Jennifer Garrett is an industrial designer currently working in the field of audio consumer electronics, employed by New Jersey-based SDI Technologies to lead the design of products and packaging for the headphone division of iHome, the #1 market leader in iPod/iPhone electronics in North America. Additionally, she leisurely pursues her creative hobbies and freelance design work in a variety of fields including costume, theatrical sets and props, jewelry, and graphic designs from her home in northern New Jersey.

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Jennifer Garrett Industrial Design, Packaging Design, Project Management, Creative Direction, Etc Garrett.Design@Gmail.com EDUCATION: Philadelphia University, School of Design + Media - Philadelphia, PA Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science | September 2004 – May 2008 • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Deans List (all semesters), Distinguished Honors Scholar, GPA 3.8 • Awarded the Sara Tyler Wister Award (Top of Class: School of Design + Media) • Industrial Designers Society of America Merit Award Winner, Philadelphia Chapter • Awarded the Philadelphia University Four-Year Faculty Scholarship • W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Recipient Temple University, Tyler School of Art - Philadelphia, PA Graphic Arts | September 2002 – May 2003 DESIGN EXPERIENCE: SDI Technologies, Zenergy - iHome Personal Care Division - Rahway, NJ Project Manager / Lead Designer (Product+Packaging Design & Brand/Design Direction) | Jan 2015 - Present SDI Technologies, iBrands - iHome/New Balance/SmartDesign/Realtone/Nerf - Rahway, NJ Project Manager / Lead Designer (Product+Packaging Design & Brand/Design Direction) | June 2009 - Jan 2015 SDI Technologies - iHome - Rahway, NJ Industrial Designer | May 2008 – Present Freelance Design, various clients - NJ Graphic Designer | April 2008 – Present SDI Technologies - iHome - Rahway, NJ Industrial Design Intern | June 2007 – December 2007 Industrial Designers Society of America, Philadelphia University Student Chapter - Philadelphia, PA President | December 2006 – May 2008 Industrial Design Materials Library & Design/Build Committee, Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, PA Coordinator | October 2006 – May 2008 Industrial Design Model Shop & Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, PA Shop Monitor/CNC Technician | December 2005 – May 2008 DESIGN INDUSTRY MERITS Zenergy iZBT5 awarded a "CES Innovations 2017 Design and Engineering Award" by the Consumer Electronics Association - 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada - November 2016 iHome iB91 awarded a "TWICE VIP Award 2016" (Very Important Product) in the headphones $99 and less category by TWICE magazine/website - TWICE Very Important Products issue - August 2016 iHome FIT iB12 awarded a "CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award" in the Headphones category by the Consumer Electronics Association - 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada - December 2013 iHome iB78 awarded a "CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award" in the Headphones category by the Consumer Electronics Association - 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada - December 2013 New Balance NB639 awarded a "CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award" in the Headphones category by the Consumer Electronics Association - 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada - December 2011 New Balance NB639 awarded a "CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award" in the Health and Wellness category by the Consumer Electronics Association - 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada - December 2011 iHome iDM15 awarded a "CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award" by the Consumer Electronics Association - 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada - December 2010 iHome iP39 awarded a "Best of Show at CES 2010" by iProng Magazine – January 2010 iHome iP2 awarded a "Best of Show at CES 2010" by iProng Magazine – January 2010 iHome iP2 awarded "iLounge's 2010 CES iPod + iPhone Best of Show" by iLounge.com – January 2010 iHome iP150 named an "iLounge's 2010 CES iPod + iPhone Best of Show" Finalist by iLounge.com – January 2010 iHome iP39 awarded a "CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award" in the Home Appliances category by the Consumer Electronics Association - 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada - December 2009 Published as a contributor to "Deconstructing Product Design" by William Lidwell and Gerry Manacsa - September 2009 Various professional works exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, Nevada - January 2008 - 2012 Industrial Designers Society of America Student Merit Award Winner, Philadelphia Chapter - March 2008 Awarded 3rd Place in the Cotton Incorporated Sustainable Interiors Design Competition - November 2007 “Helix Hanging Vase” exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Booth #1581 - New York, NY - May 2007 Published in “Build: Manufacturing Education” - pg. 37, 64, 58-60 - April 2007 “Fashion Statement” exhibited in “Sustainable Design for a Sustainable World” - Gutman Library at Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA - April-May 2007 Awarded “Most Professional Design Exploration” in the SDI Technologies Design Competition - December 2006 Awarded 2nd Place Overall in the SDI Technologies Design Competition - December 2006 “Helix Hanging Vase” exhibited in Muji Award 01 International Design Competition - Japan - August 2006 “Helix Hanging Vase” exhibited and sold in “Arts at Nicky Fischer’s” - Glenside, PA - May 2006 “Fashion Statement” exhibited in “REcycle/REdesign ‘06” - AIA Bookstore & Design Center - Philadelphia, PA - April 2006 Awarded 3rd Place for Drawing: Graphic Arts in the annual “Pushpin” exhibit - Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA - May 2005 PROGRAMS: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Solidworks, PhotoView, 3DsMax, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel SKILLS: Hand Sketching and Rendering, Mock-up Exploration, Traditional Shop Tools, CNC Equipment, Ergonomic Studies, Market Research, Focus Groups, Testing and Evaluation, Brainstorming, Product Design, Packaging Design, POP Design, Sales and Marketing Considerations, Copywriting, Verbal Presentations, Group Critique, Interviews and PR, Teamwork, Team Management, Easily Trained/Quick to Learn MEMBERSHIPS: • Endless Circle Bellydance, Jun 2015 - Present • Sunlight of the Spirit Yoga Studio, Aug 2014 - Present • East Brunswick Ultimate Frisbee, Apr 2014 - Present • Deliria, Theatrical Tribal-Fusion Bellydance Troupe, Jun 2011 - Present • Mystic Mercenaries Stage Combat Troupe, May 2008 - Jun 2014 • IDSA, Philadelphia Professional Chapter, May 2008 - May 2012 • IDSA, Philadelphia University Student Chapter, Jan 2005 - May 2008 • Philadelphia University President’s Council | December 2006 – May 2008 • UPenn/Drexel Ultimate Frisbee, Mar 2005 - May 2007

Education

  • Philadelphia University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2008

    • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Deans List (all semesters), Distinguished Honors Scholar, GPA 3.8 • Awarded the Sara Tyler Wister Award (Top of Class: School of Design + Media) • Industrial Designers Society of America Merit Award Winner, Philadelphia Chapter • Awarded the Philadelphia University Four-Year Faculty Scholarship • W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Recipient

Specialties

Affiliations

Industrial Designers Society of America, Philadelphia University Honors Society

Awards

TWICE VIP Award 2016, CES Innovations Awards 2010/ 2011/2012/2014/2016, iLounge's 2010 CES Best of Show, iProng's Best of Show CES 2010, Published; "Deconstructing Product Design" 2009, IDSA Merit Award Winner, Philly Chapter 2008, Exhibited; ICFF 2007, Published; "Build: Manufacturing Education" 2007, FOR FULL LIST, SEE RESUME

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