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  • Michael Bambino

    Industrial Design and Design Education

    New York, NY

I use my creative motivation and technical background to elevate my work in industrial design. www.michaelbambinodesign.com I have experience in product design, packaging design, toy design, furniture design, soft prototype design, and exhibit design. I also specialize in design education - specifically developing and teaching design curricula at The Cooper Union.

Work Samples

  • Tambour Table

  • Design Education

Work History

  • Senior Designer

    Manage and design for various consulting projects from ideation to production.

  • Adjunct Professor & Curriculum Consultant

    Develop and teach unique curricula geared towards multidisciplinary students.

  • Senior Product Designer

    • ION Design
    • Englewood, NJ
    • Sep 2016 - May 2017 (8 months)

    Manage and design for various consulting projects from ideation to production.

  • Product Designer

    • ION Design
    • Englewood, NJ
    • Jul 2014 - Sep 2016 (2 years 2 months)

    Manage and design for various consulting projects from ideation to production.

  • Designer

    • Tumi
    • New York, NY
    • Oct 2013 - Jul 2014 (9 months)

    Specialized in product innovation for existing and new product lines.

  • Freelance Designer

    • ION Design
    • Edgewater, NJ
    • Jul 2013 - Sep 2013 (2 months)

    Worked in both design and engineering capacities on product design projects.

  • Freelance Furniture Designer

    • TZ Design
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • Apr 2013 - Jul 2013 (3 months)

    Supported designer Mark Goetz in the development of new furniture concepts.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    Designed custom architectural mechanisms and trims for manufacturing.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    Heavily involved in product, footwear, and exhibit design projects.

  • Design Intern

    Supported the design staff in ideation, 2D/3D modeling, prototyping/testing, and presentation.

  • Rapid Prototyping Technician

    Maintained, operated, and experimented with 3D printers and laser cutters.

  • Teaching Assistant

    Mentored engineering students through project-based work.

  • Engineer

    Involved in large scale NYC water distribution and NYS wastewater projects.


  • Pratt Institute

    • MID; Master of Industrial Design
    • 2010 - 2012

    Gained experience in toy (Fisher Price), packaging (L’Oreal), exhibit (Thinc), furniture, product, and soft prototype design. Also gained experience in teaching and design education (The Cooper Union).

  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad

    • Design Intensive; Furniture Design
    • 2011 - 2011

    I toured Scandinavia studying furniture and designed and built a chair prototype.

  • Tulane University

    • Ph.D; Biomedical Engineering
    • 2006 - 2007

    I completed credits towards a Ph.D in biomedical engineering but ultimately left the program.

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    • Research Intern; Laser Feedback Interferometry
    • 2005 - 2006

    Publications: Measuring the Surface Topography at Focal Adhesions Using Laser Feedback Interferometry, SPIE vol. 6090, Feb 2006; Co-authored with Ben Ovryn, Ph.D

  • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    • Bachelor of Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
    • 2002 - 2006

    100% merit-based scholarship.



The Cooper Union, Pratt Institute


Featured in Model Citizens' show during NYC's Design Week; Featured in issues of ICON, Maru, Design@Home Magazine, & more; Merit Scholarship from Pratt Institute; Merit Scholarship from The Cooper Union