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Ben Guthrie

San Francisco, CA, USA
I was raised with a box of Legos and have always been fascinated in the art of "making things"

I’m intrigued by the impact of design, and aspire to improve peoples’ lives in my work. Whether it's product design, visual communication, or anything in between - I'm always ready for a challenge and nothing is beyond my ambition. Every problem has a solution, it's just a matter of creative thinking and hard work that leads there. I believe collaboration is key, as well as an optimistic yet critical perspective. I am currently enjoying life in the SF bay area and always tinkering.
Experience
Alameda, CA, USA
Oct 2012Present
Equipment Designer
Oakland, CA, USA
Nov 2011Oct 2012
Industrial Designer
Spearheading the design group at this small product development company. Projects involve product design, packaging design and visual brand identity; primarily within the housewares industry.
Hayward, CA, USA
Jan 2011Nov 2011
Industrial Designer
Product and graphic design for a variety of in-house and consulting projects at all phases of development; spanning housewares, medical, automotive, and renewable-energy industries.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 2010Mar 2011
IDSA-SF
Experience and Graphic Design
Visual identity design for local IDSA events, notably Bay Area’s Best 2010
San Francisco, CA, USA
Mar 2010Sep 2010
Industrial Design Intern
Collaborated with many disciplines on projects for high-profile clients in the medical, consumer electronics and goods industries. Conducted extensive research including user studies, product testing, emerging technology and market audits. Participated in many simultaneous projects at various design phases; brainstorming, multiple iterations of concept sketching, prototype engineering, visual modeling, and final presentation deliverables.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jul 2009
Freelance
Projects include visual brand identity, product and packaging design. Clients range from consumer electronics to outdoor-active equipment
Everett, WA, USA
Jun 2008Jul 2009
Industrial Design Intern
Product design, environment design, brand strategy, visual development and presention for clients in the active outdoor industry; hand sketches, computer modeling, vector illustration, photography, construction and assembly of machine and hand fabricated projects.

Contracted Designer | Nov 2009
Seattle, WA, USA
Sep 2009Mar 2010
Contracted Graphic Design
Logo Development and Design, Apparel Graphic Design
Education
Seattle, WA, USA
Sep 2004Jun 2009
University of Washington
BFA Industrial Design
Awards
Jun 2009
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
Senior Merit Award
Skills
 
Adobe CS5, Flamingo, Hypershot, Model-making, Rhino, SketchBook Pro, Sketching, T-splines, Wacom Cintiq
Additional Information
Aside from design, I am a lover of the outdoors, and try to spend as much time as possible enjoying the fresh air. Since graduating from UW, I've relocated to the bay area of CA, and am loving it. I'm currently working part-time at a local bike shop, and am always up for an outdoor activity, whether it's an all-day bike ride or a walk to the farmers market.