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  • Michael Lima

    Industrial Designer, Human Factors

    Cupertino, CA

I started my Education at San Jose State University where I discovered Industrial Design, I then transferred to Academy of Art in San Francisco to pursue ID. During my Industrial Design Internships I was involved in many aspects of the design process including the production of concept sketches, logo and graphic design, rendering and prototype building and testing.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Industrial Design, Human Factors

    • Gokhale Method
    • Palo Alto, CA
    • Feb 2014 - Present (3 years 10 months)

    • Responsible for all aspects of the design process from ideation to manufacturing
    and production.
    • Manage concept development and manufacturing.
    • Redesign existing products with an emphasis on reducing manufacturing cost.
    • Apply user research insight to design human-centric products.

  • Consultation Agent/Advanced Repair Agent

    • Geek Squad
    • San Jose, CA
    • Jan 2006 - Present (11 years 2 months)

    Training Best Buy employees on Geek Squad sales and services. Key responsibilities: Provide initial contact with clients and check-in products for service. Perform diagnostic testing to determine product issues and provide service solutions. Facilitate in-store sales, upgrades, installations and services.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Shook Design
    • Palo Alto, CA
    • Jul 2013 - Mar 2014 (8 months)

    • Engaged in various aspects of the design process including clay modeling,
    concept sketching and product ideation.
    • Advanced surfacing of clay models for concept evaluation.
    • Created and submitted final clay model for ergonomic evaluation and
    production fiberglass mold.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Bionex Solutions Inc.
    • Santa Clara, CA
    • May 2009 - Sep 2010 (1 year 4 months)

    • Ideation and creation of company logos, literature, signage and business cards.
    • Product ideation, sketching and negotiation with vendors.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • BC Tech Inc.
    • Mar 2006 - Jul 2006 (4 months)

    • Involved with multiple areas of the design process including the production of
    concept sketches, rendering and mock ups.
    • Created a test fixture used to identify key ergonomic features. Test fixture was
    deployed at Stanford Medical Center for user feedback and testing.
    • Created and submitted full scale foam models of a hand-held emergency
    medical device for military use.

  • Customer Solutions Specialist

    • Best Buy Inc.
    • San Jose, CA
    • Jan 2006 - Jan 2005 (11 months)

    Maintained up to date product knowledge. Applied critical thinking skills to meet and exceed customer needs and sales.


  • Academy of Art University

    • BFA Industrial Design, Product Design
    • 2009 - 2013
  • San Jose State University

    • Industrial Design Studies
    • 2009