I am a recent Industrial Design graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program. While in DAAP I have gained close to two years of professional experience through a series of paid internships. It is the variety of companies I have worked with that makes me stand out from my competition, which ranges from sporting goods to design systems research, both in the US and abroad. Coupled with my professional background my personal experiences including long distance hiking, cross country & international travel/camping, water & snow sports, hunting, fishing, etc. makes me a well-rounded designer.
The modern designer must be able to tackle multiple projects at one time that require a variety of skills. I not only possess those skills but excel in them, and have professional experience balancing such projects. During my two years of professional design experience I have taken 10 projects from the ground level (job brief from marketing and design research proposal) to the final stages of product development including consulting outside engineers and foreign manufacturers.
For examples of my work visit my portfolio website: http://www.mikeobriendesign.com/