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Designer currently working in the softgoods industry in Colorado
Folsom Ski Graphic
Thule iPhone5 Case
Columbia Sportswear Concepts
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
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..
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Art and Design
BFA in Industrial Design - May 2008
All-Mountain biking (XC+DH)