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  • Ben Pritz

    Industrial Designer

    Santa Cruz, CA

Let me show you the future.... I'm an industrial designer with the vision, experience, aesthetic sensibilities, and technical know-how to imagine what could be, explain it to others, and then go about creating it. I've had the opportunity to design and develop a wide variety of different products in the medical / bio-med, action sports, consumer electronics, sports protection, toy, lifestyle, and footwear industries. Now I'm designing & developing cycling/snow helmets, goggles & eyewear for BOLLÉ

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Work History

  • Senior Industrial Designer- BOLLÉ

    Lead industrial designer for all BOLLÉ products including snow & cycling helmets, eyewear, & goggles.

  • Senior Industrial Designer- BELL Helmets

  • Industrial Designer- BELL Helmets

    • Scotts Valley, CA
    • Oct 2012 - Feb 2017 (4 years 4 months)

    As an industrial designer for VISTA OUTDOOR my main focus is designing & developing head protection for specialty & mass market cycling helmets under the BELL Brand.

    I'm responsible for a variety of design & engineering tasks such as but not limited to:

    Human Factors, fit, function, aesthetics, design for manufacturing.

    Analog & digital sketching, rendering, & technical drawings

    Experience developing product with overseas vendors.

    Design & engineering of production CAD parts, injection molding, cut & sew, compression molding, etc. as it relates to helmet development.

    Color, material, finish

    Electronic component integration & development into helmets.

    Rapid production & visualization of innovative & practical solutions to even the most complex helmet design challenges.

    In-depth helmet design research

    Helmet scaling: direct & differential

    Familiarity with testing standards: CPSC, CE, ASTM 1492

    Extremely fast high quality 3D models (Solidworks) photorealistic rendering & animations (Keyshot).

    Foam modeling, clay modeling, functional mock-ups, appearance models.

    High quality presentations & story boarding.

  • Industrial Designer

    While at Mindflow Design I had the opportunity to design a wide variety of products for the medical/ bio-med, action sports, soft-good, and consumer electronics industries.

    I learned how to do fast product development while hitting the mark for the client.

    I was responsible for a variety of design consultancy tasks such as but not limited to:

    Rapid production and visualization of innovative and practical solutions to even the most complex design challenges.

    In-depth design research

    Extremely fast high quality 3D models (Solidworks) photorealistic rendering and animations (Keyshot).

    Client and vendor management.

    Maintenance and operator of the in-house Alaris 30 3D printer.

    Foam modeling, functional mockups, appearance models.

    High quality client presentations and story boarding.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Rome Snowboards
    • Waterbury, VT
    • Jan 2009 - May 2009 (4 months)

    My last semester was spent snowboarding in VT and designing snowboard products for the 2011 season.

    Worked alongside product managers and engineers to create innovative solutions for all product categories including: bindings, boots, gloves, packs, luggage, and outerwear.

    Product testing


  • Academy of Art University

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2009