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  • Mathew Zurlinden

    Mathew Zurlinden

    Detroit, MI

I am a passionate industrial designer with variety of experiences. I am self motivated with a desire to develop unique and outstanding products. I consider myself a thinker and problem solver in addition to a designer. I strive to develop products that are meaningful and create a new and rewarding experience for the user. I am always seeking new freelance challenges and I am currently open to new full-time career opportunities.

Work Samples

  • Recumbent Bicycle

  • Clean Steal

  • Porsche Cell Phones

Work History

Mathew Zurlinden mathew@zurlindendesign.com 248-343-5284 Employment RTT USA Global Product Specialist October 2012 - Present As the Global Product Specialist I am responsible for interpreting global product data, maintaining production schedules, managing materials and rendering digital files. I help maintain product accuracy and completeness. Freelance Design Designer, Digital Sculptor, Consultant, Researcher, Manager January 2010 – Present I have successfully maintained multiple return clients. My involvement is in a variety of design projects with a variety of clients. I have contributed to the design of eyewear, consumer products, packaging, entertainment and graphic design. These projects have included concept design, production ready digital modeling and production tech-packs. RTT USA Data Prep Specialist September 2012 - October 2012 Prepare digital data/models for use in visualizations for design reviews, marketing and web applications. Create, prepare, organize and maintain complex digital files to create stunning photo realistic imagery. Progressive Art & Design Designer May 2010 – September 2012 I successfully created, implemented, grew, and managed an in-house design team. My responsibilities included developing user centered products, signage, environmental graphics and displays. I am Responsible for research, concept design, prototyping, material selection and overseeing fabrication; both in-house and outsourced. I have led the development of new products, materials and fabrication processes. I was responsible for ensuring we realized client design goals and visions. Reebok Footwear Design Intern (Cleated) January 2008 - June 2008 Assisted both the Cleated and Close-to-Market footwear design teams while at the same time working on my own cleated project. I assisted in, and experience every aspect of the footwear design process through the completion of one season of products. This included everything from market research to collaboration with manufacturing. Skills I am advanced in the necessary skills of a product designer including research, sketching, physical model building, thinking and analyzing design challenges. My professional skills in communication, efficiency, organization and MS Office are well defined. I am self motivated and I love learning and growing. I take pride in my skills and I continually challenge myself to improve. I am an exceptional multitasker and enjoy a challenge. I have advanced skill levels in the following design software: 3D: Alias, Rhino 3D, Autodesk Showcase, RTT Deltagen, Siemens Teamcenter 2D: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, Sketchbook Designer, Alias Paint, Corel Painter, Corel Draw Introductory experience with UG NX and Solidworks Scholarships/Achievements -College for Creative Studies Scholarship - 2004 – 2008 -Deans List -Design work featured on numerous design related websites including Core77.com and NOTCOT.org Groups IDSA CCS Chapter Member


  • College for Creative Studies

    • BFA - Industrial Design - Product
    • 2004 - 2008
  • Western Michigan University

    • - Aviation/Flight Science
    • 2003 - 2004
  • Saginaw Valley State University

    • - Mechanical Engineering
    • 2002 - 2003





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