Hello. My name is Chris Carpenter. I enjoy designing for many purposes. Whether it's to solve a serious problem, resolve an annoyance, or simply create an exciting experience, I believe design enhances quality of life.

Work Samples

Work History

Chris Carpenter clcarpen@vt.edu Experience (Design) Associate Industrial Designer at Whirlpool Corporation (November 2013- current) (designing minor and major home appliances) Freelance Interface Designer at TurfCentric (February 2013 - June 2013) (designing a more intuitive and responsive interface for a mechanic's shop touchscreen task management system) Industrial Design Intern at Quirky.com (December 2012- March 2013) (assisting in many stages of product development including research, concept ideation, sketching, and modeling) Product Design Intern at Classic Consoles (Fall 2012) (designing and building consoles and accessories for classic automobiles) Home Depot Design Research Assistant (2011) (gathered generator product use information) Virginia Tech Industrial Design Summer Intern (2007) (assisted in building a portable research lab for African use) Awards Electrolux Design Lab 2012- Semi-finalist (One of the Top 30 concepts chosen from over 1200 entries) http://electroluxdesignlab.com/en/2012/08/29/electrolux-design-lab-2012-30-semi-finalists-presented/ http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/08/06/electrolux-design-lab-2012-top-30-declared/ LG’s Design the Future Competition- 1st place (2010) (Received a 20,000 award + Autodesk sketching software) http://www.core77.com/blog/events/lgs_design_the_future_design_competition_winners_16664.asp We are Love- 2012 International T-shirt design competition winner Available for purchase http://we-are-love.com/product.php?idid-15&c=Mens Virginia Tech Dean’s List (Fall 2008- Present) 2007 Regional Science Fair- 1st place (received a $1000 scholarship and other awards) National Honors Society (2007-2008) Outstanding Physics Student (2007) Outstanding Mathematics Student (2007) Experience Journey’s Sales Associate (2011- current) (pitching and selling shoes and apparel, providing customer assistance) Mountain Lake Recreation Staff (2010 summer) (guided hikes and mountain biking trips, rented out recreation equipment) Pearisburg Town Recreation Grounds keeper (2009) (prepared softball fields for games, worked in concessions, assisted in practices) Skills Computer Skills (both mac and pc platformed) Advanced: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator Competent: Solidworks, Photoview 360, iMovie, Microsoft Word Familiar: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Rhino Material Skills Advanced: Concept sketching, marker rending, foam modeling Competent: Wood shop, Plastics shops, screen printing, Lasercamm Familiar: Metal shop, 3D printing Leadership Virginia Tech Table Tennis Team Treasurer (2010- present) Giles High School Cross Country Team Co-Captain (2008) Giles High School Class of 2008 Secretary Interests Piano, Table Tennis, Designing posters, snowboarding, wakeboarding, t-shirt design


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    • Bachelor's of Science Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2012



Virginia Tech Table Tennis Team, IDSA


Spot On! Award (In recognition of extraordinary performance exemplifying Whirlpool values.) _ Electrolux Design Lab 2012- Semi-finalist (electroluxdesignlab.com) LG Design the Future Competition 2010- 1st Place (http://www.core77.com/blog/events/lgs_design_the_future_design_competition_winners_16664.asp) We Are Love- 2012 International T-shirt Design Contest Winner (https://www.we-are-love.com/store/mens/half-3-tee-white/)