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  • Ryan Rhoads


    Rockledge, FL

10 Years of Professional Experience. • 6 Years in Marine Design • 3 Years in Consulting Design • 2 Years of Teaching, University Level. An entrepreneur at heart with a passion for well executed human centered designs.

Work Samples

  • Marine Design

Work History

1310 Lara Circle, Unit 106 Rockledge, Fl 32953 321.720.3345 rhoadsdesignstudio@gmail.com Ryan D. Rhoads Industrial Designer Professional Experience Sea Ray Boats, Merritt Island, Fl February 2006 – present Senior Level Industrial Designer, Refinement Team. Responsibilities included taking initial concept designs through to completion in the Yachts and Sport Yachts division. Coordinated and interfaced with engineering, program management, vendors, and production facilities to maintain design intent and ensure timely and adequate completion of all design phases and projects. Synthesized and developed new product ideas in the form of two dimensional drawings, renderings and models. Developed and maintaining the Sea Ray brand through trend research, forecasting and creating a brand matrix. Silverton Marine Corporation, Millville, NJ July 2002 – February 2006 Designed interior and exteriors. Managed individual projects while working with production demands, meeting manufacturing timelines, introducing new ideas, creating working drawings for all designed parts to be built, having a working understanding of fiberglass, woods, metals and plastics. Primary computer program used is PRO-E. Kolano Design, Pittsburgh, PA August 1999 – July 2000 Industrial Designer and project manager for clients such as Williams Sonoma, Phoenix, Newark and San Jose Airports. Designed glassware, including a line of stemware for Williams Sonoma, and various signage systems. Responsible for monitoring project progress, design development, pricing and seeing the projects through to production. Henry Rahn Design, Pittsburgh, PA September 1998 – August1999 Part of a three-person team commissioned to develop a forklift for Crown Equipment Corp. Responsible for documenting information, performing user group analysis, sketching, conceptualization, model making, and presentations to client. Bally Design, Pittsburgh, PA May 1998 - September 1998 Industrial Designer for the Genie-Vac, winning the 2000 IDEA Award. Conducted research, worked with team members during innovation sessions to solve problems, sketched ideas and built both working and presentation models. Teaching Experience Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Spring 2000 – Spring 2001 Adjunct Professor for Drawing and Design Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Fall 1997 – Fall 1999 Adjunct Professor for Freshman Drawing Studio and Industrial Design Fundamentals Teachers’ Assistant for Design History Skills Strong rendering and ideation, project management and coordination. Pro-Engineer, Rhino, Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS2, Solid Works, MS Office Apps. Education Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA B.F.A. in Industrial Design, May 1998, Dean’s List from 1995-1997


Carnegie Mellon



Deans List Robert McCurdy Scholarship Andrew Carnegie Scholarship Nominee IDEA Award 2000