A future MVP of your design team, seeks employer who strives for innovation, creativity, and quality. Searching for full-time employment, and willing to relocate. -Ability to create clear and effective sketches, study models, marker renderings -Will produce informative and detailed computer renderings -Possesses a passion for constructing intricate and functional 3D models/prototypes. Computer skills: Photoshop Illustrator Rhino Solidworks Graphite/Vellum Powerpoint

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Matthew A. Mitchell (215) 432-8682 - mmitchell_77@yahoo.com Designer/Fabricator "with a lifelong goal to provide innovative and creative design solutions" As a passionate and progressive designer who is always looking ahead, I am dedicated to achieving the highest quality of work and customer satisfaction. I'm a modern thinker who possesses a great work ethic, a variety of skills, and unique problem-solving capabilities. Having thrived in both individual and team-oriented environments, I am ready and eager to tackle any challenge that lies ahead. Currently I am seeking a design and/or fabrication position within an organization that encourages forward thinking, uses modern technologies, and strives towards the success of both the company and its’ individuals. CORE COMPETENCIES - Product Design - Upholstery - Thorough and Detailed - Architecture - Graphic Design - Interior Design - Punctual and Reliable - Mechanical Abilities - Organized and Professional PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Accurate Auto Tops, Newtown Square, PA Apr. 08' – Feb. 11' Upholstery Technician * Installer of both pre-fabricated and custom-fabricated interiors and convertible tops for an established automotive upholstery facility * Performed well under tight deadlines without sacrificing overall quality * Strong ability to execute numerous duties simultaneously * Played a key role in the success and stability of both the team and overall business Convertibles Only, Seattle, WA Apr. 04' – Mar. 08' Manager/ Upholstery Technician * Responsible for both individual and team productivity within an expanding automotive upholstery shop * Provided direction and mentoring for fellow co-workers while completing my own workload * Maintained shop equipment, kept track of inventory, placed material and supply orders * Created a new brand and business image, including designing a new logo and various advertisement and marketing documents * Attended numerous promotional events and shows on my own time to help promote future business and customer relationships Self-Employed, Philadelphia, PA May 03' – Mar. 08' Freelance Graphic Designer * Sole graphic designer for numerous local businesses * Designed professional quality logos, business cards, and advertising documents * Familiarity with design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Rhino 3D. * Used the latest trends and technology to help small businesses promote their company while providing sound advice. Duzeo Product Design, Bala Cynwyd, PA Dec. 02' – May 03' Product Design Intern * Developed a new design concept for Duzeo Product Design, a renowned local design firm * Produced numerous sketches, illustrations, and controlled renderings using various computer design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino 3D, Solidworks, and Ashlar Vellum. * Researched user trends, target markets, and production techniques to further enhance the products’ success and usability. * Constructed a wide range of sketch models, functional mock-ups, as well as a detailed appearance prototype which is currently on display at the Philadelphia University Design Showroom. * Enhanced both my sketching and product development skills all while gathering an in-depth education of how an idea is developed from concept to production. Philadelphia University Industrial Design Department, Philadelphia, PA Sept. 02' – May 03' Fabrication Shop Adviser * Serviced and maintained a wide variety of woodworking and metal fabrication machines * Provided assistance and direction to fellow students in order to sustain a high level of craftsmanship and safety. * Fabricated numerous displays and exhibits for both the faculty's personal use and the design facility to further enhance the program’s image EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA Graduated: 2003 * Bachelor's Degree in Product Design * 24+ credits in Architecture and Interior Design courses Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA Graduated: 1998 * Advanced Math and English courses * GPA: 4.12 INTERESTS Include remodeling my home, golf, spending time with family and friends, automotive customization, as well as seeking new experiences and opportunities to add to my skill set. REFERENCES/SALARY REQUIREMENTS/PORTFOLIO Available Upon Request

Education

Philadephia University

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Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Philadelphia University Industrial Design "Earth" award for hardwork, determination, success and ability to transform ideas into realities.

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