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EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (2012-2016) Engineering Concentration (2010-2012) Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg GPA: 3.87 EXPERIENCE Industrial designer: Patriarch Partners LLC, New York, NY (May 2015 - Present) Research, design, sketch, 3D model and render products under the investment firm’s umbrella of over 75 companies. Some projects include consumer electronic for Rand McNally, cosmetics for Stila, gaming accessories for PDP and packaging for 180’s ear warmers. Projects often involve collaboration with project managers and engineering teams from other organizations on both new and existing designs. Founder: Sleek Life Design LLC, New York, NY (January 2017 - Present) Successfully launched two products on Kickstarter, both surpassing their funding goal by over 200%. Learned valuable information on designing for manufacture, sourcing, packaging, fulfilling thousands of orders, and running a business. Created all campaign and marketing content, managed PR, business, and promotion. Freelance Designer: Pandora Radio, New York, NY (August 2017 - Present) Graphic layout, signage and planning for client and sponsor events across multiple venues. Campus Advocate: Autodesk Inc. Blacksburg, VA (Spring 2016) Tasked to design and develop products which explore and promote the features across multiple Autodesk design software. Created a computer mouse designed for an individual with a physical handicap. Contact and demonstration with multiple school departments to highlight capabilities and utilization of product software. Cofounder: Special Project: NuSpark Start-Up, Blacksburg, VA (Fall 2014 - Spring 2016) Design of a consumer product to be introduced into the market as a food preparation appliance. Completed extensive coursework in entrepreneurship and creating a start-up. Industrial Design Intern: Gilbert Displays, Melville, NY (Summer 2014) Created pop up display rooms and booths for trade shows. Focus on furniture design, interior room layouts and any other administrative work needed. Industrial Design Intern: Integrated Design Systems Inc., Oyster Bay, NY (Summer 2013 + 2014) Conceptualized consumer and medical products from hand sketches to 3D model using Rhinoceros and Solidworks. Finished models complete for manufacture. Side project: Party Monster Foam Machines, Blacksburg, VA (2011 - 2014) Design, development, manufacture and sales and distribution of high output party event foam machines. VT PACE Emerging Market Transportation design team, Blacksburg, VA (2014) General Motors sponsored competition to design a Chevy-branded car for emerging markets in 2030. Collaboration with a team of mechanical engineers and industrial designers. Concentration on 3D modeling and interaction design. PUBLICATIONS + AWARDS Autodesk Connected Future Innovation Challenge (2015) First prize for the design of a connected consumer product. Pitched a concept for a smart electric toothbrush at the Autodesk University Conference in Las Vegas in front of a panel of judges. The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects (2012) Design and development of a “Hovering Hockey Puck” with step by step instructions for the DIY community. Popular Science Magazine (2012) Published in April 2012 issue: Hovering Hockey Puck. Instructables: DIY online community (2011) Contest winner for minimalist “barefoot” shoes constructed from a polymer coated fabric. “FORM LINEPLANESOLID” (2014) Design catalog including 7 pieces. SKILLS Adobe CC: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Muse 3D Modeling: Fusion 360, Solidworks, Keyshot, Rhinoceros 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Rapid prototyping Woodworking, Metalwork & Welding, Foam, Sketching Arduino, Breadboarding, Entrepreneurship Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Packaging

ACTIVITIES IDSA Member and mentor of younger students Alpha Epsilon Pi, Sigma Alpha Chapter Social Chair, Fund raising Chair, Philanthropy Committee Entrepreneurship Rock Climbing

Ari Horowitz Resume  
Ari Horowitz Resume