Andrew (Andy) Farrugia

I like making things. Whether it be systems that work well or items that look good.

I’ve always been interested in art, design, and construction; and how these disciplines 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.

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EXPERIENCE


MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE

DGH Technology, Inc.

Duration: 2013 – Present
Position: Full-Time Salary
Location: Exton, PA

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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FREELANCE DRAFTSMAN / ILLUSTRATOR

Duration: 2013 – Present
Position: Freelance
Location: Downingtown, PA

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.


EVENT PRODUCTION MANAGER

Kadan Productions, LLC.

Duration: 2010 – 2013
Position: Full-Time Hourly
Location: Secaucus, NJ

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.

Duration: 2009 – 2010
Position: Freelance
Location: Various

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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Theatrical Scenery Fabricator

Sightline Fabrication / PRF Productions

Duration: 2008 – 2010
Position: Freelance
Location: Brooklyn/Manhattan, NY

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.

Duration: 2007
Position: Full Time Hourly
Location: Miami, FL

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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EDUCATION


MASTER OF FINE ARTS

University of Florida

Duration: 2003 – 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL

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BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

Wayne State University

Duration: 1999 – 2003
Location: Detroit, MI

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

Moscow Art Theatre School

Duration: June 2003
Location: Moscow, Russia

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS


Barbizon Award: Scenic Design National Winner


April 2006: American College Theatre Festival, Washington D.C.

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Barbizon Award: Scenic Design Regional Winner

February 2005, February 2006: American College Theatre Festival, Birmingham, AL

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SKILLS


Skilled 2D and 3D CAD draftsman. Proficient in the use of AutoCAD and SketchUp.

Experienced user of Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw and SketchBook. Capable of rendering presentation quality and print-ready content in raster or vector formats as well as photo retouching/manipulation.

Trained in traditional illustration techniques, such as watercolor, acrylic, pencil 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.

Basic understanding of web design using HTML and CSS languages. Experience in using the WordPress for content development and management.

Accordion, drum, and electronic music enthusiast. (Skill and proficiency not guaranteed.)


PORTFOLIO


Portfolio examples from my education, fine art works and professional experience are available upon request.