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  • Paul Summerson

    Industrial Designer

    San Francisco, CA

I have a BS in Industrial Design, and I previously earned a BA in Applied Physics. I'm currently living in San Francisco, enjoying the sun! Please check out my website, www.paulsummerson.com, for additional projects and more in-depth content.

Work Samples

  • Multi Tool

  • UAV

  • Light

Work History

EDUCATION WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (2007- 2011) Bachelor Science Industrial Design WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY: Bachelor Arts Applied Physics (2001-2005) Minor: Mathematics, Computer Science, Philosophy Student Athlete: Swimming, Middle Distance SOFTWARE Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Solidworks, Keyshot, Rhino, MS Office EXPERIENCE December 2011 - Present LUNAR DESIGN Industrial Designer (Internship) Role -Worked in multidisciplinary teams, bridging the gap between designers and engineers -Participated in both engineering and ID focused projects -Balanced aesthetics of the design with the functional requirements Focus -Consumer electronics, medical devices, enterprise telecommunications Clients -Participated in projects of different sizes, from start ups to large corporate clients -Designed within brand language, creating new iterations of existing brand language -Concept development for new products, and refresh of existing products Process -Generated ideas in brainstorms sessions via rapid sketches and discussion -Constructed sketch models to evaluate proportion and prototype user interactions -Built functional prototypes, incorporating rapid prototyped parts -Sourced components for functional prototypes from vendors -Created 3D appearance models and detailed models for hand-off to engineering -Produced renderings for client and internal use -Documented process with photographs and notes -Presented to clients for both ID and engineering teams June 2006 August 2006 SEL: SCHWEITZER ENGINEERING LABORATORIES Acting Quality Control Manager, Swing Shift -Coordinated with supervisors, engineers and assemblers for necessary rework -Created and maintained Excel spreadsheets tracking quality operations -Represented Quality Hold department during meetings Test Operator -Operated computer-based test equipment -Applied high voltage tests to power protection relays November 2005 June 2006 SEL: SCHWEITZER ENGINEERING LABORATORIES Assembler -Demonstrated outstanding attention to detail -Applied front panels and overlays to relays -Gathered product literature and boxed units for shipping June 2003 August 2003 WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY: COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE Technical Assistant -Constructed experimental apparatus -Photographed experimental setup and procedure CLIENT WORK Hewlett-Packard Cisco Illumina SPONSORED STUDENT PROJECTS Microsoft Kohler Fixtures Gerber Legendary Blades INTERESTS Swimming Home Theater Aquariums Computer Gaming Photography Woodworking Hiking Camping Running


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