I’m an accomplished industrial designer based in New York City. I’m currently freelancing and recent clients include: Benebone, a startup dog toy company, and Quirky, a social product development company. I previously worked as an in-house designer at the Pactiv Corporation in Chicago, designing thermoformed and injection-molded packaging for the food industry. My work included designs for national clients, including Yum Brands, Starbucks, Kraft Foods, and McDonald’s. More of my work can be seen at my website: evanlryan.com I am currently available for freelance, contract, or full-time work. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to ask. Thanks for looking!

Work Samples

  • Stow

  • Slant Redux

  • Slant LED Track Head

Work History

Experience .................................................................................................................. Benebone, Freelance Designer, April 2012 – Present - Used brainstorms, 3 rounds of concept designs, and SolidWorks modeling to develop a dog toy product based on the founders’ vision. - Aided in developing concepts for packaging, marketing, and web design. - Created variations of the existing company logo for web and print use. Quirky Inc., Contract Industrial Designer, Aug 2012 – Oct 2012 - Responsible for the concept design, detailing, and prototyping of socially developed consumer products, from idea to fully realized concept ready for public launch on the company’s website. - Worked as the primary designer on Stow, an innovative, flat-fold and cable-less iPhone charger, as well as other projects, collaborating with other designers and engineers. Pactiv Corporation, Industrial Designer, May 2009 - April 2012 - Designed innovative products in the quick-serve restaurant sector, including hot cup lids for Starbucks, hinged bowls for Pizza Hut’s Wingstreet brand, and Fountain Cups for McDonald’s. - Received the “Step Change for Breakthrough” award from Pizza Hut for redefining their Wingstreet brand through product design. -Responsible for the final 3D Pro/Engineer geometry used for the production of thermoformed and injection-molded packaging products. -Built and maintained client relationships with leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Yum Brands, Starbucks, and Kraft Foods. Project H Design Chicago (501c3 nonprofit), Nov 2008 – Dec 2011 -Worked with other Chicago-based nonprofits to design systems to benefit the homeless youth community. -Led brainstorming sessions and research initiatives to develop a short list of concepts to help Chicago’s homeless youth more easily obtain vital services. TT Technologies Inc., Design Engineer, Jan 2008 – May 2009 -Aided in the design and construction of trenchless digging equipment, collaborating with full production staff to insure a high-quality product. -Developed detailed SolidWorks models and drawings used for production on projects, including the 4X Drill and the Grundowinch ZoomBoom. Juno Lighting Group, Industrial Design Intern, May 2007 – Sep 2007 -Developed a line of lighting fixtures for an emerging market segment. -Planned and rendered new product showrooms and large display areas. Education .................................................................................................................. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign May 2007 BFA in Industrial Design GPA 3.2/4.0 Skills .................................................................................................................. Software Pro/Engineer, Creo, SolidWorks, KeyShot, Photoview 360, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchbook Pro, Wacom tools Physical Sketching, Marker Rendering, Model Making, Physical Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping, Photography

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Specialties

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