Joey Zeledón is an award winning designer that loves to humanize technology, simplify complexity and create experiences that delight the soul. Publications & Exhibitions: I.D. Magazine, Targus For Mac featured, 2013 Core77, Sketching Lab Costa Rica featured, 2012 Su Casa Magazine (Costa Rica), Sketching Lab featured, 2012 ConceptKicks, Clarks Originals featured, 2012 Core77 Year In Review: The Best of Core77, Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 HOW Design Conference (Chicago), Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 Inhabitat, Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 TouchDecor Magazine (Lebanon), Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 GoStyle Magazine (Israel), Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 TreeHugger, Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 Design-Milk, Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 Notcot, Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 Trend Hunter Magazine, Coat Check Chair featured, 2011 Esquire Magazine, Banana Republic footwear featured, 2011 I.D. Annual Design Review Exhibition (NYC), Coat Check Chair featured, 2010 Creative World of Design Annual (Korea), Coat Check Chair featured, 2010 MonkeeDesign.com, Designer of the Week, 2010 Guangzhou Design Week (China), Coat Check Chair featured, 2009 The Autodesk Gallery (San Francisco), Coat Check Chair featured, 2009 TechCrunch, Targus USB Hub For Mac featured, 2008 GQ Magazine, Banana Republic footwear featured, 2008 Specialties: Visual poetry and human sensitivity

Work Samples

  • Coat Check Chair

  • Targus Smart USB Hub

  • Targus for Mac

Work History

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    Designing fresh products and experiences that delight and enhance the lives of people in small ways and large.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Smart Design
    • Oct 2012 - Apr 2014 (1 year 6 months)

    Designing fresh products and experiences that delight and enhance the lives of people in small ways and large.

  • Design Professor

    • Universidad Verítas
    • 2012 - Oct 2012 (1 month)

    Design visualization studio course (both manual and digital techniques)

  • Industrial Designer

    • Continuum
    • Sep 2007 - Sep 2011 (4 years)

    Designed fresh products and experiences for a diverse array of clients and consumers. I've worked with companies as diverse as: American Express, Gillette, Keurig, Mr Coffee, OXO, Salient, SCJohnson, Staples, Targus, and Unilever.

  • Footwear Designer

    • The Clarks Companies, N.A.
    • May 2006 - Nov 2007 (1 year 6 months)

    Footwear Designer for Clarks Mens Division & Clarks ORIGINALS
    Lead Footwear Designer for BANANA REPUBLIC Mens Division

  • Footwear Design Intern

    • New Balance
    • Jun 2005 - Sep 2005 (3 months)

    Designed footwear concepts within Team Sports.

  • Footwear Design Intern

    • The Clarks Companies, N.A.
    • Jun 2004 - Sep 2004 (3 months)

    Designed footwear concepts for Clarks mens and Clarks Originals.

Education

  • IPED Instituto Profesional de Educación DAZA

    • Español
    • 2011 - 2012
  • Rochester Institute of Technology

    • BFA Industrial Design with Concentration in Sociology
    • 2002 - 2006

Specialties

Affiliations

Smart Design, Continuum, RIT, IDSA, Universidad Verítas

Awards

IF Product Design Award Core77 Design Award, I.D. Annual Design Review Design Distinction Award. Spark! Silver Award. TIME Magazine Best Travel Gadgets of the Year. Good Design Award. Spark! Bronze Award IDEA Finalist Green Dot Award

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