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  • Jacob Ballard

    Industrial Designer

    St. Louis, MO

Industrial Designer living in St. Louis and currently working within the Purina Design Team. Always on the hunt for that next challenge. See more at www.SKETCHFRESH.com.

Work Samples

  • Nike Cleat

  • KIN

  • Purina

Work History

--Education-- Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47906 B.A. Industrial Design 2009 E: JBallard@sketchfresh.com P: 260.750.5979 --Experience-- Industrial Designer, Nestlé Purina, St. Louis, MO Oct ‘10- present • Designing new pet care products and user experiences while partnering with R&D, marketing and consumers. Creating new strategies for observing and attaining user-driven insights to guide design solutions. Freelance Designer, Sketchfresh (Owner), St. Louis, MO '09-present • Assisted clients through various stages of development including brainstorming, ideation, research, graphics, and concept development. Clients include: • Design Concepts Madison, WI • Catalyst Strategic Design Huntington Beach, CA • Zibra, LLC Statesville, NC • Rute Design Chicago, IL • Nestlé Purina St. Louis, MO Design Intern, Metaphase Design Group, St. Louis, MO May '08-Aug '08 • Active player with various strategic projects that required collaboration between both the design teams and clients throughout the design process. Worked closely with peers and cross-functional teams composed of researchers, ergonomists, and marketing representatives to get various products to market. www.metaphase.com --Achievements-- • Monkee designer of the week June '11 • IDSA Social Chair- St. Louis Chapter '10 • IDEA Finalist '09 for Rez-Q • Featured Portfolio- Coroflot March '09 • Flores Award-Designers Choice show '08 • Honorable mention-Fundex Games '08 --Skills-- General: Excellent sketching ability (pen/paper and digital Cintiq) Conceptualization Computer modeling/rendering Moonwalking Model making Problem solving Researching Computer: Proficient in both Mac and PC based platforms Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign SolidWorks Rhinoceros 4.0 BunkSpeed Hypershot Alias Imagestudio Beat all three Halo games on Xbox Maxwell Render Sketchbook Pro Wacom Cintiq sketching


  • Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

    • Industrial Design Liberal Arts
    • 2005 - 2009





Monkee designer of the week June '11 IDSA Social Chair- St. Louis Chapter '10 IDEA Finalist '09 for Rez-Q