I enjoy making discoveries about people that reveal opportunities for innovation.

Work Samples

  • GlideSafe - Infant Car Seat

  • Sketches

  • Basso Floor Mat

Work History

ARVIN ABADILLA | arvinabadilla@yahoo.com | 832.875.1494 EDUCATION: University of Houston | Houston, Texas Bachelors of Science - Industrial Design (Magna Cum Laude - May 2010) DESIGN EXPERIENCE: CCi/Ridgid Power Tools | Anderson, SC (Spring 2009) Product Design Intern - Responsibilities included supporting the Ridgid professional AC/DC tools team. The scope of projects required concept development, illustration, 3D CAD/rapid prototyping, and communication with marketing and engineering. BMW Group Designworks/USA | Los Angeles, CA (Fall 2008) Product Design Intern - Responsibilities included quick visualization, concept inception and development, product renderings, and supporting the product and transit teams. Midway Companies | Houston, TX (Spring 2008) Trophy Design Project - Our team produced 5 annual trophies which embodied company qualities. Sponsored Projects: Samsung - Industry-sponsored project on mobile communication with baby boomers in the United States. SKILLS: DESIGN: Working in groups Attention to detail Sketching and Quick Vis Observational Research Task Analysis Interviewing Design development Photography Graphic Design IMPLEMENTATION: Modeling techniques Functional bucks Prototyping Foam Core Metal working Paint application Wood, plastic, metal finishing SOFTWARE: SolidWorks 2009 Corel Painter 11 Photoshop CS4 Illustrator CS4 InDesign CS4 HyperShot Render 1.8 Maxwell Render 1.7 Alias Studio 2009 ORGANIZATIONS: President, IDSA UH Chapter | Houston, TX (Spring 2008) Goals were to strengthen the ID student body and increase awareness of the UH chapter. This includes forging new relationships maintaining high departmental motivation. INTERESTS: People, Travel, Photography, Cycling, Manufacturing, Graphic Design, Cinema, Kites.


University of Houston



Industrial Design Student Organization (IDSO)


IDSA Southern District Merit Award Winner (2010)