Hi, My name is Joseph Kaimilani Grace I'm an Industrial Designer. I have had a passion for design from an early age. That passion was intensified through my industrial design education at the Art Institute, where I had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in multiple design disciplines. I loved the opportunity to take something familiar and improve upon it. I am constantly learning and love the challenges that come with it. I continue to grow in my work and I am eager to advance further and see my ideations come to life, while also presenting my potential in innovative design.

Work Samples

  • Nike//Aquari Hydration Pack

  • Randel May International//Eaforo Drum harness

  • WD//My Passport Ultra for Mac

Work History

Profile Designer with education and experience in the area of industrial design, with emphasis on product, footwear, graphic, and conceptual design. Education 2010-2013 The Art Institute of California- Orange County Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design Industry Skills Experience with: - Market & Consumer Research - Rapid Ideation Sketching - Rendering & Illustration - 3D Modeling - Model Fabrication - Mock-ups - Trend Forecasting - Graphics & Logos - Product Development - Soft Goods- Patterning & Prototyping Technical Proficiency Accomplished in the use of: - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Illustrator - Adobe InDesign - SolidWorks - AutoCAD - Microsoft Office - Fusion 360 - Keyshot - Mac & PC Platform Related Experience: ACTON Inc. Product Designer Contractor. Monrovia, CA Spring 2015 • Revamped personal mobility footwear line (Rocketskates) for new kid’s category. • Actively participated in company-wide brainstorming sessions. • Remained informed on the latest trends in design and technology relevant to project. • Provided creative insight to development and manufacturing team. • Communicated designs through sketches, renderings, and 2D/ 3D programs. • Developed tech packs & CADs for international vendors. Boxman Designs, Packaging Designer. Sun City, CA Spring 2014 • Designed packaging for both custom and collectable toys. • Communicated design ideas through a variety of mediums. • Analyzed consumer feedback to customize prexisting toys. • Tailored designs to better appeal to consumers and clientele.  • Assisted in the management of production and manufacturing. 5D Toys LLC., Freelance Graphic/Packaging Designer. Frisco, TX Spring 2014 • Contributed to team creation of toy packaging and graphical designs. • Presented ideas through sketches, renderings, and technical computer drawings. • Ensured design met the criteria for both the consumer and the brand. Vans Inc., Cypress, CA Fall 2013 Industrial Design Intern-Snow • Generated footwear concept drawings, renderings, and prototypes based on product design briefs. • Conveyed ideas to team using conceptual sketches and computer renderings. • Created SMU’s, Color CADS, and Tech Packs for a variety of projects. • Analyzed feedback from multiple department teams to ensure designs met the brand and consumer requirements. • Contributed in the ideation of innovative manufacturing techniques and designs for a variaty of projects. Stacy Dukes Design, Santa Ana, CA Winter 2012 • Contributed to the design of a self-sustaining facility to help nurture and advance healing for vets suffering from PTSD • Paired with designer to create an eco-friendly, sustainable lighting system for facility • Created conceptual ideation renderings of design • Built 1/4 scale site plan model displaying lighting concept Rerip, Point Loma, CA Fall 2010 • Individually designed an eco-friendly surfboard recycle bin concept in order to help decrease ocean pollutants • Produced ideation sketches and renderings of concept • Built model to display 3D visual of concept

Education

  • The Art Institute of California, Orange County

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 2010 - 2013

Specialties

Affiliations

Graduate- Spring 2013

Awards

Best in Show-AI Portfolio Show Spring 2013 Honor Roll

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