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Industrial Design


Brittany C. Davis

4799 Eagle Path Winston-Salem, NC 27127 (permanent) 336.918.0357 (cell) | 336.784.5540 (home) bcdygb2005@yahoo.com | http://www4.ncsu.edu/~bcdavis2/ >>OBJECTIVE

Energetic and creative college Junior with natural talent in and life long passion for, art and design. Recognized by peers and faculty as enthusiastic, hardworking and dedicated. Full time student and freelance designer.

>>EDUCATION Richard J. Reynolds High School- Winston-Salem, NC (2001-2005) North Carolina State University-Raleigh, NC (2005-Present) - expected graduation date May 2009 Industrial Design (major), Graphic Design (minor) >>SKILLS Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3 Adobe Illustrator CS2 and CS3 Macromedia Dreamweaver Microsoft Power Point Ideation >>HONORS & AWARDS Freshman Convocation Award (Spring 2006) Chancellor’s Scholar National Dean’s List National Scholars Honor Society (Inducted Fall 2006) ACAAGS Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award (Spring 2007, 2008) >>LEADERSHIP & ACTIVITIES African American Design Student Association (AADSA)- Secretary and Treasurer African American Heritage Society (executive board) Helping Youth Prepare to Excel (HYPE)- Treasurer, 2006-2007 NCSU Peer Mentor Program- Mentor NCSU College of Design Student Ambassador


>>PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Work

2004-

BD Designs & Owner, Designer (freelance design services) Through my small business I am commissioned to do various design jobs for churches, schools, small business and organizations. Jobs have included business cards, logos, custom graphics, T-shirts, and various print media.

2006-

DRC (Divine Righteous Children) Co., LLC - urban based design group I do graphic and fashion design for urban-based clothing line and design group. I prepare and render drawings for the clothing and design print media for various events. (http://www.drc144k.com/)

2006-2008

North Carolina State University - Nubian Message, Webmaster (Raleigh, NC) As the webmaster for the Nubian Message I am responsible for updating and uploading content to the web for NCSU’s African American Newspaper. I also do the graphics and layout for the web site.

2007

Alliance Display - promotional and permanent displays, merchandising systems and packaging programs I worked with the graphics and structural teams on developing in-store product displays. Projects included displays for Covergirl, Colgate, and RJ Reynolds Tobacco. I did print layouts, mounted graphics, assembled displays, and helped with other organizational needs in the department. (http://www.alliancerocktenn.com/index.html)

2007

North Carolina State University - College of Design, Design Camp Teacher Assistant As a design camp TA I am responsible for a assisting the Design instructors during the camp sessions and monitor and assist the campers.

2005, 2006

Galilee Missionary Baptist Church-Camp Counselor (Winston-Salem, NC) During the summer I worked as a camp counselor at the GMBC Summer Enrichment Program. My duties included teaching visual and cultural art and physical education to children ages 5-12. Internships

2007

North Carolina State University - African American Cultural Center Carry out any graphic design and marketing needs of the AACC and serve on the executive board with the Associate Director and Program Coordinator.

2005-2006

6 Degreez Entertainment Urban Apprentice Program - graphics, promotion and marketing During this internship I learned the basics of event promotion. I worked in groups with other intern to work on graphic design projects and marketing tactics to find the best solution to planning an event. (http://www.6denterprises.com/)


Mantis MP3 player


Project overview During my second Ideation class, we were given a biomimcry project, in which we had to focus on a specific animal. I chose to the Praying Mantis. Before we chose a product, we sketched our chosen form to see what we could develop. Based on the forms I sketched, I developed a MP3 player. I used the body structure for the form of the MP3 player and the arms for the headphone structure.


Ideation


Final Rendering


Clay CD Rack


Project overview My studio had the opportunity to work with Industrial Design students in Guatemala. We were paired with the students to develop products using clay- a mayor resource of their country. These products had to be innovative, yet easily made by hand. I looked at existing forms such as floor and roof tiles to develop a CD rack. This product could be painted or glazed to fit various atmospheres and lifestyles.


Final Rendering


Mechanical views


LeapFrog Sling bag


Project overview This was a self-driven biomimicry project for an ID studio. In Biomimicry, one studies life systems and forms, models, and processes and uses them as creative inspiration to solve problems. I chose to study the poison dart frogs found in Central and South America. I focused on its colors, texture, and the forms of its feet to develop a back pack.


Inspiration


Ideation


Color Variations

Human Factors


Final Rendering MP3 slot pocket secondary pocket main storage pocket small supply storage pocket cushioned strap with storage slot mesh storage pocket side pocket base support cushioned back


Ideation Projects


Ideation


BMW Key Project overview This was an ideation sketch project The assignment was to choose a vehicle and ¹ºÈ¾¼Ã¶ÀºÎɽ¶ÉǺijº¸ÉȾÉĩȸ½¶Ç¶¸ÉºÇƒ I chose to redesign the key for the BMW X5.


Hand Tools


Backpacks


Shoes


LED USB


Tablet PC Podium


Activity Desk

Junior Year Design Portfolio  

Samples of my work from my Junior design studios at NC State

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