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  • erik brown

    Brooklyn, NY

As a designer who has a great passion for the design process, regardless of the end product, it is paramount to search for a place that not only produces great work, but feels the need to learn and grow with the same vigor and commitment as my own. My passion for design lies in expressing ideas of how we interact with the world through objects that permeate our everyday lives. Immersing my skills and talent in with a firm that seeks a marriage of all these elements is what I seek.

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Work History

Erik L. Brown ___________________________________________________ 239 Front Street, #2 Brooklyn, NY 11201 646.287.0095 erik_brown24@hotmail.com Education: Master of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute: Fall 2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Clemson University: May 1998 Work Experience: Dec 2003- present Green Ground Zero Design Manager for Product Team, which includes hybrid Solar Panel/ Water Heater, Living Wall Systems Designer with consulting team for master plan of East River park proposal, which includes Allen Street Corridor and majority of lower Manhattan May 2003- April 2004 InterbrandWood Healthcare, New York, NY Freelance Analyst. Projects include analysis and submission of reports for paitent and physician focus groups, conflict filter for creative pharmaceutical name branding, and pharmaceutical name creation projects March 2003- April 2003 Federated Merchandising Group, New York, NY Freelance Designer in Home Design Department; Duties include R&D of Cookware, Cutlery, and Gadget product lines through sketches, technical drawings, and preliminary models January 2003- March 2003 Pamela Scurry’s Wicker Garden’s Children, New York, NY Design Associate; duties include client consultation for child’s nursery, in-store display and window design, furniture sales, participation in product meetings March 2002-January 2003 CourtEXPRESS, Legal Research and Document Retrieval, New York, NY. Researcher; duties range from in-depth case research to criminal searches. Clients range from national law firms to multinational corporations June 2001-November 2001 Studio 187 Art and Design, Brooklyn, NY Assistant for Principal Designer for 3 interior/furniture design projects, and several individual furniture pieces May 2000-August 2000 The Ben Silver Corporation, Charleston, SC Internship in Graphic Design department March1999-August 1999 The E.S. Flower Interior Design Co., Mt. Pleasant, SC. Paint Colors Unlimited, LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC Office Comptroller; duties range from preparing estimates for interior design projects to accounts receivable/payable for both companies. Computer Skills: SolidWorks, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, and PageMaker, Quark Xpress, limited AutoCAD, MicrosoftOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), QuickBooks Pro. Memberships and Awards: Green Ground Zero- Steering Committee Member Weekend Woodland Volunteer: Prospect Park, Brooklyn 2002-present O2: International Ecological Design Association, NY chapter member, 1999-present ABC World News Tonight – “A Closer Look-Universal Design” . May, 2001 Appeared in panel discussion on Universal Design Fellisimo Design Show: Pratt Institute I.D. Graduate Thesis Show, Dec. 2001 Pratt Institute Graduate Fellowship/Assistantship, fall 1999-fall 2001 Mu Beta Psi Music Award (Band recipient), 1998 Clemson University Bands: Symphonic Band (principal euphonium), 1994-1998 Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Service Fraternity: Life Member: from April 1999, Parliamentarian/Jurisdiction Committee Chair, 1996-1998 Dean's List (College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities), fall 1996

Education

Pratt Institute Clemson University, B.F.A.Pratt Institute, M.I.D.

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