Industrial Designer with 10 years of experience in both Product and Automotive Interior Design. I have extensive experience with the whole design process-from idea sketch to production.

Work Samples

  • Product

  • Transportation

  • Homestyles Premier Shed

Work History

REINIER V. SOLIVEN 4424 Carriage Hill Court Oakland Twp. MI 48306 reiniersoliven@yahoo.com SENIOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER, PROJECT MANAGER: Innovative Senior Industrial Designer and Project Manager with 10 years of experience in developing and implementing product design strategies in consumer products, packaging and automotive design Areas of Expertise: Experienced in product, automotive, packaging and graphic design; Product brand building and management; Works well as a creative team member, as well as the leader of a project team; Outstanding working knowledge of design, materials, manufacturing feasibility and processes; Experienced in working with both national and international vendors; Strong understanding of the industry and trends; Excellent communication and presentation skills; craftsmanship and benchmarking expertise; Full scale mock-ups and prototype build; 3D Modeling; 2D sketching; Sales support. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: JOHNSON CONTROLS/PLASTECH ENGINEERED PRODUCTS Auburn Hills, Michigan 2004 - 2009 Senior Designer and Project Manager As Senior Designer and Project Manager at Johnson Controls/Plastech Engineered Products, I was responsible for the design and development of proprietary products that leverage company process and manufacturing strengths in plastics manufacturing for the automotive interior and exterior component platform. My tasks included but were not limited to: • Manage a team of designers and modelers on projects from initiation, research, ideation, form studies, ergonomic studies, surface design, engineering, and prototyping to manufacturing • Broaden company product portfolio by looking beyond current capabilities and processes for new and innovative ideas • Collaborate with divisions and teams, including upper management, engineering, marketing, design and manufacturing partners toward common goals to identify the possible opportunities and potential problems associated with the outlined task • 2D concept sketches • 3D modeling and rendering for engineering and form studies • Design automotive underhood, exterior and interior systems, individually and in teams, always keeping human factors, aesthetics, functionality, brand character and market placement in mind • Develop and maintain quotes and budgets • Collect and analyze data to gain insight into segmentation, brand positioning, product requirements and pricing COLLINS & AIKMAN, Troy, Michigan 2001 - 2004 Senior Designer and Craftsmanship Manager As Senior Designer and Craftsmanship Manager at Collins & Aikman, I was responsible for the design and development of new products for the automotive interior and exterior component arena based on proprietary company technology in fabric and plastics. As Craftsmanship Manager, I spearheaded the development and maintenance of the craftsmanship and benchmarking evaluation process to enable the company to lead market product quality. My responsibilities included but were not limited to: • Manage projects from initiation, research, ideation, form studies, ergonomic studies, surface design, engineering, and prototyping to manufacturing • 2 D concept sketches and product studies • 3D modeling and rendering for engineering and form studies • Expand company product portfolio by looking beyond current capabilities for new and innovative ideas and concepts • Improve and control color, grain, gloss, and quality of plastic components using the craftsmanship and benchmarking process • Coordinate with various divisions and teams, including upper management, engineering, marketing, sales, design and manufacturing partners to identify the possible opportunities and potential problems associated with projects at hand • Collect and analyze data to gain insight into segmentation, brand positioning, product requirements and pricing • Propose design solutions to upper management, clients and engineering, using the craftsmanship and benchmarking evaluation process • Identify, lead and motivate necessary team members NEUTECH ASSOCIATES, Auburn Hills, Michigan 2000 - 2001 Lead Industrial Designer As Lead Industrial Designer at Neutech Associates, I was responsible for spearheading the product and graphic design and responsibilities in new business development. My tasks included but were not limited to: • Design consumer products with emphasis on product quality and brand character while maintaining cost and engineering criteria. • Identify and lead the necessary team members to be involved in new projects • Collaborate with management, clients, engineering and marketing to identify possible design opportunities and resolve potential problems • Collect and analyze data to gain insight into segmentation, brand positioning, product requirements and pricing • Packaging and graphic design layouts • Thetford AQUA V series Project Leader REIN DESIGN GROUP LLC, Oakland Township, Michigan 2001 – Present Owner/ Designer As owner and designer of Rein Design LLC, I provide Industrial Design support to large and small businesses. I establish and maintain relationships with new clients by understanding and resolving their different needs, while offering the highest level of innovation. This involves conferring with clients regarding budget, objectives, presentation approaches, and selection of media. My responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Product, furniture, automotive, and graphic design • Provide program and product presentation • Collect and analyze data to gain insight into segmentation, brand positioning, product requirements and pricing for design, sales and engineering support • Develop and implement product design strategies • Allocate design resources to new projects • Conduct market and trend research • Develop and maintain quotes and budgets • Full scale mock-ups • Clients include: Kenmore, Sundberg Ferar, Club Car, Trans Global, Nissan, Ford Motor Co and Neutech Associates. HENRY DREYFUSS ASSOCIATES, Warren, Michigan 1998 - 2000 Industrial Designer As an Industrial Designer at Henry Dreyfuss Associates, I designed consumer goods with emphasis on product quality and brand character, while adhering to strict principles of human factors, cost criteria, and engineering. My responsibilities included: • 2D sketching and 3D modeling • Full Scale mock-up • Human factors analysis • Project leader John Deere 6000 Tractor, 5000 series Cab, Greens Mower and MCI Transit Bus • Market trend research • Maintain industry contacts in North America and Europe COMPUTER EXPERIENCE: Alias, Rhino, Solidworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Studio Paint, Power Point and Excel EDUCATION: College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan; May 1998; Bachelor of Arts, Industrial Design AFFILIATION: Member of the Industrial Designers Society of America

Education

College for Creative Studies Detroit Center for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

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IDSA

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