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Thomas Van Dyk

Design Director at Innovations & Development Inc. / IDI

Ramsey, New Jersey
  1. Innovations & Development Inc. / IDI,
  2. Goody Products Inc.
  1. Pratt Institute
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Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Industrial Design

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Versatile, creative Industrial Designer with extensive experience generating innovative designs for clients across diverse industries. Strong skills determining client needs through interviews and brainstorming workshops to develop effective, successful innovations to enhance company revenue and product lines. Proven ability to create proprietary designs resulting in company acquisitions and multi-million dollar business for clients. Inventor of over 70 patented product and packing innovations to-date.


Design Director

Innovations & Development Inc. / IDI
(21 years 11 months)

• Directed all phases of innovation programs from concept through completion.
• Conducted interviews and engaged in creative brainstorming workshops domestically and in global markets to identify key consumer needs.
• Collaborated with marketing, engineering, and manufacturing teams and ensure effective communication across all departments.
• Developed and presented persuasive design presentations to drive creative outcomes for consultancy clients.
• Design contributor for MediSense Inc.'s product line of diabetes test kits that led to an $876 million dollar acquisition by Abbott Laboratories.
• Conceptualized and developed the Precision Xceed Pro, a point-of-care blood glucose meter, which became the industry standard and a multi-million dollar business for Abbott Laboratories.
• Managed design consultancy for global market categories including: medical devices, pharmaceutical packaging, health & beauty, food & beverage, home décor, consumer durables, lawn & garden, and major consumer appliances.

Design Manager

Goody Products Inc.
(3 years 2 months)

•Designed and developed innovative hair care accessories and travel organizers in collaboration with marketing and manufacturing departments.
•Managed junior designers and in-house model-making staff to ensure development of new and successful product lines.



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  • Industrial Design
  • Design Consulting
  • Program Management
  • Product Development
  • Product Innovation
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Design Research
  • Consumer Insight
  • Ideation Sketching
  • Concept Generation
  • Concept Development
  • Design Presentations
  • Patented Inventions
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Rhino
  • Ashlar-Vellum
  • Key Shot
  • PowerPoint
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Strategy
  • Strategic Design
  • Packaging
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