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  • Michael McCune

    Senior Industrial Designer

    Kutztown, PA

Seeking a senior design or leadership position with a progressive company in the point-of-purchase, exhibit, or advertising spaces where my 17 years of experience will be an asset that you and your clients find invaluable.

Work Samples

  • KickStart Endcap

  • Rawlings Ball Riser

  • Tom Tom for Staples

Work History

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Universal Display & Fixtures Company
    • Mar 2007 - Present (10 years 9 months)

    • Develop permanent & temporary displays, fixtures, & millwork that worked right the first time, and were on budget.
    • Specialize in complex projects involving novel material & manufacturing approaches, motion, non-standard product orientation, compound angles, and difficult load requirements.
    • Produce photorealistic renderings of concepts for presentation to clients & use in sales materials, often in place of photos.
    • Consult with manufacturing to improve quality, reduce costs, & learn the capabilities & limitations of in-house machinery.
    • Detail drawings & BOM’s of concepts that were comparable to those of professional engineers on staff, & coordinated other projects throughout engineering phase, including specifications & drawings for import quote and manufacture.
    • Oversee production of prototypes working directly with artisans, provided specialty drawings used in one-off production.
    • Remain flexible to rapid changes, provided resolutions, troubleshooting, documented changes, & kept projects on track.
    • Travel to program sites & carried out complex installations, and/or supervised other personnel.
    • Research & recommend software for agile enterprise & PDM, launched corporate wiki, headed initiative to reuse data & form corporate knowledge base.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Setsudo Design & Build
    • Jan 2002 - Mar 2007 (5 years 2 months)

    • Provided consulting & design services to agencies for a wide range of end clients including Fortune 500 clients.
    • Worked transparently within design cycle of client organizations to provide any type of design document needed.
    • Deciphered limited, ambiguous, & sometimes contradictory design criteria, under tight deadlines, to produce winning solutions.
    • Rendered projects complete with accurate product load & produced pilot graphic programs from scratch.
    • Drafted extremely detailed & comprehensive production drawings, which afforded clients the freedom to split projects up between manufacturers (including import) and have the resultant parts work together reliably.

  • Industrial Designer

    • E&E Display Group
    • 1998 - 2002 (4 years)

    • Researched & implemented hardware & software platform (SolidWorks) for established design department.
    • Trained employees in use of AutoCAD, 3D Studio MAX, SolidWorks, & associated best practices.
    • Modelled permanent & temporary displays in parametric 3D with an eye towards in-house manufacturing technology.
    • Provided drawings for estimating department outlining materials, processes, & fulfilment of displays.
    • Drafted complete manufacturing drawings, cut-lists, & BOM’s in the absence of an in-house engineering department.
    • Fabricated and assembled various prototypes, generally assisted with prototyping duties.
    • Provided specialized drawings for & occasionally authored set-up instructions.
    • Engineered complex packaging, shipping containers, pallet load-outs, & KDF logic that protected displays.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Vidpro International Inc.
    • 1996 - 1998 (2 years)

    • Researched & implemented hardware & software platform (Pro-E) for newly formed design department.
    • Developed departmental workflow, methodology, project management, & wrote job descriptions.
    • Travelled nationally & internationally to work with vendors & oversee installation of displays.
    • Sourced new vendors & manufacturers, researched capabilities, toured facilities, & made final recommendations.
    • Worked on new & existing point-of-purchase, exhibit, & product designs - from sketch to rollout.
    • Designed & handcrafted precision vacuum forming patterns & pulled prototype runs.
    • Engineered complex plastic extrusions & co-extrusions involving high tolerances & specialized manufacturing.
    • Conceptualized & engineered low-run injection moulded parts & oversaw development of associated tooling.
    • Mentored under Houston James – over 50 years experience in the POP industry.


  • Art Institute of Colorado

    • AS Industrial Design
    • 1994 - 1996



CSWP [Certified SolidWorks Professional] CSWP-SMTL [Certified SolidWorks Professional - Advanced Sheet Metal Specialist] CSWP-ADTS [Certified SolidWorks Professional - Advanced Drawing Tools Specialist]