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Karl W. Vanderbeek
Creative Producer at Kaleidoscope
I am a designer.
I investigate problems, sketch through solutions, repeat, communicate ideas, implement solutions.
I Develop New Products by working with Research, UX, Graphics, Industrial Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing.
I like chartreuse.
Creative Producer (Industrial Design)
- Jul 2012 - Present (1 year 5 months)
Working with the Director of Design, I lead multi-disciplinary teams through hands-on oversight to provide excellent solutions for our clients. I also collaborate with the management team to forge our vision for the future of Kaleidoscope.
Also, I point at things more...
- Sweet Spot Studio
- 2006 - Present (7 years)
Sweet Spot Studio specializes in the toy and giftware industries. I contribute concepts, sketches, and renderings on a per project basis as well as assist in development of invention submissions.
Industrial Design Czar
- Stanley Black & Decker , Inc.
- Feb 2006 - Jul 2012 (6 years 5 months)
Lead industrial design for the Cutting & Clamping business unit of the Hand Tools division. Work closely with Directors of Engineering and Marketing and the rest of the team to develop the vision for new products. I also coordinate with our ID team to apply and guide appropriate design languages for our brands within SB&D such as Stanley, FatMax, DEWALT and Black & Decker. Manage the rest of the NPD process by collaborating with research teams through manufacture by running brainstorming sessions, illustrating concepts, and providing 3D surfacing and models.
- Evo Design
- 1997 - 2006 (9 years)
Awesome Industrial Design consulting office where my activities included running design programs, presenting to clients, and managing design teams... and some wiffle ball too.
- Sinot Design Assosiates
- Jun 1996 - Dec 1996 (6 months)
Dutch consulting firm located in greater Amsterdam in which I primarily contributed my sketches, model work, and graphics for clients such as KLM and ABN AMRO.
University of Cincinnati
- BS ID Industrial Design
- 1992 - 1997
High point includes winning the IDSA Gold award during the senior DAAP show for my working expandable cafe table. Internships included, Sinot Design Assoc.- NL; Pitney Bowes; Oceanic Scuba; and Giltspur Exhibits