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San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Strong self-motivated Industrial Designer seeking a Product Design position in consumer electronics. 7 years of ID New Product Development working between San Diego & Hong Kong designing hardware accessories for the Video Game Industry. Many of my designs have been officially licensed by Nintendo, Microsoft Xbox & Sony PlayStation and can be found at Best Buy, Fry's, Target, Walmart, GameStop & Amazon. I have over 50 products I've designed from sketch to final production.
C.T.R.L.R. Mobile GamePad - CES 2013
MLG Pro Circuit Controller - Production 12-31-11
CAREER SUMMARY: ID New Product Development working between San Diego & Hong Kong designing hardware accessories for the Video Game Industry. Many of my designs have been officially licensed by Nintendo, Microsoft Xbox & Sony PlayStation and can be found at Best Buy, Fry's, Target, Walmart, GameStop & Amazon. I have over 50 products I've designed from sketch to final production. _______________________________________________________________________ CONTACT: Freelance Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Email: email@example.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/lawthedesigner _______________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION: College For Creative Studies (CCS) Detroit, MI Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design (Graduated in May 2004) http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/alumni/alumni/productdesign?personid=500 _______________________________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: COMPANY: Mad Catz, Inc. Industrial Designer - Full Time Staff - Salary (7 Years, 8 Months, March 2006 - November 11, 2013) Responsibilities involve brainstorming new product ideas & concepts, current market research & strategy for license & core products, daily free-hand sketching, both traditional & digital rendering, orthographic drawings & product dimension specification, color & finish selection, communication with engineers, design approval, efficient time management and priority. Experienced in overseas business travel for product development with factories, meeting with sourcing vendors in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, currently holding an International Visa for business. Frequently attending professional industry trade shows such as E3 (E for All) at the LA Convention Center & Las Vegas CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Mad Catz is the leading third party video game accessory company in the global gaming market. The conceptual art & design of products featured here are uploaded only after final production dates are released. All images in this portfolio are actual products on the market and intended for viewing only, no publication without permission. The shape and design of featured products in this portfolio are the tradedress of Mad Catz, Inc. (For product info or online purchase, please visit www.madcatz.com). COMPANY: American Iron and Steel Institute AISI Intern - Contract (June 2003 - September 2003) The internship offered the opportunity to work with a design team through solutions for the Urban Youth project theme. Industrial manufacturing and processing were guided by AISI steel application specialists and industry professionals. Designed & milled from an Alias wire model and presented in front of media representatives and design professionals. The final presentation was displayed at the 2004 Detroit Auto Show. Car Design News - Internship Featured Story www.cardesignnews.com/news/2003/031103ccs-aisi/index.html http://www.cardesignnews.com/site/designers/portfolios/display/store5/item29644/ _______________________________________________________________________ SKILLS: Market Strategy and Product Brainstorm Pencil / Marker Ideation Rendering Orthographic / Product Dimension Drawing Digital Wacom Tablet Sketching & Rendering Adobe Photoshop CS3 Alias Studio Tools 3D Modeling SolidWorks PhotoView 360 CAD Rendering Prototype Model Making Clay Surface Modeling Communication with Mechanical Engineers Ergonomics Designer PANTONE Color and Plastic & Paint Finish Specialist Outsourcing & Vendor Communication Cut & Sew Soft Goods Manufacturing Production Product Photography Powerpoint Presentation _______________________________________________________________________ AWARDS & MEDIA: CES Innovations 2012 Design & Engineering Showcase Award MLG Pro Circuit Controller http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111108006994/en/Mad-Catz%C2%AE-Nam Best of CES 2012 "Gaming Hardware" Nominee Street Fighter x Tekken VS FightStick http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/01/14/best-of-ces-2012-award-nominees Best of CES 2009 "Gaming Accessory" Award Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition FightStick http://gear.ign.com/articles/945/945296p2.html Best of 2009 Award "Best Console Peripheral, Reader's Choice 2009" Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition FightStick http://bestof.ign.com/2009/gear/best-console-peripheral.html Limited Edition Comic-Con SFIV Controllers http://www.joystiq.com/2009/07/20/limited-edition-mad-catz-sfiv-controllers-available-at-comic-con/ http://www.capcom-unity.com/sven/blog/2009/07/20/comiccon_exclusive_sfiv_sticks_and_pads_revealed Ars talks with the men behind the Mad Catz FightSticks PS3 Maven - Street Fighter 4 PS3 Controllers Gallery Article http://ps3maven.com/street-fighter-4-ps3-controllers/ INTERVIEW WITH MAD CATZ (STREET FIGHTER IV ACCESSORIES LINE) http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/02/ars-talks-with-the-men-behind-the-mad-catz-fight-sticks.ars http://www.streetfighterdevotion.com/archive_madcatz2.php SDTEKKEN - Street Fighter IV Making The Grade A FightStick Story http://sdtekken.com/2009/02/07/making-the-grade-a-fightstick-story/ http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?b=6315 Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition FightStick Success Blog http://www.capcom-unity.com/markman/blog/?pref_tab=blog Xbox Freedom - Wireless N Adapter Concept for Uninterrupted Internet http://xboxfreedom.com/xbox-360-wireless-n-adapter-concept/ Xbox Freedom - Rock Band Wireless Fender Telecaster http://xboxfreedom.com/rock-band-wireless-fender-telecaster/ PS3 Maven - Rockband 2 Telecaster: Tribute To Fender’s Telecaster Article http://ps3maven.com/rockband-2-fender-telecaster-guitar/ PS3 Maven - PS3 HDMI Selector Cooling System http://ps3maven.com/ps3-hdmi-cooling-system/ PS3 Maven - Mad Catz PS3 Controllers Design Collection http://ps3maven.com/mad-catz-ps3-controllers/ College For Creative Studies Alumni Story http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/alumni/alumni/productdesign?personid=500 2004 NAIAS Display - AISI Internship Auto Show Display Sony Drive model was displayed January 4-19 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit AISI Corporate Internship Publication http://www.autosteel.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Articles&CONTENTID=6956&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm Car Design News Article - AISI Internship CCS - American Iron and Steel Institute Challenge 2003 http://archive.cardesignnews.com/news/2003/031103ccs-aisi/index.html Discovery Channel Interview - AISI Internship Auto Show Display "Student Car Designers Hit The Big Time" Television Broadcast Auto & Design Magazine - featured AISI Internship publication Issue 145 p.93 Prosume This Blog - Sony Car AISI Internship Model http://prosumethis.blogspot.com/2007/01/law-dares-sony.html Car Design News Article - Senior Thesis College for Creative Studies - GM Autonomy 2020 project http://archive.cardesignnews.com/news/2004/040512ccs-gm/index.html Dean's List Ford Scholarship CCS Merit Scholarship _______________________________________________________________________ LANGUAGES: English Chinese (Cantonese) _______________________________________________________________________ HOBBIES: Cooking Action Sports Gaming (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U) Car Racing and Modification (Porsche 911 Turbo) Sport Bike Riding (Yamaha R6) DJing (Technics 1200 MK2, Serato & Vinyl)
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