Todd Rushing

Todd Rushing

Hackensack, NJ, US



Career Objective: Create new products that will ultimately enrich their market and the lives of users while challenging myself to improve all the skills necessary to become a successful industrial designer capable of making a positive impact in any industry.
Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator | SolidWorks, Unigraphics NX, Autodesk Alias, 3DS Max | Keyshot Render, Maxwell Render | Rapid Visualization | Mechanical Experience | Mock-up Creation | Illustration |Project Managing | Digital Printing | Market Research | Proficient in both Macintosh and Microsoft Platforms

Ambitious and results driven with ability to problem solve and clearly communicate new ideas.

Skilled at computer modeling and rapid visualization with the ability to provide strong and descriptive images for all stages of product design. 

Mechanically inclined, hands-on motorcycle and performance car hobbyist, capable of understanding product functions and creating concepts that will work in production.

Experienced in crafts and skilled at developing physical mock-ups in a wide variety of materials.

Team player, who is also comfortable with leadership roles, and is eager to tackle new challenges.
Professional Experience:

LG Electronics - Consumer Electronics - New York, NY
July 2009 - April 2012
Assumed responsibility for: concept ideation, design sketching, concept development, sketch mock up creation, concept rendering, and concept presentation.
Attended trade shows, store visits, and home visits for market research and trend watching.
Worked to produce concepts for electronics and appliances including, but not limited to: cell phones, washing machines, laptops, vacuum cleaners.
Prepared reports for projects and attended meetings to present reports for finalization of projects.
Used computer modeling skills to build 3d concepts from sketch stage to mock-up models.
Contributed largely to concept ideation sessions for many projects taken on by the office.
Created output for all stages of design from market research to final renderings.
Applied my hands-on abilities to develop new and unique solutions for mechanically complex projects.
Utilized capabilities of other designers to achieve results for many projects.

IDI Internship - Industrial Design Studio - Edgewater, NJ
June 2006 - August 2006
Industrial design intern responsible for hand illustrations of concepts presented to clients.
Applied my ability to mock-up user scenarios and concept models with rapid modeling skills. Sketching skills and inquisitive capabilities became an integral part of "idea storm" ideation sessions and home visit market research interviews.
Worked closely with industrial designers carrying 20 or more years of experience and learned many techniques for visualization through many hours of hands on work.

STAR Motors - Car/Restaurant Design & Fabrication - Englewood, NJ
Design Consultant
September 2005 - Current
Design consultant for projects ranging from custom car exterior and interior development to restaurant styling. Provided solutions to common problems in building process and worked closely with STAR  to meet all of clients' requests.

Printology - Digital print studio - Ridgewood, NJ
Production Manager
November 2005 - July 2009
Responsible for digital press and finishing machines, aided in production of short and long run printing services and became an integral part of production process. Provided insight to design of posters and mailers.

Rochester Institute of Technology - Industrial Design Program - BFA
September 2005- May 2009

References Available Upon Request



Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Sep 2005 - May 2009