Industrial Design Resume

  • Alexis Grant
  • EXPERIENCE:        LaFrance Corp, Concordville PA
                                   May 2013 - August 2013, Industrial Design Intern
                                   • LaFrance specializes in product branding, designing and manufacturing 3D logos and trims 
                                   • Produced sketches, computer renderings and CAD models to design concepts for prominent 
                                     companies within a multitude of industries
                                   • Involved learning and knowing manufacturing techniques and processes such as electroforming,     
                                     laser etching, insert molding, and others
                                   SPONSORED PROJECTS
                                   Comcast Corporation, February 2014
                                   •  Comcast Corporation is a large mass media and communications company
                                   •  Worked in a team to design a near future remote for Comcast’s new Xfinity platform    
                                   •  Contributed research, produced sketches, concept development, model making and InDesign
                                   •  Concept won second place in the “Xfinity Remote” category
                                   Unilever, October 2012 - May 2013
                                   • Interdisciplinary project- collaborated with students within the fields of marketing, sustainability, 
                                     and graduate students in the industrial design program
                                   • Designed a new concept for dispensing soap for Unilever’s personal care product line
                                   • Deliverables included concept development, research, sketches, CAD models, hand and 
                                     computer renderings of the final concept and a final presentation
                                   • Our concept was chosen for further continuation
                                   Newell Rubbermaid, January 2013
                                   • Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products
                                   • Led and managed a team to design a new pen concept for their InkJoy product line    
                                   • Produced research, sketches, concept development, prototypes, CAD models, computer 
                                     renderings and a final presentation
                                  SLAM Design, October 2012 - November 2012
                                  • SLAM Design is a company that designs quirky, giftable products that are practical and affordable
                                  • Collaborated, virtually, with SLAM Design and students at the University of Lincoln’s School of     
                                    Art and Design located in the UK
                                  • Designed a portable and playful lip balm product to fit in their personal items product line
                                  Umbra, September 2012 - November 2012
                                  • Collaborated with a Toronto based design company that specializes in housewares to design                                                          a product for their jewelry storage line
                                  • Produced sketches, research, concept development, CAD models, prototypes, hand and computer                                               renderings and created presentations
                                  Armstrong World Industries, Inc., January 2012
                                  • Armstrong is a manufacturer of flooring and ceiling products
                                  • Worked in a team to design a concept for Armstrong’s modular ceiling line
                                  • Deliverables included sketches, concept development, research, prototyping, CAD models, 
                                    computer renderings and a final presentation
                                  • Concept won first place in the “Modular Ceiling System” category
    SKILLS:                 Sketching, compiling research, concept development, hand & computer rendering, team 
                                  collaboration, rapid prototyping, model building, woodworking, creating presentations, CAD 
                                  modeling, time management, organization, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 
                                  Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Solidworks, Arduino
                                  Bachelor of Science, May 2014, Industrial design
                                  GPA: 3.854, Dean’s List: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013
    AWARDS               • Recipient of second place award for “Sprint 2014” “Xfinity Slate Remote” sponsored 
    & ACTIVITIES:          by Comcast Corporation, February 2014
                                  • Recipient of a first place award for “Sprint 2012” “Modular Ceiling Systems” 
                                    sponsored by Armstrong World Industries, Inc., January 2012
                                  • “Conversational Seating” displayed in Design Philadelphia exhibit, “Adaptations”, October 2012
                                  • Member, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (ALD), January 2011- present
                                  • Member, IDSA-Philadelphia University Chapter, August 2010- present