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  • Lee McCracken

    Product Designer

    Atlanta, GA

My passion is, and always has been, design. I am constantly on the lookout for the next challenge as an industrial designer - whether it is to improve upon an existing product, or develop a completely new and innovative application that fills a need in the current marketplace. I view each challenge as an opportunity to apply green and sustainable solutions that will make our world a better place...

Work Samples

  • Combi-Steam / Convection Oven

  • Solar LED Pathway Light

  • Premium Kettle Charcoal Grill & Smoker

Work History

  • Product Designer

    • Char-Griller
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Jan 2016 - Present (1 year 11 months)

    Responsible for new product development, as well as product enhancements, for standard and simplified manufacturing * Work closely with China-based design teams, in addition to our U.S. based engineering sta to implement plans * Conducting standard engineering practices such as prototype development, creation of bills of materials, and laying out the product assembly guides * Aid the Marketing team by providing graphics and promotional material in the forms of carton and POP artwork, as well as product photography

  • Product Design Engineer

    • A.L.P. Lighting Components Inc.
    • Lithia Springs, GA
    • Jun 2013 - Jan 2016 (2 years 7 months)

    * Collaborated with manufacturing, engineering, and quality to deliver projects on time and on budget in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities going on at once * Was lead product designer on several high-priority projects, focusing on LED applications in both the commercial and residential markets * Developed a strong technical / electrical aptitude, as well as garnered extensive experience working with sheet metal and plastics

  • Industrial Designer

    • Sharp Manufacturing Company of America
    • Memphis, TN
    • Sep 2008 - Jun 2013 (4 years 9 months)

    * Participated in the full range of product development from concept, product planning, industrial design, engineering, * One of two industrial designers to work on the Sharp Solar-Powered LED Light project * Lead product designer on several projects, focusing on new and innovative applications for Sharp solar module and LED technology in a variety of markets * Contributed to the development of the Sharp PAR30 and PAR38 LED Lamps, including the design of the electrical housing and heat sink components * Engaged in concept ideation to design the optics for the 6" and 4" LED down light * Developed specialty kitchen appliances for Sharp and OEM customers, such as the Viking Combi-Steam/Convect Oven

  • Design Intern, Torque Creative

    • Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.
    • Anderson, SC
    • May 2008 - Sep 2008 (4 months)

    * Specialized in strategic brand communications for many of TTI's internationally recognizable brands, such as Ryobi, Homelite, Ridgid, and Hoover * Created graphic layouts - conveying product features and messaging - for points of sale, points of purchase, and packaging

  • Freelance Designer

    • Montgomery Marketing Inc.
    • Montgomery, AL
    • Aug 2007 - Dec 2007 (4 months)

    Sponsored Fourth Year Studio - Auburn University * Designed and built a combination sleeping cot/tent for the United States Marine Corps

  • Work / Study

    • NDD Design Inc. / Shu-Te University
    • May 2007 - Jul 2007 (2 months)

    - Tainan City * Participated in research and concept ideation for a retractable marker/pen combination * Was enrolled in the Taiwan Summer Studio at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan * Experienced a rising culture in the field of design

  • Freelance Designer

    • Broan-NuTone LLC
    • Jan 2007 - May 2007 (4 months)

    Developed oven range hood concepts for Broan-NuTone’s three range hood lines: Broan Elite®, Best-by-Broan®, and Zephyr

Education

  • College of Architecture Design and Construction Auburn University

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 2008

Specialties

Affiliations

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Theta Chi Fraternity

Awards

Inventor, patents issued

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