Joey Zeledón

DESIGN PRINCIPAL

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Joey Miguel Zeledón is an award winning designer that loves to humanize technology, simplify complexity and create experiences that delight the soul.

Work Experience

Steelcase

Design Principal

September 2016 - Michigan, United States

Smart Design

Senior Industrial Designer

His primary role was to create new and meaningful experiences for people through product innovation. He led his team and clients by showing the positive impact that design with meaning can create for people and consequently grow business.

He is the co-founder of Smart Design's Food Lab, an internal initiative that explores the intersection of food and design.

Joey also managed Smart Design's ID Internship Program.
September 2012 - September 2016 New York, New York, United States

Universidad De Verítas

Design Professor

I taught design visualization techniques (manual and digital) to fashion design and product design students.
May 2012 - August 2012 San Jose, Costa Rica

Continuum

Industrial Designer II

2007 - 2011 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Clarks Originals & Banana Republic

Lead Footwear Designer

Lead Designer for Clarks Originals and Banana Republic footwear.
2006 - 2007 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

New Balance

Team Sports Design Intern

2005 - Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Clarks International

Design Intern

2004 - Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Education

Rochester Institute Of Technology

BFA Industrial Design and Sociology Concentration

2002 - 2006 Rochester, New York, United States

Languages

Español (Fluent),
English (Native),

Awards

AmeriStar Packaging Award

Best of Show

2015

Core77

Core77 Design Award (Notable)

2011

IDEA

IDEA Concept Finalist

2011

I.D. Annual Design Review

Design Distinction Award

2010

Spark! Awards

Spark! Silver Award

2009

Time Magazine

TIME Magazine Best Travel Gadgets of the Year

2009

The Chicago Athenaeum

Good Design Award

2009

Spark! Awards

Spark! Bronze Award

2008