Jo Mazzotta is a product developer and conceptual designer. She is highly commercially minded and uses her experience and understanding of retail and branding to inject emotive engagement and narrative whilst identifying gaps and opportunities with product ranges. She has great attention to detail and project management skills. She loves children's books.
I consult for clients big and small on product range ideas, commercial strategy, writing briefs, product engagement and branding, market trend analysis, project management on a products life cycle, storytelling, supplier management, packaging, presentations to clients.
Manage and lead the NPD process from concept to launch including R&D, management of the critical time paths, commission contracts, presentations, writing briefs, identifying gaps and opportunities for Liberty London international wholesale lifestyle range including kitchen textiles, stationery, gift and home accessories.
Manage and lead the NPD team process from concept to launch including R&D, management of the critical time paths for all 4 Tate galleries for exhibition ranges, commissions for exclusive product, creating exclusive briefs, copyright and permission contract management, briefing photography, designers, illustrators, design and marketing department, off the shelf buying and margin and budget management and presentations to key stakeholders.
Manage and lead the NPD process from concept to launch for 50 European Muji stores including R&D, mood board creation, presentation to board, briefing to product designers, photography and PR, management of the critical time paths, identifying gaps and opportunities for key product areas: textiles, gift, Christmas gifting, stationery and home accessories.
Manage the NPD process from concept to launch including R&D, management of the critical time paths, briefing suppliers on exclusive product concepts, briefing design agencies on creative, creating mood boards and briefing PR agency on ranges. Presentations to key stakeholders. Managing margin and budgets.
Buying assistant and Junior Buyer for The Conran Shop. Supplier manangement, margin and budget management, product information communication, presentations to board, writing briefs for exclusive ranges, creative direction for key textile ranges. Worked on many product categories: textiles, childshop, bathshop, outdoor, stationery, lighting, tabletop, underglass, christmas, gift.