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757 . 646 . 9317

1310 2nd Street Radford, VA 24141

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design December 2016 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA Deans List 2013 - 2016 Industrial Designer Jan 2017 - Present Grupo Phoenix LLC Dublin, VA Used Inventor to design + engineer rigid packaging for clients in the dairy food industry. Generated product ideas through sketches, mock ups, illustrations + renders. Defined product specifications with project managers + clients at onset of project. Collaborated with marketing team to develop + implement materials/content for company-wide rebrand effort including decals, posters, banners + letterheads. Design Freelancer Summer 2018 Green Upward Collaborated with a small business owner to create a call-to-action environmental poster with tips for reducing waste. Used Adobe Illustrator to finalize design with digital + hand-drawn typography + hand-drawin illustrations. Korona Candles Iterated on concepts for wax-melt packaging + form, created product illustrations for online surveys + comparison studies. Industrial Design Intern Jan 2016 - Aug 2016 Eclipse Product Development East Kingston, NH Developed products with design team in the fields of dentistry, general surgery, psychiatry + consumer goods. Sewed softgoods prototypes, designed + cast silicone prototypes, generated concept sketches to communicate form + function, developed CMF iterations, created wireframes for mobile app design, analyzed usability testing feedback to improve workflows + designed user interface prototypes. Presented concepts to clients for feedback. Design Freelancer Summer 2016 Gained a general understanding of dissolution unit used for hemodialysis. Sketched concepts for a bag-cutting + product dispensing system, which cleans up current hand-pouring method. Designer + Team Member Summer 2014 Local Design | Student Entrepreneurial Venture


Blacksburg, VA

Connected Future Innovation Challenge Finalist | Autodesk University | 2015 Sponsored Studio for Senior Living Award | SFCS | 2015 Industrial Design Merit Award | VTID | 2014 + 2015 Best Student UX - Project Zone | User Experience Awards SF | 2014


sketch ideation, digital sketching, rendering, rapid physical protoyping, storyboarding, 3D printing, design research, woodworking, photography, sewing, illustration

Adobe Creative Suite, Inventor, Rhino, V-Ray, Keyshot, Fusion 360, Sketchbook Pro, SolidWorks, InVision, Microsoft Suite


Collecting house plants + unique objects, hiking around, wooden kayak build (2015), wedding table build (2017), kayaking, marine life, drinking dry cappuccinos + early grey tea, watching sci-fi movies, daydreaming about cats, doodling ideas/people/things, learning, supporting women in design


Tanzania (Jan 2015), VTID China Study Abroad (Mar 2015), Barcelona (Dec 2015), backpacking Big Bend (Summer 2015), Bali (Aug 2017)


Katie Cox Resume  
Katie Cox Resume