Adrian Candela

Industrial Designer

New York, NY, USA

Work Experience

Prime Studio

Sr. Industrial Designer

March 2017 - Present New York, New York, United States

Prime Studio

Industrial Designer

Designed, tested, and developed concepts for top CPG companies.
Worked closely with multiple start-ups to create initial product lines that established new brands.
Collaborated directly with clients and vendors to explore materials and construction methods in order to guide the development of products from start to finish.
Created packaging designs for several companies in an effort to elevate the customer experience while also reducing costs.
Led junior designers in initial ideation phases.
January 2014 - March 2017 New York, United States

Impel Studio

Freelance Industrial Designer

Developed a style-driven line of tech-friendly bags for Cocoon Inc. which sold at the Apple Store.
September 2013 - October 2013 New York, United States

Reactable Systems

Freelance Industrial Designer

Re-envisioned the Reactable Experience, a digital music instrument for DJs, by creating a new fiberglass design that aligns the user's experience with the product’s innovative nature.
Collaborated directly with the manufacturer to implement design features to reduce assembly times and final costs.
October 2012 - February 2013 Spain

Smart Design

Industrial Design Intern

Researched target markets and brand values for a top FMCG brand in order to generate new designs that seamlessly integrated into an existing line of products.
Co-developed and guided a 3 day inspirational client workshop with a multi-disciplinary team for a prominent auto manufacturer.
Extracted key user insights through the production and testing of working prototypes, which led to crucial improvements in final product development.
March 2012 - September 2012 Barcelona, Spain

Hazard 4

Soft Goods Designer

Contributed to the successful launch of the Hazard4 brand by executing ideas from the initial sketch phase to production drawings for manufacturing.
Reviewed factory prototypes and worked with manufacturer to implement final product specifications.
Mentored new employees by providing training sessions to help establish familiarity with product lines.
December 2009 - January 2011 California, United States

Civilian Lab

Soft Goods Design Intern

Collaborated directly with Senior Designer, to create outdoor/recreational soft goods and apparel.
Generated graphics and packaging to express the brand ethos for merchandising.
June 2009 - November 2009 California, United States


California State University - Long Beach

Bachelors of Science, Industrial Design

September 2007 - May 2011 Long Beach, California, United States


Spanish (Native),
English (Native),



2nd place: "Noo Watch Concept"


Designboom + Colombo Design

Short listed: “Hands On Door Handles”


Architectural Area Lighting

3rd place: LED Lighting Design Competition



Illustrator, Indesign, Keyshot, Photoshop, Solidworks,