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  • Joe Campbell

    Industrial Designer, Fabricator

    Philadelphia, PA

I hold a BA in Industrial Design, Cert in CAD/CAM and have been working in the Engineering Field for over 12 years. During this I have acquired extensive experience in multiple 2D/3D platforms including Autocad, Solidworks, Pro-E, CadKey, Rhino and 3DS Max, Inventor. My specialty is in tooling, fixture and equipment design with focus on high precision parts utilizing GD&T. Other services I offer include Industrial and product design. Over the years I've worked very closely with Engineers, managers, and private clients to bring a vast array of ideas to life. Projects have ranged from one-off precision centrifugal test fixtures to simple parts designed for mass production. More recently I have been designing and fabricating custom props for event staging/live performance. In my off time I can be found either artistically sculpting metal (mainly sheet), under a classic car, or involved in the community through my studio (Frank's Kitchens) at events in Philadelphia such as KKSD (Kensington Kintetic Sculpture Derby). My specialties include: 3d modeling, Solidworks, Pro-E, Rhino, Autocad, CadKey, GD&T practices, Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat, Sketch Book Pro MS Office, MS Project, Mold Making, Prototyping, Sketching, 3D Printer operation Welding (GMAW (Mig), GTAW (Tig), FCAW (Flux core), OFW (Oxy/Ace), SMAW (Arc)) Advanced sheet metal shaping techniques Advanced metal fabrication (Ferrous and non Ferrous) Advanced wood fabrication tequniques Turning center and Lathe Operation Short Run Production and Prototype specialist Blue print reading and layout

Work Samples

  • The Widowmaker (Kinetic Sculpture)

  • Velomobile (Concept)

Work History

  • Industrial Designer, Metal Sculptor and Fabricator

    • Franks Kitchens LLC
    • Mar 2011 - Present (6 years 9 months)

    Produce stage and set design from concept to completion with emphasis on Industrial Design, Human Factors, Installation Interaction, Process Control and Fabrication

  • Props and Engineering

    • The Philadelphia Experiment
    • Feb 2008 - Present (9 years 10 months)

    PEX Summerfest 2012 (Pyrotechnics Assistant)
    Halloween Ball 2011
    PEX Summerfest 2011 (Pyrotechnics Assistant)
    Heartburn V
    Halloween Ball 2010

  • Engineering Techincian

    • Henry Troemner LLC
    • Feb 2011 - Jul 2012 (1 year 5 months)

    - Managed “Engineering Test Log”
    - Investigated motor failures to identify root cause and presented multiple solutions to the problem
    - Effectively drove return rates from over 10% to less than 2% across an entire product line
    - Identified several improvements to products to increase
    - Designed components with Poka-yoke methods [fail-safing] for manufacturing and assembly
    - FMEA of products to identify potential future problems
    - Design of Experiment for new product revisions to isolate variables and ensure proper testing
    - Ran Life Testing of products

  • Designer, Tooling and Equipment

    • Action Manufacturing
    • Feb 2010 - Feb 2011 (1 year)

    - Designed a 1500 psi (peak) explosives fixture for testing black powder charges
    - Designed electro mechanical test fixtures for production
    - Designed Jigs and tooling for production
    - Updated cad prints to comply with ASME 14.5Y and MIL-STD-100
    - Designed a Direct Drive DC brushless motor retrofit for a 42” Centrifuge
    - Designed fail safe test methods for explosives and ordinances
    - Ran vibration, humidity and temperature testing according to Mil specifications
    - Ran testing of various explosive charges and detonators
    - Ran statistical analysis (Venn Diagram) of go/nogo fuze testing
    - Trained in GD&T
    - Updated plant layout to include fire and safety item locations including evacuation routes

  • Freelance

    • Joseph Fazzio, Inc.
    • Sep 2009 - Jan 2010 (4 months)

    - Internationally sourced, imported, and managed receiving of hard goods
    - Designed graphics and packaging for new products
    - Designed bar code labeling for inventory management
    - Reorganized portions of warehouse storage to accommodate new products

  • Engineering Technician

    • Henry Troemner LLC
    • Apr 2005 - Aug 2008 (3 years 4 months)

    - Upgraded to a fully digital drawing and documentation system and created a company wide paper recycling program
    - Familiar with various workplace organization methods including shadow boards and 5S
    - Management and Maintenance of Product and Material Data
    - Created assembly process details for both engineering and production

  • Draftsman, Cad/CAM

    • US Drop Forge
    • Aug 2002 - Apr 2005 (2 years 8 months)

    - Maintained drawings and ECO requests
    - CAD layout of manufacturing dies and tooling
    - Redesigned bolster for 2000 ton press to accommodate hydraulic clamping
    - Inspected 1st run parts to ensure dies were machined properly
    - Managed calibration of in house tooling
    - Updated plant layout to include fire and safety item locations


  • Art Institute of Philadelphia

    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Industrial and Product Design
    • 2006 - 2009
  • Gloucester County College

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • 2002 - 2005



AiPH Student IDSA; PEX (Philadelphia Experiment); Frank's Kitchens


Art Institute of Philadelphia (AiPH): Best of Quarter - Product Design II , Best of Quarter - Effects Design I , Best of Quarter - Mechanical Drawing, Best of Quarter - Fabrication Techniques, Best of Quarter - 3D Design Gloucester County Institute of Technology - Top in Shop Award (Feb...
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