Designer with a passion for imagining creative solutions, bringing ideas to conception and leaving users with memorable user experiences. Leveraging design experience, human factors and ergonomic knowledge gained from previous career experiences in physical therapy, athletic training, cardiac rehab and as a small business owner.

Work Samples

  • Hard Sided Pannier

  • Copper Wire Shoe Sculpture

  • Dump Truck Chair

Work History

Jake Harwood UX & Industrial Design www.JakeHarwood.com Profile Designer with a passion for imagining creative solutions, bringing ideas to conception and leaving users with memorable user experiences. Leveraging design experience, human factors and ergonomic knowledge gained from previous career experiences in physical therapy, athletic training, cardiac rehab and as a small business owner. Skills • Wire Frames • Design Research • User Experience Design • Modeling • Brand Identity • Communicate Ideas Visually • Human Factors • Rendering • Professional Presentations • Quick Sketch • Problem Solving • Human Computer Interaction Computer Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks), Rhinoceros NURBS modeling, Solidworks, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Experience Blue Genie Art Industries December 2012 – January 2013 Design Intern • Member of a team of creators manufacturing and fabricating large items for museum exhibits, monuments, public art, store signage, themed environments, sculpture enlargement and trade show booths. • Responsible for creating, assembling and detail sculpting of enlarged foam sculptures. • Apply finishing techniques and surface treatments to sculptures and exhibit items to give appearances of different materials. TEDx Austin February 6 – 7, 2013 Volunteer Designer • Generated multiple design layouts for PowerPoint and other visual presentations. • Created and prepared supporting design elements such as icons, graphs, graphics, photos and images for use in print and visual presentation. • Designed templates to be modified and used for client presentations for both print and PowerPoint presentations. Contractor June 2012 - Present Freelance Graphic Design • Generated multiple design layouts for PowerPoint and other visual presentations. • Created and prepared supporting design elements such as icons, graphs, graphics, photos and images for use in print and visual presentation. • Designed templates to be modified and used for client presentations for both print and PowerPoint presentations. Experience Continued Hand-Eye Supply - The Core77 Store April 2012 - June 2012 Industrial Design Intern • Member of collaborative design team developing a new line of furniture using the store aesthetic. • Responsible for visualization of ideas with sketches and creating physical models in quarter and full scale for design and scale evaluation. • Designer on Starlight Parade float receiving award for Best Small Local Business. • Designed structural support for float lighting. • Simulated float illumination sequence with CAD animation, • Responsible for mounting circuit boards and creating wire frames to mount EL wire. • Contributed with construction of exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. • Responsible for wall display incorporating complex, precision mounting to ensure proper visual aesthetic. Cartridge World Hazel Dell July 2005 – August 2012 Owner • Created retail enterprise servicing businesses and office supply consumer printer needs. • Drove all aspects of marketing campaigns, including designing marketing materials such as print ads, flyers and direct mail campaigns. • Generated service-focused customer experience. Trained employees to embrace customer service in all aspects of their jobs. • Implemented and managed business to business sales program establishing high retention and customer loyalty. • Originated community involvement cartridge recycling programs with schools and non-profit organizations. Education BS Industrial Design 2012 The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, OR - GPA 3.4 BS Exercise and Sport Science Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Education

The Art Institute of Portland

Specialties

Awards

Copper Wire Shoe Sculpture featured on Coroflot!

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