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April 22, 2010

Mike Wooldridge Director of Brand Development – Agile Brands, LLC

“I worked with Rio on a number of design projects for OEM customers when we were both at 105 Meridien and I can attest that Rio always took a detailed and fresh approach to each project. I would recommend Rio for custom designs and product line extensions.”

April 22, 2010

Diane Kay at Agron Inc

“Rio is a soft bag/pack designer. He was a able to easily follow design direction and develop innovative and technical designs. He is easy to work with and was an asset to the company.”

May 12, 2010

Mitch Perrine, Design Director at Apollo Precision Tools / Diversitech Manufacturing Corporation

“I had the pleasure of working with Rio at Bay Travelgear/Monarch Luggage/Arctic Zone Coolers. The company produced all sorts of soft goods, from Luggage to Duffle Bags to Soft Sided Coolers, and when the call went out for someone to think outside the box, Rio was the one who always came through. Rio is very imaginative, and was always willing to take on any project, big or small. Any company would be very smart and lucky to have Rio as an employee.”

April 29, 2010

Norm St Jean, Managing Director/Consultant at Pinnacle Associates, LLC

“In the time I worked with Rio, he proved to be a creative and reliable designer who always gave his all. He was always willing to try new things and to explore all possibilities. He can be a true asset to any organization.”

May 02, 2010

Joon Park, Design Project Manager at LG Electronics Mobile Communication Design Lab.

“I have had the opportunity to look through his design works, and I remember that Rio was an outstanding designer.
He has had numerous design experiences in various areas from home appliances to sporting goods.
He is very talented in the areas of sketching, form development, quick mock up building and renderings.
I highly recommend Rio and I am sure that he will provide great opportunities to his clients.”

May 07, 2010

Catlow Shipek, Senior Program Manager at Watershed Management Group

Rio has donated his quality services on a number of occasions to provide graphic design assistance for our non-profit, Watershed Management Group. He is extremely easy to work with, very creative, and delivers in a timely fashion.”
Service Category: Graphic/Web Designer
Year first hired: 2003 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

May 12, 2010

Ronald Paradis President at Nature’s Garden Delivered Inc. Arizona


“I worked with Rio during my career as an Outdoor Adventure guide. He asked for help testing some of his outdoor equipment projects in real world situations. I later provided feedback on my findings. The arrangement was very informal however Rio exceeded my expectations in a variety of ways.
He is a very driven and motivated person whom isn’t satisfied with marginal work. His ability to think outside the box is a great attribute. His designs showed uniqueness and ingenuity, something that has been lacking over the years in the outdoor products market. I would highly recommend Rio to anyone looking for a dedicated and imaginative industrial designer.”

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