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 (1 year)

    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 (3 years 9 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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