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Dave Pickett

Industrial Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
Hello. My name is Dave Pickett and I'm a graduate from The Cleveland Institute of Art. I'm an industrial designer by day at Oculus helping to define virtual reality and a furniture designer by night. See the contact page for more information!

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Dave

Work Experience

Oculus

Industrial Designer

Present Seattle, Washington, United States

Carbon Design Group

Industrial Designer

July 2012 - July 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

Museum Of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Freelance Designer

March 2012 - Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Carbon Design Group

Product Design Intern

An award winning product design consultancy recognized for their innovative work on consumer electronics and medical devices. Their clients range from startups to Fortune 100 companies and include prestigious brands like GE, Microsoft and Nike. I was part of a multidisciplinary team that included research, design, and engineering. We provided clients with a meaningful blend of insightful research, thoughtful design and end-to-end engineering solutions. I participated in all phases of the up-front product development process including: research, concept generation, rendering, prototyping and client presentations. As an active member of Carbon’s Green Team, I helped to measure Carbon’s carbon footprint and create goals to shape Carbon’s business and team in sustainable ways.
May 2011 - August 2011 Seattle, Washington, United States

Farm Product Development

Product Design Intern

A design and engineering consultancy recognized for award winning work on medical devices and consumer products. Farm works with a variety of clients ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large Fortune 500 companies. I worked on a multi-disciplinary team that included research, engineering and design. We worked closely with the clients to develop innovative solutions for real world business challenges while carefully considering brand, aesthetics, ergonomics and universal design. I participated in consumer research, concept generation, prototyping and development. My primary responsibilities included concept sketches, computer rendering, full-scale mock-ups and client presentation material.
May 2010 - August 2010 Hollis, New Hampshire, United States

Fisher Price

Sponsored Studio

A large US based corporation that produces toys for infants and children. The project focused on creating toddler feeding concepts for Fisher Price’s Baby Gear division. I designed and developed a portable feeding container concept for infants. The design generated high levels of client interest and was nominated as one of the top five best designs.
March 2011 - May 2011 East Aurora, New York, United States

Little Tikes

Sponsored Studio

A large US based corporation that manufactures children’s toys. The project focused on creating sustainable solutions for toy kitchens. I designed and developed a carnival themed concept for 3-5 year old children that generated high levels of client interest.
March 2010 - May 2010 Hudson, Ohio, United States

Education

Cleveland Institute Of Art

BFA Product Design

August 2008 - May 2012 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Awards

IoPP

AmeriStar Award

2013

Core77 Design Awards

Service Design Award Runner-Up

2012

Cleveland Institute Of Art

President's Traveling Scholarship

2012

Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

IDSA Student Merit Award Finalist

2012

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy Design Showcase 2011 Finalist

2011

Coroflot.com

Featured in Core77 & Coroflot’s Creative Genius Gallery

2011

Weatherhead School Of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Turning Designs into Businesses Competition Award Winner (CWRU + CIA)

2011

Student Genius

2011 Student Genius Design Prize Winner

2011

Viktor Schreckengost Foundation

Viktor Schreckengost Award for Excellence in Industrial Design

2011

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Honorary Scholarship

2011

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Honorary Scholarship

2009

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Herbert and Nettie Borstein Scholarship for Education in Art

2008

Cleveland Institute Of Art

Portfolio Scholarship

2008

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Concept Development, Creative Direction, Research, Rhino, User Experience, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Brand Strategy, Color Study, Creative Problem Solving, Design Thinking, Digital/ Analog Rendering, DSLR Photography, Graphic Design, Keyshot / Hypershot, Microsoft Office, Mock-Ups, Prototypes, Solidworks, Trend Analysis, Universal Design,