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Kyle Steven Schumaker
172 Seminole St.
Plains, PA 18702
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. May 2008. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Blacksburg, VA.
InterMetro/Emerson, Wilkes-Barre. 4/2012-present
Project Industrial Designer
Ravx, Duncan, South Carolina. 1/2012 - 3/2012
Structural and Graphic packaging design as well as some product graphics and product design. Manage barcode system.
MeadWestVaco, Richmond, Virginia. 5/2010-8/2011.
Industrial design, package engineering, and POP design. Key contributor in a wide variety of design projects. Named on twenty plus invention records; Lead inventor on at least 8. Three preliminary Utility Patents have been applied for. Prototyped concepts and customer samples through ArtiosCAD, Kongsberg plotters and 3D printing. Gained fast track experience in rapidly moving product innovations from concept sketch to production ready dies to market.
MeadWestVaco, Raleigh, North Carolina. 1/2010-5/2010.
Industrial design internship in packaging for beverage, food, tobacco and medical packaging industries.
Concept Center International, Anderson, South Carolina - Two back to back product development internships with the Ryobi and outdoor product divisions. Direct experience with 10 -15 different product lines. Created designs from concept sketches to CAD. Prototyping from foamcore to Eaden 3D printer. Intense involvement with visual brand language. Close interfacing with engineering and marketing departments. Awarded design patent. August 2008 - May 2009.
Shidoni Foundry and Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico – One of the top fine art foundries in the USA. Summer internship involving all facets of bronze casting; mold making, waxing, shelling, burnout, devesting, chasing and patinas. May/June/July, 2006.
Tesuque Glass Works, Tesuque, New Mexico – A co-op of handblown and cast glass artists. Apprenticeship with experience in glassblowing, casting, and some lamp working. Weekends – May/June/July, 2006.
Computer Skills Mac and PC friendly:
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, basic flash and Dreamweaver skills
Solidworks & Photoview 360, Rhinoceros & Flamingo, Cobalt, Artios
Corel Painter, Basic skills in Sketchbook Pro
Experience with most wood and metal shop machinery, power tools, TIG, MIG, oxy acetylene welding equipment, Kongsberg 2d plotter tables, and 3D printers.
Experience with photo emulsion and stencil silk screening. Silk screened jerseys for VT intramural softball team and Free Ride Bike Club. Designed/screened bike shop logo. Designed/screened Team Shmeef Logos.
Hydrospine - a unique halfback spinal brace intended specifically for water rescue applications. Comprehensive team project. Participation/certification in SwiftwaterRescue Boat Operators’ class. Presentator at National Association of Search and Rescue 2008 national convention, Colorado Springs. Project received significant media and internet coverage. Utility patent applied for, spring 2008.
Science, Mathematics, Inclusive Learning Engagement (S.M.I.L.E.) – team member of interdisciplinary research and development project to create an educational kit for children in rural Appalachia. Interviewing, researching, presentation, consideration of visual aesthetics, communication. Virginia Tech, Design Research Methods, 2006.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Handbuilding Ceramincs and Tool Creation – Production style handbuilding with Hayne Bayless. July 2009.
Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Alexandria Egypt and Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Interdisciplinary study of architecture and Egyptian culture including visits to Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Siwa. Summer 2007.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. African Glass Beadmaking – Creation of traditional Krobo beads using Ghanaian methods. July/August 2006.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Discovering Your Form –Earthenware sculpting, hand building and surface detailing. June 2005.
Spanish Foreign Study - Instituto San Fernando de la Lengua Española, Cadiz, Spain – June 2003. Continued ability in basic conversational Spanish.
Work-study scholarships, Penland School of Crafts. Awarded through a selection/referral process to individuals thought capable of balancing studio time with physical labor for the school and possessing a seriousness of intent, strong work ethic and commitment to learning. July/August 2006 and 2009.
2005 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City – wood sculpture selected for display and also for use in the Virginia Tech accreditation process.
Will Grist Scholarship Award – May 2003. For, “honesty, integrity, compassion, gentleness; a zest for life; a wonderful sense of humor; respect for the dignity of the individual and consideration for others.”
Display and Sales:
Shesha Gallery and Lounge. Blacksburg, Virginia.
Shidoni Arts Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Industrial Designers Society of America