I am a skilled Industrial designer with a very strong mechanical aptitude and a well rounded skill set. I have worked on a huge variety of successful projects ranging from boats, consumer goods, bathroom fixtures, medical, and fashion accessories. Currently I'm a designer for Marchon designing eyewear for Calvin Klein Collection.

Work Samples

  • Nautica 2011 Suns

  • Eyewear

  • Nautica Optical

Work History

Carl Allen elsum@mac.com Senior Designer - Nike Vision May 2012 - present Independent Design Consultant - February 2011 to present. As an independent design consultant, I have worked on a variety of projects ranging fromconsumer electronics, housewares, and fashion accessories. Marchon Inc. - May 2008 to present Responsible for Design of all eyewear created for the Calvin Klein Collection brand. I have worked on everything from optical, sun, to runway frames for both men's and women's side of the brand. In addition to these responsibilities, I also assisted on design for other eyewear brands including Nike, Nautica, and Sean John eyewear. Kohler - June 06 to April 08 Industrial Designer in Kitchen and Bath segment. Worked on a variety of projects including a year long intensive research project, toilets, and sinks and furniture. I was constantly working with manufacturing helping to improve standards and manufacturing abilities Integrated Design Solutions - Intern Jan. 06 - June 06. Worked on a variety of projects for brands including Fiskars and Minnetronix. Boston Whaler - Internship June 05 through Dec 05 Education -Auburn University - Bachelors of Industrial Design Graduation: May 2005 Skills: -Sketching -Marker Rendering -Model Making -Technical Drawing -Anthropometrics Computer Skills: -Illustrator -Photoshop -Solidworks -Solidedge -Rhinocerous -Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Awards and Activities: -Studio Award - Spring 2004 -2nd place - Sitting Green Cardboard Chair Competition(Feb. 2004) -3rd place - Sitting Green Cardboard chair competition(March 2005)


Auburn University