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CHRIS HELD (770) 354-8803

EXPERIENCE VON TUNDRA LLC / Industrial Design Principal & Designer / 2007-Present Founder and lead designer of Portland-based company, specializing in the concepting and development of contemporary furniture products and commercial spaces. I worked closely with both in-house and external collaborative partners while overseeing the entire design process, from ideation to prototyping, to fabrication and distribution. CANTEEN / Environmental Design Co-Designer & Fabricator / 2012 Canteen is a diverse vegan eatery located in Portland, Oregon. I worked closely with the client to develop a design strategy and identity suite in response to the restaurants unique concept, while overseeing a team of contractors and the in-house fabrication of custom fixtures. WOONWINKEL / Retail Design Co-Designer & Fabricator / 2011 Woonwinkel is a retailer of well-crafted contemporary furniture and housewares in Portland, Oregon. Design package included store layout and floorplan, surface treatment selection, and the design and fabrication of custom modular display fixtures. SIP MOBILE LODGE / Environmental Design Co-Designer & Fabricator / 2010 Design and conversion of 1969 Dodge Chinook R.V. into mobile juice and cocktail bar for client in Portland, Oregon. ALLEN KINAST FURNITURE / Furniture Design Assistant Designer & Fabricator / 2007-08 Worked closely with principal designer in the development, design, and fabrication of custom furniture for private and corporate clients. DOUG CHAMBLIN FURNITURE / Furniture Design Assistant Fabricator / 2006-07 Assisted in engineering, fabrication, and installation of high-end custom furniture and cabinetry.

EDUCATION MASTER OF FINE ARTS / Visual Studies Minneapolis College of Art & Design / 2008-10 magna cum laude BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS / Craft Oregon College of Art & Craft / 2002-06

HONORS SELECTED AWARDS / Regional Arts & Culture Council / 2012 NY Foundation for Contemporary Art / 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board / 2010 Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Foundation / 2010 Permanent Collection / Denver Art Museum / 2009 Best in Category / Portland Design Awards / 2009 MCAD MFA Merit Scholarship / 2008 Best in Show / ShowPDX / 2008 SELECTED PRESS / Let’s Go Out / Gestalten Books, Surface, NYLON, Finder, Art Papers, Oregon Home, Dezeen, Designboom, Designmilk, Remodelista, Portland Mercury, PORT, Art Knowledge News, Portland Spaces, NOTCOT, Core77, Design You Trust, Better Living Through Design.

SKILLS TECHNICAL / Adobe CS, Sketchup, Rhinoceros, Quickbooks, Advanced Woodworking, Metal fabrication processes GENERAL / I am a critical thinker, capable of approaching a variety of design projects, identifying challenges and opportunities, and arriving at creative, achievable solutions. I have the experience and know-how to see projects through from ideation to realization, whether acting as a team member or a leader.

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