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  • Connor Benton

    Project Assistant at Rhode Island School of Design

    Fairfield, CT

Current student of Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Seeking to build skills in ideation/design thinking, with a focus on high-end consumer goods and Assistive Technology for persons with disabilities both physical and mental.

Work Samples

  • Phone Concepts: Reflex Display

  • iPhone Case Concept

  • Spindle Turning Exercises: Walnut

Work History

  • Administrative Assistant

    • Rhode Island School of Design
    • Jan 2014 - Present (3 years 10 months)

    Answer, and redirect, incoming calls to the Student Affairs office - providing information to callers or redirecting them to whomever can. Process internal and academic forms, such as academic leaves of absence, withdrawals, etc. General secretarial duties.

  • Project Assistant

    • Rhode Island School of Design
    • Sep 2013 - Present (4 years 2 months)

    Provide insight and education to students with and without learning disabilities on various AT (Assistive Technology) applications available on mobile platforms, with an emphasis on time management/executive functioning.
    Presentation and promotion of RISD DSS office and our programs, including, but not limited to, student mentoring and one-on-one disability support counseling.

  • Camp Counselor / Art Teacher

    • Tri Fitness Studio
    • Aug 2012 - Sep 2012 (1 month)

    Developed curriculum and taught a two week art course for children ages 6-12 as part of an integrated arts and athletics based summer camp.

  • Sales Floor/Cashier

    • Trek Bicycle Store of Fairfield
    • Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

    Primarily worked in a cashier position. Handled work orders for repairs, special orders, and customer service/relations. Occasionally worked in-store sales.

  • Intern

    • Product Ventures
    • May 2011 - Jun 2011 (1 month)

    Gained experience in rapid-prototyping, Solidworks, and working in a team environment. Worked alongside a team of design professionals to develop a design concept for a major corporation, gaining experience in team dynamics, hand-drawing, ideation, and foam modeling.


  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Industrial and Product Design
    • 2011 - 2015

    Project Assistant at Disability Support Office



Sikorsky Aircraft recycled materials design contest winner (1st place) 2006