Welcome to my online portfolio! I am currently a Concept Designer for LEGO, working within buildable action figures and Hero Factory to design the future of educational play.
Matt Betteker Education College for Creative Studies Major: Industrial Design BFA Minor: Illustration Grad May 09 Western Michigan Universtiy -Studied Industrial Design Engineering Degree for 1.5 years Current: LEGO Concept Designer - Full time (January 2011-current) -Working in Buildable action figures, designing the future of educational play Past: Freelance: EA Games Concept Artist(February 09-December 2010) -Contracted Concept Artist for upcoming title -Contracted concept Artist for Monopoly Streets -Contracted Concept Artist for NERF N-strike Elite 2 -Contracted Concept Artist on multiple small in-house projects Industrial Designer at ATOMdesign (June 09-Sept 10) -worked on: -hunting/military products -office products -packaging -garden/shop tools -interface design -flash animation -brand character design -working in photoshop, illustrator, rhino, solidworks, pro-e, maya and flash. Commission: -42"-70" Forest Oil Painting -Panasonic F1 Racer Wall Concept Piece Internships: Altair Product Design (September 08-January 09) -Worked on new line of rescue tools for Para-jumpers -Also a team member on multiple lighting projects for Ilumisys Propane Creative (Summer 08) -Learned how to collaborate with a design team to quickly fulfill a brief -Designed for the following companies: -Panasonic -Flo Healthcare -Hamilton Beach -Raymond Forklifts -Digital Blue -A number of other high profile clients Altair Product Design (Spring 08) -Worked with the client Ilumisys to design a series of 5 LED hanging lights -Prototyped the lights and designed a show booth for the lights to be displayed in the 2008 Las Vegas Light Fair and upcoming tradeshows -Won the Best Booth Award at the 2008 Las Vegas Light Fair -The lights have been featured in numerous publications such as Architectural SSL, Habitat Magazine, Natural Home, LED Journal, LEDï¿½s Tennant Company (Summer 07) -Learned how to incorporate manufacturing processes into design ideas -Worked side by side with engineers and marketing on the Panther Line of small riding machines that is still in development -Joined Toastmasters to improve my speaking and presenation skills Studios: Caterpillar -Collaborated with a local CAT dealership to redesign the Caterpillar 320D Midsize Excavator -Entered the project into the 2009 IDEA Competition Nike -Worked with Nike designers to create 2012 Brazilian basketball shoe -Embraced and employed Nike design philosophies Tekna Solutions Inc. -Worked with designers and engineers to design a medical storage unit -Learned about the medical field and how industrial design is applied. Skills: -digital/analog sketching -Photoshop|Painter|Sketchbook Pro|Illustrator|Flash -SolidWorks|Pro-E|Alias|Maya|Rhino -Hand modeling|prototype -Teamwork