Work Samples

  • Senior Thesis

  • Furniture design

  • Ideation / Sketching Samples

Work History

Russell W. West 5856 Hallridge Circle Columbus, Ohio 43232 (585) 590-6117 EDUCATION The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH Pursuing Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design with anticipated graduation date May 2014 WORK EXPERIENCE Shop supervisor Ohio State University Art Department; Columbus, OH October 2012–present • Maintain and repair equipment, including traditional woodworking and metal working stationary machines, laser cutter, CNC • Demonstrate and train students in traditional carving, wood turning, and using the laser cutter Owner R. W. West Design Works LLC; Columbus, OH June 2010–present • Create and execute furniture, construction, landscaping, and masonry design • Coordinate delivery and receipt of heavy machinery, materials, tools Prototype designer Ohio State University Design Department; Columbus, OH February–June 2010 • Researched prototyping and conveying concepts and issues • Attended phone meetings weekly and corporate board meetings monthly • Presented work to the company CEO • Produced videos that demonstrated efforts and ideation Foreman and lead fabricator Carousel Magic! Corp.; Mansfield, OH January–August 2007 • Worked on restoration of antique Belgian Carousel • Oversaw all mechanical aspects of restoration, including new custom hardwood decking • Inspected all bearing assemblies and fittings • Supervised crew of during restoration process and installation in Montreal COMPUTER SKILLS • Competent on both PC and MAC platforms and Wacom Cintiq • Experience with the following programs: InDesign, Photoshop, SolidWorks, Sketchbook Pro REFERENCES Available on request


  • The Ohio State University

    • BS Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2014



Eagle Scout Full time, two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Husband of the prettiest copy editor either side of the Mississippi. Father to the two coolest little man-cubs in the world.