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  • Brandon Allen

    Industrial Designer

    Atlanta, GA

Originally form Atlanta, GA Brandon holds a Bachelors and a Masters of Industrial Design from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Currently a Design Researcher at Herman Miller Inc. providing design and insights to all Herman Miller vertical markets Brandon has a strong ability to analyze user needs, everyday problems, and respond by creating cutting edge products and services.His projects strive to use sustainable practice and materials.

Work Samples

  • Georgia Pacific Design Research & Packaging Design

  • Herman Miller Product Design_Design Research

  • NuTone Flex Hose Design

Work History

profile Proven to be a detail oriented, self-motivated individual with strong creative and technical skills and the verified ability to thrive under ambiguity. A demonstrated ability to think conceptually as well as concretely as evidenced by the ability to provide practical and innovative design and problem solving solutions utilizing: •Research, communication, Conceptualization, •Ideation Organization of large scale projects •Management of cross functional teams •Excellent presentation skills •Strong inside/outside sales experience •Powerful but gentle closing abilities •Passion for gaining personal relationships with clients •Exceptional sketching and Rendering Ability •3D Virtual and Physical Modeling •Graphics Design and Layout •Project Management •Multimedia Presentation Development •Photography education •Auburn University MID Masters of Industrial Design 2009 •Auburn University BS Bachelors of Industrial Design 2005 •Shu Te University, Auburn University Design 2005 Kaoshiung, Taiwan Exchange Program experience 2011 – Present Lead Designer Enfinite Ent. LLC. •Perform lead role in the design and production of print, identity, packaging, and collateral material. 2010 – Aug 2011 Workplace Solutions and Ergonomics Consultant Herman Miller •Educated the GA and the mid-south market and sold the value of ergonomic workspace solutions to end-users, dealers, architects and designers. •Maintained sales activity and opportunity reports, sales order paperwork, installation assistance, and sales training as well as maintain customer contact database. •Serve as the conduit between customer service and customers concerning shipment information, quality concerns and other relevant issues. •Conducted training sessions on ergonomics and Herman Miller products for dealer sales representatives. 2009-2010 Contract Design Research Professional Herman Miller •Conducted ethnographic research for the Sayl Chair, launched this year, it is already the most successful Herman Miller retail chairs since Aeron. Sayl is currently the winner of several prestigious awards, including the IDA design of the year 2011. •Translated research results and insights into recommendations to support design, business decision making, and creative innovation processes. •Reported directly to the director of product management. Design Research Fellowship Herman Miller •Served as the product designer and design research lead on an interdisciplinary team, tasked with adding power to the Charles and Ray Eames classic airport tandem seating. •Designed and lead exploratory and evaluative research efforts in support of the project team. •Collaborated with product engineers to design a new powered addition without affecting the Eames timeless aesthetic; the resulting design is scheduled to be released as an option in summer 2010 and a standard offering in summer 2011. •Conducted ethnographic research, •Economic development research and market research. •Responsible for providing a brand analysis, brand strategy, and trend recommendation, for the executive leadership team. •Defined and analyzed research results and insights into recommendations to support various project teams within Herman Miller Seating, Healthcare, Retail, and Brand Strategy. 2006-2007 Product Designer/ Graphic Artist Auburn Engineers •Created graphics for online and print catalogues; designed exhibit, and trade show displays, and internal and external presentations. •Co-created design briefs and proposals for Home Depot and Boeing. •Developed identity package and trophy for the 3rd annual ergonomics student design competition. Spring 2007 Student Product Designer, Georgia Pacific •Conducted consumer research (User group discussions, surveys, journals, in home observations, and prototype evaluations) concerning the expansion of paper towel usage inside and outside of the home. •Designed and built prototype packaging and graphics with an emphasis on sustainable materials. •Responsible for providing a brand analysis, and brand strategy recommendation, for the management of Georgia Pacific’s paper and pulp division. Fall 2005 Student Product Designer, GameTime, Playcore Co. •Tasked to update, develop, and expand the existing line of playground equipment. •Collaborated with GameTime design engineers to created scale and full scale prototypes as a final deliverable to the client. •Designed and facilitated user research for concept validation. Spring 2004 Student Product Designer, Broan NuTone •Tasked to update, develop, and expand the existing line of central vacuum •Designed and built a prototype vacuum wand attachment (Flex Hose). •Collaborated with Vice President of Marketing to promote brand image by developing logos, redesigning packaging, creating promotional materials, and engineering point of purchase and exhibit displays. •Designed and facilitated exploratory, market, and user research for concept validation. teaching experience Spring 2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Advanced Computer Aided Design Auburn University •Assisted in the instruction of Solid Edge, and Rhinoceros CAD programs under professor Tin Man Lau. •Responsible to design and execute curriculum, assist in grading, and assist in overall curriculum planning. •Facilitated after hours lab tutoring sessions. Fall 2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to INDD Auburn University •Assistant in Foundation Principles under the Dean of Industrial Design. •Responsible to design and execute curriculum, assist in grading, and assist in overall curriculum planning. Spring 2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Professional Practice Auburn University •Assistant in a studio course designed to provide an overview of the professional designer. Summer 2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Technical Drawing Auburn University •Assistant in the first studio course in the industrial design sequence providing an overview of technical design skills in their application to the resolution of product design problems. Software •Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, •Solid Edge •Macromedia Flash, •Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point, Excel, •Rhinoceros •Maxwell Studio, •Bunkspeed (Hypershot) •PC and MAC proficient •Intermediate level knowledge: Solidworks & AutoCAD


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