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  • Arvin Abadilla

    Industrial Designer

    Encinitas, CA

I specialize in usability, human factors, and intuitive product design. Alongside Industrial Design, I also focus on narrative storytelling through motion film.

Work Samples

  • GlideSafe - Infant Car Seat

  • Sketches

  • Basso Floor Mat

Work History

  • Industrial Design, Photography, Videography Consultant

    • DD Studio
    • Carlsbad, CA
    • Jul 2013 - Present (4 years 4 months)

    Providing ID support for the product team from product architecture definition and concept sketches, to renderings and final design intent. Other responsibilities include product/staff films & photography.

  • Owner - Film Maker / Product Designer

    OpenGlass focuses on narrative film and thoughtful Industrial design for clients who care deeply about meaningful imagery and products.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Concept Center International / Ridgid
    • Anderson, SC

    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 departments.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • BMW Designworks/USA
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Responsibilities included: quick visualization, concept inception and development, product renderings and supporting the product and transportation teams.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Essential Design
    • Boston, MA
    • Aug 2010 - May 2013 (2 years 9 months)

    Our small team of designers are client-facing and often see a product through multiple phases of the project. Responsibilities include visual communication, critical thinking & problem solving, working in teams and close communication with clients.


  • University of Houston

    • Bachelors of Science Industrial Design



Industrial Design Student Organization (IDSO)


IDSA Southern District Merit Award Winner (2010)