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  • Dominic Dina


    Chicago, IL

University of Illinois Industrial Design Candidate 2015 Footwear Design Focus

Work Samples

  • Future of Footwear

  • Footwear

Work History

  • Lab Assistant

    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Jan 2013 - Present (4 years 10 months)

    Assist students in the 3D Fabrication Lab in the Art and Design building. Responsibly for overseeing the workshop, applying knowledge of power tools and large machinery to help students with projects.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Ready Set Design
    • Dec 2012 - Present (4 years 11 months)

    I work on a variety of different projects, including footwear, clothing, and graphic design.

  • Runner

    • CME Group
    • Jun 2012 - Jul 2012 (1 month)

    Responsible for running orders from floor traders to the desks of their respective clearing houses. As well as keeping track of the lots bought and sold by the trader.

  • Educator

    • Deep Creek Art
    • Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

    Would teach art lessons to students of all ages, mostly children. Lessons ranged from water color painting to ceramics to found objects. Also responsible for some minor antique restoration work.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • Industrial and Product Design
    • 2011 - 2015

    Full time Industrial Design student with a focus on Footwear Design.

  • Lyons Township High School

    • 2007 - 2011





/////ConceptKicks x Mesh01 Design Challenge Winner June 2013 /////ConceptKicks x Mesh01 Design Challenge Runner Up April 2013 /////Pensole Academy Future of Footwear Finalist 2012