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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 6 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 (3 years 10 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