@joseph-hollins

Education

BFA Industrial Design | CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART 2024

Work Experience

Industrial Design Intern | ROSE COLORED

Industrial Design specializing in in-house manufacturing and production with a focus on laser cutting technology

  • Industrial design specializing in in-house production with a focus on laser cutting technology.

  • Responsible for the end-to-end process of product design, including conceptualization, prototyping, packaging, and generating Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) analyses.

  • Pioneered the integration of 3D printing into the company's workflow, transforming previously non-viable projects into feasible ones and revitalizing a concept that had been stalled in development.

  • Successfully anticipated market trends and needs, proactively designing and executing one of the two major products based on market analysis that became one of the company's top sellers for 2023.

  • Expanded role to include product photography, skillfully capturing and editing images of all product designed by myself and the team, enhancing product presentation and marketing materials.

Student Design Consulting | GOJO, MAKERS OF PURELL

Industrial Design Consulting through the Cleveland Institute of Art

  • Praised as a team for surpassing professional consultancy standards in delivering early concept development and research.

  • Developed skills in market research, analysis, and concept development, contributing to long-term project success.

  • Collaborated effectively with a team to provide innovative solutions and insights.

Aerospace Engineer Intern | LTA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Internship at LTA Research and Development through the University of Akron

  • Assisted in the development and prototyping of a prototype aircraft for a Silicon Valley aerospace startup, gaining hands-on experience in innovating aerospace engineering.

  • Utilized Excel and Solidworks to accurately dimension over 8000 parts for the prototype, demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills.

  • Designed and iterated a saw jig, significantly reducing manufacturing time of affected parts from 3 months to 2 weeks while maintaining an accuracy within 0.1mm, showcasing problem solving and efficiency improvement skills.

  • Actively participated in the first full-scale construction of the prototype aircraft in California, demonstrating teamwork, adaptability, and commitment to project success.

Co-Owner and Lead Designer | OMNIBOX GAMES LTD

  • Lead designer specializing in creating innovative physical and digital games, launched through Kickstarter and Steam.

  • Oversees all design aspects of the products including concept development, CAD, graphic design, and Unreal Engine development, demonstrating a broad range of technical and creative skills.

  • Plays a key role in game design, contributing creative ideas and strategies to ensure engaging and marketable game concepts.

  • Conducts thorough analysis of concept feasibility, ensuring that game ideas are viable and align with market trends and consumer preferences.

  • Actively involved in developing marketing strategies and forecasts, leveraging industry insights to maximize product reach and impact.

  • Responsible for determining the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), ensuring financial viability and cost-effectiveness of each product.

  • Manages and coordinates with external design contractors, providing detailed design instructions and feedback to maintain consistency in quality and style with the company's vision.

Product Photographer | GLOBAL CRAFTS

  • Photographed and processed over 100 diverse products, showcasing them for marketing and sales.

  • Utilized Photoshop to enhance product appeal.

  • Streamlined data processing through Excel, significantly improving efficiency and productivity.

Expertise

Skills

  • Industrial Design

  • Product Development

  • Design Thinking

  • Concepting

  • Prototyping

  • CAD

  • 3D Printing

  • Laser Cutting

  • Product Photography

  • Package Design

  • UI/UX Design

  • Problem Solving

  • Collaberation

  • Teamwork

Software

  • Solidworks

  • Fusion360

  • Keyshot

  • Unreal Engine

  • Figma

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Microsoft Excel

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