Rene designs innovative products that afford meaningful experiences.
Kaleidoscope / Cincinnati OH
Jan - Feb 2010
Worked as an intern providing support for the design team on clients like P&G.
Yves Behar + fuseproject / New York NY
June - Sept 2009
Worked as an intern providing support to all aspect of the design process in the NY office.
United Nations Command / Seoul, Korea
Sept 2006 - Aug 2008
Worked as a translator for both United States and Korean military leadership.
Rhode Island School of Design / Providence RI, United States
Sept 2005 - Present
Industrial Design / Architecture / Foundation Studies
University of Cincinnati / Cincinnati OH, United States
Sept 2008 - June 2009
Industrial Design / Foundation Studies
IDEA Award 2010 - Student Category
Pico - Projector Camera
iF Concept Award 2010
Samsung Arc Printer
Plantronics - Wireless headset design competition
Designed a wireless headset that resembles a piece of jewellery.
Peugeot Automobiles - Concours de design
urban transportation for the future metropolis
Designed a futuristic, sustainable, compact single passenger vehicle.
Chungho Nais - Water purifier design
Designed an appliance that doubles as a furniture and interior decor.
i-Sound - wireless headphone + design identity
Designed wireless headphones with integrated wire management.
Samsung Electronics - portable hard disk drive enclosure
Designed a line of enclosure that features culturally authentic aesthetics.
Hyosung Group - plastic bottle design
Designed PET bottles that can nest into each other to save space.
Microsoft / IDSA - Next Generation PC design
Designed a futuristic concept for visually impaired computer users.
Samsung Electronics / University of Cincinnati, United States
September 2008 - June 2009
Developed concepts for future office printers and cell phones for the American market
LG Electronics / University of Cincinnati, United States
March 2009 - June 2009
Developed concepts for kitchen appliances targeted at the American baby boomer market.
Research / Ideation / Collaboration / Innovation / Prototyping / Sustainability / Narratives
Adobe Creative Suit, Sketchbook Pro / Rhinoceros, 3d Max, Hypershot / Office / Mac + PC
Sketching + Rendering / Foam modeling / Basic Woodworking / Basic Metalworking
Fluent in English, Korean, and French.