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  • Michael Harris

    Senior Designer

    Cranston, RI

Experienced designer looking for freelance opportunities. I am very experienced with soft goods design, creating tech packs, Illustrator, Photoshop, user centered design, brainstorming and ideation

Work Samples

Work History

  • Lead Senior Designer

    • Samsonite LLC
    • Mansfield, MA
    • Jan 2015 - Sep 2017 (2 years 8 months)

    Responsible for the design and development of exclusive Samsonite soft-side travel luggage collections for Macy's, Kohl's, JCPenny, eBags, Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's, and Amazon along with the core assortment for national chain stores.

  • Senior Designer

    • Samsonite LLC
    • Mansfield, MA
    • Apr 2011 - Jan 2015 (3 years 9 months)

    Responsible for the design and development of exclusive American Tourister soft-side travel luggage for Target, Walmart, Sears, JCPenny, Kmart, and Disney along with the core assortment for national chain stores.

    Was also responsible for the design and development of Samsonite soft-side travel luggage for the Samsonite Company Stores.

  • Sole Proprietor

    • Michael Harris Industrial Design
    • Jun 1997 - Apr 2011 (13 years 10 months)

    As a freelance designer, I have worked on a wide variety of projects for a variety of manufacturers, packaging, and design firms such as:

    Streng Design
    ChappsMalina
    Beyond Design
    Tirso Olivares Design
    Ignite USA
    PDT
    Radius Product Development
    Joss Design Group
    Sugalski Inc.
    Jigsaw Creative
    Dean Lindsay Design
    Samsonite LLC
    GTech

  • Adjunct Professor

    • University of Illinois - Chicago
    • Chicago, IL
    • Sep 2008 - Jun 2010 (1 year 9 months)

    Instructed sophomore students in some of the fundamental technical tools used in industrial design to ensure proficiency in freehand drawing, Illustrator, and Photoshop with an emphasis on "real world" tactics, workflow, and speed.

    I also acted as a mentor to upperclassmen looking for advice to improve their skills before setting out to start their careers.

Education

  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • BFA, BID Industrial Design
    • 1992 - 1997

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

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