HI, I'M BEN.
An INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER/USER RESEARCHER with a passion for understanding human behaviour and creating innovative solutions.
Hi. If I didn't already mention it enough my names Ben. Growing up I've always had a passion for creating things. It didn't matter if it was directing and acting in self made movies with my siblings, creating soundcloud rap songs on garageband with my friends, writing novels, or building diorama cardboard castles I enjoyed it all. I know right... this is why I was bullied lol. But it's this same passion that made me who I am today.
Since then I've still held on to that passion for creating. But I've also developed new passions for understanding human behaviour and learning about psychology. I always found it interesting to see how different people react differently to different products. If you didn't already notice from that last sentence, I like different. Which is also why I have such a passion for the new and innovation!
TOOLBOX

MANUAL
Sketching + Marker Rendering
Metal Fabrication
CNC cutting
Woodworking
3D Printing
Modelmaking
Plastic Vacuum Forming

DIGITAL
Photoshop
Illustrator
Figma
Premiere Pro
Solidworks + Photoview 360
Keyshot​​​​​​​
After Effects
Sketchbook Pro
Sketchup
AutoCAD
Cura 4.6 + 3D Printing


EDUCATION

HUMBER COLLEGE
Sep 2016 - Apr 2021
Received Industrial Design bachelors degree with honours. Placed on Deans list.

UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN
Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
6 month exchange program. 1 of 3 from my year to make it. Received Industrial Design Intensive Diploma.

EXPERIENCE

ABILITY HEALTHCARE CUSTOM LTD. 
New Westminster, BC | Sep 2021 - Apr 2022
Rehab Technician. Built custom seating for clients in wheelchairs for postural correction.
Job involved mainly working with wood and various kinds of foam and upholstery, but also involved receiving packages, driving cube trucks, metal fabrication, and Solidworks for CNC.

KUBIK INC.
Mississauga, ON | Jun 2019 - Sep 2019
Exhibition design intern. Assisted with the design and created point of purchase displays using google sketch up. Created presentations for clients.
TIMELINE RESUMÉ

SEPT 2016
Started 4 year Industrial Design program at Humber College

MAR 2018
Presented SHIFT at Humbers 2018 chair show - Received "Most Innovative Use of Material" award from Cortex Design

APR 2018
Competed in Gracious Living Competion - Received 3rd place

JAN 2019
6 month exchange program at Umeå Institute of Design

JUNE 2019
Received IDI (Industrial Design Intensive) diploma from Umeå Institute of Design

JUNE - AUG 2019
2 month internship at Kubik inc. as an exhibition design intern.
Was tasked with: 
- Creating point of purchase displays using Google Sketchup
- Creating presentations for clients
- Photoshop work for presentations

APRIL 2021
Graduated from Humbers Industrial Design Program - Received Honours degree and Deans List

MAY 2021
Presented SALUS at Humbers 2021 Thesis Show - 
Awarded 2nd place for "Innovative Ideas" - Mass Engineered Design Inc.
Received 2nd place for "Highest Thesis Mark" - Industrial Design Faculty
Received 3rd place for "Best Thesis Presentation" - Industrial Design Faculty

MAY 2021
Presented SALUS at the 2021 ACIDO Rocket Show

SEPT 2021
Started as a Rehab technician for Ability Healthcare.
Was tasked with:
- The manufacturing of hi-lo changing tables, and custom chairs for people with physical disabilities.
- Metal fabrication (including metal cutting, drilling, deburing and welding) and basic upholstery for the foam seating. 
- Spray painting metal parts and cutting plywood using the CNC machine
- The work also entailed creating chair frameworks on Solidworks
- Driving workshop vehicles such as cube vans for delivery and assembly of beds, chairs, etc.
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