Nathaniel Tong

Industrial Designer

Boston, MA, USA
In lieu of traditional high school, I opted to enroll in a full-time innovation school based around the architecture studio model. Here, I focused on creating solutions to real world problems, designed innovative assistive technologies, and gained experience working as a team. I was able to acquire the skills to rapidly prototype and develop elegant solutions to complex problems.

As a senior industrial design student at Rochester Institute of Technology, I carry over those experiences, skills, and design sense to navigate the creative process and produce inventive designs with a primary focus on products for military, law enforcement, and search and rescue. I am actively looking for positions where I can design the latest equipment for the United States Military and first responders.

Work Experience

FabLab RIT

3D Print Technician

Operate and maintain SLA and FDM 3D printers and laser cutters. Test new 3D print technologies such as carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforced filaments. Design CAD files to serve as examples where these new technologies could be optimally implemented.
January 2019 - Present Rochester, New York, United States

Crye Precision

Industrial Design Intern

Designed personal protection gear, accessories and equipment including soft and hard good products for military and law enforcement members. Designed for special operations forces, SWAT, and civilian markets. Research and development for government RFPs, camouflage, and other early stage product ventures.
May 2018 - August 2018 New York, New York, United States

LovePop Cards

Industrial Design Intern

May 2017 - Present Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Electric Vehicle Team

Design Team

Design the paint scheme of the fully electric motorcycle, banners for events and create a sponsorship packet to fund current and future projects
September 2016 - Present Rochester, New York, United States

Chew LLC

CAD Designer

Design 3D printable molds, cookie cutters and tools for experimental foods.
October 2014 - Present Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Callsign Patch Works

Owner and Operator

Self employed business that creates laser cut infrared callsign patches for military reenactors, Airsoft and MilSim enthusiasts.
January 2013 - July 2015 Massachusetts, United States

Starbucks

Barista

Connect and enrich the lives of our customers. We strive to handcraft perfectly made beverages and create true connections with each customer.
May 2014 - July 2015 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Team Touche Fencing Center

Junior Coach

Coach new and younger fencers to learn the intricacies of the sport. Mentor and Strip coach young fencers early tournaments and create a fun and safe environment for children’s birthday parties.
June 2010 - August 2012 California, United States

Education

Rochester Institute Of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts; Industrial Design

August 2015 - Present Rochester, New York, United States

NuVu Studio

September 2012 - May 2015 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Torrey Pines Highschool

September 2009 - June 2011 San Diego, California, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

T-Minus 151

Winner; Redesigning the Ganondagan Trail Way

2017

Hackaday Prize

Best Product Finalist Hackaday Prize

2015

White House Science Fair

Presented the Hand Drive Wheelchair Attachment

2015

Skills

3D Printing, CAD, Fusion360, Illustrator, Indesign, Laser Cutting, Photoshop, Prototyping, Rhinoceros, Sewing, Sketching, Solidworks,