I am James McGurl, but I prefer to use my middle name "Max." Currently, I am a Senior Industrial Designer creating point of purchase displays and retail environments for Envision Solutions Group in Cumberland Rhode Island.
Since I graduated in 2013 from the Rhode Island School of Design, I have focused on working in the point of purchase display industry. I enjoy the accelerated timeline the industry demands and volume of projects in development simultaneously. Designing a display in CAD, sending it to the customer, creating technical drawings, prototyping the display, and manufacturing hundreds or thousands of what was simply a concept rendering a few weeks before is something I have always found immensely satisfying. Throughout my career, I have been involved in all aspects of development and now primarily focus on concept design and drafting.
When I'm not working as a designer, I'm an avid runner and regularly compete in road races throughout New England, I ski in the winter and sail in the summer.
Furniture Award-May 2013
Industrial Design Department Division of Architecture and Design, RISD
"There are those who are inspired by materials and understand the evolution of design through the process of making. This award is in recognition of a student who produced outstanding work in the area of furniture design through use of this design methodology."
2013 Global Heroes-May 2013
Medtronic Global Heroes and committee of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
A Global Hero is a runner. An inspiration. A person whose life has been improved by medical technology.
American Artist Magazine First Place National Drawing Scholarship Winner