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I teach design and development with an emphasis on outdoor gear at Utah State University. Prior: Interim head of the industrial design MFA program at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Head of the Industrial design program at Art Institute of Portland. I was also an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon teaching in the Product Design program and the Sports Product Design program. I have experience as an industrial designer in the recreational boat industry and electric mobility products. I have managed the design activity for numerous successful products from concept to production. Some of my achievements include the following: * Managed the design of multiple successful products * Produced designs from conception to production within a tight time schedule * Successfully collaborated with engineering, production, and sales to create desirable products that reinforced industry leadership * Extensive use of computer aided design tools * Researched and ideated to create innovative solutions * Teach design at all levels through multiple course offerings * Manage instructors who teach in my program * Strategically plan curriculum and design courses * Align all course content, curriculum, and resources, with industry needs * Collect data on student outcomes and implement change for continual improvement * Coordinate events professional interactions with students Skills include: • Design Management • Program Administration • CAD: Alias, Rhino, Solid Works, Fusion 360, Keyshot, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint • Design Research • Design for Production • Prototyping • Human Factors • Materials and Manufacturing Processes: wood, metals, plastics, textiles • Sketching and Drawing LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-arnold-553a064/


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