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  • Sarina Fiero

    Industrial Designer

    Syracuse, NY

I am a creative and passionate designer who loves problem solving, and creating new experiences, through design. I believe that the designers of today have the opportunity to impact the future through diverse skills, innovative thinking, and clear communication. With experience in packaging, product, and graphic design, I am always looking for opportunities to grow as a designer.

Work Samples

  • Tea Kettle Design

  • Hand-Held GPS Unit

  • Consumer Cable Packaging

Work History

EDUCATION Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts Industrial & Interaction Design, BID Minor in Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences Graduated May 2009 DESIGN EXPERIENCE PPC (East Syracuse, NY- www.ppc-online.com) Industrial Designer (Jul. 2009- Jun. 2012) • Worked creatively and collaboratively with the Engineering, Marketing, and Legal Departments to develop innovative products, packaging, and graphics for professional and consumer broadband, telecom, and satellite solutions. • Created form study models and mood/trend boards, and daily work involved concept sketching, CAD development and rendering, creating graphics, working with attorneys on patent modeling, litigation demonstratives, and overseeing of animation efforts. • Design patents: D617,656, D617,655, D619,019, D619,020, D630,950, others pending Lori Portka- Happiness Through Art (Fayetteville, NY- www.loriportka.com) Freelance Designer (Jun. 2009- Present) • Work with multi-media artist to create company identity, including logo, packaging, and graphic design. • Compile and incorporate artist’s images into a company catalog, cards, posters, blog headers, blog buttons, calendar, and more. Klutz, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA- www.klutz.com) Design Intern (Jun.- Aug. 2008) • Assisted book designers with daily tasks including brainstorming, creating handmade mock-ups, altering and designing graphics, and backing at model photoshoots. Center of Excellence (Syracuse, NY- www.syracusecoe.org) Exhibit Designer (Sept.-Nov. 2007) • With a team of students designed and built a sustainable exhibit for GREENBUILD 2007 Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. • Responsible for concept brainstorming, sketching, and design and construction of furniture for exhibit. OTHER EMPLOYMENT NYS Oce of General Services (Albany, NY- www.ogs.ny.gov) Student Intern (Jun.-Aug. 2007) • Handled space allocation assignments, which included charting and reporting of interior data using building blueprints and AutoCAD. Village Art Program (Voorheesville, NY) Art Counselor (Jun.-Aug. 2006) • Facilitated handmade art projects with elementary school aged children, inspired and encouraged creativity, and maintained organization of projects and supplies. INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) member (Fall 2005- Present) Make-A-Wish Foundation volunteer designer (Summer 2009- Present) Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed. National Service Fraternity brother, PR Chair (Spring 2008) (Fall 2006- Spring 2009) SKILLS Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign; iMovie; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint; Experience with SolidWorks, Photoview 360, Alias, Adobe Flash, AutoCAD Conceptual sketching; Research ideation; Construction of foam, foam core, ren, and wood models; Experience with vacuum-forming and 3D prototyping PERSONAL INTERESTS Travel, trying new foods, athletics, volunteering, cooking, baking ›References available upon request ›Online portfolio at http://sarinafiero.com


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