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  • Brian Chesky

    San Francisco, CA

Co-founder, CEO AirBed & Breakfast. www.airbnb.com. Former Industrial Designer. This portfolio shows my work as an industrial designer. I am still interested in speaking to anyone interested in manufacturing or purchasing design, but I am now devoted full-time to the startup life!

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Work History

::Experience:: AIRBED & BREAKFAST, Inc. San Francisco, Ca www.airbnb.com Co-founder and CEO, 2008-Present BRIAN CHESKY, Inc. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ca www.brianchesky.com Principal, 2007-2008 METHOD PRODUCTS, Inc. San Francisco, Ca www.methodhome.com Freelance Industrial Designer, 2006-2007 3DID, Inc. Los Angeles, Ca www.3did.com Industrial designer/strategist, 2005-2007 -Corporate clients include ABC's American Inventor, Disney, Mattel, Hot Wheels, ESPN, DirecTV, Discus Dental, Hasbro, Dreamworks SKG, Digital Domain, and Nyko. MIT VENTURE STARTUP COMPANY Boston, Ma Entrepreneur and Designer, 2004-2006 -Entered product in MIT $10K Entrepreneurship Competition. RISD Inhouse Design Team Providence, RI Industrial Designer, 2004 -Clients included American Power Conversion (APC) and Conair. TIMBERLAND STUDIO: INVENTION FACTORY Stratham, NH www.timberland.com Designer, 2004 -Developed the concept of the “Smart Shoe”; presented to Timberland’s product development team. ::Education:: Rhode Island School of Design, (RISD) Providence, RI Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), Boston, Ma. MIT Sloan Product Design and Development Studio ::Computer:: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Alias Suite (learning), 3D Solidworks, and Microsoft Office. ::Community:: IDSA-LA Task Force Lead ::Awards:: Child Magazine, Best Toy of 2006 Award 2004 Commencement Student Speaker, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI RISD Scholarship Award


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