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San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
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.
313.530.4171 / firstname.lastname@example.org / http://coroflot.com/aaltaven
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
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.
Illustration, design ideation, creative problem-solving, blue-sky brainstorming, woodworking (machine/hand tools), metal turning, soldering (jewelry/electrical), model making in plastic/foam/computer
Mac/PC, Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, Solidworks, Maya, Vellum, Vectorworks
Exceptionally well-organized, self-reliant, experienced in being a team player, easily adaptable to new software, and creatively productive.
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
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
Rhode Island School of Design