Currently a senior designer at Samsonite LLC.

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Work History

Michael D. Harris e: m_harris02@earthlink.net ......................................................................................................... Education Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Bachelors of Fine Arts '97 / Bachelors of Industrial Design '97 ......................................................................................................... Experience -I am currently working at Samsonite LLC as the senior designer for the Retail department, designing and developing travel luggage and related hardware for Samsonite company stores and other retailers. -As a freelance consultant I have worked on a wide variety of projects for a variety of manufacturers, packaging, and design firms including: CaseLogic ChappsMalina Streng Design Beyond Design Samsonite/American Tourister Tirso Olivares Design Ignite USA Radius Product Development PDT (Product Development Technologies) and many others -I was also an Adjunct Professor in the ID department at the University of Illinois-Chicago for 2 years teaching Sophomore level ID courses. ......................................................................................................... Skills -Quick concept sketching, marker renderings, Illustrator and Photoshop presentation drawings and renderings -Developmental model-making (foam, styrene, etc...) -Computer: Mac / PC, Illustrator, Photoshop, Solidworks, Alias Sketchbook Pro, 3D Studio Max w/ Vray (for rendering) ......................................................................................................... Personal Qualities -Can work very well independently, I have a very entrepreneurial spirit. -Very disciplined, organized, and able to meet tight deadlines. Calm under pressure. -Learns new things quickly, is very flexible, and can adapt to any situation as needed -Always willing to push myself to the limit and beyond. -Good attitude and interpersonal skills. Can get along with everyone from all backgrounds. ......................................................................................................... Personal Interests House music DJ/producer, fitness, martial arts, running, basketball, biking, chess, philosophy, strategy. ......................................................................................................... ***Reference available upon request***

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

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