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  • Matthew Perkins

    Principal - nSPIRE' design solutions

    Albany, OR

I strive to design things that are conceptually compelling, yet practical & manufacturable.

Work Samples




Work History

OBJECTIVE: To provide creative product design direction which meet the needs of consumers (end-users), as well as navigation of flexible manufacturing solutions. Services performed include: concept exploration & development, concept visualization (illustration, 2D & 3D Renderings), engineering & rapid prototyping services. WORK EXPERIENCE: nSPIRE' design solutions Albany, OR Principal - Enjoy working with a broad range of clients on a wide variety of projects; providing design services as described above. From June 2011 Hooligan Racing LLC. Jefferson, OR From: Sept 2009 To: Current Employer Responsibilities: Perform general dis-assembly & re-assembly of vintage Alfa Romeos. (Italian sports cars) Recreate damaged body panels from scratch; welding in replacement patches as needed before paint. Strip and recondition drive-train parts; repaint for re-assembly. Art Institute of Portland Portland, OR From: Oct. 2007 To: Dec. 2009 Part-Time Instructor in the Industrial Design Department Courses taught: Mechanical Drawing (Hand Drafting) / Presentation Drawing / Design Studio 1 / Rhino 3D modeling DTT group Farmington Hills, MI From: Feb. 2006 To: Oct. 2007 Product Designer: Concept Ideation / Product Development / 3D Modeling Production oversight; ensuring cost and design integrity Quality Metalcraft Inc. Livonia, MI From: Feb. 2004 To: Feb. 2006 Product Designer: Concept Ideation / Product Development / 3D Modeling Marketing: Created company branding standards still in use, as well as exhibition materials. H.B. Stubbs Warren, MI From: Aug. 2002 To: Feb. 2004 Contract Exhibit Design Consultant: Provided concepts for Trade Shows, Auto Shows, Mobile, and Permanent Environmental Designs. Some projects were completed individually, while others were part of a larger team effort. Exhibit Works Inc. Livonia, MI From: May 2001 To: Sept 2001 Exhibit Design Internship: was part of a team of designers working on the upcoming (2002) Mitsubishi Auto show Exhibit. (Helped create a large scale model of display.) First individual design project proposal: Agco Fair Booth (Completed under the supervision of the design director; Steve Hough.) PROFICIENCIES: 3D Software: Autodesk Alias Studio Tools | Autodesk Inventor | Autodesk Showcase | Rhino | Form-Z | Solidthinking 2D Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign/Acrobat) Corel Painter | Autodesk Sketchbook Pro


  • College for Creative Studies

    • BFA Industrial Design Industrial Design / Product Design
    • 1997 - 2002

    Focused on designing for consumers; while also being drawn to explore manufacturing as part of the creative process, utilizing modular principles in design.



Awarded the design and development responsibilities (while employed by DTT group) of a custom outdoor lighting fixture for the Greater Corktown Development Corp. Design and development of an aftermarket Mustang hood for the 2005-07 Ford Mustang; under the direction of Chip Foose.