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  • Ben Salthouse

    San Francisco, CA

I like to design! I work hard...

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Work History

skills » Sketching » Adobe Photoshop » Adobe Illustrator » Adobe InDesign » Solidworks » AutoCad » Model making education Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2002 - May 2006 Graduated May 2006 with BSID, GPA 3.4 Completed courses in Industrial Design and Graphic Design Awarded four-year Faculty Scholarship Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC June 2004 - Aug. 2004 Completed Graphic Design studio employment California College of Art www.cca.edu San Francisco, CA Feb 2010 - present I am currently teaching a Solidworks class at CCA. Pfeiffer Lab www.pfeifferlab.com San Francisco, January 2010 - present As a freelance designer I am assisting Eric Pfeiffer with various projects. Michael Graves Design Group www.michaelgraves.com Princeton, NJ October 2007 - August 2009 As an industrial designer for this internationally known design firm I was part of a team designing custom furniture and lighting for a 6 billion dollar hotel casino resort, Resorts World Singapore; I also assisted with the updating of 2009 Target Inc. housewares run and packaging. Other clients included: Slice, Drive Medical, Progress Lighting, Westco. » Interpreted senior designers’ sketches and created, easily modified, 3D models in Solidworks for review and prototyping » Assessed STL and later off-tool samples and communicated with manufacturer partners to move products to market under tight deadlines » Worked closely with interior designers to coordinate designs with architectural elements » Responsible for creating detailed working drawings for production. Milano Series International Products www.milanoseries.com Mount Vernon, NY Feb 2007 - Sept 2007 As an in-house industrial designer for this home goods company I was responsible for designing a wide variety of products from soap dishes to soft goods. » Saw products through from initial concept to finale production. » Communicated directly with factories in China and Viet Nam to move products quickly to market. Brandimation LLC www.brandimation.com Morrisville, PA May 2006 - July 2006 Hired as a freelance designer for this innovative packaging design studio. I was part of a team working on a high profile food packaging project. Took part in brainstorming sessions and sat in client meetings » Was a crucial part of hand sketch phase of project Riverbend Furniture www.riverbendfurniture.com Springfield, MA July 2005 - October 2005 As a freelance designer for this institutional furniture manufacturer I was responsible for designing a new line of furniture to compete with rival companies offerings. » Walked client, unfamiliar with the design process, through varies stages of design from initial concepts through final designs. » Worked directly with employes at assembly floor to streamline designs for production Josh Owen LLC www.joshowen.com Philadelphia, PA June 2005 - Aug. 2005 Hired as a Summer Intern for this award winning studio. I was responsible for a wide variety of tasks around the office. » Assessed prototypes for defects and communicated visually with manufacturer in China to make corrections and move products into final production » Was responsable for final packaging design solution for fly hanger fly swatter » Created presentations to be shown to clients such as Alessi, Casamania, Kikkerland, and others Salthouse Design www.salthousedesign.com Bethesda, MD, June 2004 - Aug. 2004 » As an Intern for this established family graphic design business I worked directly with clients at Montgomery County College to design signage for a new shuttle bus service. » Took ownership of the project through the complete life cycle, from initial bid estimation through award, initial client kick-off meeting, design, client reviews, and delivery of final design. » Developed multiple design approaches for client review using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign software.


Philadephia University



ACSA Airport. Security. Circulation Competition Winner - Aug. 2006 Awarded for my senior thesis that tackled the timely problem of airport security. Received 2nd place (and $8,000) in this prestigious international design Core77 Design Slam Competition - Mar. 2005 Awarded first place