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Michael Miller

Industrial Designer at Radius

Location
Greater Boston Area
Industry
Design
Current
  1. Radius,
  2. MIT
Previous
  1. Contour Design, Inc.,
  2. Cool Gear International,
  3. MIT Media Lab
Education
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Industrial Designer

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Background

Summary

Passionate industrial designer focused on solving complex problems through meaningful and effective design. Strong ability to translate user needs into creative and compelling solutions. Experienced in multiple design roles throughout the product development process. Constant initiative to grow and expand.

Specialties:
User Experience Design
Design Research
Design Strategy
Concept Generation
Sketching
Rendering
CAD, Modeling, and Rapid Prototyping
Product Development
Graphic Design (Branding, Packaging, Logos)

Software:
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Sketch Book Pro
Solidworks
KeyShot
Microsoft Office

Experience

Industrial Designer

Radius
– Present (2 years 7 months)Greater Boston Area

Part of an integrated team of brand and product strategists, researchers, designers, and engineers. Responsible for designing, developing, and executing wide range of products and experiences in healthcare, consumer, packaging, and commercial segments.

Toy Design 2.00b Course Instructor

MIT
– Present (4 years 9 months)Greater Boston Area

Facilitate class curriculum to MIT students about the product design process, with a focus on designing for play and entertainment.

Evaluate students performance, conducte lectures and design workshops, use hands on approach to improve students expertise in design research, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD modeling, and building prototypes.

Lead Industrial Designer

Contour Design, Inc.
(2 years 3 months)Greater Boston Area

Designed and manufactured tech accessories for high profile, global brands including Apple, Barnes and Noble, Tumi, Kate Spade, Jack Spade, Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch and Vera Bradley.

Accountable for all stages of product development. Implemented conceptual development through consumer research, team brainstorming, client presentations, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD modeling, prototyping, packaging, and POP displays. Guided manufacturing process by collaborating with engineers, communicating with factories, creating tech packs, reviewing and approving samples.

Industrial Designer

Cool Gear International
(5 months)Greater Boston Area

Designed and manufactured consumer houseware products for Target, Wal-Mart and core CGI line.

Responsibilities included user research, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD modeling, communicating with factories and managing multiple design projects.

Freelance Industrial Designer

MIT Media Lab
(4 months)Greater Boston Area

Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and software developers to design and develop bio-sensing wearable intended to track user health. Assisted with concept development, design, usability, and prototyping.

Freelace Designer

Hasbro
(3 months)Providence, Rhode Island Area

Collaborated with design directors to design and develop concepts for Star Wars line of vehicles.

Interpreted and maintained Star Wars design language throughout development.

Freelance Designer

iRobot
(1 month)Greater Boston Area

Researched consumer lifestyle and preferences.

Developed conceptual illustrations to influence the military tactical mobile Packbot robots.

Design Intern

Ideology Product Development
(4 months)Greater Boston Area

Responsible for working directly with clients, attending/leading team brainstorming, concept development, 3D CAD modeling and model making.

Assisted in the design and development of consumer, toy and juvenile products, reported directly to Design Director.

Design Intern

Flyers Unlimited
(2 years)Greater Boston Area

Conceptualized graphics and illustrations, created proofs for in house and outside manufacture.

Managed intern design team, reported directly to Owner/Lead Designer.

Skills

  • Industrial Design
  • Product Design
  • Concept Development
  • Sketching
  • Rendering
  • Solidworks
  • Model Making
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Design
  • Concept Generation
  • Keyshot
  • Photoshop
  • CAD
  • Packaging
  • Illustration
  • Product Development
  • Graphics
  • 3D Modeling
  • User Experience
  • Drawing
  • Modeling
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • User Experience Design
  • User-centered Design
  • Art
  • Design Thinking
  • Idea Generation
  • User Research
  • Design Strategy
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Design Management
  • Design Research
  • Design Education
  • Interaction Design
  • Layout
  • Concept Ideation
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Logo Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Visual Communication
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Mac
  • Toy Design
  • Ideation
  • Toys
  • Concept Design
  • 3D
  • 3D rendering
  • Logos
  • Sketchbook Pro
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Education

Massachusetts College of Art

BFA, Industrial Design

Industrial Design Departmental Honors

Activities and Societies: Industrial Design Society of America, Student Government Association

Organizations

IDSA

Honors & Awards

Core77 Consumer Product Professional Winner

IDEA Silver Award Winner

MIT Guest Lecturer: Advanced Sketching, Photoshop, and Solidworks Techniques

MIT 2.009 Product Design Course Mentor

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Highest Honor of Distinction Award

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Industrial Design Departmental Honors

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Annie Blake Design Award

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Merit Award Finalist

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Chapter IDSA Representative

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Student Government Industrial Design Representative

Northeast Metro Tech Education Advisory Board Committee Member

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