Ben Hudson

Multidisciplinary Designer

Fairfax Station, VA, USA
I am a creative problem solver seeking to create simple, elegant, and responsible product-based solutions.

Currently using my talents for good at Building Momentum in Alexandria, VA.

Anyone wishing to contact me may do so at Ben@BenJHudson.com

Work Experience

Building Momentum

Design & Engineering Manager

Manages the design & engineering department, including leading client meetings, day-to-day management of design & engineering associates, and product design for both military and civilian clients .
Led the design of 2 low-cost deployable mobile labs for the US Marine Corps.
November 2017 - Present Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Techshop DC/Arlington

DC Lead

Managed & supported a team of 7 employees.
• Reduced the number of machines in the shop broken or with issues by over 75%
• Doubled employee retention, from 40% to 80%
• Trained clients and incoming staff on the operation & maintenance of over 150 different machines.
• Served as an on-site design & manufacturing consultant, mentoring people in the use of over 150 different pieces of machinery.
• Fixed, cleaned, & maintained shop tools, equipment.
• Created prototypes for clients.
March 2015 - November 2017 Arlington, Virginia, United States

David Edward

Designer, Sustainability Lead

• Managed the design side of David Edward's sustainability initiative, including the completion of material impact assessments, transparency documentation, and Health Product Declarations for over 30 SKU's.
• Worked with the design team on new product development, collaborated with prototyping and production teams to ensure proper execution of each piece.
October 2013 - February 2014 Arbutus, Maryland, United States

MASHstudios

Design intern

• Collaborated with fellow designers and managers to hone in on design intent, while staying within budgetary and manufacturing constraints.
• Created SolidWorks models & engineered furniture system components, building complex assemblies from components.
• Managed the MASH sample library: Worked with the MASH factory to create finish samples for each custom project, and handled the logistics of getting them approved by clients.
• Created assembly approval drawings for client review.
• Created detailed part shop drawings for final production.
• Created comprehensive parts lists, specifying hardware and electrical components.
• Inspected production runs to maintain design intent and finish
• Helped oversee final installations on site.
• served as an on-site logistical overseer, ensuring that each project shipment was complete, correctly packaged, and labeled per MASH shipping standards.
• Inspected and altered prototypes for custom projects.
• managed a high volume of projects at once.
• Maintained a busy schedule in order to meet tight deadlines.
May 2013 - August 2013 California, United States

Josh Owen, LLC

Intern

Participated in all aspects of the design process, from initial ideation and concept development to computer modeling and inspecting preproduction prototypes. Developed line art, technical drawings and related content for presentation to international clients. Updated the studio’s product sample and project archives.
May 2012 - August 2012 Rochester, New York, United States

Education

Rochester Institute Of Technology

BFA of Industrial Design

September 2008 - May 2012 Rochester, New York, United States

Awards

Boy Scouts Of America

Eagle Scout

2008

Skills

3D Printing, Concept Development, Design For Manufacture, Design Thinking, Fusion360, Graphic Design, Hypershot, Illustrator, Indesign, Machining, Metal Fabrication, Photoshop, Solidworks, Sustainability, User Experience Design, Welding, Woodworking,