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  • Nathan Guice

    Senior Design Engineer - Playgrounds, Special Projects

    Nashville, TN

I design fun stuff. I am the lead designer for a special projects division of a play equipment manufacturer. I get to tackle all the custom/themed design proposals as well as taking part in the new product development, interactive exhibits for children's museums, and special presentations for large projects. Occasionally I tackle some freelance stuff, or ideas of my own. I'm also an 80's cartoon/toy nut, so I do a lot of GIJoe vehicles and concepts for the sake of it.

Work Samples

  • Barn Themed Playstructure: SRPFX-50002

Work History

Objective A position in a creative design field. Qualifications • Project management skills in print marketing, product development, and environmental design. • Exceptional versatility and adaptability. • Dedication and drive as a hardworking individual. • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a pressured environment. Professional Skills Interpersonal and Team Skills • Entrusted with cross-divisional print marketing and trade show planning. • Interacted with engineering and sales from multiple divisions to produce new products and marketing materials. • Interacted with regional sales representatives to improve marketing efforts and redevelop catalog program. Managerial Skills • Proved multi-tasking abilities by providing catalog management and new product development as well as special in-house projects. • Lead print media development for four corporate divisions. Quantitative Skills • Produced four 100+ page catalogs for multiple divisions. • Consolidated multiple division catalog programs to produce an annual corporate savings of $100,000 in printing costs. • Developed product concepts for play equipment now in production. • Designed equipment and environments for museums, hospitals and other applications. • Consolidated multiple division trade show programs to produce a streamlined and unified corporate identity in parks and recreation industry. Computer Skills • Proficient in use of Adobe CS3 print graphics programs such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator • Proficient in use of 3D design and digital fabrication programs such as Sketchup, V-ray, Solid Edge and Shop Bot CNC. • Proficient in use of MS Office programs such as Word, Excel and Power Point • Familiar with additional design programs such as Rhino, Solid Works and 3D Studio Max. Additional Skills • Prototyping: CNC, 3D printing, mold making/casting of plastics, acrylic and metal fabrication. • Design and Art: sketching, marker rendering, furniture and play equipment design. Employment Superior Recreational Products: Commercial Play and Park Equipment Senior Design Engineer / SRPFX January 2015 - Present Special Projects/Marketing Director March 2006 - July 2008 150 Adamson Industrial Blvd. Carrollton, GA 30117 ph.800.356.4727 Marketing: • 2008 Wow Playground Catalog • 2007 - 2008 Playland Catalog • GFPlay Catalog Vol. 1 • Various Logos, Brochures, Magazine Ads, Mailers, etc. Product Design: • GFPlay Fire Truck • Play Structure Tower development. Environmental Design: • Corporate office furniture • Trade Show Fixtures and Exhibit Interactive Play: Specialty Play Equipment and Environments Director of Development/Design July 2008 - 2015 230 Franklin Rd Suite 811 Franklin, TN 37064 ph.615.790.8845 Product Design: • RTown commercial playhouses produced by Grounds For Play • Various conceptual projects Environmental Design: • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital: Healing Garden • Tulsa Airport/Zoo: South West Terminal Play Area • Lied Discovery Children’s Museum: Exhibit Tower Development • Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center: Ear Exhibit Development • CrossPointe Church: World of Wonder Pre-K Theming Freelance: Client: Navigation Advertising 416-B Medical Center Pkwy Murfreesboro, TN 37129 ph.615.898.1496 • 3D Graphics May 2010 - Dec 2010 Client: Prozone Pool Products 3004 11th Av. Huntsville, AL 35805 ph.256.539.4570 • Trade Show Exhibit Design May 2005 - Dec 2005 Education Auburn University, Auburn, AL Masters of Industrial Design Dec. 2005 Bachelors of Environmental Design Aug. 2002 University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL Major in Studio Arts/Minor in Marketing 1999 - 2001

Education

  • Auburn University

    • Masters of Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2005
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville

    • n/a Studio Arts / Marketing
    • 1998 - 2003
  • Auburn University

    • Bachelors Environmental Design; Studio Arts
    • 2000 - 2001

Specialties

Affiliations

NPSI National Playground Safety Institute

Awards

CPSI: Certified Playground Safety Inspector

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