Resume

 

San Francisco, CA

8326876065

kellee.kimbro@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

University of Houston

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, Spring 2012

B.S. Industrial Design. Magna Cum Laude 3.52 GPA 

 

Biomimicry 3.8 

Essentials of Biomimicry Online Course

Essentials of Biomimicry is a one-quarter class (7.5 weeks) that samples the various aspects of the discipline of biomimicry. Each week a different instructor covers a single topic, such as emulate, ethos, (re)connect & iSites, human-nature connection, Biomimicry Thinking or Life’s Principles. An online forum encourages dialogue around each topic in preparation for the advanced BMY courses and deeper understanding.

 

EXPERIENCE

Whipsaw Inc. 

San Jose, CA  August 2014- Present

Industrial Designer

+CMF design and development, researching lifestyle trends, CAD and Rendering materials colors and finishes. Designing CMF documents for model makers and over seas manufacturers.

+Concept development for many different clients from corporations to startups. 

+Team member on two research projects that included, interviewing, storyboarding, user 

insights and user persona’s.

 

POLR Design 

Everywhere, February 2013-August 2014

Industrial Designer

+Focus on small project including branding, packaging, and industrial design.

 

NOOKA Inc. 

NY,NY September 2012-April 2014

Industrial Designer

+ Brand development, strategic design and manufacturing, production.     

+Concept development for lifestyle products. Sketching and model making

+Worked as design project lead and team member under creative director, responsible for market research, market opportunity, patent research, personas, concept development.

+3-D printing

+Interaction design 

 

Stuff Creators 

Houston, TX May 2012-September 2012

Intern

+Worked as design project lead and team member, responsible for market research, market opportunity, patent research, personas, concept development.

+Built full-scale prototypes for concept testing and development.

 

wacdesignstudio 

Houston, TX July 2011-December 2011

Intern

+Building full scale prototypes. Experimenting with wood bending processes.

+Sketching out ideas along with using sketch models for concept development.

+Designing products based on the wacdesignstudio brand.

 

ORGANIZATIONS AND AWARDS

+IDA Bronze for TP-Link AC3200 Archer 

+Women in Industrial Design up and Coming Designer June 2014

+University of Houston Alumni Association - Founding Member March 2014-Present

+IDSA student chapter president 2011-2012

+IDSA Special Recognition Award (1st Place Thesis Project “Willow”)

+PTD (Prevention Through Design (Student Finalist top 3)

 

VOLUNTEER

SF Brightworks 

+Volunteer during weekend workshops, helping children about building, design and creative problem solving.

Studio H

+Volunteer at the Realm School helping kids learn about the design process.

 

SKILLS

Software

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Proficient in Solid Works, Intermediate Rhino Modeling, basic knowledge of Alias, Keyshot, Keyshot animation, Microsoft Office. MAC and PC. 

Design Skills

2-D sketching, 3-D modeling, refinement and detail, forms and aesthetics, ideation, research which includes (material exploration, bill of materials manufacturing time lines), usability, Information graphics.

Prototyping

Foam, Woodworking, Plastics, Molding, Textile sewing, Rapid Prototype 3-D printing (FDM and SLS), laser cutting. 

Manufacturing 

Injection molding abs plastics and silicone products. 

 

INTERESTS

Outdoors, surfing, social interactions, travel, people, documentaries, biomimicry, biology and adventures.