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  • Cruz Aguinaga

    Proficient Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Adobe Suites and Freehand...

    New York, NY

Product Design Professional with quantifiable experience fulfilling advertising, sales and marketing requirements by initializing insightful design strategy. Strengths include design, spec, rendering and strategy for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo product among others.

Work Samples

  • Flat Panel 4X Induction Charging System.

  • The Energizer Charging System for Wii U and Wii

  • The Energizer Brand Quick Charging System

Work History

  • Freelance tabletop and handheld display designer

    • Neuman's Kitchen and corporate catering company
    • New York, NY
    • Jan 2016 - Present (1 year 10 months)

    • Conceptualize using both freehand sketching, CAD and presentation skills in the creation of serving trays and stationery presentation options for food.
    • Multiple concepts produced using initial ideas which brought both upgrade to display presentation and cleaner aesthetics.

  • Conceptual product visualization designer and maker

    • Performance Designed Products LLC., Video gaming and mobile accessories manufacturer
    • Aug 2011 - Present (6 years 3 months)

    Video gaming and mobile accessories manufacturer

    • Based on research to identify markets, I delivered exceptional sketches and 3D mock-ups of a charger for Xbox 360 and PlayStation gaming controller. With strong attention to detail delivered final product designs which showcased at the 2011 E3 Expo in Los Angeles.

    • Participated,effectively communicated and multi-tasked with a creative, cross-disciplined team in the design of a P.O.P. display that sold into 100 GameStop stores. Produced 2D “Specing” and prepared design sketches in 3D.

    • Passionate in the development of product solutions that offered innovation of a design that utilized slide mechanism to hide and access inputs.

    • Continuously learned to discover ways in which software program might be used in the development of organic shapes for multiple design projects.

    • With attention to detail and storytelling, I recomposed art assets from Marvel Comics, Disney, Blizzard and Pop Caps using Photoshop and Illustrator.

    • Using technique to identify design theme, I conceptualized and modeled in 3D a Walmart branded audio and video cable head accessory.

    • Generated savings to company by combining existing company charger product die with modified design that would simultaneously display and charge newest Nintendo Wii U Gamepad.

  • Class Tutor

    • Otis College of Art and Design
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Sep 2008 - Apr 2009 (7 months)

    • Listened, guided and encouraged undergrads with assistance in courses that involved both life drawing and design of structural 3D forms.


  • Otis College of Art and Design

    • BFA Product Design
    • 2007 - 2011

    Dean's List: Freshman 2007, Junior 2009 and Senior 2010.



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