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23 year old Virginia Tech graduate looking to enter the professional Industrial Design field.
KYLE URBAN 411 Dogwood Drive • Southampton, PA 18966 Urban007@vt.edu • 267.614.6972 QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE Innovative Industrial Designer with experience developing creative solutions in a variety of media, including print and 2D design, 3D design and graphic design. Talent for identifying client needs to develop marketing, advertising, and promotional materials. Skillfully interpret requirements and create designs that solve a range of needs in a variety of industries including camping and outdoors recreation, healthcare, and electronics, as well as fashion and apparel design. Strong team-player with a collaborative outlook. Technically proficient; adept sketch and modeling / rendering artist. AREAS OF EXPERTISE • Graphic Arts Design • Sketching & Rendering • Marker Rendering • Electronics & Tool Design • Presentations • Camping & Recreational Design • Furniture & Office Design • Industrial Design • Fashion Apparel Arts • CAD Design • Marketing Collaterals EDUCATION/TRAINING Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, 2012 VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY, Blacksburg, VA Dean’s List, 2011 & 2012 SELECTED PROJECTS “The Big Boss” Survival Pack Senior Thesis Breil “Design Time” Competition Watch Design Competition, Nixon Watch, Co Tea-Off Competition, Ember World Kitchen SFCS Design Competition, Gaia Gardening for the Elderly Wallet Sized Inhaler Class Project PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CORE COLOR GRAPHICS, Fallsington, PA Assistant Graphic Designer and Account Executive, 6/2009 – 11/2012 Partner with colleagues for this boutique, start-up printing firm providing specialized printing and graphic design services to a range of clients; designed advertisement and marketing collateral. Employed creativity and innovative concept development to plan, create, and deliver inventive graphic arts solutions to meet client needs. Presented and sold products and graphic design services to customers. Communicated with clients to identify needs, plan projects, implement designs, and deliver final product. Served as pre-press assistant. Mentored new team members. Built models, prototypes, and displays; tested designs to ensure attainment of top-quality standards. Optimized workflow by accurately and efficiently compiling and tracking data related to printing orders. Was responsible for working with existing customers and finding new customers that required printing solutions offered by the company. Key Achievements: ? Proven creative talents implementing innovative visual strategies into designs for client projects including business cards, brochures, and other business templates. ? Developed proficiency working with a variety of model designs including 2D and 3D displays. ? Control cost and optimize resources while meeting client expectations. ? Built strong proficiency in Mac and Windows operating systems as well as Wacom Cintiq hardware in order to maximize technical design capabilities. ? Recognized as an exceptional team member dedicated to maintaining open and productive lines of communication. UPPER SOUTHAMPTON PARKS AND RECREATION, Southampton, PA Assistant Recreational Manager, 7/2010 – 7/2012 Supported senior manager to administer programs for community-oriented recreation and sporting facilities. Managed and coordinated special events; designed and disseminated registration and promotional materials. Oversaw special projects to meet organizational objectives. Provided exceptional customer service while communicating with general public regarding township properties. Supported pleasant and comfortable community atmosphere through effect recreational program management. Key Achievements: ? Orchestrated special events promotions to meet unique program goals and achieve broad audience appeal and increase event attendance. ? Demonstrated a dedicated work ethic in order to complete projects and programs to meet exacting standards. TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES Platforms: Windows Vista / XP, Macintosh OS Software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Wacom Cintiq, SketchBookPro, Keyshot, Solidworks, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design