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Mika Becktor

Designer | Co. Founder of Avund Goods

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
912 224 0482
Designer and Maker
Work Experience
GA, USA
2012
Co. Founder / Designer | Accessory, Luggage & Product Design
Minimal leather goods combining the accuracy of modern technology with the feel of traditional craft methods.
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Apr 2013Present
Industrial Designer
Research, Design and Development
Sweden
2012
Copter
Freelance | Product Design
Developed mechanically functional and aesthetic concepts for phone accessories.
Lund, Sweden
2011
TheWhiteOneAB
Freelance | Graphic & Industrial Design
Packaging design, Brand identity, and Graphic layouts
Savannah, GA, USA
Mar 2011Jun 2011
Student Designer (SCAD)
Lead designer, researched, designed and built travel luggage using CNC milling and vacuum forming.
Helsingborg, Sweden
Jun 2008Aug 2008
Helsing Hotel & Bar
Intern | Interior Design
Assisted the planning and design of bar and seating areas for nightclub and restaurant.
Savannah, GA, USA
Mar 2010May 2010
Freescale & Surfaceink
Student Designer (SCAD) | Industrial Design & Engineering
Managed a research and design team developing tablet PC experiences and physical concepts.
Savannah, GA, USA
Aug 2009Nov 2009
Student Designer (SCAD) | Industrial Design & Contextual Research
Developed products based on current trends in the market.
Barseback, Sweden
Jan 2011Dec 2011
Golf Professional
Competed as a member of the Swedish PGA as a Tournament Professional, main tour Ecco Tour.
Sweden
20042008
Barsebäck Golf and Country Club
Golf Instructor
Responsible for groups of children and teenagers, teaching golf and ethics.
Savannah, GA, USA
Aug 2010Jun 2012
Graduate Coaching Assistant | Strength & Conditioning Coach
Assisting the head strength and conditioning coach with instructional and administrative duties.
Education
Savannah, GA, USA
Sep 2006Jun 2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Academic:
- Magna Cum Laude (3.76 GPA)
- Dean’s Fellowship nominee 2010
- Dean’s List Honors November 2006-present
- Recognized in SCAD Savannah and Atlanta exhibitions.
- Featured on SCAD official website, annual catalogue and on the side of campus busses.
- Featured multiple times on Industrial Design Served and various design and innovation blogs.

Athletic:
- Athlete of the Year, Strenght & Conditioning, SCAD 2010
- Captain of Golf Team ranked 2nd in the NAIA and named Academic National Champions 2009
- Athletic Tuition Scholarship 2006-10
- All-Conference Team 2007, 08, 10
- Academic All-Conference Team 2007, 08, 09, 10
- Scholar All-American GCAA (1 of 4) 2010
Savannah, GA, USA
Sep 2010Nov 2012
Masters of Fine Arts
Bringing Products to Life: Exploring Opportunities for Making the Product Commercialization Process More Accessible to Emerging Designers.
- SCAD Honors Award
Interests
Design, Golf, Fitness, Wellness, Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Making things, Learning
Languages
 
English (Fluent), Swedish (Native), Danish (Advanced), Norwegian (Advanced)
Skills
 
Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, InDesign, Dreamweaver, after effect, Self-Motivated, Leadership, problem solving, Lightroom, Sculpture, solidworks, alias studio tools, Adobe CS5, project management, Rhino, Keyshot, sustainability, Artisanship, Physical 3D modeling,, Digital 3D modeling, Manufacturing technologies, Product realization