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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.

Work Experience

The North Face

Equipment Designer

October 2012 - Present Alameda, California, United States


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.
November 2011 - October 2012 Oakland, California, United States


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.
January 2011 - November 2011 Hayward, California, United States


Experience and Graphic Design

Visual identity design for local IDSA events, notably Bay Area’s Best 2010
November 2010 - March 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

Smart Design

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.
March 2010 - September 2010 San Francisco, California, United States

Kiyoshi Design


Projects include visual brand identity, product and packaging design. Clients range from consumer electronics to outdoor-active equipment
July 2009 San Francisco, California, United States

BUiLT Design

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
June 2008 - July 2009 Everett, Washington, United States

Kotis Design

Contracted Graphic Design

Logo Development and Design, Apparel Graphic Design
September 2009 - March 2010 Seattle, Washington, United States


University Of Washington

BFA Industrial Design

September 2004 - June 2009 Seattle, Washington, United States


Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

Senior Merit Award



Flamingo, Hypershot, Model-making, SketchBook Pro, Sketching, T-splines, Wacom Cintiq, Adobe CS5, Rhino,

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.