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

Education

Western Washington University

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

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