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  • Matt Thornton

    Industrial Designer

    Portland, OR

I started out in a shop environment and found this to be a comfortable place. I became a certified MIG welder and have experience in all welding processes. At the same time I was studying Drafting and worked for 3 years drafting including 6 months of hand drafting. This lead me to Industrial Design and then my world exploded with opportunity. Industrial Design has become a passion for implementing solutions in ways that are sustainable. In a throw away culture we can only change if we start at the beginning of the process and change the design thinking thus making it easy for users to intuitively change their habits because it is seamlessly integrated in the products and systems that they use daily. My personal skills can be summed up into a few words: • Futuristic- forward looking • Ideation- idea driven • Responsible- taking personal ownership • Achiever- goal setting and task motivated • Learner- fast to pick up new things and new ideas

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Work History

<p>Matt Thornton Industrial Designer | AIPD MattThorntonDesign@gmail.com _EDUCATION_ Oct 2009 - Present The Art Institute of Portland, OR Bachelor of Science - Industrial Design w/ Minor in Sustainability Feb 2012 - Present Pensole Shoe Design Certificate _Work Experience_ Residence Assistant- The Art Institute of Portland _Freelance Industrial Design_ Blitz House Brew Beer Tap Designer _Computer Qualifications_ Adobe Creative Suite, Solidworks, Rhino 4, Windows XP-7, OS Tiger-Leopard, Microsoft Office Suite _COMPETENCIES_ +3D Solid &amp; Surface Modeling +Illustration +Drafting +Concept Development +Photoshop Rendering and Editing +Digital Painting +Marker/Pen Rendering +2D Graphics +Technical Drawing +Model Construction +Prototyping +Client Presentations +Brand Strategy +Cost Analysis +Consumer Research _ACHIEVEMENTS_ Student Merit Award 2009-2010 _Clubs and Organizations_ IDSA AIPD President 2010-Present STAC (Student Government) Secretary 2010- Present</p>


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