A designer should do more than create gorgeous product images; he should seek a strong understanding of all the processes required to make it a reality, and to work harmoniously with any internal mechanisms, the external environment, and the user. These factors should not be allowed to constrain the creative inspiration: instead, creative inspiration should be used to stretch the boundaries of internal and external influences and processes, so good design may come to fruition.

Work Samples

  • Products

  • Concepts

  • Digital Renderings

Work History

JOE BONNOITT (George K. Bonnoitt, Jr.) joe.bonnoitt@gmail.com Experienced product designer with the design, communication and manufacturing skills required to successfully develop and improve products for the consumer product and medical device marketplaces. AREAS OF EXPERTISE creating designs & solutions improving & optimizing existing designs industrial design, ergonomics mechanical design & engineering design analysis, testing, inspection detailing & standards documentation, protocols managing vendors plastics, injection molding design fixture and tooling design` design for manufacturing computer modeling SOFTWARE AND PROTOTYPING SKILLS SolidWorks (10+ years); advanced surfacing expertise AutoCAD (10+years) Illustrator (5 years) PhotoShop (10 years) ProEngineer (2 years) Alias (1 year) Vertical Mill Lathe CNC Mill EXPERIENCE CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, Williston, S.C. 8/2010- Present Sr. Design Engineer Industrial Design Consultant Conceptualization and design of cold drink vending machine external cosmetic and internal functional parts; sustaining and mechanical engineering; design of injection-molded plastic and sheet metal parts parts; Advanced surfacing using SolidWorks 2010 and Surfaceworks KIMBERLY-CLARK, INC., Roswell, GA 2/2009- 8/2009 Contract Designer - Medical device design and drafting using SolidWorks, AutoCAD SMITHS MEDICAL INC., Duluth, GA 4/2007 – 10/2008 Design Engineer - Designed and improved respiratory and infusion products for functionality and manufacturing; tested, performed engineering analysis and sustaining engineering, wrote test protocols and engineering reports, created and optimized industrial, ergonomic and styling design for Medfusion 3500 infusion pump enclosure, provided mechanical engineering support. - Reconceived industrial design and mechanical design of Medfusion 3500 Security Enclosure, including styling, ergonomics, security, and manufacturing issues. - Analyzed problems and existing designs; generated multiple design concept solutions, and presented options to company officials. - Created highly improved design of water system interface for Thera-Heat water system that improved product robustness by a factor of 4X and greatly improved assembly simplicity and reliability. - Tolerance analysis and application of geometric tolerancing and ANSI, ISO standards. - Coordinated prototype production and molding modifications; performed verification testing and engineering studies. - Researched and selected vendors; worked with vendors in releasing production tooling to implement changes. - Designed fixtures for product testing and production. FUSIONBRANDS, Atlanta, GA 8/2005 – 4/2007 Contract Industrial and Mechanical Design - Translation of client’s sketches and concepts into production-ready computer models; ID, form and styling refinement, engineering support ENGINUITYWORKS, Atlanta, GA 5/2006 – 1/2007 Contract Industrial and Mechanical Design -Computer modeling and design improvements, conceptualization and industrial design GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Atlanta, GA 2001 – 2006 Full Time Student *Returned to school to complete Bachelors degree PROXIMA THERAPEUTICS, Alpharetta, GA 2000 – 2001 Mechanical Designer - Mechanical design, engineering support, testing, product conceptualization, engineering document control MODULAR DESIGN WORKS, Duluth, GA 1998 – 2000 Mechanical Designer - Industrial design, mechanical design, engineering support, product conceptualization, engineering document control, I.P. research, composition of abstracts for provisional patents NOVOSTE, Duluth, GA 1994 - 1998 Mechanical Designer - Mechanical design, engineering, conceptualization, engineering documentation, prototype fabrication; R&D team management Fabricated parts for prototype, pilot run and clinical trial. Performed testing and inspection. Researched new concepts and technologies. Coordinated initial engineering documentation. Managed design team and model shop. -Co-designed Beta-Cath™ Beta radiation brachyatherapy system, Clinical versions I and II, which brought the company from a valuation of $2M to $360M. -Designed safety interconnect and catheter interface, user controls and extruded/ground quartz seed chamber, fluid paths and valves, proprietary high-accuracy fluid relief valve, product accessories, etc. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, High Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA 2006 PATENTS Cited as Inventor, US Patents 5899882, 6013020, 6261219, 6306074, 6610003, 7025716 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Member, IDSA AWARDS FusionBrands PoachPod: I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review 2008, consumer products honorable mention Novoste Beta-Cath System: MDEA Medical Device Award, 2001 Georgia Institute of Technology: Highest GPA, Freshman Industrial Design


  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2006

    Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, High Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA 2006



Member, IDSA


FusionBrands IceOrb, PoachPod: I.D. Magazine Design Review 2009, 2008, respectively: consumer products honorable mention. Novoste Beta-Cath System: MDEA Medical Device Award, 2001. Georgia Institute of Technology: Highest GPA, Freshman Industrial Design