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Design I Project Management I Sustainability
I am an experienced and motivated individual with diverse background in product development and product management. I am particularly passionate about sustainable business practices and community development.
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BRAD GRESSEL Design I Project Management I Sustainability email@example.com coroflot.com/bradgressel linkedin.com/in/bradgressel @bradgressel 765.714.3437 ABOUT I am an experienced and motivated individual with diverse background in product development and product management. I am particularly passionate about sustainable business practices and community development. EXPERIENCE Industrial Designer, Taylor Precision Products Oak Brook, IL / Indianapolis, IN January 2011 - Present • 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 Freelance Designer, Consultant April 2008 - Present • Industrial design, graphic design, marketing, branding, sustainability, market research 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 Design Intern, Cosco Home and Office Products, Columbus, IN Summer 2007 • Collaborated with design and engineering to develop industrial ladders and child car seats • Market and ethnographic research, concept development, and product testing 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 INTERESTS Culture, live music, good coffee, running, reading, camping, bicycles, photography, energy efficiency, sustainability