MY BACKGROUND: As a Sr. Industrial Designer I have been constantly pushing the boundaries on innovative and intuitive designs while keeping in mind practicality and simplicity of manufacturing. I coordinate with sales and marketing teams to help make new product ideas become a reality with full understanding of the target consumer and the buyer's price points. I work with a heavy emphasis in organization, leading projects and understand timelines involved in getting a product to market. I am a Certified Solidworks Associate in Mechanical Design and show proficiency in different manufacturing techniques involved with most consumer products including personal heaters, fans, hydration and housewares. Within 7 years I have been awarded 3 design patents and had numerous other products brought to market. I have also spent an equal amount of time hand fabricating 3D printed SLS, SLA and FDM parts to create working prototypes as well as maintaining 3D Printers as a specialty. I also run a freelance Industrial Design business called DEV-3D. I work with various clients to help transform their ideas into a fully-realized product solutions for the marketplace. This is accomplished with forward-thinking and creative problem solving, top-level digital concept sketching, 3D modeling and realistic rendering. Client work ranges from office products and electronics to housewares and medical. Also check out my GrabCad page for examples of my 3D modeling and rendering: http://grabcad.com/devin.sidell-1

Work Samples

  • Space Heater

  • Survival Knife

  • DNA Diagnostic Device

Work History

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    • Likuma Labs
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Mar 2014 - Present (4 months)

    I work with Lead Engineer Kurt Swanson and Electrical Engineer/Industrial Designer Don Pancoe to develop new product concepts for clients such as Klip Collective and Biomeme. This involves market research, story boarding, digital concept sketching on a Wacom Tablet and Solid/Surface modeling in Solidworks. Keyshot is then used to produce realistic renderings for the client presentations.

  • Sr. Industrial Desinger

    • New View Gifts and Accessories
    • Media, PA
    • Mar 2013 - Present (1 year 5 months)

    I work with the Hydration design team as well as the Furniture design team to generate 3D models of existing or brand new product ideas in Solidworks as well as 2D dimension drawings and spec sheets for future manufacturing. I also help with communication to the factories in China, reviewing drawings and 3D components and reporting back and potential issues and modifications. We currently have a Solidoodle 3 Desktop 3D printer for creating prototypes and working models.
    http://www.nvga.com/

  • Owner

    • DEV3D
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Nov 2012 - Present (1 year 9 months)

    DEV3D is a freelance Industrial Design company based in Philadelphia that provides unique services for customers in need of product design solutions. This includes digital concept sketching, 3D modeling in Solidworks and photo-realistic renderings of the final product.

  • Industrial Design Contractor

    • DesignThink
    • Phoenixville, PA
    • Nov 2012 - Feb 2013 (3 months)

    I designed product solutions for major clients such as Graco, Bostitch and Black&Decker. This involved a multi-phase design process which demanded extensive hand sketching on a Wacom Cintique and modeling in Solidworks.
    http://www.designthinkstudios.com/

  • Sr. Industrial Designer

    • Lasko Products Inc.
    • West Chester, PA
    • Jul 2007 - Oct 2012 (5 years 3 months)

    Designed and redesigned personal fans, space heaters and air cleaners using Solidworks CAD. The prototypes are made via in-house SLS and Objet machines for testing and marketing presentations. These products are currently sold in Wal-Mart, Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon.
    http://www.laskoproducts.com/

  • MIG Welder and Fabricator

    • Gary Magakis Furniture
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Oct 2005 - Mar 2006 (5 months)

    I assisted Gary in the fabrication and design of custom built steel, bronze and copper furniture for trade shows.
    http://www.garymagakis.com/

Education

  • Prism Engineering

    • Certified Associate Advanced Solidworks Training
    • 2007 - 2012

    Solid Modeling, Surfacing, Assemblies, Molding Techniques

  • The University of The Arts

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2007

Specialties

Awards

3 Design Patents, Promising Artist Award, 2003 The Jane Darley Naeye Industrial design Award, 2006 Designs featured work on YankoDesign.com Featured work on homepage of Ideawicket.com

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