Designer I Maker I Researcher I Project Manager I Advocate for sustainability and community

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BRAD GRESSEL Design I Research I Project Management @bradgressel 765.714.3437 ABOUT I am an experienced and motivated designer, researcher, and project manager. I am particularly passionate about sustainable business practices and community development. EXPERIENCE Senior Environmental Designer, Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget) Indianapolis, IN May 2014 - Present • Responsible for forward thinking creative leadership throughout all annual events, environmental experiences, product launches, and brand initiatives • Work collaboratively with all creative teams (designers, writers, production) to advance the visual brand vision and implement design strategies across all channels • Lead teams on projects and coordinate designers to produce cohesive brand statement across projects Freelance Designer, Consultant April 2008 - Present • Industrial design, graphic design, marketing, branding, sustainability, market research Industrial Designer, Taylor Precision Products Oak Brook, IL / Indianapolis, IN January 2011 - May 2014 • Lead Industrial Designer for innovative consumer product company • Collaborate with project managers and marketing team to develop new product strategies • Market research, concept development, CAD, technical design, and project management • Coordinate sustainability initiatives and identify energy efficiency opportunities Industrial Designer and Project Manager Sears Holdings, Hoffman Estates, IL May 2008 - January 2011 • Product design and development of furniture and home décor products • Responsible for complete project schedule from design concept through final production • Extensive market research, design strategy, project management and brand development • Managed cost and business analysis projects with buyers and marketing managers SOFTWARE & SKILLS • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchbook Pro, Wacom Cintiq format, Keyshot, AutoCAD, Rhino, MS Office • Product management experience in both corporate and consulting environments • Strong sketching ability with extensive hand and CAD rendering experience • Additional experience in photography, model making, prototyping, sewing, soft goods, woodworking, and manufacturing processes EDUCATION BA in Industrial Design, 2008 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Extensive courses in graphic design, design thinking, ethnographic and market research


  • Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

    • BA Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2008