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  • Douglas Papuga


    Branford, CT

I am a hardworking, motivated, and positive team player looking to use my design skills in a more advanced and complex setting. Throughout my career I have executed strong problem solving skills, technical tools, sketching, CAD software, CNC and 3D printing knowledge. With this technical expertise I have been able to produce an abundance of creative designs for high profile, world-class clientele who specialize in consumer electronics, including HP, Dell, Starbucks and Hasbro. I have over 6000 hours using SolidWorks along with an extensive background in CAD modeling, rendering CAD in KeyShot and with Design For Manufacturing (DFM) using sliders, side action, shut off etc. In addition to these design skills comes years of experience working hands on with a variety of tools and machinery to create wood, metal and plastic parts, artwork and furniture. I have an in depth appreciation for well made, user friendly tools ranging from the simplicity and comfort of a Festool Domino jointer to premium dust collections on a Merka orbital sander. I am not only a designer I am a maker. My love for taking machines, vehicles and RC helicopters apart and putting them back together makes me fit for a career designing new and better products for all types of applications. To further acquaint you with the specifics of my background I am enclosing my resume, and my online portfolio can be found at www.mechtank.com. I am a motivated, solution-oriented team player who consistently concentrates on 360-degree concerns in design projects. It is my goal to work with an organization that shares a passion for this approach to growth within the multifaceted design business.

Work Samples

  • toy tank

  • Tea Kettle

  • Speaker Set

Work History

Douglas Papuga 203.745.7433 – 2 W Haycock Point Road, Branford, Ct 06405 – papugadoug@gmail.com www.mechtank.squarespace.com Education Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA August 2011 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 2006—2008 Industrial Design Technical Skills Software & Machinery • SolidWorks CAD “Advance surfacing using Splines, Meshing and lofts”, Rhino CAD, Cobalt CAD, KeyShot 3D Rendering, PhotoView 3D Rendering, Visual Mill, MasterCam, Adobe Suite, PowerPoint, Universal Lazer Cutter System, ShopSabre CNC, CNC Punch, Dimensions 3D Printer, Manual Mill, Metal/Wood Lathe, TIG/MIG Welding, Break Press, Drill Press, Band Saw, Table Saw, Sewing, Hand Sculpting Work Experience Luckey Climbers, New Haven, CT 2016—Present Industrial Designer • Performed fabrications for a design-build firm creating imaginative climbing structures for children oriented institutional and commercial clients. • Developed three story tall sculptures made up of large steel tubes, hand crafted wood platforms and stainless steel wire that together make up these unique kid friendly architectural sculptures. Fabrique LTD, Branford Ct 2014—2017 Industrial Designer • Responsible for all USA hard goods development for companies including HP, Dell and Starbucks • Designed, co-molded, co-injected and compression molded parts for manufacturing including silicones and plastics • Communicated all aspects of design between United States and China hard goods teams to execute production • Produced detailed Adobe InDesign presentations to promote prototypes and criteria for visual development • Expedited research, sketching and rendering for preliminary computer animated designs to showcase products • Won over 6 RFQ’s on products ranging from 12,000 to over 100,000 units including tablet, computer and phone cases Spark Design, Meriden Ct 2013—Present Design Contractor • Specialized in all aspects of project designs ranging from researching consumer trends, ideation sketching, and creating models for tooling and manufacturing. • Produced urethane foam scaled models made by hand with great attention to detail • Developed 3D printed and CNC breadboard models using engineering skills to test product functionality • https://www.speedclean.com/product/coilshot-condenser-cleaning-tool/ Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury Ct 2012—2015 Design Contractor • Worked as a designated CAD designer for Integrated Hygiene Solutions • Designed products for hand hygiene systems used to track employee infection control • Adapted great communication and teamwork skills alongside developers in a clinical engineering setting • http://www.integratedhygiene.com Industrial Heater Corp, Cheshire Ct 2013—2015 Contractor • Created plastic pellet heater shrouds in CAD for the injection molding industry • Generated DXF files to produce laser cuts of flat sheet metal parts • Formulated bend deductions to establish correct dimensions using the appropriate “K factors” on Amada break press equipment Cool Gear International, Plymouth MA 2012—2013 Design and Development Engineer • Generated hydration products “Bottles & Caps” in a fast paced and challenging environment • Established a greater understanding for product assembly and construction Hasbro Inc, Pawtucket, RI 2011— 2012 Model Services Designer • Responsible for designing various mechanisms and components for a wide range of toy brands • Built breadboard models for all designs to display product functionality • Sharpened leadership skills during supervising an training interns and team members References Available upon request


  • 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/