An experienced designer with an advantageous set of skills within product and packaging design. I enjoy the interaction with people to converse and collaborate in the search for a sensible solution through design and research - this includes working with Fortune 500 clients and small business ventures. Participated in all aspects of design from brainstorming to production and engineering.

Work Samples

  • Torque cleat wrench

  • Sentinel outdoor centipede

  • Design Edge internship work

Work History

Matt Dean Industrial Designer mbdean8@gmail.com 513.560.5217 > I inspired myself... It’s a fun business, design. I’ve found that affection to infuse design into those small but important parts of my life. Now it’s about keeping that relationship healthy; I’m looking to bust into a new dynamic environment of designers alive with ideas & personality. > Then I went to school... Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design Purdue University (2005-2010) > Then I did some work... The Carlson Group [Chicago, IL] Industrial Designer (April 2012-Present) Retail brand experiences for the shopper - now I've trotted along from product to packaging to retail - how about that? Kaleidoscope [Chicago, IL] Structural Designer (March 2011-April 2012) an extremely wide array of design projects from product to packaging; collaborating with engineers and designers to produce detailed prototypes of chosen concepts Webb deVlam [Chicago, IL] Freelance Industrial Designer (February 2011-March 2011) focus on packaging and beauty product design treatment, while joining an extremely diverse team of designers through most projects Choi Design [Chicago, IL] Contract Industrial Designer (November 2010-January 2011) a position demanding uncompromised attention to detail while designing industrial products; an experience focused on approaching a design project from the mindset of intelligent manufacturing Radius P.D. [Chicago, IL] Industrial Design Intern (June 2009-August 2009) demonstrated the importance of manufacturing in the packaging industry while working directly with designers and engineers Design Edge LLC [Austin, TX] Industrial Design Intern (May 2008-November 2008) dedicated product design firm specializing in household electronics and housewares; an intimate learning experience developing a sense for team based collaboration > Then I got more involved... Purdue University Tutor (2011-Present) student preparation for the design world & demo's on the intricacies of design programs iDSA Vice President (CLass of 2009; Purdue Chapter) coordinated tutoring sessions for students on sketching and other processes 2008 IHA Award Honorable Mention (96 out of 100 Score) for TORQUE cleat wrench > Skills. Solidworks (surfacing & solid building) Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Hypershot/Keyshot Rhino Photoview Sketchbook Pro *Mac/PC Proficient* *Direct experience with manufacturers (China, U.S., Germany) > client experience. Kraft Das Keyboard SC Johnson Duracell ITW Brands Aver-Dennison Sanofi-Aventis Wrigley Midea American Greetings Heinz Keson Weber Dell Ingersoll Rand Hasbro

Education

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

    • BA Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2010

Specialties

Awards

IHA 2007 Honorable Mention (Torque) iDSA Vice President, Purdue Chapter 2008 Semester-based tutoring @ Purdue 2010-2012 years

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