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BFA Industrial Design 

University of Illinois 


Work History


Reporting to the Senior Industrial Designer, David was responsible for aiding in the conception and development of new products for clients such as Walmart, Target, Bed, Bath, and Beyond etc.


Designs were refined and optimized to be mass-produced onsite at the injection molding plant. Designs placed an emphasis on mass production, ease of tooling, and economical use of materials.

Industrial Designer

Home Products Intl

March 2017 - October 2017

Associate Industrial Designer


May 2016 - December 2016

At UPTECH, David worked directly with the Head of Product Development, where he designed and fabricated prototypes for UAV components that were tested and manufactured.

Senior Advertising Designer

Illini Media Company

2014 - 2016

Led the design team to create engaging advertising campaigns for a diverse array of clients in print and web advertising,


Adobe Suite


Fusion 360


Web Layout Design


Design Thinking

Market Research

User Centered Design 

3D Manufacturing

Email Layout Design

Marketing Collateral

Landing Pages

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