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  • Sara Rockwell

    design criminal

    chicago, IL

I JUST FINISHED working on my thesis which approaches counterculture consumerism, brand identity, and trend awareness from the standpoint of an industrial designer. I am always interested in great books, people, or other resources to help me develop this topic.

Work Samples

  • Graduate work

  • Senior Thesis

  • cardboard art exhibit at Rueff Gallery

Work History

Sara Rockwell (815) 540-3291 Sara.marie.rockwell@gmail.com Skills Microsoft Office | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator Macromedia Flash | Solid Works | Rhino | Sketching Woodworking | Metal Work | Plastic forming | 3-d Modeling 3ds Max | Alias Image Studio | Pro-Engineer Employment History Industrial Designer Aug 10-Present Brand Image A wide variety of small and large scale structural projects Design Foundations Teaching Assistant Aug 07-May 10 Purdue University I teach foundation studio techniques as well as photoshop, illustrator, and 3ds max Freelance Designer May 09 - July 10 Dollens and Associates Misc. Branding projects! Industrial Design Internship Apr 2007-Aug 2007 Acco Brands Corporation Sketching, 3-d modeling, and design research Freelance Design work October 2006 Libman Cleaning Products worked with TRES Industrial Design of Chicago, IL Concept Ideation/brainstorming session Design Consultant June 2004- May 2007 Fast Frame of Chicago Color and Design consultation with customers Opened and managed Bucktown location Completed all framing design and craftsmanship Education 2007-2010 Purdue University MFA in Industrial Design 2004-2007 University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL BFA in Industrial Design Deans List Graduated cum laude 2002-2004 Rock Valley College, Rockford IL Associates in Art, focusing on Art History Graduated with honors Other Experience Secratary of IDSA UIC Student Chapter Volunteer for Huntington’s Disease Society of America Easter Seals Tray Project -Worked with a team submitting sketches, renderings and 3-D models resulting in a working prototype currently being tested UIC Interdisciplinary Product Development Course Participated in a year long course with a team of industrial designers, engineers, and marketing majors to develop new, innovative products for Motorola to bring to market References References are available on request.


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UIC student merit award winner Kancept one shot wonder design competition Purdue University Teaching Assitantship Purdue University Designers Choice award recipient IDSA national symposium proceedings contributor