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  • Thomas Balaguer

    Product Designer

    San Francisco, CA

I’m a creative Industrial Designer with over 7 years of experience. I believe great design cannot be achieved alone and that working as a team is essential to develop the best possible products. Since 2010 I have worked with brands designing furniture, consumer electronics, lights, and lifestyle products. As a contractor I have worked with Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Norwell and Kichler, Kensington, Pablo, Dunlop and many others.

Work Samples

  • Horizon Task Lamp

  • 3D Work

  • Sketch

Work History

  • Instructor

    • Academy of Art University
    • San Francisco, United States
    • Sep 2011 - Present (5 years 11 months)

    Teach an introductory class to 3D modeling with Rhinoceros.
    Tutor students while using the following software: Rhino, Alias, SolidWorks, Keyshot, InDesign.

  • Assistant Industrial Designer

    • Astro Studios
    • San Francisco, United States

    * Worked on a multitude of projects, assisting design teams on all aspects of the design process. * Prepared research documentation such as surveys, matrices and target market. * Generated exploration drawings, 3D assets, dimensioned drawings and renderings for clients presentations. Developed functional sketch models for proof of concept.

  • Principal Industrial Designer

    • Peter Stathis & Virtual Studio
    • San Francisco, United States
    • Aug 2015 - Jan 2017 (1 year 5 months)

    Developed products from conceptualization to production.
    Produced design solutions through drawings, 3D model assemblies and dimension drawings.
    Refined products with the use of function models and 3D printed prototypes for proof of concept.
    Produced detailed 2D and 3D assets for vendors, engineers, and manufacturers.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Lightbulb Design Studio
    • San Francisco, United States
    • Sep 2010 - Sep 2015 (5 years)

    Took a client's preliminary concepts, refining each concepts through a 3D iteration process.
    Produced high resolution photorealistic renderings for client and vendors to review.
    Developed 3D assets and generated dimension drawings for manufacturers and vendors.

Education

  • Academy of Art University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2010

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