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Freelance Product & Graphic Designer
San Jose, CA
Chris Davis is a freelance product and graphic designer, successfully combining function, form, and style. If you need a solution in either area, I can create it. Call or write, let's make it happen. (510) 593-6078
Vendetta Street Helmet
Vertex Race Suit
Strike MX Uniform
An opportunity to use my energy, talent, and problem solving ability to bring successful, innovative designs to life. To create the vision of what a product can achieve and exploit that potential to the smallest detail.
Owner: Davis Design, San Jose, CA
September 2010 - Present
Freelance product and graphic design service.
Senior Product Designer: Fox Head Inc., Morgan Hill, CA
April 2003 – September 2010
Designer of protective equipment and performance apparel in off-road and street categories for the Shift Racing division.
Designed the most commercially successful and high-profile products produced for the brand, from helmets to boots and everything in between.
Worked within a small design team of experienced designers while mentoring junior designers and working directly with the brand manager, product manager, and developers to meet objectives.
Provided all conceptual and production documentation from concept to graphics to renderings to tech packs in 2D or 3D formats.
Garnered extensive knowledge of development and manufacturing methods, from injection molding to pattern making.
Product Designer: Letica Corporation, Rochester, MI
November 1998 – November 2002
Responsible for all new plastic and paper container product designs of one-quart to seven-gallon capacities, for industrial and consumer applications.
Invented and implemented a patented sealing solution that drastically improved performance at reduced cost.
Product Designer: Arca Systems, Tacoma, WA
April 1996 – November 1998
Responsible for the development of products focusing on efficient totes for agricultural and automotive markets.
Part of design team creating a high-end produce tote distributed by the largest container management pool.
B.S. Industrial Design: Western Washington University, Bellingham WA
January 1991 - June 1994
Graphic Design Studies: Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
January 2003 - April 2003
Hand Sketching, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Solidworks, Microsoft Office
Motorcyle track days, Architecture, Cars, Art
Western Washington University
- BS Industrial Design
- 1992 - 1994