Jose Alfonso is a Cuban-American Industrial Designer based in Miami, Florida. Born in Hialeah in 1983, he was always fascinated with the arts and his curiosity for tinkering with things at a young age. He later pursued an education in design with his acceptance to Design & Architecture Senior High a well-regarded magnet program founded in the Miami Design District. After receiving multiple scholarships to attend College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design while tutoring, mentoring and helping incoming students. He got his first taste of design when he was selected to join the Converse internship program in the summer of 2005, were he was part of the Star Chevron Team. After his undergraduate studies in 2006 he began his professional design career working with companies such as General Electric, Fossil, Group III and Swiss Watch International. His rapid sketching skills and immense design experience as well as manufacturing knowledge has helped contribute marketable ideas alongside brands like GE Profile, Adidas, Armani Exchange, Swiss Gear, Wenger and Swiss Legend. He is currently the Senior Industrial Designer at Swiss Watch International based in Hollywood, Florida. His presently responsible for designing and developing product for Swiss Legend and Elini Barokas watch brands. Recently Jose has decided to pursue his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design and will be attending the Academy of Art University located in San Francisco, California.

Work Samples

  • Adidas

  • Swiss Legend

  • Red Line

Work History

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Swiss Watch International
    • Miramar, FL
    • Apr 2013 - Present (3 years 2 months)
  • Lead Industrial Designer

    • Swiss Watch International
    • Hollywood, FL
    • Jul 2010 - Apr 2013 (2 years 9 months)
  • Junior Industrial Designer

    • Group III International
    • Pompano Beach, FL
    • Feb 2010 - Jul 2010 (5 months)
  • Associate Designer

    • Fossil Group
    • Richardson, TX
    • Jun 2007 - Jul 2009 (2 years 1 month)
  • Contractor

    • General Electric
    • Louisville, KY
    • Jun 2006 - Jun 2007 (1 year)
  • Internship

    • Converse
    • Dover, MA
    • May 2005 - Aug 2005 (3 months)

Education

  • Academy of Art University

    • Master of Fine Arts Industrial Design
    • 2016 - Currently Enrolled
  • College for Creative Studies

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2006
  • Design and Architecture Senior High

    • High School Diploma Industrial Design
    • 1998 - 2002

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Designer Of The Week - Monkee Design (2012) | Adidas Response Light XL & Sequence Digital Sport Watches our Fossil Top Sellers | CCS Scholarship, Daimler Chrysler Scholarship, CCS Tuition Grant | PP&G 1st Place Winner (2003)

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