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Product Designer at Nomadic Display
Washington DC, DC
Good design is a network of systematic responses that address needs on a daily basis and solves the problems of today.
Hello, I am Carl Andersen and I'm passionate about design. I enjoy defining user experiences through collaborating, problem solving, and sketching. My objective: finding the language which speaks directly to the end user in a clear, concise voice.
Feel free to have a look at my website, Adeptsketch.com
Exhibit Design Renderings
- Nomadic Display
- Nov 2013 - Present (1 month)
Exhibit Industrial Designer
- Nomadic Display
- Dec 2011 - Present (2 years)
Provide design guidance with external distributors to synthesize ideas and direction into exhibit concepts. Deliverables include Cad built color renderings, graphic dimension/layout sheets, comprehensive modular part lists, and MSRP quotes that include hardware, graphics, labor, and shipping.
Manage individual client expectation through extensive time management and project scheduling. Always able to perform ‘on the go’ revisions for clients on tight deadlines.
Participate in discovery meetings to coordinate project management team, graphics department, and manufacturing department on each project.
Personally build strong relationships with 30+ distributors worldwide to make design execution intuitive, efficient, and successful.
About Nomadic Display:
Nomadic Display's vision has maintained a powerful focus. Led by Ted Zeigler's creative instincts and talents, Nomadic's commitment to pioneering display products has never wavered nor changed.
Zeigler became fascinated by the metamorphosis of solid objects: their ability to move and change. "Through pure experimentation," said Zeigler, "I uncovered a fundamental principle behind the geometric building blocks in Nature: two-dimensional, geometric shapes - when ganged together - become three-dimensional forms, called Polyhedrons."
Ted avidly studied the works of R. Buckminster Fuller; architect, engineer, philosopher, creative thinker... and the inventor of the geodesic dome. Fuller's domes were based on the same geometric shapes which fascinated Zeigler, and they inspired Ted to continue his research.
Industrial Design/Design Research Intern
- Insight Product Development
- Jun 2011 - Sep 2011 (3 months)
Curated online cultural probes to identify new opportunities for CIOs around the world. Online research probes were filled out by 150+ CIOs from companies in India, Germany, China, Brazil, and the United States. Findings were synthesized into infographics and presented to Intel’s offices.
Personally observed and recorded laboratory technician's operations to identify new opportunities and develop tools that would create a stronger user experience. The resulting product created safer handling of dangerous pathogens and made the laboratory testing more efficient.
Helped structure and participated in a design ‘charrette’ with the board of directors at Charbroil Grills. Hundreds of design ideas were produced and sketched out. These design concepts were compiled, hand rendered, and assembled into bound deliverables for the internal Charbroil product development team.
Used the engineered internals as a skeleton to develop and design the low cost injection molded housing of a consumer level electronic device. Hundreds of sketches were eliminated and revisited to capture the brand’s values and approachability.
From the InsightPD Site:
We work seamlessly together as a team and with our clients to create the most innovative and effective solutions possible.
How do you know you are designing something that will really resonate with your diverse set of stakeholders? Understanding the behaviors and motivations of many user groups within complex environments and workflows is much easier said than done as each situation is unique, especially across countries and cultures.
At Insight, we have proven methods that allow us to discover the needs and desires of the user and we have the expertise to make these opportunities actionable on a global scale. Our goal is to provide the research to drive innovation in the design and development process all while being dedicated to our clients’ business goals.
- Anza Technologies
- Sep 2010 - May 2011 (8 months)
Design and Development of low cost products with the intention of social infrastructure development.
Lead the team in human factors and ergonomics.
Anza’s team traveled around six different countries—by plane, by bus, by moped, by ox-drawn cart—to search out unique cart designs and learn how they were used in different local cultures.
We interviewed more than three hundred people ranging from farmers and day laborers to NGO leaders and corporate executives while developing our idea and business model.
Our engineering team led by Alex Surasky-Ysasi went through countless design iterations and built ten prototypes before settling on our final cart design. One had wheels made of recycled soda bottles. Cool in theory; less cool in practice.
- Vox Verde
- Aug 2009 - May 2011 (1 year 9 months)
Provided efficient service and reliable overflow assistance for Senior Graphic Designer.
Fine tuned draft logos in Illustrator CS3 to final deliverable forms.
From the VoxVerde website:
Quite simply, we design solutions that are on target, environmentally sound and within budget. We believe that every solution should surpass your expectations yet be grounded in the reality of your business, your customers, and your goals.
- Think Monumental Marketing
- Aug 2010 - Oct 2010 (2 months)
Designed and modeled promotional product. Subject to NDA. Soon to be in production.
Completed project in limited project window.
From the Think Monumental Site:
Think Monumental is an ideation studio at its core; a brand strategy and creative agency integrating design thinking with brand management tools and methodologies. Our mission is to transform ideas into compelling brands.
Patent Illustrator & Concept Illustrator
- Michael Dolan
- Apr 2010 - Aug 2010 (4 months)
Drafted and designed a concept product.
Created orthographics and perspective representation.
Design Competition Winner
- Medical Design Company
- Apr 2010 - May 2010 (1 month)
Contracted to design a tele-medical cart. Soon to be in production. Company name with held until unit is in production.
- Vtech Hong Kong Sponsored Study Abroad
- 2008 - 2008
VTech Study Abroad Program: One of 15 Top Students chosen to travel to Hong Kong to Design and present WIFI Product concept to Director of Design.
Hong Kong Experience:
Hasbro design floor (Nerf, Playskool, Marvel, Dora the Explorer, Rubik's Cube, Parker Brothers and More)
TTI Design (Hoover, Milwaukee, AEG, Ryobi, Dirt Devil and more)
VTech Design Floor (VSmile, VTech Toys, VTech Phones)
Visited Manufacturing Floors:
VTech Toys, VTech Phones, Bose, Marshall Amps, Hoover, Milwaukee, AEG, Ryobi, Dirt Devil and more)
Savannah College of Art and Design
- BFA Industrial Design
- 2005 - 2009
Bishop O'Connell H.S.
- 2000 - 2004
Hong Kong study Abroad Internship
RISD Summer Programs
Outstanding Achievement in the Study of the Arts