Matt Day is an award-winning San Francisco-based industrial designer with clients ranging from disruptive start-ups to industry-changing Fortune 500 companies. Empowered by years of consulting within top tier firms, Matt has shown his ability to add great value to virtually any client’s needs whether they be small, medium, or large.

Work Samples

  • iriver portable HDD

  • GS Shop Glasslock Food Storage

  • LG Nortel Home MMT

Work History

Work Experience Principle/Designer, Podium Studios. - San Francisco, CA [October 2010 >] Podium is an accomplished standalone design unit that complements both internal and external industrial design teams. Design contractor providing leadership and support to both internal and external industrial design teams. *** Senior Designer/Creative Manager, HaA Design. - Seoul, South Korea [November 2008 - present]. *** Lead Designer, fuseproject. - San Francisco, CA [September 2007 - June 2008]. *** Designer, Astro Studios. - San Francisco, CA [September 2003 - September 2007]. Creating products that'll make your mouth drop... )( *** Design Intern, Nike TechLab. - Beaverton, OR [June 2003-Sept 2003]. Assisted senior designers within the Timing and Vision groups. Intense ideation was tailored to seeking out the extension of current brands as well as new market possibilities within the vision and timing industry. Concepts were brought to full fruition through sketch presentations, mock-ups and working prototypes. *** Design Intern, Fitch Inc.-Worthington, OH [March 2002-June 2002] and [September 2002-December 2002]. Assisted designers and engineers within the product development group. Was deeply involved in a variety of projects from the beginning discovery stages to the final deliverables. *** Design Intern, Philips Design- Atlanta, GA [September 2001- December 2001]. Provided design support to senior product designers on a variety of projects. Support included directed sketch ideation, Alias surface modeling, and market research testing. Actively participated in both internal and external client projects. *** Design Intern, Ethicon Endo-Surgery- Cincinnati, OH [March 2001-June 2001] and [September 2000- December 2000]. Worked closely with staff designers on various projects within the General/Gynecological Surgery franchise. Experienced the world of designing within and around design patents. Due to constant SLA prototyping, "water tight" modeling was a must. Introduced to SDRC. *** Design Intern, Pitney Bowes- Shelton, CT [March 2000- June2000]. Provided support within a corporate industrial design office. Work included form development and concept ideation of home and small office products. Idea generation was explored through sketching, foamcore mock-ups, and white foam modeling. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Education University of Cincinnati- Industrial Design [1998-2003]. Art Institute of Pittsburgh- Industrial Design Technology [Fall 1996- Summer 1997]. Drafting, special effects photography, professional model making, and ceramics. Ohio State University- Business Administration [Fall 1994- Spring 1995]. Fulfilled general education requirements and studied hand built and wheel work ceramics. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Computer Skills / Other Alias StudioTools 13.0 Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Some Rhino ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Soccer and snowboarding... contact :: 513.293.2534


University of Cincinnati



Red Dot Design Award 2010 Vaärenta Water Purifier IF Design Award 2011 Kloken Food Storage Good Design Award 2006 XBOX 360 ID Magazine Design Distinction Award 2006 - XBOX 360