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Taylor Welden / Industrial Designer
Industrial Design (Freelance Softgoods & Industrial Design).
Available to the World from Austin, TX
Available to the World from Austin, TX
I'm an experienced and skilled Industrial Designer searching for challenging Freelance and Full-time opportunities. I offer years of experience bringing concepts to prototypes, and tested proven products through to the market. Since earning my BFA of Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I have been focused on providing premium quality ID services to clients around the globe. My process is comprehensive from initial idea to finished product, including Factory Sourcing and Production Management. Contact me to discuss how my diverse talents can help you achieve your unique goals in business and design. Clients include; Eagle Creek, Brenthaven, SMART Design, HELM Boots, Bedouin (UK), DSPTCH, Pelican Products, TENBA, Naneu Pro, Pacific Design, GORUCK, ICON 4x4, Nissan, Ringers Gloves, and more. To contact me to speak about potential design work and additional opportunities, please email me directly at Taylor@TaylorWelden.com
BEDOUIN - Delireis roll top backpack
YEAGO - sustainable hiking backpack
EAGLE CREEK - bags & luggage
Design of custom wood jewelry box and softgoods packaging. Ideation and refinement. Factory sourcing. Prototyping. Production.
Research, 2D concept ideation, refinement, prototyping/manufacturing, branding, graphic design, and design direction for a company centered around tactical packs and gear for military personnel, outdoor enthusiasts, and active civilian use. Travel to USA-based factory to work onsite, overseeing prototyping and production.
Material consultant for HELM's 100% US-made boot collection. Suggestion of different US-made materials that are durable for footwear, affordable for production, and aesthetically fitting to the HELM brand. Sourcing of materials and suppliers.
Additional design of a classified product. Details to come soon.
Collaborated with D:E / Design Edge (designedge.com) on the design and refinement of the HackShield Messenger, HackShield Backpack, and HackShield Wallet, with RFID-shielding technology and utilizing Fidlock hardware. Factory sourcing, communications, travel to Asia to oversee prototyping and production on-site at the factory, and more.
Working with the owner/founder of DSPTCH, I designed two military-inspired packs for the brand; the Ruckpack and the Slingpack. Initial concept ideation through to prototyping.
Design of a classified product collection. Traveled to The Philippines to work onsite at the factory with the company founder, overseeing prototyping and production.
Working with the brand's founder and factory, I aided in refinement and prototyping for production of the Delireis backpack.
Design of a kitchen appliance.
2D concept ideation, product refinement to add value and increase positive user experience. Creation of factory tech packages for prototyping/production of several Eagle Creek products and collections.
Collaborated with major camera bag manufacturer on design and specifications of an upscale camera bag collection as well as a prosumer camera bag collection. Concept through production.
Design of a hybrid backpack collection which combines the watertight and crushproof benefits of a Pelican hard shell case with the increased ergonomic comfort and ease of access of softgoods carry.
Design of an innovative hybrid backpack for urban bicyclists. 2D concept ideation, refinement, sampling, user testing, and prototyping for production.
Design of a full-featured adventure backpack for international travelers.
Design of NFPA-approved Structural Firefighting Gloves.
Design of a classified ergonomically-focused business travel product collection.
Design of two complete softgoods collections to accompany the launch of two new NISSAN vehicles specific to the Hong Kong market.
Full-time, in-house, Product Designer. Technology-based backpacks, packs, bags, cases, and more. Project Lead on a variety of product collections. Creation of Sustainable Materials Library for the company. OEM projects for DELL Computers. Established connections with multiple innovative material inventors. Daily communication with several international factories. Concept through production.
Design of an innovative premium wrist watch inspired by James Bond. Responsible for creation and organization of 4-person Industrial Design team. Design preparation for manufacturing. Concept through production.
2D concept ideation, refinement, and creation of initial product direction for a company centered around tactical backpacks and gear for active military and civilian use.
Traveled to and lived in Tel Aviv for design of a classified product, working directly with the CEO of Shugon.
Full-time, in-house, sole Product Designer. Development of camera bags and packs for consumer, amateur, and professional photographers. Designed, Refined, and/or Developed an estimated 30 individual products within 7 product families, in less than one year. International travel to multiple factories in China. Daily communication with multiple international factories. 3D CAD modeling. Human factors evaluation. Graphic Design and print media assistance. Design of international trade show booth layout, POP displays, Promotional products. Blog author. Concept through production.
- Dean's List Awards. - SCAD-LACOSTE Study Abroad Program: 2004. Studied/lived in a medieval village in Provence, France for 3 months. - SCAD-LONDON Study Abroad Program: 2005. Studied/lived in downtown London for 2+ weeks.