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
                                      presentations
                                   •  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
     
    EDUCATION:         PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia PA
                                  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