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  • Charles Pyott

    Industrial Designer

    Los Angeles, CA

Graduate of Art Center College of Design in Product Design with a background is in 3D modeling and animation. Cofounded Intelligent Mobility International which is a non-profit that creates low cost, locally built appropriate wheelchairs for developing nations.

Work Samples

  • Statial 3D printed adjustable mouse

  • Linos

  • Twin Parabolic Ski

Work History

Charlie Pyott Industrial Design www.slackervision.com/cpyott www.intelligentmobility.org Education: Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA Bachelor of Science Industrial Design, Spring 2008 Digital Hollywood Institute of Media Arts, Santa Monica CA Alias|Wavefront Maya, 1998-99 Experience: Product Designer, WET Design, Sun Valley CA 2008-09 Worked closely with engineers to develop robotics and components for large scale water features throughout the US and Dubai as well as developing concepts and working prototypes for consumer product line. Also focused on interior and furniture design for WET’s new engineering and fabrication studio. Director of Product Development, Intelligent Mobility International, Los Angeles CA 2007-09 Co-founded 501(c) (3) non-profit company out of joint Caltech & Art Center class. Goal of company is to provide low cost, appropriate wheelchairs created from mountain bike components as well as offer employment for developing nations. Responsibilities include developing concept chair, building manufacturing work flow for shop in Guatemala, web site administration and creation of promotional material. Industrial Design, Machine Histories, Los Angeles CA 2007-08 Design, modeling, rendering and fabrication of projects at design consultancy. Projects ranged from interior design for corporate lobbies to fabrication of models for advertisements (Kohler/ Mark Holthusen), concept products (redesign of coffee lid) and 3D work for instillation art pieces (Carlson/Jeff Koons). Freelance Package Design, Global Icons, Los Angeles CA 2007 Developed Logo, Packaging and Iconography for a wireless speaker system for bikes. Deliverables included full logo and packaging design as well as color variation and pre- visualization of product. Teacher’s Assistant: Sketch Modeling, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA Fall 2006 Aided in the administration of course work and student requirements, provided support, insights, led discussions in design critiques. Equipment Manager, WATV Productions, Los Angeles CA 2002-04 Promoted to new position with increased responsibilities including: setting up outgoing equipment for commercial shoots. Repaired lighting, mics, DVcams and Betacams. Wired sound booths and editing bays. Designed and built steady cams and various camera mounts. Assistant Editor 2001-02 Created graphics and animations for American Thunder, Nopi Tunervision (Speed TV) and Ride of Your Life (Fine Living Network). Production Assistant, Paris France, Summer 2000 Worked on motion picture “Vidocq”. Assisted visual effects crew, ran power cables, and set up lighting. Product Visualization, Vidal Multimedia, Geneva Switzerland Winter 2000 Created animations of products for presentation to venture capital investors. Clips demonstrated unique material/surface variations and user interaction. Web Developer, PlayBlast Inc., Los Angeles CA 1999 Collaborated with team of web designers on SwapMonkey.com video game trading site. Assisted in establishing initial trading policies, developed initial graphic style and site navigation. Visual Effect Artist, Visual Magic Inc., Los Angeles CA 1998-99 Modeled in Maya and After Effects, animated and edited multiple commercial and corporate assignments for clients such as Circle K and various architectural firms. Awards: Popular Mechanics Design Innovation Award, Intelligent Mobility 2008 Recognizes work in science and technology that helps to improve lives around the world. Awarded to myself and the three other co-founders of IMI at a ceremony in New York with a full page spread featured in the November 2008 issue of Popular Mechanics. Telly Award, WATV Productions 2003 Worked with producer and editor to create animations for aftermarket car parts commercial. Exhibitions: LA Auto Show, Convention Center, Los Angeles CA Winter 2005 Rapier Motorcycle Design 1/8 scale model with working steering elements Art Center Gallery: Rapier Motorcycle Design, Spring 2005 All Mountain GPS, Summer 2006 Skills: Creative: Innovative product design, interface design (physical/digital), rendering with traditional and digital media, concept sketching, computer animation, web development, adaptable problem solving Software: Maya, Solidworks, Alias Studio Tools, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Dreamweaver Hardware: Fabrication of visual and working mockups, Rapid Prototyping techniques, Wiring and electronics, Computer assembly, General mechanics and wiring problem solving Interests: Skiing and snowboarding throughout the Rockies and Europe, hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking


Art Center College of Design



Awards: 2008 Popular Mechanics Design Innovation Award 2003 Telly Award Exhibitions: 2006 Art Center Gallery: All Mountain GPS 2005 LA Auto Show: Rapier Motorcycle 2005 Art Center Gallery: Rapier Motorcycle