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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

OtterBox, Fort Collins,CO 2012- Current Industrial Designer +Lead designer for 40+ major brand smartphone and tablet cases including Apple, HTC, Samsung. Generate product concepts and support multifunction teams 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 consumer 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. Xyron, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ. January 2011- August 2011 Industrial Designer +Design and innovate profession 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. Accomplishment -Launched first Wedge shaped glue stick. -Redesign refill cartridge to reduce materials cost. Impex Fitness, City of Industry, CA. January 2008- December 2010 Industrial Designer +In charge of product line arrangement, communicated with engineers in China. +Design project range included fitness equipment and outdoor furnishing. Accomplishment -Standardize the design process to speed up the communication time with factories. -Outdoor products selected by Costco and other retail stores. Freelance Design, - Summer 2005~ 2007 Client: RIOTEC +Project: Redesign barcode scanner that improved the ergonomic and aesthetic qualities to attract more customers. Accomplishment -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. Internship Eclipse Product Development, Amesbury, MA –Summer 2007 Accomplishment +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 barnstorming ideas for product concepts. Nissan Taiwan Design Center, Miao Li, Taiwan - Summer 2006 Automotive exterior design study and clay model making. NDD Design Studio, Taipei, Taiwan - Summer 2004 Involved in different design projects including cellphone, mp3 player Barebone PCs, processor- based servers, projector. U/E/N Art&Tech, Taipei, Taiwan - 2001~2002 Design Department Model maker -Competitive market research -Worked in team environment that includes designers, marketers, engineers and model makers -Full-size car modeling & scale modeling –fiberglass molding –painting and finishing.


  • College for Creative Studies

    • Bachelor Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2007



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