My name is Bobby Piper. I am currently a Design Engineer in Kansas City, MO. I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado and have a B.A. in Industrial Design. I have a strong sketching and conceptualization background as well as 10 years of graphic and design engineering experience. I am currently a design engineer working daily along side multiple teams from imaging and design to fabrication and installation. I have experience designing and creating 3D and working models from concept to creation. Working on 3-4 major projects at once is very common and demands organization and great communication with inside and outside connections.

Work Samples

  • Sketching

  • Childrens Center

  • Sports Interactives

Work History

Bobby Piper Ponca City, OK c - 816-810-8650 e - A little bit about me: My name is Bobby and I love the outdoors. My favorite activity is bouldering/free climbing. Other activities I enjoy are slacklining, trail running in my vibrams, hiking/backpacking, working on my ’71 Café Racer motorcycle, fishing, camping with friends and just enjoying God’s beautiful creation! Simply put…I have a passion for anything outdoors. Summary - Hardworking, honest, on-time, fast learner with excellent customer service and relations - Professional experiences in full-time lead and team design workload as well as handling/organizing multiple projects at a time. - Demonstrated achiever with exceptional knowledge of design and engineering including: - Proven experience in conceptualization fresh, new designs - Enthusiastic and experienced in product design and outdoor equipment - Over 7 years of experience in fabrication and materials knowledge Education: Industrial Design, BA- The Art Institute of Colorado. Denver, Colorado 12/2008 Experience: Cookshack LLC.-Design Engineer – 8/11-current - Design and engineered a new line of pellet grill/BBQ smokers for residential use including the release of the current grill being produced ( - 2nd in command on research and development team from concept to final product currently being produced. Alpha Omega Inc.- Lead Designer -Feb 10- Mar11 - Created over 20 graphic solutions for 5, 6 month long church campaigns, debt reduction, building campaigns and more. - (website design and graphic solutions) Alpha Omega Engineering- Design/Engineering - Designed and fabricated packaging and graphics for Mossy Oak Brand Trophy Nutrition & WOW! Nanotech, working with CEO, chemist and field-test unit. Kindal King Group- Designer and fabricator –Jan 2009-10 Contract - Chosen directly by lead designer to recreate the Paseo Bridge replica sign in Kansas City, MO - Commissioned to complete graphic designs for local and national brands Fabray Architectural Lighting Design- Lighting Renderings –Aug 2009 - Lighting design concept renderings for the city of Vail, Colorado while working directly with CEO and owner of Fabray ALD - Chosen by lead designer to do Children’s Hospital redesign concept lighting renderings/drawings Maximum Impact- Designer and Visual Merchandiser –Jan 2009 Contract - Engineered and designed POP shelving unit for Jose Cuervo. Sharktank LLC. – Designer and Fabricator –Jan 2009 Contract - Integrated custom designs with function by producing designs. LaFond FX, Fabricator –Summer-Fall 2008 Internship - First-hand experience working with the owner and operator of LFX on both private orders as well as large orders for specific retailers. - Played key role in preparing and creating detailed characters for various orders Exceptional Knowledge of Design/Engineering Specific Computer Programs Adobe Suite: - Illustrator CS3- Exceptional knowledge of using Illustrator for portfolios, renderings, graphic layouts, general and abstract designs, as well as redesigns and moving from concept sketches to final renderings. - Photoshop CS3- Exceptional knowledge of using Photoshop for photography editing including, merging and manipulating colors, styling, and much more. - InDesign CS3- Exceptional knowledge of using InDesign to create multiple page layouts for portfolios, process books, PDF slideshows and more. AutoDesk AutoCAD, Inventor, Publisher and 3DMax- Professional skills used to create multiple drawings and 3D models used directly in fabrication and manufacturing Solidworks- Over 3 years active experience. Alias Sketchbook Pro- Exceptional knowledge of rendering materials, 3D concepts and all other products. Awards, Honors, and Memberships 2006-2008- Active member of the IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) 2008 EDMC Education Foundation Scholarship recipient 2008 Design Within Reach Show: -Top design Award in the Lighting Design Field


The Art Institute of Colorado



Alpha Omega Inc., Cookshack Inc.


Design Within Reach Fall 2008 Lighting Design Winner