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  • Jake Thimmesch-Slepica

    Industrial Designer at Tige Boats

    Abilene, TX

Creative and passionate Industrial Designer with professional experience designing for big name companies like Arctic Cat, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Polaris and Tigé Boats. 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. Specialties: Alias Photoshop Illustrator Sketchbook Pro Key Shot Digital and Manual Rendering Cintiq Microsoft Office Innovating and Idea Thinking

Work Samples

  • 2017 Tigé RZX 2

  • ACC Sponsored Studio

  • Personal Wake Craft

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Tige Boats
    • Abilene, TX
    • Jul 2015 - Present (2 years 5 months)

    •Involved in the whole design process from overall conceptual theme to production ready details.
    •Maintain brand identity while evolving and forecasting future design trends.
    •Work directly with engineers and suppliers to develop one of the most iconic tow boats in the industry.

  • Contract Digital Sculptor in Cadillac Exteriors

    •Evolved the designers sketch into a 3D
    object using Alias software.
    •Refined designs for production by working
    with the designers and engineers meeting
    criteria and overall design theme.
    •Sent objects to be milled out onto the

  • Contract Designer

    • Arctic Cat
    • Thief River Falls, MN
    • Oct 2012 - Feb 2013 (4 months)

    •Developed initial design focusing on family
    brand development.
    •Worked off site maintaining a high level of
    time management and punctuation on

  • Contract designer

    •Developed initial design projects to prepare for production, ensuring streamlined production process.
    •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

  • New Product Design (Intern)

    •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.


  • College for Creative Studies

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Transportation Design
    • 2008 - 2012
  • Spring Lake Park HS

    • 2003 - 2007





- 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 ...