for Non-Profit working with local low income community and school gardens. Each Project is developed using by-product from each garden and is to be locally produced with sustainability in mind. Research, testing and prototyping of each product has been necessary before production can begin

                              Freelance – Erik and Mike Jewelry Design – Brooklyn, NY – Summer 2012

                                          • Assisted in creating a design studio for the Brooklyn office and layout for tradeshows in NYC

                              Freelance – New York Artists Association – New York, NY – 2010-2012

                                          • Worked closely with various artists to create a 2D vision into a 3D art installation

                              Internship – True Living by Tony Chi and Associates – New York, NY Spring 2012

                                                      • Assisted in design of new product development through sketch and render
                                                      • Created scale models for review by design team and clients
                                                      • Researched material and manufacturing possibilities for selected designs

                              Material and Office Manager – Exquisite Surfaces – New York, NY 2008-2009

                                                      • Assisted in CAD drawings for merchandise and client homes
                                                      • Responsible for payroll,and other clerical services
                                                      • Research and implemented new clientele opportunities
                                                      • Responsible for knowledge of material property and history
                                                      • Responsible for updating inventory for all incoming and outgoing materials

                              Merchandising and Design Assistant – Renaissance Homes – Portland, OR 2005-2006

                                                      • Assisted in all areas of model home design purchasing and merchandising
                                                      • Responsible for interior material selection throughout the home
                                                      • Set up and maintained all furniture in the model home inventory
                                                      • Purchased all interior furnishings for large model homes
                                                      • Worked directly with builders to finalize all stages of construction

                               

                              SKILL SET

                              Advanced Design and Production

                                                • Design development from concept to final prototype and production
                                                • Woodshop and Metal shop including welding and full scale prototype construction, model making and prototype manufacturing
                                                • 3D Printing

                              MacOS and Microsoft

                                                    • Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
                                                    • Microsoft Office

                              CAD and 3D Design Programs

                                                        • AutoCAD, Graphite
                                                        • Rhinoceros 3D, SolidWorks 3D

                              Awards

                                                            • Finalist – Poltrona Frau Design Competition
                                                            • Presidents List – 4.0GPA – PCC
                                                            • Deans List – 3.7GPA – Parsons
                                                            • Class President – Parsons – 2009-2010
                                                            • Certified Mentor – Oregon Youth Program