My name is Will Van Zee. I am the Resident Artist for Industry City, a creative enclave and business accelerator located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA and strive to match my love of the outdoors to my passion for art and design.

Work Samples

  • Sir

  • The Mutt

  • Vee

Work History

EDUCATION Pratt Institute, B.I.D. Industrial Design. Planned Graduation, May 2012 EXPERIENCE Pratt Metal Shop Brooklyn, New York Shop Technician: Sep 2011 - Present Managed and maintained shop equipment Fabricated student furniture projects Mad Sharp Productions Set Design & Fabrication Brooklyn, New York Freelance 3D Modeling: April 2012 Built SolidWorks models and drawings of complex metal structures. Gray Pants Product, Furniture & Architecture Studio Seattle, Washington Intern: Jun 2011 - Sep 2011 Ideated lamp concepts with 2D and 3D sketching Hand assembled cardboard lamp shades Ziba Design and Innovation Consultancy Portland, Oregon 2 Week Job Shadow: July 2010 Hand sketched product concepts Actively participated in brainstorming sessions Mocked up test models in various materials WPIR Pratt Radio Brooklyn, New York Station Administrator: Sep 2009 - May 2011 Monitored and recorded student shows Managed and maintained studio equipment A.C.E. Architecture Construction Engineering Seattle, Washington Student Mentee: Academic Years 2007, 2009 Designed two local building concepts Developed architectural models, hand drawings, and SketchUp renderings. SOFTWARE TOOLS SolidWorks, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator


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