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Luke Young
XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXXX , Sarasota , FL 34243
Professional Summary

Accomplished Senior VP of Design and Product Development with a solid history of achievement in the home furnishings and accessory industry. Award winning creator with extensive product development and manufacturing experience. exceptional design abilities with an intuitive understanding of market direction and style trends.

With over thirty five years , I bring in depth knowledge of the residential ,big box. and hospitality arenas. I offer a wealth of technical knowledge, innovative use of materials, and manufacturing processes.I am a leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities, product management and  sketch to fruition discipline.  Experienced with manufacturing in Asia, Mexico, Central and South America.

I lead product designers, engineers in developing unique designs that align with market trends and individual clients programs, while maintaining the company's brand equity as a high end supplier .I am a member of ASFD,ISID,ICFA.



  • Proven design and trend forecasting
  • Analytical judgment and decision Making
  • Win / Win negotiator
  • Exceptional sales and marketing comprehension
  • Logical time management and cost containment
  • Concept to fruition discipline
04/2013 to Present
President Scott Coogan Designer / Consultant - Sarasaota, Fl
  • Present designs to clients and or design committees for approval, and discuss modifications.
  • Coordinate the look and function of product lines.
  • Oversee fabrication of  prototypes and samples using  wood, glass, fabric, plastic, metal, or other materials .
  • Supervise assistants' work throughout the design process.
  • Participate in new product planning and market research,  studying the potential  for new products.
  • Evaluate feasibility of design ideas, based on factors such as appearance, safety, function, serviceability, budget, production costs/methods, and market climate.
11/2010 to 03/2013
VP Design and Product Development Woodard Furniture Inc - Coppell Texas / China / Mexico
  • Prepare sketches of ideas, drawings, illustrations. 
  • Confer with engineering, marketing, production, sales departments, and clients to establish and evaluate design concepts 
  • Modify  designs, to conform with clients specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.
  • Direct and coordinate the fabrication of samples from sketches.
  • Evaluate feasibility of designs,based on appearance, safety, function, serviceability, budget, production costs/methods, and market .
  • Present designs  to clients / committees for approval, and  modification
  • Develop manufacturing procedures and monitor the designs at factory to assure design compliance and quality.
  • Participate in new product planning , market research,  studying the potential for new products,adjustments to existing SKU
  • Coordinate the look and function of product lines.
  • Supervise assistants' work throughout the design process.
07/2004 to 10/2010
Senior VP Design and Product Development Carter Grandle Inc - Sarasota / China / Mexico / Honduras
  • Oversee all  activities directly related to designing and prototyping of new products, creating extensions of existing collections .
  • Directed and coordinated activities of the business and its departments concerned with the design ,sample production ,engineering ,sourcing and costing of first stage


  • Review  sales and activity reports, performance data to measure  goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
  • Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties.
01/2001 to 11/2004
VP Design and Product Development Pride Family Brands - Ft Lauderdale Fl./ Costa Rica
  • Develop , implement product,marketing strategies, including advertising campaigns , sales promotions.
  • Plan client store layouts ,design displays.
  • Developed finishes for furniture being crafted.
  • Develop concept and design complete collections
  • Created eight to ten ,20-25 piece collections per year. 
  • Set specifications for materials, dimensions, and finishes.
  • Confer with clients to assess needs and obtain feedback.
  • Create and supervise production of all prototypes. 
  • Research  trends, venues, clients buying patterns in order to inspire designs and merchandising strategies.
  • Sketch furniture to be prototyped.
  • Attend trade shows to market furniture collections.
  • Select materials, colors, finishes, using knowledge of materials, fashions trends, and styles. 
07/1989 to 10/2000
Director of Design and Product Development Pompeii Furniture Inc / Winslow Furniture / Brown Jordan International - Miami Fl / China / Mexico/ Phillipines
  • Direct and coordinate assistants involved in drawing and constructing prototypes
  • Examine prototypes then modify designs to achieve desired  look
  • Sketch rough and detailed drawings of  furniture  and or accessories, and write specifications such as color schemes, fabric selections,  material types, scale.  
  • Confer with sales and management and clients  to discuss design concepts, attend trade shows.


  • Identify target markets for designs, with factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.
  • Select materials and production techniques to be used for products.
  • Provide prototypes for, agents, representatives, arrange  showings of  prototypes at sales meetings and client presentations.  
  • Design custom  product and accessories for  retailers, casinos ,hotels, restaurants and chain store operators
Bachelor of Arts: Industrial Design Pratt Institute - Brooklyn , NY
Business and Marketing Brooklyn College - Brooklyn, NY
Isabel Oneil School Of Furniture Design - New York, NY

FL, Furniture Mfg. Product Design Award 1989,1990  

Miami Design Splash First Place Product Award 1990.1991

Indian Gaming Product Design Award 1993,1995

Casual Living Product Design Award 1995  

Fl. Furniture Mfg.,Product Design Award 1996

Las Vegas Gaming Best of Show Award 1996

Americas Mart Display Award 1999, 2001

Pinnacle Award Outdoor Design 2000

Arts Award Designer of the Year 2002

Casual Living Designer of the Year Award 2011



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Previous Companies:

  • Scott Coogan Designer
  • Consultant
  • Woodard Furniture Inc

Previous Job Positions:

  • President
  • VP Design and Product Development
  • Senior VP Design and Product Development
  • Director of Design and Product Development


  • Pratt Institute
  • Brooklyn College
  • Isabel Oneil School Of Furniture Design

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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