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  • Hsiao Lu Sun

    Industrial Designer

    Fort Collins, CO

As an experienced industrial designer, I always believe the ultimate goal of design is to benefit people. With 10 years’ practice in the fields, I have developed essential skills in 2D and 3D as well as defining balance between aesthetics and feasibility. To me,design is not only a tool to solve problems but a way to help people adapting in this fast and every changing world.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Industrial designer 

    + Lead designer for major companies’ smartphone, tablet cases, and accessories.Generate new product concepts
    and support multifunction teams for both Otterbox and Lifeproof brand to meet production criteria in fast paced schedule.
    + In charge of exploring and executing new series to expand product portfolio.
    + Responsible for protective solution projects for enterprise clients.
    + Part of innovation team for new product categories by analyzing research and target market concept development.
     Accomplishment
     4 design patents issued. 
     Accomplished and never missed time to market goal. 
     Designed and launched first Skin clear case for EMEA market.

  • Industrial Designer

    Design and innovate professional and home use craft tools such as lamination, sticker making, magnet making
    machines and adhesive products. Worked with mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, graphic designers and
    marketing department.
    Design research and customer observation for new product opportunities.
    +Launched first Wedge shaped glue stick.
    +Redesigned refill cartridge to reduce materials cost.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Impex Fitness
    • City of Industry, CA
    • Jan 2008 - Jan 2011 (3 years)

    In charge of product line management, communicated with engineers in China.
    Design project range included fitness equipment and outdoor furnishings.
    +Standardize the design process to speed up the communication time with factories.
    +Outdoor products selected by Costco and other retail stores.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    +Involved in various design projects including medical handheld devices, office products and footwear.
    +In charged of building realistic prototypes.
    +Created Photoshop renderings to realistically portray various concepts to clients.
    +Worked on marketing presentations for the Eclipse sales efforts.
    +Assisted several teams in brainstorming ideas for product concepts.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Nissan Taiwan
    • Taiwan
    • May 2006 - Sep 2006 (4 months)

    Automotive exterior design study and clay model making

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    • RIOTEC,Inc
    • Taipei, Taiwan
    • Jun 2005 - Aug 2006 (1 year 2 months)

    Project: Redesign barcode scanner that improved the ergonomic and aesthetic qualities to attract more customers.
    +The first prototype was introduced on the Frontline show 2005 in Chicago and CEBIT
    show 2006 in Germany. The product entered the U.S. market in September 2006.

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • Bachelor Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2007

Specialties

Awards

EPDA( Exhibit Designers & Produces Association) competition 4th prize College for Creative Studies Scholarship Award (4yrs)

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