Luis E. Gonzalez

Providence, RI, USA
I am an industrial designer with a passion for product design, interaction design, art and the way these come together to mold our everyday life.

Work Experience

Children's Discovery Museum Of San Jose

Exhibit Fabricator

Fabrication of upcoming exhibits.

Reviewing proposed designs and providing feedback on structural viability, fabrication and construction.

Designing and fabricating supplementary exhibit components following the guidelines implemented by the Senior Designers.

Maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing exhibits on display.

July 2018 - Present California, United States

Luis Makes

Industrial Designer Freelance

Previous projects include:

Worked with client’s team developers and engineers to design an automotive user identification system. Services provided included Industrial Design, UI/UX, and animation. Project was shown at The Consumer Electronic Show in 2019.

Worked with client’s team of engineers to design and fabricate two custom built housings to enclose and showcase the components of a Home Virtual Assistant concept. Services provided included Industrial Design, fabrication, UI/UX, and animation. Project was Shown at The Consumer Electronic Show in 2018.

Worked with client’s developers to design the user experience, user interface and animations for a mobile phone fingerprint input setup.

Worked with client’s developers to design the user experience, user interface and animations for a smart lock entry concept.
October 2017 - Present California, United States

California College Of The Arts

Rapid Prototyping Manager

Supervising day to day operations for prototyping lab and fabrication spaces with access for 2000+ student, faculty and staff.

Operating, maintaining and fixing tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, Bridgeport Mills, table saws, bandsaws and other fabrication tools.

Managing student staff on duty. Providing feedback, troubleshooting, and design assistance for student projects.

Providing comprehensive training to students on rapid prototyping tools, manual fabrication machines, and their uses.

Leading tool safety training for students and classes.
August 2016 - Present California, United States

RISD Multiple Departments

CAD Lab Monitor

Guiding Students on using the lab's resources like rapid prototyping machines,3D Printers, Laser Cut Machines and computers, Mac OS and Windows
Inventory and maintenance or digital imaging equipment , stills and video
September 2011 - May 2015 Rhode Island, United States

Benrus

Product Design Intern

Designing Technology products and general accessories from idea to production; designing the look,feel and experience.
September 2014 - January 2015 Rhode Island, United States

RISD Residence Life

Resident Advisor

Planning and coordinating events for students, cultivating a healthy and accepting community, enforcing regulations, serving as example to first time resident advisors and other students on maintaining a balanced life.
September 2012 - June 2015 Rhode Island, United States

Education

Brown University

Language Studies

Japanese
September 2012 - December 2012 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

BFA, Industrial Design

September 2011 - Present Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Languages

Español (Native),
English (Fluent),

Skills

Rendering, CAD, Concept Development., Hand Sketching, Photoshop, Prototyping, Rhinoceros 5, Solidworks, User Research , User Testing,