sativaturner@gmail.com
415.298.2910
San Francisco

EXPERIENCE

Co-Founder, 2013 - Present
Double Double, San Francisco
Children’s product company. DD’s flagship product, SipSnap disrupted the industry by reinventing the sippy cup as a universal lid. The expanded collection is licensed globally by Tomy under the Boon brand.
•  Kickstarter campaign raised 130k
•  Won 2015 Red Dot Award for SipSnap
•  Annual revenue over 1M

Founder, 2011 - Present
Sativa Turner Design / Whooz, San Francisco
A freelance design studio specializing in research, ideation, client presentation, user testing, and manufacturing ready specs. Clients include Target, Casabella, PetCo, Kroger, William-Sonoma, CostCo.
•  Creates and manages proprietary brand, Whooz, a high volume Q4 item on Amazon.
•  Assembled and managed creative team for brand development and launch of OOWA lenses

Senior Product Designer, 2007 - 2009
Enesco, Chicago
A global leader in the giftware, home, and garden decor industries focused on product brand development. 
•  Conceptualized and designed trademarked brand, Passages
•  Lead designer on National Geographic licensed products in all formats
•  Proposed and spearheaded company initiative to present multi-brand collections to mass retailers

Product Designer, 2004 - 2007
Umbra, Toronto, Canada
A global design leader in contemporary home decor known for iconic, award winning designs.
•  Excelled in high output, multi project environment bringing an average of 2 products/mth to market
•  Developed high level of skill in CAD, rendering, rapid & high fidelity prototyping, and DFM
•  Awarded position as in-house product namer and tagline copywriter

STRENGTHS

Innovative, high output, ideation
Low and high fidelity prototyping
Rendering
User research and testing
Creative sourcing
Market and trend analysis
Team management
Design Thinking leadership
Production management
Supply chain management
Lean business optimization
Data synthesis
Business planning and management
Product branding and naming
Visual, oral, and written presentations
Excellent people skills
Challenging assumptions
Patent and licensing process

EDUCATION

BS in Product Design, Stanford University ‘01

TOOLS

Solidworks
Keyshot
Modelmaking
Photoshop & Illustrator
MS Suite

PATENTS

US 9848721 - Universal lid for food/drink containers
US D581171S1 - Photo frame
US D530953S1 - Kitchen soap pump

LANGUAGES

French, German

VOLUNTEERING

2018 Teaching Assistant for Inneract Project

PASSIONS

Public Speaking
Meditation
Design Thinking applications
Teaching
Trailrunning
Rhythm Spin