A 2001 graduate from the Center for Creative Studies, I am currently a Senior Industrial Designer at Milwaukee Electric Tool where I've been since December 2010 and loving it! My Career has found me working for a number of well known companies including Ford, Sea-Doo, Kohler Co. and now Milwaukee Electric Tool. I'm always fascinated by the intricacies of the design process, intrigued by different sketching techniques and love classic cars.

Work Samples

  • Automotive

  • Sport Boats

  • Personal Water Craft

Work History

Joe Ellice unlimited_horsepower@hotmail.com EMPLOYMENT 12/2010-Present Milwaukee Electric Tool Currently a Senior Industrial Designer, designing power tools for the cordless tool division. Form development, ergonomics, graphic design, user interaction, as well as the traditional hand sketches, digital renderings, 3d modeling (Alias), design presentations and interaction and involvement among cross platform team members. 4/2008-11/2010 Kohler Co. Industrial Designer II for the Bathing and Sanitary Division. Spent the first year and a half in the Bathing Division, designing showering and bathing products, including shower doors, showering systems, bath tubs and a bathroom faucet. Transfered to the Sanitary Division where my involvement included the designing of medicine cabinets and bathroom lavs (sinks) and sculpting toilets in full scale. 11/2007-4/2008 Freelance Design Freelance design work for Hasbro Toys and interior design work for a local interior decorating business. 5/2002-11/2007 Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Product Designer for Sea-Doo Division Worked on the design of the following products: 2003 Sea-Doo Speedster 200 sport boat (interior upholstery and fascia) 2005 Sea-Doo Challenger 180 sport boat (exterior, upholstery, dash fascia) 2006 Sea-Doo GTI personal watercraft (exterior) 2007 Sea-Doo GTX personal water craft (front fascia/hood) 2007 Sea-Doo Challenger 230 / 230 Wake (exterior, upholstery, dash) For the above mentioned my involvement included: —Created two dimensional sketches and renderings in both traditional and digital media. —Worked with C.A.D. technicians to ensure surfaces coincided with technical package. —Communicated with project leader to maintain product development targets. —Presented design proposals to upper management. —Followed up from sketch to final production vehicle. —Aided in sculpting both scale and full size models. —Ensured projects were done on time. —Brainstormed with team members. —Gave direction to clay modelers. —Visited and worked with suppliers —Respected budget constraints. 9/2000-12/2000 Ford Motor Company Design Center Design Intern, Truck Studio —Prepared a series of design proposals for the next generation F-250 Super Duty. —Experienced the design process in a real world automotive design studio. —Created two dimensional sketches and renderings. 6/2000-9/2000 U.S. Steel Design Intern —Prepared a series of design proposals for U.S. Steel showcasing the integration of hydro-formed steel in the exterior of S.U.V.s. —Gained knowledge in the hydro-forming process and stamping of steel body panels. —Visited steel stamping facilities. DESIGN SKILLS Painter IX Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Clay modeling Canson Illustrations Presentation boards / layouts Microsoft Power Point Microsoft Word Brochure and pamphlet making INDUSTRY AWARDS Was on the design team responsible for the following of which BRP Inc. received an award: —Recipient of a Red Dot Award, Sea-Doo Speedster 200 sport boat —Recipient of the “Personal Watercraft of the Year” award, Sea-Doo GTI personal watercraft —Recipient of an IDEA Silver Award through IDSA, Sea-Doo Challenger 180 Sport Boat EDUCATION 2001 College for Creative Studies / B.F.A. in Transportation Design 1997 Moraine Valley Community College / course in figure drawing 1996 Western Michigan University / semester in Industrial Design PERSONAL CREATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS —“Rubber and Chrome” Art of the Automobile Hosted an art show at Gallerie Pierre Jean Jase, with fellow co-worker, displaying original Canson Illustrations of cars from the fifties. 2006 —“The American Luxo-Crusier” Hosted an art show at the CCS U-245 Gallery displaying original Canson illustrations of cars from the seventies. 2000 —Taught a course on basic automotive sketch/design techniques to students at the Henry Ford Academy. 2002 —Instructor for the “Exploring Automotive Design” class of the Continuing and Community Education Program at C.C.S. 7/2001-5/2002 References available upon request.


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