Design History

Joan:summerGM
Graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a Major of Industrial Design. Selected for the prestigious intern program at General Motors during junior year.

at the Tech Center
Hired by General Motors as their first female passenger-car designer working in the exterior design/styling department. Spent 3 1/2 years in GM’s Production Cadillac and Advanced Buick design studios at the Tech Center in Warren Michigan.

Recruited from General Motors by General Electric to provide design guidance in Major Appliance development, and Consumer Electronics. Hired by Gorham, a Division of Textron to become staff designer and then Product Manager of their Gift and Collectible division. Later brought to Burnes of Boston, the industry leading supplier of picture frames to manage their 8 person design studio.

Established Joan Klatil Creamer Design to provide a full service product design and development resource to the consumer gift, collectible and stationary arts market. She has been successful in this business endeavor for 35 years.
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Creamer Design Clients Include

  • Gift Market
  • Temp-tations
  • Waterford/Wedgwood
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Things Remembered
  • United Design
  • Partylite
  • Gorham
  • Lenox and Lenox Collections
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Mikasa
  • Tupperware
  • Oneida
  • Princess House
  • Photo Frames
  • Louis Michael
  • M. W. Carr
  • Burnes of Boston
  • Flatware
  • Newcor
  • Yamazaki Tableware
  • Noritake
  • House of Prill
  • Collectibles-
  • Lenox Collections
  • Danbury Mint
  • ChemArt Metal Etching
  • Precision Etching
  • International Etching
  • Atomix
  • Writing Pens
  • A. T. Cross
  • BIC
  • Alcraft
  • Excel Rite
  • Time Pieces
  • Timex
  • H. G. Wicker
  • Health Products-
  • C. R. Bard
  • Retro Watch with Mechancal Drawing
  • H.G. Wicker GmbH ©
  • Religious Items
  • McVan Inc.
  • Mechanical Drawing of Crystal Cross
  • Lenox Collections ©
  • Christmas
  • Musical Waterglobe Votive
  • Partylite ©
  • Crystal Perfume Bottles and Box
  • Pave’ Jewels ©Lenox, Inc . 1999

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