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Adrian Candela

Barcelona, Spain

Work Experience

Prime Studio

Industrial Designer

January 2014 - Present New York, New York, United States

Impel Studio

Freelance Industrial Designer

Ideated, sketched and developed the functionality and aesthetics for a product suite using traditional and digital mediums.
September 2013 - October 2013 New York, New York, United States

Reactable Systems

Freelance Industrial Designer

October 2012 - February 2013 Barcelona, 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

Vinicola 3 Mujeres

Freelance Graphic Designer

Worked closely with client to capture and express the brand’s identity.
Created marketable packaging that raised product presence and over-all sales.
August 2011 - February 2012 Ensenada, Mexico

Hazard 4

Industrial 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 Long Beach, California, United States

Civilian Lab

Industrial Design Intern

Collaborated directly with Senior Designer, to translate concepts into products for the creation of outdoor/recreational soft goods and apparel.
Generated graphics and packaging to express the brand ethos for merchandising.
June 2009 - November 2009 Long Beach, California, United States

Western Digital

Freelance Graphic Designer

Collaborated with Western Digital, to create a limited edition of the My Passport Essential portable hard drive sold exclusively at Best Buy stores.
January 2010 - March 2010 Irvine, California, United States

Education

California State University - Long Beach

Bachelors of Science, Industrial Design

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

Languages

Spanish (Native),
English (Fluent),

Awards

NOOKA X MESH01

2nd place: "Noo Watch Concept"

2011

Designboom + Colombo Design

Short listed: “Hands On Door Handles”

2011

Architectural Area Lighting

3rd place: LED Lighting Design Competition

2008

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Keyshot, Rhino, Solidworks,