Creative and passionate transportation designer with professional experience designing for big name powersports companies like: Polaris, Arctic Cat, Harley-Davidson and more. Extensive knowledge of design programs and design language taught by automotive professionals at the world renowned College for Creative Studies. Demonstrable experience owning and delivering high quality projects to client’s on-time. Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects simultaneously while remaining flexible to changing priorities. Positive, “Can Do” demeanor and self-starter with a leadership style that is consistent with getting the best from a team.
Jake Thimmesch-Slepica (Tim•ish-Slep•e•ka)
11064 Zumbrota Ct. NE,Blaine, MN 55449
Creative and passionate Industrial Designer with professional experience designing for big name powersports companies. Demonstrable experience owning and delivering high quality projects to clients’ on-time. Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects simultaneously while remaining flexible to changing priorities. Positive, “Can Do” demeanor and self-starter with an extensive track record of surpassing client expectations and providing excellent service.
- Contract Designer in New Product Design Department September 2011 to May 2012
Sportech Inc. Elk River, MN
•Developed initial design projects to prepare for production, ensuring streamlined
•Maintained multiple high priority projects while completing senior year at CCS, managing
time effectively to meet business needs.
•Surpassed productivity metrics and deadlines 100% of the time, leading to positive
experience for clients.
- Intern in New Product Design Department Summer 2011
Sportech Inc. Elk River, MN
•Designed and developed products for internationally renowned powersport companies,
generating innovative solutions for new product lines.
•Collaborated with team members to critique and develop high profile projects with multiple
deliverables, creating strong team cohesion and increasing output.
•Presented finished designs to high profile clients with deadlines completed 100% of the
time, resulting in high customer satisfaction and repeat contracts.
•Required a high level of research, data management, sketching ability, development,
modeling and rendering.
- Inspection and Shipping Summer 2010
Master Machine Inc. Blaine, MN
•Monitored parts for quality before shipment, upholding company standards.
•Prepared parts for shipment, maintaining documentation and following business protocol.
- Shift Leader/Closer January 2005 to 2009
Subway Blaine, MN
•Trained new employees and oversaw food production, resulting in excellent customer
•Managed customer complaints, addressing concerns as high priority to ensure positive
- Bachelors of Fine Arts in Transportation/Industrial Design, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. May 2012
Affiliations & Awards
- CCS Scholarship (2008-2012), award based on portfolio.
- Winner for ACC Sponsored Studio Facebook Challenge 2011.
- Finalist for the OSRAM studio 2009.
- Senior Representative IDSA at the College for Creative Studies.
- Participated in demos for art students at the HFA: School for Creative Studies
- `Featured Profile’ on StudentShow.com
Customer Service: oral and written communication, relationship building, conflict management, problem-solving.
Technology: Rhino, Alias, Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, Illustrator, KeyShot, Cintiq, Digital Rendering, Manual Rendering, Manual Sketching, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Innovating and Idea Thinking.