Designer currently working in the softgoods industry in Colorado

Work Samples

  • Folsom Ski Graphic

  • Thule iPhone5 Case

  • Columbia Sportswear Concepts

Work History

//EXPERIENCE Thule Carry Solutions - Longmont, CO Product Designer, April 2012 - Present -Design products under the Case Logic and Thule brands. California Innovations / Arctic Zone - Chicago, IL Designer, May 2007 - April 2012 -Product designer for the world’s largest producer of soft-sided insulated goods. Products include backpacks, messengers, cooler bags, lunch bags, hydration bottles and diaper bags. -Daily correspondence with Chinese manufacturers throughout the entire development process. -Produce and present material that effectively communicates concepts for internal and external audiences. -Traveled on multiple development trips to factories in Southern and Northern China, helping to finalize product lines, source new materials and find new factories. Ryan Mather - Chicago, IL Freelance Designer, 2006 - Present Clients: Wing Ngai Manufacturing Limited - Hong Kong 2010-11 Definitive Foods Inc. - Round Lake, IL 2010 Bestway Inflatables Corp. - Shanghai China 2009-10 JuvoProducts.com - Barrington, IL 2009-10 Cohesion Outdoor Games - Chicago, IL 2009 Moxie Couture - Chicago, IL 2008 Tres Design Group - Chicago, IL 2007 The Libman Company - Arcola, IL 2006 Bestway Inflatables & Material Corp. - Shanghai, China Intern Product Designer, June - August 2008 -1 of 4 international interns selected out of 200+ to take part in a summer long internship program to live and work on Bestway’s Shanghai factory campus for three months. -Worked closely with sales, marketing, engineers, graphic designers, and three industrial design interns in creating new products to be sold across Europe, Australia, Canada and South America. UIC connectID - Mentorship program - Chicago, IL Mentor, September 2009 - Present -3 years of mentoring sophomores, juniors and seniors from University of Illinois at Chicago. -Guide the students during the school year with their projects, program tutorials, portfolio feedback etc.. //EDUCATION University of Illinois at Chicago College of Art and Design BFA in Industrial Design - May 2008 //FUN All-Mountain biking (XC+DH) Fixies Graffiti hunter Puppies

Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    • BFA in Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2008
  • Northern Illinois University

    • - Visual Communications
    • 2002 - 2004

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

'08 UIC School of Art and Design Faculty prize for Industrial Design, '08 UIC Merit Award Nominee, Peter Langmar Memorial Design Award '07

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