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  • David VanDuzer

    Industrial Designer

    Philadelphia, PA

so much design . . . so little time

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____________________________________________________________________ SUMMARY: I am an Industrial Designer with over 6 years of professional design, development and engineering experience and a proven track record for transforming design concepts and ideas into award winning products. I possess the following skills: Extensive experience with materials, processes & manufacturing methods Strong creative & contemporary aesthetic sensitivity Rapid concept generation ability through drawing & rendering Strong functional prototyping and photo-realistic model making capability 3D CAD – Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Autodesk AutoCAD 2D CAD – Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign Proven multi-disciplinary teamwork, project management, organization & problem solving skills ____________________________________________________________________ EXPERIENCE: Creative Engineer Fleetwood Fixtures, Leesport, PA (May 2011 – Present) As an integral part of the currently forming Creative Design & Development Group, I am responsible for designing, prototyping, detailing, value engineering and building customized retail furniture and fixtures in close partnerships with a large variety of major retail brands including: Anthropologie, Art of Shaving, Athleta, Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, Boyds, Burt's Bees, BHLDN, Crocs, CK, DKNY, Gap, Just Born, King Arthur Flour, Lee, Lord & Taylor, New Tree, NYDJ, Quiksilver, REI, Roxy, Spanx, Urban Outfitters and Wrangler. Product Designer / Engineer Innovative Office Products, Inc., Easton, PA (May 2005 – May 2011) As a central player in a multidisciplinary product development group I had been responsible for providing research, design, prototyping, testing, documentation, specification and evaluation of all new products. These responsibilities necessitated close involvement with personnel in all departments and stages of product development up to and including final production. I also represented Innovative at various trade shows and meetings around the world. I had a pivotal role in the design and engineering of the following award winning products: NEW EVO™ Monitor Arm, Cricket™ Laptop Stand, MOOV™ Medical Cart System, EVO™ Laptop Arm, IOP 9400 (for Fresenius Medical) and ORIGINAL EVO™ Monitor Arm During both of my most recent professional endeavors I have successfully practiced the following strategic method (which is always open for tweaking) to create and develop award winning and marketable products and solutions: 1. Evaluate the market and determine areas of opportunity with marketing and sales groups 2. Meet with potential clients to observe and understand their wants and needs 3. Develop project scopes based on requirements for target markets and customers 4. Brainstorm concepts through sketching, CAD, model making and rapid prototyping 5. Work with engineering and machine shop professionals to design and test models 6. Design the look, feel and function of the product(s) with great attention to every detail 7. Specify materials, finishes and colors of all components 8. Work with domestic and foreign manufacturers on tooling and production methods 9. Assist with packaging and marketing direction 10. Present ideas, models and final products to clients and target industry professionals ____________________________________________________________________ MORE EXPERIENCE: Product Designer / CAD Drafter SMI Corporation, Douglassville, PA (January 2009 – Present) Responsible for designing and retrofitting custom motor brake solutions for large industrial machinery such as in dragline cranes. Product Designer / Intern Duzeo Product Design, Bala Cynwyd, PA (May 2004 – August 2004) Responsible for submitting concepts used in the initial stages of product design and development. This included research, brainstorming, design and prototyping of outdoor lighting and children’s furniture concepts. These responsibilities required close teamwork with the principal and other interns. Shop Technician / Sales Recreational Equipment Inc., Conshohocken, PA (August 2001 – May 2005) Responsible for providing customers with information and products that met or exceeded their outdoor activity needs. I was also responsible for bike, ski and snowboard assembly, maintenance and repair. Design Intern Rounds VanDuzer Architects, Falls Church, VA (Summers 1998 – 2002) Responsible for site surveying and documentation through photography, measurement and CAD entry. ____________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION: Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design Cumulative 3.5 GPA ____________________________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: EVO™ Monitor Arm 2011 Silver in Best of NeoCon 2011 Gold ADEX Award 2011 Buildings Magazine Product Grand Prize Award Cricket™ Laptop Stand: 2008 Honorable Mention by Red Dot 2008 Design Journal Gold ADEX Award 2008 Newstips Cherry Picks Selection at CES 2007 Nomination for 2008 iF Product Design Award 2007 Citation of Excellence by Buildings Magazine EVO™ Laptop Arm 2007 Silver in Best of NeoCon 2007 Editors’ Choice Top Product Pick by Buildings Magazine 2007 Interior Design Best of Year Merit Award Original EVO™ Monitor Arm 2006 Red Dot Award 2006 Buildings Magazine Product Innovation Award Multiple US & Int'l patents on various designs for Innovative Office Products, Inc. ____________________________________________________________________ UNIVERSITY AWARDS: 2005 First Place – Kanbar Design Excellence Award – Senior Capstone Project IDSA Merit Award finalist for Philadelphia University 2004 PMA COLLAB Design Competition formal recognition 2003 First Place Team: Philadelphia University Sprint Project (Used in subsequent senior shows at the Market Place Design Center) 2002 PMA COLLAB Design project selected for public display in Philadelphia Various projects selected for Philadelphia University archives and display ____________________________________________________________________ DESIGNS IN PUBLICATIONS: Buildings Magazine – “2011 Product Innovations Awards” – October 2011 – EVO™ Monitor Arm Red Dot Design Yearbook 2008 / 2009 Vol. 2 – Cricket™ Laptop Stand Azure – September 2007 - Cricket™ Laptop Stand Chicago Tribune Magazine – September 16, 2007 – Cricket™ Laptop Stand Buildings Magazine – “2007 Product Innovations Awards” – October 2007 – Cricket™ Laptop Stand Contract Magazine – “Best of NeoCon 2007” – EVO™ Laptop Arm


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