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    • DARIO CESAR ANTONIONI dca@orange22.com 213-972-9922 INNOVATOR / DESIGNER / ENTREPRENEUR / TEACHER Digital Portfolio Link: http://files.me.com/dario.antonioni/xbots2 “… Antonioni’s designs evoke emotion and deliver meaning.” - Seeking opportunities within a global innovations company to pioneer new departments, develop new lines, or grow the brand as a whole. - BRAND INNOVATION – Botanist Blank Canvas (08) – Pioneered an eco-product line based on a “socially responsible” royalty structure. Designers include; Yves Behar, Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Karim Rashid, Tord Boontje and others. Charities include; DIFFA, Sierra Club, Special Olympics, Cancer Institute, Rescue Foundation and others. Garnered global exposure and grew revenue to 1.5M since launch. www.botanistseries.com Flight001 (00 - 09) – Developed retail environment, which won “Boutique Concept of the Year” by Retail Magazine 2003. Fligh001 has grown into a global brand with 8 stores and over 25M in revenues since inception. Business Week magazine attributes their success to “a narrative driven retail experience”. www.flight001.com Starbucks (08) – Prototyped two new shops to test an innovative “living wall” system that covers unattractive exterior elevations with plant fauna for localized look while reducing carbon offsets and maintenance costs while elevating store appeal. Currently project is in market testing. http://vi.sualize.us/view/ Gensler / MGM (08) – Secured a 750k contract from Gensler to assist in the branding and design of MGM’s City Center Harmon Hotel showroom property. http://www.theharmon.com/ - PRODUCT INNOVATION – Grid-it! Technology (09) - Pioneered a patent-pending object retention system. Negotiated a multi-million dollar licensing deal with Distribution Management Consultants (DMC) for use in electronics, automotive, cosmetics, sports, and outdoor markets. Grid-it! has received global media exposure including Good Morning America. First year revenues are at 2.2M. www.gridittechnology.com Pull Magnetic Fixtures (05 - 09) – Pioneered a patent-pending magnetic merchandizing system. Installed at Hobo Bags, Whole Foods, Flight001, and Karl Lagerfeld. Negotiated a non-exclusive license to M. Lavine a Minnesota fixture manufacture servicing accounts for Godiva and Macy’s. www.pullfixtures.com Sony (08) –Delivered over 10 flat screen TV concepts for their Santa Monica design office which later showcased in Japan’s global round table resulting in the use of “carbon fiber” as a new decorative treatment for Sony TV’s and computer screens worldwide. http://www.orange22.com/sony Carbon (08) – An experimental line of luxury furniture inspired by aerospace manufacturing techniques. Fabricated out of 100% carbon fiber. On display at Twentieth, L.A.’s premier showroom for Art and Design. http://www.twentieth.net/ Elite Modern (00 – 07) Developed over 100 furniture related products of which many are still in production today. Innovative designs gained the interest of Costco, Container Store, Office Depot, Plummers and others. Designs generated over 30M in revenue over 7 years. www.elitemodern.com Futuredesk (00) – Incorporating a massive touch-sensitive LCD film Futuredesk allows the end user to download custom “DAPS” (desk top apps), such as a third party keyboards and applications, and position them on your desk as desired. Concept received an I.D. Innovations Award and press worldwide. Digital Portfolio Link: http://files.me.com/dario.antonioni/xbots2
    • - LEADERSHIP – Art Center / GE (06) – Lead faculty for Art Center’s GE sponsored studio. This $100,000 studio asked students from transportation, product, and environmental design to innovate health care products for remote regions of China and Africa. Project gain national press. http://www.designmatters.artcenter.edu/ Index Design Awards (07) Copenhagen – Lead a group of Art Center students through the “real world” process of establishing a working studio abroad with an ambitious assignment to design and implement a city wide exhibition for Index Awards – Design to Improve Life, a global competition. http://www.indexaward.dk/ - PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Orange22 Design Lab LLC LA (00 – present) http://www.orange22.com/ Executive Creative Director / Founder Grew creative services studio from a one-person consultancy into a globally recognized multi-million dollar studio delivering strategy, branding, product, and environmental design services. Clients included, Starbucks, Sony, Gensler, Harmon Hotel, MGM, Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal, LookLook, Costco, Office Depot, Henri Bendel, Fred Segel, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, Flight001, Icon Aircraft among others. Freelance Architectural Designer NYC (99 – 00) http://www.dereksanders.net/ Environments designer for Derek Sanders NYC Gensler Architecture and Planning Worldwide NYC (97 – 99) http://www.gensler.com/ Retail Environments Designer Art Center College of Design LA (99 – 07) http://www.artcenter.edu/ Lead Sponsored Studio Faculty Member Inscape Inc. LA (95-97) 3D Modeler / Visualization - EDUCATION - Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA (95-97) BS, Industrial / Environmental Design University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI (93-95) Aerospace Engineering Program - AWARDS - Surface Magazine’s Avant Garde Award (00) – Global up and coming designer work showcased at a gala event in Milan and NYC. IDEA Award Eco Products (09) Botanist Eco Products Contract Magazine’s Inspiration Award (08) Botanist Eco Products Copper Hewitt People’s Choice Award (08) Botanist Eco Products Spark Awards Silver Eco Products (08) Botanist Eco Products Best of Show Event Design Award (07) Spyder Apparel Boutique Retail Concept of the Year (03) Flight001 Boutique I.D. Magazine Design Concept Award (97) Kinetic Architecture Innovation Award from MIT (92) Scratch-built hovercraft - MISCELLANEOUS – Recommendations: http://www.linkedin.com/in/orange22designlabllc Press: http://www.orange22.com/sc_press/index.php News: http://www.orange22.com/sc_events_news/index.php Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish Associations: AIA, EO, EAA, IDSA, Art Center Alumni, Legacy Circle ACCD, AMA Software: Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Product Suite, FormZ, SketchUp Pilot in Training: 22 hours into private pilots license. Will build and fly a vintage biplane before I die. National Outdoor Leadership (NOLS): Trained in survival and leadership skills while traversing glaciers in Alaska over a 45-day journey. Digital Portfolio Link: http://files.me.com/dario.antonioni/xbots2