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Hsiao Lu Sun
Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins, CO
I am always confirming to myself that I have more fun and enjoyment during the design process, and that is what I like about design.
OtterBox, Fort Collins,CO 2012- Current Industrial Designer +Lead designer for 30+ major brand smartphone and tablet cases including Apple, Samsung, HTC. Generate product concepts and support multifunction teams to meet production criteria in fast paced schedule. +In charge of explore and execute new series to expend product portfolio. +Responsible for protective solution projects for enterprise clients. +Part of innovation team for new product categories by analyzed consumer research and target market concept development. -Accomplished time to market goal -Several design patents issued - 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 mechanic engineers, chemical engineers, graphic designers and marketing department. +Design research and customer observation for new product opportune. -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 including fitness equipment and outdoor furnishing. -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. -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. U/E/N Art&Tech, Taipei, Taiwan - 2001~2002 Design Department Modelmaker -Competitive market research -Worked in team environment that includes designers, marketers, engineers and model markers -full size car modeling & scale modeling –fiberglass molding –painting and finishing. Internship Eclipse Product Development, Amesbury, MA –Summer 2007 +Involved in various design projects including medical handheld devices, office products and footwear. +Helped the company build realistically yellow and pink foam models. +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 Study on an car exterior design and Clay model. NDD Design Studio, Taipei, Taiwan - Summer 2004 Involved in different design projects including cellphone, mp3 player Barebone PCs, processor- based servers, projector.