Principal and founder
Ronald L. Lytel Design
Jan 2000 - Present (21 years 10 months)
Principal of a multidisciplinary design firm serving both corporations and consultancies, including Raymond Corp, Teague, Artefact Group, IDEO, Motorola, Hewlett Packard, KEK, Kaleidoscope, Atlinks, Pollen Design, and others. Work includes concept exploration and design services in the realms of consumer products (including consumer electronics, personal items, cameras, sports equipment, kitchen accessories), industrial products (including interior aviation equipment, medical equipment, office equipment), theoretical concept development (including resource preservation and management in the setting of global humanitarian initiatives).
Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design
Rochester Institute of Technology-College of Imaging Arts & Sciences
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010 (1 year 10 months)
Educated industrial design and engineering students in graphic visualization techniques.
Senior Industrial Designer
Sony Corporation of America
Park Ridge, NJ
Jan 1998 - Jan 2002 (4 years)
Developed consumer electronics directed toward North American markets. Facilitated the introduction of three-dimensional design software into Sony’s design process. Responsible for all phases of product design from concept sketching to production line quality checks in Asia.
Senior Industrial Designer/Program Manager -Global Multimedia & Advanced Design
Thomson Consumer Electronics
Jan 1995 - Jan 1998 (3 years)
Utilized Autodesk Alias as well as sketching and rendering skills to execute the design of innovative multimedia products and concepts. Worked with design manager and multimedia team to generate design directives and coordinate production schedules both in the United States and internationally.
Jan 1994 - Dec 1995 (1 year 11 months)
Designed a wide range of products including medical, construction, office, recreation, and athletic equipment for clientele including Eastman Kodak, Fisher Price, Sherwood Scuba, and Xerox.