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  • Robert Blackadar

    Industrial Designer

    Worcester, MA

Experienced Industrial Designer with a background in housewares, flatware, storage/organization, toys, and shelving. Experienced in developing cutting edge products based on consumer research. Excellent concepting, prototyping, and rendering skills in all phases of development. Strong mechanical aptitude and understanding of manufacturing.

Work Samples

  • Transitional Faucet with Cast Handles

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Freelance Industrial Designer
    • Feb 2012 - Present (5 years 9 months)

    -Generated product concepts for clients through sketching, rendering in 2D / 3D, and model prototyping.
    -Prepared presentation quality renderings for client meetings.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Lifetime Brands
    • Aug 2007 - Feb 2012 (4 years 6 months)

    -Rapidly created concepts and renderings in Rhino Software of modern shelving, wall storage, photo frames, and flatware for weekly Product Development meetings.
    -Generated detailed control drawings for manufacturing.
    -Updated existing product to maintain competitive edge.
    -Developed several products which contributed to a tremendous increase in sales for the Melannco Division.
    -Initiated quality control protocol for prototype and production samples.
    -Gained an understanding of branding used throughout Lifetime Brands various divisions.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Spectrum Diversified Designs, Inc.
    • Jul 2004 - May 2006 (1 year 10 months)

    -Developed new concepts for the bath, kitchen, and organization product lines.
    -Generated renderings and control drawings in Solidworks for manufacturing.
    -Inspected build and finish quality of prototype and production samples.

  • Industrial Designer- Advanced Concepts

    • Rubbermaid Home Products
    • Jul 2003 - Apr 2004 (9 months)

    -Developed new cutting edge products through extensive consumer research.
    -Participated in consumer research which included focus groups, brainstormings, in- home visits, and interviews.
    -Generated renderings of concepts using Alias, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
    -Developed products from initial concepts on through to production.
    -Built fully functional prototypes for all levels of development.
    -Worked closely with engineering and marketing personnel to ensure correct direction of development.
    -Sketched new groundbreaking product ideas for the New Product Concepts Group and for the various platform teams.
    -Generated control drawings for manufacturing.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Bang Zoom Design
    • Dec 2002 - Apr 2003 (4 months)

    Award winning toy invention company that specializes in the development of electronic and mechanical action toys for major manufacturers.

    -Researched competition and market for new product development.
    -Built fully functional prototypes that utilized electronic circuit boards, motors, and mechanisms.
    -Rendered models, graphics, and logos for new product identity using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Alias.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Rubbermaid Home Products
    • 2002 - 2002

    -Assisted in compiling consumer research.
    -Generated concepts, renderings, and fully functional prototypes for consumer/ customer review.
    -Participated in consumer focus groups, interviews, and in- home visits.


  • University of Cincinnati

    • Bachelor of Science (BS) Industrial and Product Design
    • 1997 - 2003
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College

    • Associate's degree Liberal Arts
    • 1989 - 1992



Inventor of 10 design patents with Spectrum Diversified.