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Ben Guthrie

Senior Designer / Equipment // The North Face

San Francisco, CA, USA
I'm a designer. Born and raised in Seattle, I grew up with a love for the outdoors and a knack for building things. I studied Industrial Design at the University of Washington and moved to California after graduation. I'm currently working at The North Face as an Equipment Designer, trying to spend less time at a computer and more time playing outside.

Work Experience

The North Face

Senior Designer // Equipment

Leading the design of technical packs, tents, and sleeping bags
January 2015 - California, United States

Levi Strauss

Designer // Global Accessories

Lead designer for men's bags and hats
July 2014 - January 2015 San Francisco, California, United States

The North Face

Contract Designer // Equipment / Snowsports

Worked on special apparel projects for Fall 15 and led the hardgoods design of custom trims
October 2012 - July 2014 California, United States

Fathom

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

Plastikon

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

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

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

Education

University Of Washington

BFA Industrial Design

September 2004 - June 2009 Seattle, Washington, United States

Awards

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

Senior Merit Award

2009

Red Dot Awards - Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen

Product Design // The North Face / Access Pack

2016

Skills

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