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Freelance Product Designer
Industrial Designer with a love for toys. Freelancing from Seattle after living and working in NYC. Holds more than 10 years of industry experience with particular skill in rapid visualization and refined product rendering using variety of methods. Strong technical acumen coupled with knack for trending and styling products according to current market preferences. Exhibits creativity and tact under challenging cost structures and limited resources.
Perry the Platypus iPod Speaker Dock
Barbie Gourmet Kitchen
Disney iHome CoBrand Product Line-Up
BRIAN SCOTT HALL email@example.com 917 • 291 • 0619 WORK EXPERIENCE: Freelance Designer Brian Hall Product Design, LLC, Seattle, Washington • Created sketches, landscape illustrations and graphic label artwork for Fisher Price products, such as Thomas the Tank Engine division; produced graphics for play tables and play tiles. • Provided concept sketches and color renderings for many other brands including BubbleGuppies and Nickelodeons Blaze. • Contributed to concept development for Photojojo involving development of iPhone accessories and LEDs for photography; worked on flash-ring iPhone case, flash-gels, and color flash labels. • Provided concepts for earphones and over-ear headphones for SDI Technologies to be sold to mass retailers such as Target, Best Buy, and Walmart. 2013-Present Senior Industrial Designer: Consumer Electronics and Toys SDI Technologies / KIDdesigns • Responsible for the design of licensed electronic toys and youth electronics. • Project Lead on multiple projects, responsible for creating concepts and art directing a team of designers and mechanical staff. • Creating concept sketches, package mock-ups, vector control drawings, 2D renderings and 3D models in SolidWorks. • Managing production with both in-house mechanical staff and overseas vendors. • Managing estimated cost packets and design lists. Awards for products designed: • Barbie Consumer Products: North America Product of the Year 2011 for The Barbie Gourmet Kitchen • Barbie Consumer Products: Design Partner of the Year for 2010 and 2011 • Hasbro Spud Award 2010 Nov 2009 to Dec 2012 Senior Designer: Toddler Bedding and Room Decor The Betesh Group: Baby Boom and Funhouse Division • Responsible for managing many projects simultaneously. • Met with licensors to determine direction and product lines. • Conceptualized, designed and developed specification packets for production in licensed bedding and room decor (lamps and storage accessories). • Coordinated product samples and production changes with overseas vendors to meet shipping deadlines. • Collaborated with buyers and in house sales staff to meet cost specifications. July 2006 to Feb 2009 Industrial Designer: Consumer Electronics and Toys SDI Technologies / KIDdesigns • Responsible for the design of both licensed electronic toys and consumer electronics. • Developed concept sketches, foam models, vector control drawings and 2D renderings and 3D surface generation. • Other responsibilities included leading team brainstorm sessions and production management with both in house mechanical staff and overseas vendors. May 2003 to July 2006 Industrial Designer: Consumer Products Marche Design,LLC. • Responsible for design of a wide range of consumer products (from small electronics to industrial sized floor scrubbers). • Collaborated with an experienced team of designers and in-house mechanical engineers. Feb 2001 to Jan 2003 References upon request SKILLS: Rapid visualization and refined product rendering using a variety of methods listed below. PC and Mac skills: Expert with: Solid Works 2015 Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Experienced with: Rhinoceros 3.0 (with Flamingo) Microsoft Office Model building skills: Foam core Poly foam Styrene Acrylic Electronic soldering LED's Surface finishing and painting Communication skills: Verbal and visual presentation skills include both domestic clients and overseas vendors. EDUCATION: The University of Kansas Fine Arts: Industrial Design Aug 1995 to Aug 2001 Wichita State University Fine Arts: General Studies Aug 1992 to May 1995
University of Kansas August 1995 to Aug 2001