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  • Steven Kunz

    Freelance Designer

    Milwaukee, WI

FREELANCE DESIGNER Steve specializes in design solutions in the areas of retail; Department Store Fixtures, Point of Purchase / POP Displays, In-Store Merchandising Systems, Interactive Omni-Channel Experiences, Mall Kiosks & Retail Environments. Application Proficiency & Design Skills: 
• Digital 3D Modeling: SolidWorks, Form Z, Inventor & SketchUp • Design Conception, Rendering, Environment Simulation, Engineering, Prototyping, Final Design  • 2D Design: Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, AutoCAD, Graphic Design, Photo Editing, Website Design 
• Animation: After Effects, SolidWorks 
• Sketching, Illustration, Presentations 
• Office Apps: Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook • Materials and Model Making: Injection Molded Plastics, Thermal Forming, Metals, Wood, Surfaces & Finishes 
• Project Management & Analysis: Total Cost Effectiveness, Value Engineering and Vendor Participation

Work Samples

Work History

  • Freelance Industrial Designer / Principal

    Consumer product design services, Industrial Design creative concepts and solutions specializing in custom retail Point of Purchase merchandising systems, retail environments, displays, interactive kiosks, video game demonstrators, retail fixtures & trade show exhibits.

    Keywords; Point-of-Purchase Displays, In-store Merchandising, Displays, Retail, Environments, Interactive, Kiosk, Exhibit Design, POP, Industrial Design, Product Design, Engineering, Consumer Electronics, Design Thinking, SolidWorks.

  • Creative Design Manager

    Provide innovative creative solutions for retail fixtures, displays and environments. Design lead on Omni-Channel programs

  • Senior Design Director / Industrial Designer

    Point of Purchase Industry

    Industrial Designer, Creative 2D and 3D Design:

    Design Category Examples; Merchandising Systems, Interacitive Kiosks, Mall Kiosks, Floor and Counter Displays, Interacitive Video Game Demonstrators

    Provider of full service in-store merchandising support to America’s top companies and brands.

    Senior Design Director
• Designed displays to meet clients' vision, marketing objectives and budget parameters. Responsible for creative project lead and final design. Creative projects included AT&T, Ahold, American Girl, Black & Decker, BP, COX, Disney, FedEx, Ford, GameStop, GE, Hyundai, KIA, PPG, Microsoft, Motorola, Murphy Oil, Nautica, Nintendo, Olympus, QuikTrip, SanDisk, Sherwin Williams, Stop & Shop, Sony, Target, Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

    Selected Highlights
• Walmart: Implemented design for 24ft interactive gaming merchandising system for 600 Walmart location resulted in 3M in revenue

    • Microsoft: Winning creative design for new "Games for Windows" Demonstrator Kiosk 1,700 units 3M

    • Target: Gaming Aisle Reinvention, Interactive demonstrators and signage program resulting in 6.8M in revenue
• PPG/Lowes: Designer on Olympic Paint, Color Wall for Lowes stores resulting in 5.5M in revenue
• Home Depot: Researched, designed and tested a mall kiosk solution for special order products

  • Design Director

    Industrial Designer:
    Design Category; Point of Purchase Displays & Indoor Lighted Signs (Including Neon)

  • Senior Designer

    • Decision Point Marketing NC
    • 1990 - 1993 (3 years)

    Industrial Designer:
    Category; Point of Purchase Displays & Merchandising Systems

    Note: The company in business from 1988 to 2003 was acquired by Alliance Display & Packaging a Rock-Tenn Company.

  • Designer

    Industrial Designer:
    Category; Point of Purchase Displays, Menu Boards & Merchandising Systems

  • Staff Designer

    Design & Production Art. Decal Fabrication and Decoration of Product Displays, Lawn Equipment, Outboard Motors, Corporate Identity


  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 1981 - 1986

    MIAD, Freshman Scholorship Winner. A unique opportunity with instruction from Industrial Design pioneer Brooks Stevens of Mequon WI.



IDSA, Industrial Design Society of America


 • 2007 Design of the Times Award for Microsoft Games for Windows Demonstrator
 • 2006 Design of the Times Award for Giant Foods Shopping Solutions Kiosk 
• 2006 Giant Foods Kiosk Winners of Self-Service World Outstanding Achievement Awards 
• 2006 OMA Award for Microsoft Windows Mobile...
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