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  • James Baker Jr.

    Industrial Designer at Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc.

    South Bend, IN

Laid back but serious designer who enjoys ideation for products and graphics. Professional Experience has thus far been Product & Graphics Design, Exhibition Design, and Graphic Artist work. The product and graphics work is what I currently do at Elkhart Brass. We manufacture mainly fire fighting equipment. The product design I've done has included valve controllers, handline nozzles, and monitors (water cannons). It's been everything from sketching to 3d modeling to 3d printing. The graphics include ad creation, logos, labels, posters, quick install guides, etc. All being print ready work that's created in either Illustrator, Photoshop, or InDesign. During my time with We R Xhibits, I designed floor plans, booth layouts, graphic areas, learned lighting and electrical layouts, and took customer visions and turned them into designs. The Graphic Artist experience mainly involved creating and editing photos, images, and graphics for print. This included scanning personal photos and newspaper clippings that customers wanted plaques made from. Specialties: Pencil, Pen, Wacom Sketching. Marker Rendering. Model Making. Adobe Creative Suite. Rhinoceros 3+ with Flamingo rendering. Autodesk AliasStudio and Showcase.

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Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc.
    • Feb 2010 - Present (7 years 10 months)

    Working as the company's only Industrial Designer doing a mix of graphics and product design for a variety of things (nozzles, monitors (water cannons), controllers, labels, manuals, datasheets, brochures, company newsletters, flyers, and posters, logos, etc.).

  • Graphics Guru

    • Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc.
    • Feb 2010 - Present (7 years 10 months)

    Oversee graphics for company output whether product labels, logos, manuals, datasheets, brochures, newsletter, internal flyers/posters, trade ads, etc. Don't let the "Guru" part fool you, I'm not claiming to be the best by any means. I just like the way it sounded.

  • Designer / Account Executive

    • We R Xhibits
    • Oct 2008 - Apr 2009 (6 months)

    WRX is a full service exhibit house specializing in the design and construction of custom tradeshow displays. During my time with the company I designed booth components, booth layouts & floor plans, and booth graphics.

  • Senior Graphic Artist

    • Orizon Ingenuity
    • May 2008 - Sep 2008 (4 months)

    Worked as graphic artist using Adobe Creative Suites. Was also the Director of Brand Development for brand name 'Adigia'.


  • College for Creative Studies

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2008



2006-2007 CCS Industrial Design Faculty Select Student. 2007-2008 CCS IDSA Treasurer 2004-2008 CCS Tuition Grant and Scholarship