Born in Costa Rica, raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Looking to join a large USA team for a long period of time. My work is very flexible, my portfolio is well rounded, I am able to adapt to both corporate and consultancy environments. CONTACT EMAIL : herald.urena@gmail.com CELL : 917 684 6009 Specialties: Solid Works Rhino Keyshot and Hypershot Adobe Suite Cintiq and Wacom tablets Sketchbook Designer Model Making Clay Sculpting Fluent Spanish and English Rapid Prototyping PowerPoint Microsoft Word Mac and PC proficient

Work Samples

  • Arms Up Chair Series

  • Motorola Packaging

  • Of Consultancies and Luxury

Work History

  • Co-Founder

    • DeHM
    • 2012 - Present (2 years)

    Branding, apparel, and sport related design for a client in India
    Industrial design for Coca Cola.

    This is part of a collaboration I hold with an established designer I meet on my work experiences abroad.

  • Design Tutor

    • College for Creative Studies
    • 2011 - May 2013 (1 year 5 months)
  • Freelance Designer

    • ECCO Design
    • Aug 2012 - Sep 2012 (1 month)

    I was part of a team executing a large project for LG. Responsibilities : product, interface, and presentation design.

  • Collaborating Designer

    • Plex Studio
    • May 2012 - Aug 2012 (3 months)

    Plex Studio is a new design consultancy founded by 2 industrial designers. I brought Plex their first client from outside the country and took the role of design lead with the re-branding of that new client.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Cerebrum Design
    • Jan 2012 - Apr 2012 (3 months)

    Assisting with technical design development in a fast paced environment. Working with 3 - 5 other ID designers in the office to execute projects for European and Asian clients. I participated in fashion design, kiosk design, a USB design, story-boarding a comic, packaging, factory visits, and research as well as creating design solutions for the 2012 Thailand flood. I was the first American to join the company.

  • ID Intern

    • Kaleidoscope
    • Mar 2011 - Aug 2011 (5 months)

    Worked with design Impact on the branding for a nonprofit briquette for rural India/ Assisted in trend analysis books for the Detroit auto show and ICFF/ Carried a packaging project through multiple phases and assisted with the design of medical devices, college supplies, and housewares. Visited a chemical plant for research and was regularly exposed to client meetings.

  • MARVEL Design Intern

    • Hasbro
    • Jan 2011 - Mar 2011 (2 months)

    Managed portions of projects (20 - 25 of them)
    Developing concepts for the 2012 and 2013 Avengers line
    Created an endless amount of Cintiq drawings.

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