Bryan Wong

Industrial Designer

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Hello.

I'm Bryan, a Brooklyn-based industrial designer who believes that design should be created with a twist of respect and dash of playfulness. My vision is to design simple products that can trigger a deeper connection between users and materials — making the ordinary extraordinary.

I observe the world around me constantly and am always inspired by it. This passion and curiosity led to great discoveries, allowing me to create innovative, beautiful and compelling products that solve real needs. I find pleasure in exploring how different materials and manufacturing methods can accentuate designs of an object. This micro-consideration shows the level of detail taken into account of people's lifestyles and how it enables the user to do better, complex work as well as eliminate frustration.

A 2015 graduate of Pratt Institute's acclaimed ID program, I have developed products on my own and in collaboration with others. I'm also a Third Culture Individual who grew up in countries across the globe. I gather inspiration from traveling the world, immersed in nature's profound beauty and various cultures. This global experience gives me unique insight and experience upon which to draw from in my design work.

Thanks for visiting.

Work Experience

ICI

Industrial Designer

September 2016 - December 2017 New York, New York, United States

Interwoven Design Group

Industrial Designer

- Developed a smart wearable baby monitor for a special project, TBA
- Executed prototypes and lead CAD development
- Designed UI/UX of an iOS app
- Worked on a team of electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and software developers to create a product from concept to production
September 2015 - Brooklyn, New York, United States

Nature's Palate

Creative Advisor

- Constructed website's user interface and user experience
- Took part in a major role of brand architect, including packaging material and designing brand book
- Advised on marketing material
August 2013 - Present United States

Pratt Institute

Pratt Rapid Prototyping Labs Technician

- Ran and maintained laser cutters and 3D printer
- Assisted and advised students in creating and correcting files
September 2014 - May 2015 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Baikal Inc

Intern

- Collaborated in material sourcing, material preparation and consumption
- Documented handbag patterns and pricing consumptions
- Examined production of handbags for various clients
June 2014 - August 2014 New York, New York, United States

Dorset Finds

Industrial Designer

- Revive, restore, and re-purpose early 20th Century American industrial furniture
- Constructed furniture for various clients - Ralph Lauren, restaurants, jewelry exhibition at Las Vegas and Japan
May 2013 - Present Brooklyn, New York, United States

Vtech

Intern

- Collaborated in a team of 6 in designing future products for an overseas
client - AT&T Inc. (NYST: T)
- Participated in both Graphic and Industrial Design department
- Designed conceptual product based on trends
June 2011 - July 2011 Hong Kong

Li & Fung (Trading) Limited

Intern

- Designed a variety of products for an overseas client - Next Plc (LSE: NXT)
- Led a team of 12 in research project which provided a clearer direction for
product designs
June 2010 - July 2010 Hong Kong

Education

Pratt Institute

Bachelor of Industrial Design

September 2012 - May 2015 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Pratt Institute

AAS Graphic Design/Illustration

September 2010 - May 2012 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),
Chinese (Native),
Cantonese (Native),
Japanese (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Fusion 360, CAD, Concept Development, Design For Manufacturing, Design Thinking, Keynote , Keyshot, Microsoft Office, Photography, Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping, Rendering, Rhino3d, Sketchbook Pro, Sketchup, Solidworks, User Experience, Woodworks,