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  • Collin J. Rusin

    Industrial Designer, Entrepreneur, Fabricator

    Minneapolis, MN

Head Designer Black Dog Robotics Feb 2016- Present Redesign the Black Dog robot. Design "tops" for military/SWAT applications. Develop a strong, consistent brand language. http://www.blackdogrobotics.com/ Industrial Designer - Kuryakyn motorcycle accessories July 2014 - present Design motorcycle accessories for - Harley, Honda, Victory, Indian etc. Industrial Designer - Rusyn Designs LLC - CEO October 2013 – Present Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area Freelance design work (anything outside of the telehealth industry). I have worked in various industries including but not limited to: toys, hunting, fishing,and water transportation. Industrial Designer / Engineer Cardiocom - Medtronic Company February 2012 – May 2014 (2 years 4 months)Chanhassen Minnesota I designed various telehealth products - starting with ideation through manufacturing. I also worked on projects that required Graphic development - icons, layouts, short animations etc.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Lead Freelance Designer

    • IEA - Institute for Environmental Assessment INC
    • Aug 2011 - Oct 2011 (2 months)

    Developed and produced viable designs for water purification mechanisms. Worked on a mechanism that could both transport and purify potentially contaminated water.

    Used a number of crude schematics, technical data, and technical design parameters to produce a prototype that could be easily understood by interested nonprofessionals.

  • Lens Handler

    • Vision-Ease Lens
    • Jun 2010 - Aug 2010 (2 months)

    I cut and sorted polycarbonate lens, as well as loaded specialty film into the molders. I also fixed problems pertaining to the molders.

  • Wacom / Print Lab Tech

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout
    • Sep 2009 - May 2010 (8 months)

    I helped students problem solve issues concerning: 2D/3D printing, Solidworks, HyperShot, Photoshop, Illustrator etc.

  • Bouncer

    • Silver Dollar Saloon
    • Apr 2008 - Oct 2009 (1 year 6 months)

    In the evening's I keep under age individuals from entering the bar, as well as stocking the cooler, and cleaning up after patrons.

  • Sports Manager

    • StoutMedia
    • Jun 2008 - Feb 2009 (8 months)

    StoutMedia is a SSA governed student organization at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. We were a media organization dealing in web 2.0 technology to further connect students. We represented the overall 'student voice' on campus. I was in charge of getting info about upcoming sports events, both varsity and intramural levels as well as news that affected the student body as a whole.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • BFA Industrial Design, Business
    • 2007 - 2011
  • Anoka Ramsey Community College

    • A.A. generals
    • 2007 - 2007
  • Motorcycle Mechanic Insititute

    • Harley, BMW
    • 2006 - 2006
  • Anoka Technical College

    • Welding Basic / Advanced Welding
    • 2005 - 2006

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

UW- Stout Best of Design 2010 Contact Walkie Talkie ,

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