While working abroad in India, I was part of a four-person product design team focusing on products for the Indian kitchen. For three months I performed extensive 1st hand research of all stakeholders of the market (users, architects, builders, distributers, etc.) and as a team formulated design problems. I then compiled observations from a foreigner’s point of view and formulated comprehensive solutions to design problems that Indian designers, who grew up in this culture, hadn’t thought of. We then ideated as a team where, I would sketch separately and come back to the team and developed concepts. Our design team then presented our designs to upper management of a major competitor in the Indian kitchen market.
- January 2016
- May 2015
Colorado, United States
I was part of the product development team at Munchkin a major provider in baby products. I had two independent projects that I took through initial conceptualization, concept development, and physical proof of concept modeling before I returned to school.
- August 2014
California, United States
I am a paid full-time Industrial Design Co-op for the luxury furniture and home decor company Frontgate. I have taken multiple products from design research, through conceptualization, and finally making a spec pack to send to manufacturing companies. I have also taken sample of various projects and conversed back and forth with such manufacturing companies discussing changes to the current design and manufacturing techniques. I am also currently working on an independent project on my spare time which I plan to present to at the end of my co-op.
Ohio, United States
I was a full-time Industrial Design Co-op, during which I was responsible for jobs such as design research, competitor research, concept development, etc. on multiple projects. I was also working on an independent project in my free time, where I took my idea through the entire process; design, competitor, and consumer research, concept development, manufacturing, and material research, and a final presentation that I used to used to pitch my idea to the company that is currently working to put into production.
- June 2013
Missouri, United States
Competitor Research, Field Research, Shape and Form Research, Photography of Products, Touch up Work in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
- August 2011
Missouri, United States