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Visionary. Innovator. Designer. Entrepreneur.
Performance driven designer with eight years of experience composed of industrial design, graphic design, art direction, and instructional design seeking a position as an industrial designer at your design firm. Results-driven and detail- oriented design professional accomplished in designing from conception to final product development. Effective in both self-management and team environments.
Mad Dog Gin Project
Industrial Design Projects
Masters of Industrial Design (College of Architecture) December 2006
Department of Industrial Design Minority Scholarship Recipient
Design Thesis: A Design Approach for Personalizing and Improving the Appearance of Specialty Shoes.
Shu Te University
User Experience Design Studio (Study Abroad) May-July 2005
Collaborated with Taiwanese students to design furniture using 3D modeling programs and ideation concept sketching.
Bachelors of Science, Environmental Design (College of Architecture) May 2004
Concentration in product design and manufacturing techniques.
Key Technical Skills
Adobe Creative Suite
Broan-Nu Tone LLC, (Graduate Program) Corporate Identity Studio
Developed design options for exhibits and point of purchase displays. Designed scaled mock-up point of purchase models, created Illustrator and Rhinoceros 3-D models for exhibit model, Communicated corporate identity through design of logo and collateral using Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Illustrator
Emerson Tool Company, (Undergraduate Program) Product Design Studio
Developed design options using design methodology, freehand sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop, Rhinoceros 3D and model-making using shop tools/ materials to develop a prototype example of a wet/dry vacuum. I also compiled final project documentation into Quark.
Z. Ayofemi, LLC (dba Ayo Design Studio) 2/2011- 12/2012
Owner Operator: Ayo Design Studio’s goal is to strive to capture the true essence of all design. Z. Ayofemi’s line of jewelry creates the perfect blend of styles that give rise to a look that is fresh, chic, yet enduring and distinctive. I also created the brand identity and web design layout for www.ayodesignstudio.com.
Dallas Independent School District (Dallas, TX) 08/2011-June/ 1/2012
Full-time Middle School Art Instructor -Designed and presented exciting lessons that actively engage diverse learners, while educating on proper aesthetic methodologies and various technical aspects. Provided students with opportunities to reach their fullest potential through creative expression, cognitive strategies, and a broad range of aesthetic, historical, critical, and production experiences. Successfully achieved student participation by utilizing creativity and incorporating a “real life” connection to the classroom in order to gain and maintain students’ interest and encourage self-expression.
Lewisville Independent School District (Lewisville, TX) 11/2010-08/2011
Substitute Teacher – Traveled throughout the district substitute teaching for all core subjects including special education grades k-12 . Implemented pre-planned lessons and activities in accordance with school standards and teachers’ guidelines.
Tarrant Community College District, (Dallas, TX) 08/2009-05/2010
Adjunct Instructor of Fundamentals of Design, Design Communications (Graphic Design) and Interior Design- Instructed an Art and Design curriculum, designing and developing programs to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of students. Accessed
student performance through anecdotal records, student teacher conferences, peer evaluation, checklist , and student portfolios.
Westwood College, (Dallas, TX) 08/2009-05/2010
Adjunct Instructor of Fundamentals of Design and Graphic Design-- Instructed an Art and Design curriculum, designing and developing programs to meet the academic, intellectual, and social needs of students. Accessed student performance through anecdotal records, student teacher conferences, peer evaluation, checklist, and student portfolios.
ESPN, (Bristol, CT) 07/2008- 07/2009
Graphic Designer: Developed Digital Media/ Production Designs for ESPN live broadcasted shows using the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Portfolio samples available upon request.