Sally Rumble

Senior Industrial Designer

New York, NY, USA

Work Experience

Smart Design

Industrial Designer

Developed housewares, electronics and personal care products from concept to production. Tasks included user research, concept sketching, model making, user testing, 2D and 3D dwg packages, and design refinement. Provided female perspective as the only female industrial designer on a staff of twenty industrial designers. Drafted proposals for potential clients. Monitored budgets. Lead milestone presentations with clients. Provided leadership and direction to cross functional development teams. Coordinated internship program, mentored students from around the world. Clients: OXO international, Hewlett Packard, Schick, BIC, Lego, Pampered Chef and many more.
June 2000 - July 2004 New York, New York, United States


Technical Designer

Partnered with head designers to execute seasonal women’s handbag design concepts post 1st prototype through engineering. Sketched new concepts as needed. Partnered with cross functional teams to refine concepts, materials, hardware and trim. Liaised with partners in pre-production, sample making, engineering and materials to facilitate development process with focus on pricing needs, production issues and commercialization.
November 2004 - January 2006 New York, New York, United States


Design Director

Directed small team of product designers to execute seasonal design concepts through to commercialization. Partnered with multidisciplinary teams to oversee development and refinement of all product. Worked directly with cofounders to maintain design vision as well as with partners in sales, marketing, production and Asian factories to facilitate development process with focus on costing, development, and production issues. Traveled to Asia up to four times a year as well as domestic travel for buyer presentations and trade shows up to six times a year. Buyers included: Best Buy, Apple, Moma Store, Target and Whole Foods.
December 2006 - October 2010 New York, New York, United States


Senior Designer

Create product from concept to execution in fast paced start up environment, sketch, model make, 3D CAD, etc, curate submissions, troubleshoot, factory liason, mentor, hire, source, style shoots, model, user research, user test, manage, produce web content, blog, participant in Quirky reality show, collaborate with multidisciplinary team.
May 2011 - April 2012 New York, New York, United States


University Of Canberra

Bachelors of Industrial Design

March 1996 - December 1999 Australia


French (Conversational),


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Blogging, 3D Modeling, Autocad, Craft, Creative Brainstorming, Keyshot, Model Making, Rhino 3d, Sketching, Solidworks, User Research , User Testing,