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  • Douglas Papuga


    Branford, CT

I label myself as highly motivated Industrial Designer with an unparalleled work ethic. I enjoy all aspects of design, no matter what phase we are put into. Currently my Design and Manufacturing company is seeking freelance / contract Work. Please feel free to ask any questions if you would like to talk about MECHTANK'S processes or capability. Contact us at papugadoug@gmail.com your time is imported to us. We are located outside of Newhaven Ct in a little town Branford 06405.

Work Samples

  • toy tank

  • Tea Kettle

  • Speaker Set

Work History

Douglas Papuga papugadoug@gmail.com Cell 203.745.7433 Website http://www.coroflot.com/douglaspapuga WORK EXPERIENCE Hasbro Inc. December 2011 2012 Model Services Pawtucket, RI Worked in the model shop designing various mechanisms as well as components for a wide variety of brands including Transformers, Kro-o, Spiderman and Nerf. I generated concepts digitally using Solidworks as well as sketching. I also build breadboard models to battle through obstacles. I have been able to sharpen my leadership skills by training and supervising our interns along with other on projects that I have assigned to them. I have been fortunate to be able to build outstanding relationships with my co-workers. Hasbro Inc. May 2012 - Present Industrial Designer Boys Games Providence, RI I was recruited by my departments VP and Managers to help out the games division. They are introducing new products and I was brought on to help kick start them. I adapted smoothly to the games team at our Providence location, formulating new ways of game play with our brands. After making connections with the games Managers, they have been continually requesting my help developing concepts. Hasbro Inc. January - May 2010 Model Services Co-op Pawtucket, RI During my Coop I worked as a model maker developing prototypes for BeyBlades and Tonka brands. I utilized a range of materials, discovering many new ways to apply action for BeyBlade tops. Using springs, levers, cams, ball bearings and more during my development stages, I was able to visualize pros and cons through the duration of the build. At times I would step back to analyze and critique my mechanisms. This helped me if I had problems that needed to be permutated by critiquing existing designs. Bill Bancroft Furniture Design August - December 2010 Designer / Fabricator Boston, MA I achieved final designs working alongside architects creating detailed drawings from rough sketches. After our revisions we would establish our build using exotic woods. Mostly everything was built using hand tools but we also would use machines like CNC’s, table saw and wood shapers to create more intricate products. Mike Kaufman Drink Ember 2009-2011 Contract- Store Display Stands Boston MA Ember took me step by step through the process of their product. They created a beverage that makes you resistant to hangovers if you drink it before bed. After hearing their direction I then started to come up with display concepts for their product that were geared towards their market. TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES Solidworks Owner Rhinoceros Cobalt PowerPoint Visual Cam Software InDesign CS5 Photoshop CS5 Illustrator CS5 Wacom Tablet Dimensions 3D Printer Universal Laser System Bridgeport milling ShopSabre CNC EDUCATION University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT Industrial Design 2006-2007 Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA Bachelor of Science Industrial Design 2011 Graduate Varsity baseball player 2007-2011 REFERENCES Donald Fardie [dfardie@hasbro.com] Phone:401.727.5184 VP, Hasbro Model Services Bill Bancroft [bill@billbancroft.com] CIO, Bill Bancroft Furniture Mike Kaufman [info@drinkember.com] Phone:203.824.2800


  • Wentworth Institute of Technology

    • Bachelor of Science (BS) Industrial and Product Design
    • 2007 - 2011
  • University of Bridgeport

    • Bachelor of Science (BS) Industrial and Product Design
    • 2006 - 2007



Sites hosting my work http://www.universaldesignstyle.com/ctc-41-wheelchair-concept/ http://www.lovethesepics.com/2012/09/35-wildly-wonderful-wheelchair-design-concepts/ http://www.rofltime.com/fashion-by-santa-con/