Seeking a fulltime position as an/a exhibit designer/toy designer/industrial designer, where my skills in creative problem solving can be effectively used to create successful design solutions.

Work Samples

  • Exhibition Design

  • Industrial Design

  • Illustration

Work History

313.530.4171 / aaltavena@gmail.com / http://coroflot.com/aaltaven Education Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design – 2008 Pre-college program – Summer 2003 Brown University, Providence, RI Biomedical Engineering Course, Fall 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Boston, MA Interdisciplinary Industrial Design Studio Job Experience Freelance Exhibit/Industrial Design, San Francisco, CA Designer – June 2010 - Present Clients and projects include toy design for Wild Planet Toys in San Francisco, exhibit design for Milliken/SALT branding, and seasonal design for minted.com West Office Exhibition Design, Oakland, CA Junior Designer – July 2008 – June 2010 Teamed up with other exhibition designers for the development of museum exhibits at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, the MIS in San Francisco’s Presidio, and various other projects in the US and abroad. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, New York, NY Product Design Intern – Summer 2007 Worked as a product designer in the tabletop division, creating a range of work from K-Mart lamps to glasses for the new Macy’s line. NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX Habitation Design Center Intern – Winter 2007 Collaborated with a team of designers, engineers, and astronauts to create human-centered designs of the lunar ascent module for the upcoming moon missions. Palmer Promotional Products, Saint Clair Shores, MI Design Intern – Summer 2004/2005 Assisted in product design, product photography, and design proposal preparation for major companies including RJ Reynolds and Miller Brewing. Skills Design: Illustration, design ideation, creative problem-solving, blue-sky brainstorming, woodworking (machine/hand tools), metal turning, soldering (jewelry/electrical), model making in plastic/foam/computer Computer: Mac/PC, Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, Solidworks, Maya, Vellum, Vectorworks Personal: Exceptionally well-organized, self-reliant, experienced in being a team player, easily adaptable to new software, and creatively productive. Other Experience: One Night Music, www.onenightmusic.com Contributing Illustrator – November 2009 – Present Web Cartoonist, www.sketchfervor.com Creator, Artist, Writer – April 2009 - Present SCUBA Diving, Brown University NAUI Certified - Check out dives at Fort Weatherall, RI – Fall 2006 Awards Kodak Sponsored Award for Optics – Michigan Science Fair 2004 Intel Sponsored Award for Achievement – Michigan Science Fair 2004 National Astronomy Grant – Kitt Peak Observation Time, Tucson, AZ - 2003

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

Specialties

Awards

Kodak Sponsored Award for Optics Michigan Science Fair 2004 Intel Sponsored Award for Achievement Michigan Science Fair 2004 National Astronomy Grant Kitt Peak Observation Time, Tucson, AZ - 2003

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