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  • John McGillin

    Professional Dragon Wrestler

    Seattle, WA

Design Sustainably. Live Energetically. Sleep like a king

Work Samples

  • Allergy SafetyNet

  • Slim Leather Sleeve

  • Entry level Juicer

Work History

  • Senior Industrial Designer & Product Dev

    • Fabrique Ltd.
    • Branford, CT
    • Feb 2015 - Nov 2015 (9 months)

    Leading design and development for both soft and hard good across a range of products and brands from tech bags to protective medical equipment cases, style and comfort aligned to the brand pillars with designs that drive company growth through consumer preference and innovation. I work hand in hand with Clients, Engineering and Marketing to create holistically designed products.

    Responsible include; functional designs, documentation, repeatability, design-to-cost and manufacturability for new and existing products. Using CAD tools that include Solidworks, Rhino 3D & the entire Adobe Suite to make client presentation, patterns, specs, and tool-able designs for our manufacturers and factories in China, India, & Latam.

    Working around the clock to clearly communicate with the overseas team and suppliers to get samples and develop prototypes quickly. Traveling domestically for meetings with clients throughout the design process, ensuring the final product is ready for global distribution.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Spectrum Brands
    • Madison, WI
    • 2014 - 2015 (1 year)

    Designed many products through the entire development cycle to production for the licensed brand Black + Decker Kitchen tools, Juiceman and George Forman; cooking and food prep. Aggressive timelines forced me to work smart to provide excellent design solution that currently are being used in kitchens across America, the designs are top sellers within e-commerce Amazon, and brick and mortar establishments like Walmart.

    3D modeling (Solidworks / Rhino).
    3D Printing (SLA, PLA, ABS).
    Teamwork (Marketing/ NPD/ Engineering).


  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2011 - 2013





Runner-up for 2012 IDSA Merrit Awards for SCAD