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  • Timothy Wikander

    Owner, Designer, Fabricator at MaterialMaterial

    Eden, MD

My professional interest in product design began while studying Industrial Design at the Philadelphia University School of Design and Engineering. Since graduating in 2011, I have infused my creative process with a passion for combining simplicity, design, and fabrication. As a designer, I seek to create meaningful experiences between people and the objects that occupy their lives.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Owner, Designer, Fabricator

    • MaterialMaterial
    • Aug 2013 - Present (3 years 9 months)

    MaterialMaterial is a micro manufacturer and web shop of modern everyday objects with a focus on handcraft and minimalist design. I created MM in the summer of 2013 out of my passion for objects that embrace simple functionality and artful fabrication.

  • Owner / Curator

    • timothywikander.com
    • Nov 2010 - Present (6 years 6 months)

    My personal visual archive (500+ followers). I frequently search the web and print media for inspiring contemporary design projects. Curating keeps me up to date with current design trends and has given me a better understanding of the social media environment.

  • Artist in Residence

    • Instructables.com
    • Mar 2013 - May 2013 (2 months)

    As an artist in residence I had the amazing opportunity to manage, design, and produce my own projects using the arsenal of creative tools available at Instructables.com headquarters in San Francisco. During my two month stay I explored traditional craft and emerging rapid prototyping technologies to create practical DIY projects for a growing web based maker community.

  • Certified Framer

    • Michaels Stores, Inc
    • Jul 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year 5 months)

    The custom frame shop at Michaels is a crucial, high volume business responsible for the majority of sales made by this national retailer. In my position I was consulted daily by walk in customers to create custom framing packages, while keeping up to date on frame shoppe production. During my employment I was awarded the first employee of the month award in my district and was frequently requested by return customers.

  • Design Intern

    • Mike Leonard Designer, LLC
    • Jun 2010 - Aug 2010 (2 months)

    In this small consulting firm located in Philadelphia's Main Line district, I spent a few days a week contributing to product development through idea generation, rapid visualization, mockup building, and 3D CAD modeling. This was my first experience working under a lead designer.

Education

  • Philadelphia University

    • Bachelors of Science Industrial Design
    • 2006 - 2011

Specialties

Affiliations

Instructables.com TIMOTHYWIKANDER.COM

Awards

Core77 2013 Design Awards, Notable

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