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  • Peter Schmidt

    Senior Industrial Designer

    Los Angeles, CA

With over 10 years of both consulting and corporate in house industrial design experience, I am currently working directly with brands to bring emotive, disruptive experiences to their consumers.

Work Samples

  • Novation MiniNova micro-Synth

  • Bosch Power Box

  • Mbox

Work History

PETERSCHMIDT INDUSTRIALDESIGN w: www.coroflot.com/idpete e: PeterSchmidt_ID@hotmail.com p: 312.330.1293 Professional Experience Belkin International Senior Industrial Designer September 2015 - Present Leading projects for the consumer electronics industry Peter Schmidt Industrial Design February 2011-Present M-Audio / Digidesign (Avid Technologies) Senior Industrial Designer February 2006-February 2011 Developing digital audio products for the Music Instrument industry. Industrial Designer July 2005-January 2006 Worked on a per project basis at various Chicago firms (Radius Product Development, Ignite, USA Inc., Herbst LaZar Bell Inc.) as well as directly with clients of my own Radius Product Development August 2004-June 2005 Full-time Contract Industrial Design Position • Assisted on various projects with research, brainstorming, conceptual sketching in a team environment • Developed control drawings in Graphite, photo realistic renderings in PhotoShop, and 3-D models in Rhino International Research Sabbatical through Southeast Asia and India December 2003-July 2004 Pursued my passion for foreign culture by traveling through Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and India, acquiring a better understanding of global trends and emerging markets, as well as volunteering with children at schools and orphanages Spark Design Services April 2001-December 2003 Industrial Designer, developing consumer products in hardware and housewares industries Small office environment has been critical in experiencing all areas of responsibility such as: • Various forms of research such as behavior mapping and consumer shadowing and interviewing • Taking part in group brainstorm sessions as well as sketching independently to develop concepts • Creating high end renderings and presentation materials with Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator • Meeting with clients to present design concepts as well as maintaining contact throughout the project • Interacting one on one with engineer and vendors to finalize designs and complete prototypes • Managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting strict deadlines • Managing freelance designers and interns Contract Industrial Designer September 2000-April 2001 Freelance design work at various Chicago firms (Tres Design Group, Product Development Technologies, Inc., Beyond Design, Inc.) 2001 "Joy of Use" Workshop August 2000 (Berlin,Germany) Worked with Siemens's Innovation and Interface Teams, trend scouts, and various designers to develop a communication tool of the future for the "Cool Dynamics" target user group for exhibition at the CeBIT Exposition in March of 2001 in Hannover, Germany Corporate Sponsored Student Projects Summer 2000 (Berlin, Germany) Partnered with a German student in cooperation with Siemens on a communication device of the future for the CeBIT Expo 2001 Fall 1999 Worked with Bosch on a tuckpointing system, presented to senior management and received recognition for an innovative solution Education August 1996-May 2000 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Entered Mechanical Engineering in the fall of 1996, switched to Industrial Design in the spring of 1997 Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design in May of 2000 Study Abroad Experience May-August 2000 (Germany) Kunsthochschule Berlin (Art Center Berlin), Germany, in the curriculum of Product Design Summer 1998 (France) Cite Universitaire in Paris, France, focused on the history of French painting Design Capabilities 2-D and 3-D Computer Applications (PC/Mac) and Languages • Adobe PhotoShop • Adobe Illustrator • Ashlar Vellum (Graphite) • Pro-Engineer Wildfire 2.0 (Pro-Surface,ISDX) • Rhino • SolidWorks Language skills: • Fluent in English • Conversational in German Interests Glass-blowing, Third World Backpacking, Culture Shock, Soccer, Snowboarding, SCUBA-diving, and Playing Guitar


  • University of Illinois

    • Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts Industrial Design
    • 1996 - 2000





Bronze IDEA award for Rubbermaid Stir Stick Bosch Power Box featured on TechTV's Fresh Gear and Men's Health, ReadyMade, and Popular Mechanics Products of the Year "Encounter" communicator project displayed by Siemens at the CeBIT Expo in March of 2001