Freelance Industrial and Graphic designer available for projects big or small. I believe in bold design with a taste for the finer details. I also combine a mixture of Concept/Entertainment design with Industrial design to achieve the fastest, best result at the lowest cost to my clients. Contact me if you have any questions or just to say hello!

Work Samples

Work History

  • Freelance Industrial Designer/ Developer

    • Chris Armstrong Designs, LLC.
    • Long Beach, CA
    • Nov 2013 - Present (1 year)

    Freelance designer working with various clients in the entertainment and consumer products industries.

  • Senior Lead Industrial Designer

    • Condor Outdoor Products/ Amtrail In.c
    • Irwindale, CA
    • Feb 2014 - Jul 2014 (5 months)

    Contract product design and graphic/branding design. Product design includes developing a brand DNA through military soft goods products such as backpacks, apparel, gloves, soft goods and protective gear. Graphic design and branding work includes developing a visual identity and new branding campaign for the 2014 revamp of Condor’s 20 years in the military industry. Worked with domestic and overseas vendors and suppliers to develop prototypes and salesman samples through multiple rounds of revisions.

  • Lead Industrial Designer

    • Hong Kong Stunt Team (HKST)
    • Jun 2012 - Oct 2013 (1 year 4 months)

    Provided footwear design and visual branding concepts for multiple clients. Sketching and conceptual design development, trend and market research, building CAD's, colors and materials design and development, development tech packs. Working with domestic and overseas vendors and suppliers to develop prototypes and salesman samples.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    • Inhance Digital, Soulcake Creative, Sony Playstation
    • Long Beach, CA
    • Mar 2012 - Jun 2012 (3 months)

    Contract designer assisting on various projects for the product and entertainment industries including performance tactical designs and consumer electronics solutions.

  • Industrial Design

    • Stanley Black & Decker , Inc.
    • Irvine, CA
    • Aug 2011 - Jan 2012 (5 months)

    Contract designer for Black and Decker home housewares division. Primarily responsible for revitalizing the brand and designs of Pfister faucets. Involved in sketching and research development, presentation rendering, prototyping/CAD, and graphic design. Worked directly with marketing, engineering and overseas development teams to ensure successful design solutions.

Education

  • Art Center College of Design

    • Industrial and Product Design
    • 2008 - 2011
  • University of Houston

    • Industrial and Product Design
    • 2007 - 2008
  • Lonestar College

    • Associate of Arts
    • 2004 - 2006

Specialties

Awards

IDSA- 2012 IDEA awards finalist ImagineFX magazine- February 2012 Development Sheet feature Monkeedesign.com- Concept Designer of the Week nominee September 2011 5 of 5- AP 2D design portfolio (2004)

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