James Ian Killinger

James Ian Killinger

Brooklyn, NY, US



I'm a multi-disciplinary designer with experience in industrial, interior, graphic, and multi-media. Combining practical and conceptual skills, I enjoy playing with ideas as much as I do with materials, processes, and new technologies.

What can I do for you?


James Ian Killinger - Office for Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Consultant

Currently working with a diverse clientele to design novel products/furniture lines in addition to developing and marketing self-initiated projects.

Jan 2012 - current

Yabu Pushelberg, New York, NY, US, Freelance Industrial Designer

Collaborated with interior designers to develop custom furniture, fixtures, and signature collections for luxury hospitality, private, & retail environments; assisted with both internal as well as client-facing design presentations; produced technical drawings for coordination with international fabricators

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013

Tumi, New York, NY, US, Freelance Assistant Designer

Assisted with design development and technical specification for Men’s Fall 2013 collection

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Dror, New York, New York, Designer

Generated concepts and proposals for multiple product, interior, and architectural projects; Manipulated patented Quadror joint geometry to explore new applications and possibilities; assisted with art direction and promotional material for Tumi campaign; designed and specified construction and lighting details for a Soho boutique interior.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

TZ Design - Mark Goetz, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

Assisted in form development and ergonomic studies for a major (confidential) innovative furniture project.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

West Elm, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Design Consultant

Predicted trends and opportunities in furniture and accessories markets. Designed elements of indoor furniture, lighting and household accessories for the Fall 2012 line.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Industrial Design

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Furniture Design

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Graduated Cum Laude

Sep 2005 - May 2008

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Bachelors, Art & Design

Graduated Cum Laude

Sep 2005 - May 2008

Areas of Specialization