Andy Farrugia Resume


INTRODUCTION


I like systems that work well, especially when ‘working well’ results in easier work. My experience has been that many times

I’ve always been interested in art, design, craft and collaboration; and how these concepts intersect with modern manufacturing and business environments. I’ve been fortunate to work with others who teach and inspire me through challenges.

My foundation as an artist and craftsman has greatly developed my ability to visualize processes and imagine spatially. I prioritize tasks to meet objectives, while remaining flexible to changing resources and schedules. I am an enthusiastic collaborator, capable of adapting my communication style to meet the needs of my clients and co-workers. Much of my experience has been working in horizontal management structures, which requires close collaboration between peers and buy-in from team members.

Contact Email: andy.farrugia@gmail.com


WORK EXPERIENCE


MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE

DGH Technology, Inc.
2013 – Present

Lead administrator responsible for maintaining and developing the Quality Management System for compliance with ISO 13485 and FDA QSR requirements (medical device quality management), this requires researching regulations and preparing documentation as needed for authorities. Lead collaborator with engineering team to ensure proper design documentation and manufacturing/testing procedures for all product lines (ultrasonic ophthalmic devices).

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DRAFTSMAN / ILLUSTRATOR

Freelance
2013 – 2016

Since leaving my full-time position as production manager, I’ve had several opportunities to work as a freelance draftsman and illustrator. My involvement typically requires the creation logo/branding graphics, renderings for event furniture / scenery, as well as build drawings for shop construction.



PRODUCTION MANAGER

Kadan Productions, LLC.
2010 – 2013

Kadan Productions is a company that fabricates and installs scenery for fashion shows and industry events. As a production manager for Kadan, I worked directly with clients to design event scenery based upon their budget and concept. After the developmental phase, I would author all necessary documentation for build and installation of furniture / scenic structures. Production managers are required to oversee logistics and on-site project installation, which often requires hands-on involvement.

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CONSERVATION LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

Luxam, Inc.
2009 – 2010

Luxam Inc. is a firm specializing in conservation lighting systems for museums and galleries. While working as a freelance lighting technician, I supervised the installation of Luxam’s proprietary fiber optic lighting system. Installations were tailored to enhance the legibility and aesthetic of the artifacts. While with Luxam, I had worked collections at The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, England), The Byzantine Christian Art Museum (Athens, Greece), The Shaanxi History Museum (Xi’an, China), and The Wine and Folklore Museum (Bech-Kleinmacher, Luxembourg).

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FABRICATOR

Sightline Fabrication / PRF Productions
2008 – 2010

Sightline Fabrication and PRF Productions are both New York City-based companies that produce and/or install theatrical scenery. My work with these companies was freelance, however I was a regular member of their teams. Projects were typically installations intended for off-broadway venues.  Productions required a proficiency in carpentry, scenic painting and rigging. Occasionally projects would require restoring and maintaining older scenic pieces.

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DRAFTSMAN

Miami Tech Inc. / Grille Tech Inc.
2007

Miami Tech and Grille Tech are two privately owned manufacturers of HVAC components and hardware. As a draftsman for Miami Tech and Grille Tech, I worked closely with the plant engineer to create technical drawings for production machinery and sheet metal dies.

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SKILLS


Computer Aided Drafting

2D Drafting and 3D Modeling in AutoCAD
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Graphic Rendering

Vector and Raster Image Creation / Editing in Adobe Creative Suite
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Skilled 2D and 3D CAD draftsman. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and SketchUp.

Trained in traditional illustration techniques, such as watercoloracrylicpencil and model making.

Ample experience using office software. Capable of developing MS Excel workbooks for data analysis and financial calculations. Capable of designing print-ready layouts in MS Publisher and MS Word. Experienced user of yED software for modeling of business process flow charts.


EDUCATION


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

MASTER OF FINE ARTS
2003 – 2006
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WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
1999 – 2003
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SHKOLA-STUDIYA MKHAT

STUDY ABROAD
June 2003
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REFERENCES


References will be provided upon request.