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  • Chris Owens

    Lead Industrial Designer at d:e Creative

    Austin, TX

Graduate of the Industrial Design / Product Design program at the North Carolina State University College of Design, with additional focus in Graphic Design and Mechanical Engineering. I was awarded the 2009 IDSA Southern Distrct Student Merit Award.

Work Samples

  • Das Keyboard 4

  • Das Keyboard 4

  • Capsule Coffee Maker

Work History

  • Lead Industrial Designer

    • d:e Creative
    • May 2010 - Present (7 years 3 months)
  • Junior Industrial Designer

    • Applica Consumer Products
    • Nov 2009 - Apr 2010 (5 months)
  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Dell
    • Apr 2009 - Sep 2009 (5 months)

    Industrial Design Intern in the Enterprise Team.

  • Multimedia Specialist

    • NCSU DELTA
    • Dec 2005 - Dec 2008 (3 years)

    Photography, graphic design, document design, web technologies development and web design, multimedia, online community development.

  • Industrial Design Consultant

    • Studio Hagler
    • Aug 2007 - Oct 2008 (1 year 2 months)

    Product design work for various companies through this start-up design studio.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Philips Solid State Lighting Solutions
    • May 2008 - Aug 2008 (3 months)

    Developing new LED lighting concepts from problem statement to prototype.
    Collaborating with Mechanical, Electrical, and Optical Engineers.
    Exploring new visualization and organization tools for use by the Product Development team.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Tackle Design
    • Aug 2007 - Dec 2007 (4 months)

    Developing concepts through direct interaction with clients.
    Ideation and rendering of concepts, building working prototypes.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • MeadWestvaco
    • May 2007 - Aug 2007 (3 months)

    Design and implementation of structural packaging solutions using new proprietary technologies and techniques. Serving as a support resource for Junior and Senior level Designers in the role of design intern. CAD modeling as well as prototype production.

  • Engineering Assistant

    • Valassis Communications
    • May 2005 - Aug 2006 (1 year 3 months)

    This was a mechanical engineering internship. In this position I worked in AutoCad and Inventor designing parts and systems for the plant and offset lithography printing presses. I designed documents for the company such as brochures, instructions for employees, and reference maps. I built and managed databases and spreadsheets to analyze plant data.

Education

  • North Carolina State University

    • Bachelor Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2008

    My first two years were spent in the Mechanical Engineering program, in which I nearly reached a junior level of classes, so my Math and Physics backgrounds are relatively strong. This experience has been directly integrated into my approach to Industrial Design. 3.796 GPA / 4.0 Major GPA

Specialties

Awards

2009 IDSA Southern District Student Merit Award Winner

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