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  • Bradley Wong

    Industrial Designer

    Chicago, IL

Bradley is a design consultant and contractor in the Chicago. He has partnered with design agencies, global corporations and startups in Chicago and Pittsburgh. Bradley is an industrial designer who uses a human-centered design approach. He has a broadened perspective, and desires to work in an expanded role within product development, specifically with design & innovation strategy, and product planning. Bradley holds a Master of Product Development degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An avid cyclist, Bradley spends weekends working in a bike shop to help introduce and direct customers to right solutions for their specific needs. He enjoys the constant learning process of bikes by working and tinkering on his own bikes. Bradley is always looking to expand his role in design and is open to inspiring opportunities. Feel free to reach him on his contact page.

Work Samples

  • PG Air Freshener

  • Rerouted Radio

  • PALM

Work History

EDUCATION Carnegie Mellon University Master of Product Development, 2010 - 2011 Integrated Product Development | GPA: 3.80/4.33 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2005 - 2009 Industrial Design | GPA: 3.58/4.00 DIS: Danish Institute for Study Abroad Copenhagen, Denmark Furniture Design, June 2008 - August 2008 EXPERIENCE Self-Employed Industrial Designer Chicago, Illinois | May 2011 - Present • Provide guidance and consultation for companies looking to grow products, brands, and services Choi Design, Inc. Industrial Design Intern + Contract Industrial Designer Chicago, Illinois | January 2010 - July 2010; February 2012 - March 2012 • Engaged in research, hand sketching, physical prototyping, and CAD modeling to support the product development team • Generated and proposed product solutions through individual and collaborative efforts Product Council, Ltd. Contract Industrial Designer Chicago, Illinois | December 2011 - January 2012 • Provided research and hand sketching iterations • Concept development for medical client Project H Design, Chicago Team Industrial Designer Chicago, Illinois | July 2009 - July 2010 • Worked with volunteer designers to fulfill Project H Design mission of engaging and empowering local community organizations through the use of design • Conducted interviews with organizations to learn about youth homelessness in preparation for the Team's partnership with the Broadway Youth Center Inventables Technology Hunter Chicago, Illinois | March 2009 - June 2009 • Used various resources to collect innovative and inspirational materials and technologies University of Illinois, School of Art and Design 3D Lab Technician + Adobe CS Teaching Assistant Champaign, Illinois | January 2007 - May 2009 • Supervised use of industrial design equipment while assisting students in problem solving processes • Taught students Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop for creating product renderings and design stories Landa Designs Graphic Design Intern and Freelance Designer Lincolnshire, Illinois | June 2007 - April 2008 • Edited photography with Adobe Photoshop and designed layouts in Adobe InDesign for print materials including the Sales Catalog, “Road-Shot,” and Event Program ACADEMIC PROJECTS Procter & Gamble | Air Care Experience Design Designer—Conceptualization Phase Leader CMU Integrated Product Development, 2011 Modus Design | Design Consultancy Account Manager CMU Designing and Leading a Business, 2011 REBIScan | Pediatric Vision Scanner Design Researcher—Team Member CMU Designing and Leading a Business, 2011 Illinois Track + Road Racing Team | Design Research Design Researcher—Team Member UIUC Disability + Relevant Design, 2009 Krannert Art Museum | Exhibition Design Design Team Member UIUC Industrial Design II, 2008 PROFESSIONAL SKILLS • Design Skills - Multidisciplinary team work, identifying opportunities, user research methods, brainstorming, sketching, rendering, prototyping, manufacturing considerations, CAD modeling, wire framing, paper prototyping • Computer Skills - Adobe CS Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; Alias Sketchbook Pro; Shot; Microsoft Office; Photoview 360; SolidWorks • Artisan Skills - Glass blowing, woodworking, furniture design RECOGNITION • Lee J, McGrory A, and Wong B, (2010) “Track Beats.” McDonagh D (ed.) Disability + Relevant Design: We Are Able. School of Art + Design. ISBN 9781427619617 • Dean’s Choice Award - College of Fine and Applied Arts Offices, Architecture Building; 2006 - 2007 • Dean’s List - College of Fine and Applied Arts; 2005 - 2006 • PGA TOUR ShotLink Volunteer - Cialis Western Open; Summer 2005 and 2006 • Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship - Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation; 2005 - 2009 AFFILIATIONS Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Member | Chicago + Western PA Chapter November 2009 - Present President | UIUC Student Chapter June 2008 - May 2009 Treasurer | UIUC Student Chapter June 2007 - May 2008 Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Student Member | Independent Member 2008 - 2009 REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen Denmark, Carnegie Mellon University



IDSA | Industrial Designers Society of America