David is most interested in how design can be used to positively affects people's everyday lives. He is enjoying his senior year studying industrial design and graphic design at the beautiful Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Throughout his studies, he has explored what 'design' means and how it operates in the professional world. He was employed at a structural package design firm for 4 years and had a summer internship at a toy company. After graduation he hope to pursue a his interests in furniture design or housewares.
Structural Package Designer Infold, Ltd.
Coventry, RI March 2008 to Present
Designed corrugated and paperboard packages with AutoCAD LT. Designed thermoform molds for clamshell packaging with SolidWorks. Operated printers and CNC machinery. Assembled and shipped prototypes. Clients included: Remington, Staples and Samsonite.
Toy Design Intern Little Kids Inc.
Seekonk, MA Summer 2011
Explored a variety of water, bubble and sport toy concepts through hand and digital sketching. Specified colors and decoration styling for near production toys.
Strong concept development, sketching, model making abilities. Attentive to details. Works well on teams and and independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Effective presentations.
Software knowledge: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, SolidWorks, Maya, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, with a Minor in Graphic Design
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT In Progress - Graduation May 2013
IDSA Merit Award, Academic Achievement Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, President’s List, Merit Scholarship, Portfolio Scholarship
Associate Degree in General Studies
The Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI May 2010
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Dean’s List
Vice President of IDSA Student Chapter
University of Bridgeport September 2011 to May 2013
Vice President of the Student Programming Board
University of Bridgeport May 2012 to May 2013
Chair of Publicity and Fundraising August 2011 to May 2012
University of Bridgeport Summer 2011
College Math Tutor
University of Bridgeport August 2010 to May 2013