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Gabriel Colon - Amador

Visionary Design Commander at Fdn_studiolab

Savannah, GA, USA
"to say something is "design" is meaningless...

every person is a designer and design is a matter of making decisions."

"design is not meaningless... is just a fetish." - Gabriel Colon Amador
Work Experience
New York, NY, USA
Present
Fdn_studiolab
Visionary Design Commander
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Sep 2014Nov 2014
Design Intern
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2014Nov 2014
Design Intern
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Jun 2014Sep 2014
Savannah, GA, USA
Sep 2013Mar 2014
Teaching Assistant
Supported professors Ben Bush and Owen Foster as secondary instructor on two separate industrial design courses: Development of Product Form (IDUS 250; Winter 2014 and Fall 2013). My role as secondary instructor of the course required a series of weekly desk-critiques and reviews to help students unpack their design strategies and develop a comprehensive methodological approach to design throughout the semester.
Savannah, GA, USA
Jan 2013Mar 2013
Reebok Collaboration
Reebok /Crossfit is a project focused on designing a series of devices that could measure, analyze, and visually communicate the user performance, both during and outside of their workout.
Hong Kong
JunJul
Piquadro Collaboration
Participated in a SCAD Hong Kong class where we designed a series of travel bags for the Italian company Piquadro. These bags were specifically aimed towards consumers in constant transit.
Savannah, GA, USA
Mar 2012May 2012
Coca-Cola Collaboration
In spring quarter 2012, I participated in a confidential sponsored class project with The Coca-Cola Company. In this project, I teamed with a colleague from graphic design to develop new package concepts for a product within the still beverage division of The Coca-Cola Company. We went through a process of research, conceptualization, and refinement to develop working scale prototypes of new packages complete with new brand identity and marketing/merchandising concepts. We worked with a number of different stakeholders within The Coca-Cola Company to refine the concepts and develop prototypes. I gained experience working directly with a client, understanding their needs, and delivering designs on their timetable, according to their guidance, and within the guidelines they provided. In this process, I learned to persuasively communicate my thinking, both visually and through presentations to the client, and use feedback constructively to improve the final design.
Education
Savannah, GA, USA
Sep 2009May 2013
Languages
 
Spanish (Native), English (Fluent)