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  • Rei Suzuki

    Industrial Designer

    Denver, CO

I love design because it's a creative process that solves real and practical needs that can make a definite impact in this world. I believe design applies the arts together with science and technology to create great experiences for the end user. I grew up in Japan, and am fluent in Japanese and English. Living in the beautiful state of Colorado, I love exploring the outdoors. I also spend much of my available time studying history, culture and anthropology, and the arts. I find joy in meeting new people; if you're in Colorado or would like to get in touch, please drop me a line whenever.

Work Samples

  • Pharmaceutical Lock Bottle

  • Riviére Coffee Table

  • Rotorcraft Cockpit Layout

Work History

  • User Interaction Designer

    • upsourceIT
    • Littleton, CO
    • Sep 2016 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    • Directing clients on creating good user experiences for their CRM staff as well as customers
    • Heading up UX research and interaction design and development for new software product design

  • Industrial Designer

    • I took part in realizing a variety of products and successfully bringing them to market for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups.
    • Designed and developed pharmaceutical lock bottle that became the backbone for two product companies.
    • Designed game-changing self-serving fueling station.
    • Redesigned Samson Design’s website from the ground up. Next to word-of-mouth marketing, the website became the primary source for clients and new contracts.

  • Product Design Intern

    • Phenix Aviation USA
    • Jan 2013 - May 2013 (4 months)

    Designed cockpit instrument layout for their next generation gyroplane, including sketches, concept renders, and full-scale appearance model.

  • Creative Director

    • IDSA Metro State chapter
    • Denver, CO
    • Sep 2010 - May 2013 (2 years 8 months)

    Planning events, designing posters for meetings, marketing material. Grew club from 8 to about 35 regular attendees.

  • Concept Artist

    • Industry Infographics
    • Jun 2012 - Nov 2012 (5 months)

    Worked with clients such as Chevron and Apache CNG to develop concepts and art direction for infographics. Presented concepts to clients through sketches and illustrations.
    • Helped kickoff an environmental responsibility program at Chevron through infographics and visual story-telling.

  • Design Intern

    • EPK
    • Shinjuku-ku, Japan
    • May 2010 - Aug 2010 (3 months)

    • Learned how lighting can affect the user experience and emotion in significant ways as I worked with Japan’s top architectural lighting designers.
    • Created easy-to-read fixture installation instruction drawing for contractors constructing Tokyo American Club’s new building.
    • Redesigned company identity: new website and print materials.
    • Translated materials between Japanese and English.


  • Metropolitan State University of Denver

    • Bachelor of Science (BS) Industrial Design
    • 2009 - 2013

    Mechanical Engineering Technology emphasis



IDSA Rocky Mountain Chapter


IDSA Student Merit Award winner MSUD scholarship award