I am an industrial designer that is passionate in many different fields of industrial design. I can always find excitement in any aspect of the design world and never want to stop learning. I strive to create products with high emotional, social, and intrinsic value.

Work Samples

  • Sol Light Therapy Lamp

  • GLOBARS

  • Paper Hard Drive

Work History

Mitchell Silva 43 Telegraph St Boston, MA 02127 978.732.3372 DESIGN PROFICIENCY Industrial Design, Photography, Graphic Design SKILLS Form and CMF Development: Experience working on full scale production projects from idea conception to commercial release. Proficient in form development through means of sketching, CAD, and physical models. Software Tools Highly skilled in CAD, Various Adobe Programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc), and Keyshot. Client Relations Provides a focused and personal relationship with client and / or program team. Experience with interactions and collaboration directly with mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, UX designers, program architects, and project managers. Also has experience with providing direct support to marketing and communication teams. Manufacturing Processes Hands-on experience with multiple manufacturing and material processes including, but not limited to injection molded plastics, painting, TPE and silicone, woven fabrics, CNC metals, laser etching, anodization, and formed poly-leather. On-Site Production Support Multiple experiences traveling to China to collaborate with vendors on prototype production, limited production runs, and tooling trials. Experience with on site production support for single piece-parts and full assembly on the line. EDUCATION Massachusetts College of Art and Design, class of 2013 - Industrial Design University of Massachusetts Dartmouth WORK EXPERIENCE Bose Corporation: May 2012- present Industrial Designer Freelance Designer: December 2012 -Present INTERESTS Rock Climbing, Motorcycles, and all things that go vroom. AWARDS: -Richard Keohan Innovation Award 2012 -Massachusetts College of Art All School Show Award 2012 -16 Hours to Glory Design Challenge 3rd Place -The Daily Grommet Product Pitch Finalist -Dunstable Artisans Photography Award -GDRHS Photography Merit Award PRESS: -Featured Articles on Core77, Complex Magazine, BikeRumor.Com, Freshness, Discovery News and ProllyIsNotProbably.com http://www.core77.com/blog/flotspotting/flotspotting_mitchell_silvas_glo-bars_another_noteworthy_bicycle_lighting_system_22059.asp http://www.complex.com/rides/2012/03/protoype-globars-by-industrial-designer-mitchell-silva http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/03/19/prototype-globars-by-designer-mitchell-silva-light-from-within/#comments http://www.freshnessmag.com/2012/03/27/glo-bars-led-base-bicycle-handlebar-concept-by-mitchell-silva/ http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2012/03/mitchell-silvas-globars/#disqus_thread References upon request

Education

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2010 - 2013

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Richard Keohan Design Excellence Award MassArt All School Show Award 16 Hours to Glory Design Challenge 3rd Place Daily Grommet Product Pitch Finalist Dunstable Artisans Photography Award GDRHS Photography Merit Award

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