Currently seeking new projects.
www.redwirestudio.com // redwirestudio.blogspot.com
J. RUITER DESIGNS: Consulting Designer
Freelance: Developing high-end storage concepts for major office furniture manufacturer.
Feb. 2009 - present
REDWIRE STUDIO: Principal Designer
Founded and manage an independent creative studio focused on developing residential and contract furniture as well as consumer product designs.
Feb. 2007 - present
SCOTT KLINKER PRODUCT DESIGN: Assistant Designer
Work alongside Scott developing concepts for furniture and product designs. Create CAD models and renderings, layout and assemble presentations, as well as help work out kinks in product prototypes.
Nov. 2006 - present
ELBA DESIGN: Designer
Freelance: Responsible for concept development and problem solving for office furniture systems, and office task seating. Executed all digital modeling, proportional schematics, graphic layouts and rendering for presentations.
Jul. 2006 - Feb. 2008
ZERO 1: Assistant Designer
Duties included assisting with concept ideation for office seating components, consumer products, and marine seating and accessories. Also responsible for computer modeling, digital rendering and digitizing prototypes for translation into CAD models.
Mar. 2005 - Oct. 2005
J.RUITER DESIGNS: Designer
Freelance: Quick turn around renderings and digital modeling for high-end furniture concept presentation.
CURIOUS-ID: Responsibilities: Concept sketching for consumer products, electronics, recreation equipment, and furniture. Computer modeling and
rendering of electronics, graphic user interface, and home products. Prototyping, presentation layout, and model shop/paint experience
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
Bachelor of fine arts degree, Industrial Design
Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Continuing Education, Industrial Design / Fine Arts
Rhinoceros 3d, Alias, 3d studio max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, sketch-up, Microsoft Word, and Power Point.
2008 - Winner and peoples choice, Design Democracy '08 sponsored by Context Furniture.
2007 - Runner up "The Next Classic..." sponsored by Dwell magazine and Blu Dot Furniture.