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Industrial Designer, 3D Animator and Business Entrepreneur with good sense of design, design management, aesthetics, functionality, problem solving skills and great interest in social design.
ANDREW E. MORRISON Design is about creating systems and products that efficiently resolve social problems and constantly aim to improve the quality of life of human beings. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2015 to Present - Concepto Foundation Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Director, Co-Founder Responsible for co-founding and managing a non-profit organization that seeks to utilize the product development process to find, design and create viable solutions to global-scale social problems through the use of technology. 2013 to Present - International Democratic Network - Miami, FL - Member, Co-Founder Responsible for co-creating a non-profit organization that seeks to support democratic values through community organizing, fundraising events and social media campaigns to support other non-profit organizations for social development. 2006 to Present - Concepto Studios Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL / Beijing, China – Principal, Co-Founder Responsible for creating and managing Concepto Studios Inc. A company which provides market research, concept development, visualization and engineering services to clients around the world. It is also a full service provider of top quality appearance models, functional prototypes, tools and parts for product development and manufacturing operations. 2012 to 2014 - Venevox Foundation Inc. - Miami, FL - Director, Co-Founder Responsible for creating and managing a non-profit organization that seeks to defend the human rights and democratic values of the Venezuelan people around the world, through the development and implementation of innovative initiatives and technologies. 2010 to 2010 - Central Academy of Fine Arts - Beijing, China. - Professor of Industrial Design Responsible for teaching the product development process to a class of 40 students. 2006 - 2007 - Spine 3D Inc. - Miami, FL - Senior Production Artist Responsible for managing a team of four 3D animators and all projects involved to make sure deadlines were met and all projects exceeded the expectations of corporate managers and clients. 2006 - 2007 - Digital Media Arts College - Boca Raton, FL - Professor of Animation and Product Visualization. Responsible for teaching 3D animation and product visualization techniques to a class of 10 students 2000 - 2006 - Forward Industries Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL - Lead Designer Responsible for leading a team of four industrial designers and all projects involved to make sure deadlines were met and all projects exceeded the expectations of corporate managers and clients. EDUCATION Class of 2006 - MFA in Product Visualization - Summa cum laude - Digital Media Arts College - Boca Raton, FL Class of 2000 - BFA in Industrial Design - Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI Class of 1996 - Post Graduate High School Degree - Choate Rosemary Hall School - Wallingford, CT AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS Speaker at “Plan País” 2015 - University of Texas at Austin Speaker at “A World without Discrimination” 2015 - University of Miami Red Dot Design Award 2014 - Design development of the Remington Hyper Flex Shaver Human Rights and Pro-Democracy Award 2013 - University of Miami Panelist at Innova 2011 and 2013 Design and Engineering Conference - Guadalajara, Mexico Gold Design Award 2010 - Midea Corporation Design Competition, Beijing, China Professor of the Year Award 2010 - Central Academy of Fine Arts - Beijing, China Speaker at the Annual Transportation Design Conference 2008 - Liuzhou, China Speaker at “Who Knows?” Design Conference 2006 - Querétaro, Mexico Best of Show 2006 - Digital Media Arts College Graduation Ceremony SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Language: Fluent in English and Spanish with basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Software: DS SolidWorks, Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Premiere, PTC Pro-Engineer, Chaos Group V-ray, Luxion Keyshot, Corel Draw, Final Cut Pro. Microsoft Office. Other Skills: Public Speaking, Live TV and Radio Broadcasting, Event Planning, Crowd-funding, Social Media Marketing, UX Design, Social Design, Brand Development, Strategic Thinking, Planning, Conceptual Creativity and Problem Solving.
Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island School of Design, Digital Media Arts College