Making new from what is seen to be needed. Opportunity + Research + Synthesis = creative direction. Design comes from both the need of the end user and the drive of the creator. Without the other neither are satisfied. My love for creating products, objects, and systems come from my love of people. Bringing solutions, value, and pleasure into peoples lives with the experiences objects create.


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Kohler : Associate Industrial Designer July 2011 - Present
- Working for the Plumbing Americas Bathing Division.
- Responisibilities include research, ideation, independent and collaborative product design process. As well as cordinating with Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Buisness, and Executive roles in new product development.

Lustrum Studio : Freelance CAD Modeling February 2011 - July 2011
- Working on a digital fabrication fashion jewelry collection
- Responsibilities included interpreting design and technical drawings into CAD models, replicating natural phenomenon in CAD, and advising on digital fabrication production.

Vtech : Industrial Design Internship, Hong Kong April 2010 - August 2010
- Worked independently, with international design teams, and engineering teams on telecommunication products. Several business trips to China for tooling and mfg. inspection.
- Trend research, concept development, rapid ideation, refinement, CAD modeling, rendering, rapid prototyping, engineering follow up, copper master and tooling checks.
- Two personal designs selected for production. Worked on two other production designs.

SCAD : Tutor, Rhinoceros 3D Winter 2008 - March 2010
- Instructing students and teachers from multiple disciplines on how to solve and understand problems with Rhinoceros 3D CAD software.

K.S. McRorie Interior Design : Freelance Product Rendering Winter 2010 - Summer 2010
- Working with Principal Designer Kelley McRorie to produce rendering artwork for an Italian furniture line.
- Sketch ideation, product rendering, technical drawing for manufacturing.

Outlet Magazine : Freelance Point of Purchase Design Fall 2009
- Working with Outlet Magazine and designer Andrew Hosford to create a low cost, recyclable magazine stand.
- Collaborate on branding, marketing, product styling, and manufacturing.

Proctor and Gamble : Freelance CAD Modeling Spring 2009
- Working with a branding project at Proctor and Gamble for Old Spice.
- Translating design and technical drawings into CAD models, product rendering.

Vtech : sponsored studio Spring SCAD Spring 2009
- Working with the Vtech Corporation based in Hong Kong, 12 students were chosen from thirty plus applicants to develop products and services for the concept of the connected home. This involved using Vtech's current technologies in a new market segment relevant to upcoming needs in the American market.
- Collaborated on research, market analysis, trends, technology research, demographics, persona development, and peripheral research.
- Created experience prototypes, visual ideation, service architecture and CAD models.
- As part of the course we spent two weeks In Hong Kong visiting firms and presenting our concepts to Vtech. There one other student And I were invited to return for a six month internship.

JCB : sponsored studio Project Leader Winter 2009
- In the Winter of 09 JCB approached our class and asked us to design the interior for their new 3 Series Skid Steer. The objectives were to increase interior space, create work flow ergonomics for an American market, improve brand perception in the US, and reduce manufacturing costs.
- Organized, directed, and coordinated our design team to work cohesively and effectively as a team leader.
- Acted as the point of contact with JCB design and third party engineering group Angus Palm.
- Conducted contextual and peripheral research, extensive ideation, full scale mock-ups, hands on user testing, and CAD modeling.

Gulfstream Aerospace : sponsored studio Fall 2008
- Working with the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation the class developed individual seating concepts for their newest privet jet the G650.
- Researched specific demographic information, created a user experience analysis, visual ideation, and market trends study.
- Worked directly with engineers to overcome mechanical and safety constrains.
- Produced three finalized seating concepts through CAD modeling.


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Savannah College of Art and Design : BFA Industrial Design February 2008 - March 2010
- Cum Laude Honers
- Deans list for six terms
- Portfolio and Academic Scholarship 2006-2010


Transient Study, Virginia Commonwealth University. 2006

International Study Program Hong Kong. Spring 2009
- Resulting in a six month internship opportunity at Vtech

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Permanent sculptural installed at Chatham Steel Corporation Fall 20
- Using rapid prototyping techniques to create an armature and reclaimed scrap steel our rendition of the "Atlas" stands a symbol for the the community and the future. Media covered by WTOCTV. A collaborative project with Ryan Maxey and Brian Rogers.

Vice-president of the Digital Fabrication Club
Spring 2009

-Fab.Lab.SCAD is a student initiated group dedicated to the understanding and application of digital fabrication techniques across multiple fields of art and design. As vice president I organized meetings and events, taught computer programs and fabrication methods, and managed contact with SCAD to obtain resources for the club. In a ten week period the club was able to design, fabricate and install a large scale installation in Boundary Hall attracting attention from several departments at SCAD, and the local community.

Media and Recognition
NOTCOT, Ponoko, Reflex Deco, Design Buzz, Green Diary, Design Corner, Home Tone, Rhino Fab Lab, SCAD


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Development
Contextual research, Peripheral research, Sketch Ideation, CAD modeling, Rendering, Rapid prototyping, Engineering follow up, Precision modeling, Digital fabrication applications

Communication
Creative problem solving, Leadership, Teamwork, Public relations, Verbal presentation, Data translation, Organization, Experience Prototyping, Story boarding

Computer
Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash CS3(working Knowledge)
Rhinoceros 3D, Alias(Working Knowledge), Grasshopper Visual Scripting, Bunkspeed Pro, HyperShot, KeyShot 2, Alias Sketchbook Pro, Microsoft Office'


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JohnAdams@SubstratumDesign.com
540-903-1164