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  • Jake Rynkiewicz

    Industrial Designer

    Chicago, IL

I like learning new things, I love making things and I’m always looking for a challenge.

Work Samples

Work History

Experience: Fuseneo | Contract Industrial Designer Winter 2015 - Present | St. Charles, IL • Designed a multitude of innovative packaging products for clients such as Pepsi and Starbucks. Concentric LLC | Industrial Designer 2013 - Present | Chicago, IL • Founded my own design consulting business with a focus on developing productive client relationships. Lightbulb LLC | Freelance Industrial Designer 2012 - Present | Chicago, IL • Worked on a number of design projects at various stages throughout the design process. • Created deliverables such as sketches, renderings, models, and research documents. • Collaborated with 1-3 other team members to distribute tasks and tackle problems together. Casting House | CAD Design Associate October 2010 - Present | Chicago, IL • Designed mass-production engagement jewelry for B2B clients. • Created printed materials for trade show displays and other promotions for the company. • Improved the company's overall quality of work by developing a book of manufacturing standards for employees, and a walkthrough of common jewelry terms for clients. The Nexus Design Studio | Custom Jewelry Designer Nov. 2008 - Oct. 2010 | Franklin, WI • Spearheaded a small team to design the 2009 Miss USA crown and personally managed its construction with an overseas manufacturer. • Designed custom engagement rings which I then pitched directly to our clients though phone and email. Aerosport Modeling | Industrial Designer May-August 2008 | Columbus, OH • Created 3d printed models of military equipment using Solidworks. • Contributed design sketches to various industrial design projects. Priority Designs | Industrial Design Intern June-September 2007 | Columbus, OH • Provided design services for clients such as American Standard, Exceptional Innovation, Laser Level, Rheem, Lowes, Elmers, and Generac. • Learned from experienced designers on live client projects. Brooks Stevens Design | Shop Assistant July-August 2006 | Grafton, WI • Learned manufacturing processes by preparing prototype models for injection molding. • Trimmed large plastic vacu-formed parts using pneumatic tools. Education: B.F.A. in Industrial Design Columbus College of Art & Design Class of 2008 Skills: Hand & Digital Sketching Research/User Studies Model Making MIG welding Woodworking Software: Sketchbook Pro Rhinoceros 4 KeyShot 3 V-Ray Solidworks 2011 Photoshop CS5 InDesign CS5 Illustrator CS5 Microsoft Office 2010


  • Columbus College of Art and Design

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2008

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