Currently employed as designer with a tool box and service body manufacturer.

Work Samples

  • Interior Work

  • Presentation & Graphic Design

  • Photography

Work History

"John is an extremely creative, out of the box designer with the ability to focus on the details. He is totally customer-focused and is capable of incorporating new ideas into the design without jeopardizing the functional needs of the product. John is a talented individual with strong teamwork and interpersonal skills." — Jay Fuller VP - Operations Cabo Yachts JOHN C. DILLER 1920 W. Alabama St. #30 Houston TX 77098 (210) 872-3572 ? ? Skype: john_diller Portfolio: SUMMARY Degreed designer looking to transition from primarily yacht and marine design work to another area of industrial design. Expert in computer aided drafting and modeling. Sophisticated design skills with an eagerness to create the perfect product for production companies. Project management behemoth. SKILLS Concept Sketching ? 2D/3D CAD Design ? Event Planning ? Photography ? Rendering ? Ergonomics ? Graphic Design ? Unigraphics NX ? Presentation Design ? Adobe Photoshop ? Adobe Illustrator ? Rhino3D ? Lotus Notes/Designer ? AutoCAD ? Communication Skills ? Project Management ? Budgeting ? Creative Writing ? Scheduling ? Training ? Lean Manufacturing ? Microsoft Office Suite ? Computer Programming ? Solidworks ? Problem Solving ? Technical Writing ? Project Brainstorming DESIGN EXPERIENCE Designer at Westport Shipyard June 2008 - January 2010 Port Angeles, WA Joinery (Furniture Design) Responsible for aesthetic and functional design of interior components of yachts. Coordinated with a myriad of other organizations within company to insure design integrity. Structural (Exterior Styling and Fiberglass Design) Extensive exterior FRP design work for 40-meter pleasure craft. Projects called for detailed integration with the manufacturing floor and other design teams. Designer at Cabo Yachts May 2006 - June 2008 Adelanto, CA Major Projects 38' Flybridge Sportfishing Motor Yacht - October 2007 Debut 36' Express Sportfishing Motor Yacht - Summer 2008 Debut 52' Flybridge Sportfishing Motor Yacht - February 2009 Debut Typical Design Process Conceptual sketches and renderings for every component of project. Presented mock-ups and detailed drawings of concepts for dealer input. Responsible for exterior design and interior arrangement. 3D Model using G1 & G2 surfacing. Managed construction of exterior and interior components. Designer at SeaStrike Boats June 2004 - May 2006 Miami, FL Extensive work in modernizing both production and marketing drawings in AutoCAD. Complete pre-production design on 28' Center Console Fishing Boat. Preliminary design works on 32' and 36' Center Console Fishing Boats. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE Lead Analyst at Dynegy June 2000 - October 2002 Houston, TX Managed a team of Rapid Application Developers responsible for providing on demand content for energy traders in an intense, high pressure environment. Position also required hands on programming in Lotus Notes, Excel and various web development tools. Large part of management of group was development of GUI on all projects using various tools, but primarily Photoshop. Miscellaneous responsibilities included staffing, budgeting, and training both at headquarters and in the field. Programmer/Application Developer at Reliant Energy January 1998 - January 2000 Houston, TX Primary duties included development and administration of Help Desk software Peregrine Systems, rapid development using Lotus Notes (including integration with SAP and other back end databases), and prepping company for Y2K compliance. Marketing Assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers October 1995 - August 1998 Dallas, TX Duties encompassed contact management, proposal design, proposal writing and copy-editing, event planning and management, and extensive graphic design for various marketing materials. EDUCATION Art Institute Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design May 2003 – September 2005 Fort Lauderdale, FL The University of Texas Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (incomplete) August 1990 – June 1994 Austin, TX HONORS Best Portfolio, Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale upon Graduation. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Multiple Encore Awards for exceptional performance at Dynegy, Inc. Chosen by President of Cabo Yachts as design representative for New Product Development. Participated in Lean Manufacturing and Process Mapping for Engineering Department at Westport Shipyard. Priorities included technology and design best practices. Yacht Design work has been featured in Yacht World,, and Power and Motor Yacht among other publications. INTERESTS Avid photographer with published work in various marketing materials and online blogs. Enjoy scuba diving, traveling, and various forms of environmental tourism/conservation. Amateur political wonk. Definite designerd; had I been one of the children in From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler I would have chosen MOMA over the Met. Books, Cinema, Music, Cocktail Geek.


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ENCORE AWARDS for Outstanding Performance, 2000-2002, Dynegy, Inc. BEST PORTFOLIO at Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, 2005