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Tim Hsieh I 401.248.5406

EDUCATION Rhode Island School of Design

Master of Industrial Design I May 2019

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign BFA in Industrial Design I May 2016

Northumbria University

Study Abroad I Design for Industry I Fall 2014

SKILL SETS Design Methodology

Empathic modeling Competitive market research In-depth user insights processing Interdisciplinary collaboration Group/individual brainstorming + presentation skills

Ideation and Fabrication Expressive sketching Marker & 3D rendering Rapid prototyping Digital fabrication

Woodworking Mold making Metalworking Model making


Solidworks, Keyshot, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT Industrial Design Society of America Student Member I August 2013 - Present

Asia Designers’ Assembly

Active Member I August 2013 - Present

Alpha Rho Chi - Professional Fraternity for Architecture and Allied Arts Professional Chair I 2013 - 2014 Social Chair I 2015 - 2016 Recruitment Chair I 2012 - 2013


WORK EXPERIENCE Industrial Design Intern W.W. Grainger, Chicago, IL July 2016 - December 2016 Elevated the Research & Development process with design strategies. Collaborated with mechanical and software engineers to creative effective prototypes and enhanced UX/UI. Helped business strategists to compile the team’s annual report that is distributed among the executive board. One design patent filed.

Industrial Designer I Industrial Design Intern NORDEN Design Studio, Urbana, IL August 2015 - March 2016 I June 2015 - August 2015 Contributed to product development from concept exploration, market research, prototyping, manufacturing, to client consulting. Assisted with branding, marketing, photography, and web design. Participated in the creation of various retail and customized design projects, including scenery tealight holder, bespoke furniture and commercial space revamps.

Graphic Designer Illini Media, Champaign, IL January 2015 - May 2016 Created advertisements for both current and potential clientele ranging from Chipotle to the University of Illinois. Responsible for various in-house fliers, handouts, and marketing materials. Part of the university yearbook compilation team.

Interior Design Intern IDP International Design Consultancy Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan July 2014 - August 2014 Visualized rough concepts by creating digital sketches and renderings. Constructed a furniture and space inspiration database for the company. Served as the middleman between the company and its international business partners.

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT COLLABORATION Project Associate Sustainable Marketplaces Laboratory Champaign, IL I Bangalore, New Delhi, India August 2015 - May 2016 Worked with Abbott, a multinational health care company, to find diabetes solutions for people living in poverty. Conducted two-week-long field research in subsistence markets of urban and rural India with an interdisciplinary team of designers, engineers, and business strategists.

Graduate Fellowship

Rhode Island School of Design I 2017 - Present

Project Associate Northumbria University, Newcastle, England August 2014 - December 2014

Certificate for Excellence in Sustainable Management and Technology

Worked with Philips to create marketing solutions for the male grooming department. Developed concepts for the company’s mobile app, physical kiosk and product packaging targeting the younger generation.

Solidworks Proficiency Certificate

Solidwizard Technology Co Ltd I August 2014

Project Leader Asia Designers’ Assembly, Taipei, Taiwan August 2013

Outstanding Member of Asia Designers’ Assembly Certificate

1 of the 20 selected designers representing Taiwan, Japan and Korea to propose ideas that improve Asia’s transportation safety. Directed the process of ideation, Research and Development, team meetings and final presentation.

University of Illinois I May 2016

Asia Designers’ Assembly I August 2013

Scholarship for FAA Talented Students University of Illinois I 2014 - 2016

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Tim Hsieh Resume  
Tim Hsieh Resume