Andrew Raffel

Andrew Raffel

Chicago, IL, US

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555 International, Chicago, IL, US, Design Engineer

_Fixture and feature design ranging from custom lighting to merchandising systems.

_Facilitation of design concept to engineering and production teams.

_Primary focus on commercial fixtures and space planning.

Nov 2017 - current

Ilan Dei Studio, Venice, CA, US, Product Development Manager

_Product development lead from concept generation through build data and production execution.

_Product range from small home goods to large-scale art installations.

_Primary focus on commercial and exterior residential furniture.

_Incorporation of digital fabrication techniques for new designs and concepts.

_Improvement and implementation of product development processes and strategies for more efficient concept generation, design, and production.

Oct 2013 - Sep 2017

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Instructor

_Introduction to digital fabrication workshop.

_Assisted students in developing small products as well as file generation and execution in regards to digital fabrication.

_Focus on understanding the machinery involved with digital fabrication as well as material methods and design techniques.

Aug 2013 - Aug 2013

Greg Lynn Form, Los Angeles, CA, US, Fabricator

_Member of team that fabricated 1:5 scale prototype of Room Vehicle designed by Greg Lynn.

_Focus on fiberglass and carbon fiber fabrication techniques including mold construction and lamination process.

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture and Urban Design

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Currents Fall 2012, Award

UCLA A.UD end of quarter show


Pella Fellowship Award, 1st Place

Awarded to top undergraduate project at University of Illinois-Chicago


Areas of Specialization