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Nick Wu

Nick Wu

Pasadena, CA, US

 
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Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Analog Fabrication Technician

As a Full-time Analog Fabrication Technician for the School of Design, I collaborated with a team of four technicians to ensure the safety of over 300 students in various SoD programs. My responsibilities include:

• Machinery maintenance, student work-study oversight, and mandatory shop-safety workshops.
• Provided Expert guidance on technical matters and instructed students on advanced techniques beyond my assigned duties.
• Oversee equipment set-up, daily use, maintenance, and repair, ensuring safe, clean, and optimal working conditions.
• Partner with other Technicians and faculty to provide instruction and technical support, including Shop Safety certification instruction and as-needed workshops and class demonstrations.
• Hire, train, and supervise student employees to support day-to-day operations of the Shop, including usage statics, tool library support, providing peer instruction, and various projects as needed.
• Participate in continuous improvement of Shop policies, procedures, and facility, including creating and revising clear, accessible, and up-to-date signage, instructional materials, and web page content.
• Perform all related tasks as assigned and adapt to changes and evolving needs of a higher education work environment.

Aug 2022 - Jul 2023
 

Stantec, New York, NY, US, Junior Architecture Designer/Coordinator

As a Full-time Entry-level Junior Architectural Designer/Design Coordinator for a prominent architecture and engineering firm, my duties include:

• Execute infrastructural and institutional projects focusing on optimal design and project outcomes.
• Collaborate closely with team members, stakeholders, and clients to meet project goals within specified timelines and budgets.
• With a keen eye for detail and dedication to excellence, I leverage my technical and creative abilities to contribute to project success.
• Interpret sketches, drawings, codes, building programs, and similar materials.
• Utilize AutoCAD/Revit in developing three-dimensional models of buildings and their
components.
• Provide early-phase design visualization support.
• Assist in preparing documentation in various architectural phases, including site plans, floor
plans, building elevations, sections, and details.
• Demonstrate general knowledge of building codes, energy codes, and requirements of
regulatory agencies.
• Assist in coordinating building systems (structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) and associated
documentation, including clash detection within the BIM model.
• Coordinate with external consultants with awareness of quality and progress of work.
• Contribute to project coordination and site meetings with internal team members, external
consultants, owner and contractor, and sub-contractors.
• Assist with construction administration phase tasks and processes.
• Onsite field study and survey work.
• Communicate and work effectively with other members of the production team.

Dec 2021 - May 2022
 

Apple, Elmhurst, NY, US, Technical Expert

As an Apple-certified Technical Expert, the daily tasks include:

• Provide exceptional technical support and leadership to customers and colleagues at the Genius Bar.
• Focus on improving customer relations and facilitating learning opportunities by providing viable solutions and a positive user experience.
• Consistently deliver high-quality service and repair customer relations.
• Ability to assess customers’ support needs when they arrive, then provide solutions or refer
them to other team members.
• Flexibility to regularly rotate through different technical specialties and skill sets.
• Thrive on changes as products evolve.
• Have excellent time management skills and can make decisions quickly.
• Maintain composure and customer focus while troubleshooting and solving issues.
• Reassure customers when delivering product diagnoses and potential solutions.
• Repair mobile devices.
• Act as a resource to other technical specialists and sales specialists.

Mar 2017 - Aug 2021
 

Nick Wu Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Owner/Designer

As a boutique start-up design studio owner, the tasks for my role include:

• Oversee the production of projects and products combined with traditional, modern fabrication techniques.
• Critical thinking, efficient problem-solving, and high-quality control at every production stage.
• Responsible for every project design aligning with customers’ needs and aesthetics.
• Administrative duties for all phases of each project, including budget, sales, and procedural
planning.
• Marketing and social media management to promote and support design and business.
• Position the company for growth while maintaining a reputation for exceptional craftsmanship
and design.
• Client meetings and proposals.
• Collaboration with architects, designers, artists, and more.
• Attend shows and exhibitions in craft, design, and art.

Apr 2014 - Nov 2018
 

Alessi, New York, NY, US, Store Manager

As a manager in a boutique retail store of an Italian-based company specializing in high-end stainless steel kitchen and home goods products designed by renowned designers and architects,
my duties include:

• Serve as the face of the store and greet every customer.
• Provide professional and exceptional customer service in-store and through phone sales.
• Create records and invoices.
• Report directly to the district manager.
• Visual merchandising of seasonal product launches and window displays.
• Lead a small team of 2-3 part-time employees.
• Engage in local design events.

Jun 2011 - Oct 2015
 

Education 

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture I

Master of Architecture I, a 3-year program, started on a semester basis, then transitioned to the unit system in the 3rd year. I focused on architectural design as a vehicle of societal and community involvement, improvement, and change.

Sep 2018 - Jun 2021
 

Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, US, BArch, BFA Fine Arts Sculpture

BFA Sculpture utilized fine arts to express and reflect various topics, from social issues to scientific influences. I focused on the appreciation of the art of Japanese traditional furniture-making techniques, and I eventually focused on furniture design and making.

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Illustration & Graphic Design

Associates program focused in illustration and graphic design that apply to commercial arts and designs.

Sep 2003 - Jun 2005
 

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