pascal ruelle

Product designer

Chicago, IL, USA
I'm Pascal Ruelle, a french designer. For the last three year I've been designing disruptive products and experiences at MNML Studio in Chicago. I've worked with amazing talents on awesome projects that push the envelop and collaborated with major companies like Motorola, Logitech, Nexus, Samsung and more. I've also helped dynamic start-ups and inventors giving substance to their ideas through meaningful solutions and iconic designs.

Work Experience


Industrial designer

My role at Minimal is to collaborate with the design team on a variety of projects that ranges from commuter bikes to video conferencing systems and much more ! As well as sometime driving projects and leading junior designer and interns to produce work that is meaningful and relevant to a given client. My responsibilities can vary a lot on a daily basis, from being able to create a substantial amount of relevant design concept in a short amount of time, to working with engineering to refine and make an idea viable , while communicating back and forth with the client. My everyday work also includes design visualization, strategy, research, cmf development, prototyping etc...
March 2013 - Present Illinois, United States

Priority Designs

Intern designer

6 months professional experience internship. Working on various design projects, participating to team brainstorming and meetings, creating high fidelity visuals assets for projects, generating concepts and ideas, finding clever solutions to functional problem for a variety of clients. I was also often helping model makers in the workshop and learning about crafting skills and techniques, from silicone molding to CNC machining and rapid prototyping.
July 2011 - January 2012 Ohio, United States


DSK International School Of Design

Master of industrial design and management

August 2010 - October 2013 India

Lycee Technique La Grande Tourrache

BTS design produit

September 2007 - June 2010 Toulon, France


French (Native),
English (Fluent),


Red Dot Awards - Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen

Red Dot Award for Product Design


Industrial Designers Society Of America (IDSA)

International Design Excellence Award '15



3D Modeling, Brainstorming, Concept Sketching, Design Communication, Design Strategy, Digital Rendering, Experience Design, Illustration, Model Making, Project Leading, Project Management, Research, Rhinoceros, Scenario Development, Trends Development, Visualization,