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MFA Industrial Design at California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
I am currently studying toward my masters in Industrial Design at California College of the Arts. After creating my own Industrial Design curriculum at Union College it became obvious to me that graduate school was the next logical step. Having relatively no design experience, I took on an apprenticeship for three years at a construction and metal fabrication studio in Brooklyn, NY. Graduate school is allowing me to combine what I have learned academically and professionally into relevant and integral work. Currently I am seeking an industrial design internship for this summer. Being new to the field, I am eager to get valuable experience in any realm of the industry.
Fabricator 1 yr * Precision cutting and milling * Tig/Mig welding * Understanding of structures and materials * Understanding of design process and troubleshooting * Finishing work: Patina, mirror polish, stain, etc.
Apprentice Carpenter: 1 yr * High end apartment renovations * Custom installations * Delivery management * Art installations
* Aided in assembly of AC/DC power inverters prototypes for military and green initiatives * Conducted functionality test on PCBs * Conducted HALT testing * CAD in Solidworks * Generated fabrication drawings
Continuing education "Advanced Drawing for Product Design". This class made it confirmed that graduate school was a good direction for me.
I started out as a Mechanical Engineering student. After taking 3 calculus, 2 physics and a plethera of other engineering classes, I decided engineering wasn't for me. Thanks for the Organizing Theme option of Union, I was able to create my own curriculum of Industrial Design and graduated with a B.S. in 4 years.