I am originally from Tiranë, Albania, spent my youth in Philadelphia, started my art and design education at fourteen years old, to later receive a Bachelor of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past 10+ years, I have worked alongside Fortune 500 companies, specializing in the design and development of technology marketed to consumer and commercial markets, and collaborated with renowned consultancies such as IDEO and Ion Design. During this, I crafted a design process by working in industries including medical and scientific equipment, consumer electronics, toy design, transportation design, housewares, IoT-connected products, and most recently, respiratory protection.
Educated and trained as an industrial designer, though turned design-entrepreneur after struggling to be a young designer during the 2008 economic recession. I use the design thinking framework to approach complex problems in design projects or startup business plans.
Others say that I am a powerful force in collaborative projects and use a positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage teams to find adequate solutions to challenges along the journey.
I currently reside in Brooklyn, New York, where I run a small design and innovations consultancy, Enbrite Design. I am responsible for managing design assets for projects involving global teams of engineers, manufacturing vendors, marketing and sales teams bringing technology products to market worldwide.
Inspired by innovative thinkers, I am often found at local startup events and global trade fairs to meet with like-minded thinkers and keep up with new approaches or applications to technology. I am a soon-to-be dad and a proud husband.
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