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305.613.8808 info@gabrielpuerto.com Cleveland Institute of Art BFA in Industrial Design I provide product design solutions to real-world problems through conducting in-depth research, diverse ideation and concept generation. The tools I use include digital and analog sketching and rendering, Alias, Autodesk Showcase, Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, physical modeling and prototyping, ceramic mold making, slip casting, and book making. I do this with an open mind, a refined and informed taste, a high level of craft, and a strong work ethic. Experience: Little Tikes Product Design Contractor June 2011-present Currently working with the infant and preschool team to develop new, innovative toys for the mass market. Sketching, rendering, foam modeling, problem solving. Radio Flyer Inc. Industrial Design Intern June-August 2010 Helped the product development team with research, developing concepts, and creating mock-ups for their 2010 and 2011 toy line. Experience included on-site researching and interviewing, brainstorming, concept drawing and rendering, refining, prototyping. TGA Design Environmental Graphic Design Intern May-August 2009 Worked within a small design studio collaborating on concepts and ideas for way finding solutions in and outside of environments. Tasks included brainstorming, concepting and developing way finding and environmental graphic design solutions for clients. Fisher-Price Sponsored studio Spring semester 2010 Worked with designers from Fisher-Price on developing a new arts and crafts toy. Little Tikes Sponsored studio Spring semester 2009 Worked with designers from Little Tikes on a project for a new outdoor water toy. General Electric /CIA Sponsored studio Spring semester 2009 Worked with group of student designers for GE coming up with applications for OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology for light trade show exhibit. Concepting, rendering, modeling, and prototyping Cuyahoga Planning Commission/ CVI Sponsored project Fall semester 2009 Researched biomimicry and implemented biomimetic process to come up with a solution for enhancing plant and organism life along the Cuyahoga River. Exhibitions: 2011 CIA Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Student Independent Exhibition 65 Make-Industrial Design Independent Projects Exhibition Reclaimed- Furniture Exhibition Student Independent Exhibition 62

May 2011 January-March 2011 November-December 2010 November- December 2009 January-April 2008

Leadership: Make* - Independent Projects Exhibition- Co-Curated, Planned and organized an exhibition. Kayak Instructor- Developed and carried out curriculum for teaching children how to kayak in Biscayne Bay. Eagle Scout Boy Scouts of America Awards & Honors: 2011 1st Prizm Award 2010 Viktor Schreckengost Award for Excellence in Industrial Design 2009 Excellence in Industrial Design-Automotive Design Award 2008 Honorary Scholarship award 2007 Portfolio Scholarship award Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America

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