Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Lawrence, KS, US



My name is Andrew Williams. I am a designer, a furniture maker,  and a recent graduate with a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Kansas. I am seeking employment in the field of design.



Designaw, Lawrence, KS, US, Principal

Principal of a startup furniture company.
• Designing and manufacturing furniture prototypes.
• Corresponding with retailers and manufacturers.

Jan 2012 - current

Bamboo Canoe, Lawrence, KS, US, General Manager

Cofounder of a startup company making wooden canoes.
• Designing and making prototypes, final products, and displays.
• Creating and implementing marketing/sales strategy.
• Developing brand identity package.
• Composing and initiating business plan.

Jan 2011 - current

Prime Coat Paint Co., Lawrence, KS, US, Foreman

Crew Foreman managing five employees, overseeing day-to-day operations.

Jun 1997 - current

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, Apprentice

Apprenticeship to furniture maker Tom Huang.
• Learned hand and machine woodworking skills.
• Developed new applications for traditional materials.
• Exhibited at Wexler gallery, Philadelphia PA.

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Bison Modern Design, Lawrence, KS, US, Founder

Founder of a company making and selling custom furniture.
• Designed and built custom furniture.

Jan 2006 - Nov 2007

Waxman Candles, Lawrence, KS, US, Candle Maker

• Assisting in making and packaging.
• Designing and building custom displays.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2005


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Aug 2007 - Dec 2011


James Dyson International Design Competition, Other

National Finalist for a group project in the competition.