Dave Pickett

Industrial Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
Hello. My name is Dave Pickett and I'm a graduate from The Cleveland Institute of Art. I'm an industrial designer by day at Oculus helping to define virtual reality and a furniture designer by night. See the contact page for more information!

Thanks for visiting,
Dave
Experience
Seattle, WA, USA
Present
Industrial Designer
Seattle, WA, USA
Jul 2012Jul 2014
Industrial Designer
Cleveland, OH, USA
Mar 2012
Seattle, WA, USA
May 2011Aug 2011
Product Design Intern
An award winning product design consultancy recognized for their innovative work on consumer electronics and medical devices. Their clients range from startups to Fortune 100 companies and include prestigious brands like GE, Microsoft and Nike. I was part of a multidisciplinary team that included research, design, and engineering. We provided clients with a meaningful blend of insightful research, thoughtful design and end-to-end engineering solutions. I participated in all phases of the up-front product development process including: research, concept generation, rendering, prototyping and client presentations. As an active member of Carbon’s Green Team, I helped to measure Carbon’s carbon footprint and create goals to shape Carbon’s business and team in sustainable ways.
Hollis, NH, USA
May 2010Aug 2010
Product Design Intern
A design and engineering consultancy recognized for award winning work on medical devices and consumer products. Farm works with a variety of clients ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large Fortune 500 companies. I worked on a multi-disciplinary team that included research, engineering and design. We worked closely with the clients to develop innovative solutions for real world business challenges while carefully considering brand, aesthetics, ergonomics and universal design. I participated in consumer research, concept generation, prototyping and development. My primary responsibilities included concept sketches, computer rendering, full-scale mock-ups and client presentation material.
East Aurora, NY, USA
Mar 2011May 2011
Sponsored Studio
A large US based corporation that produces toys for infants and children. The project focused on creating toddler feeding concepts for Fisher Price’s Baby Gear division. I designed and developed a portable feeding container concept for infants. The design generated high levels of client interest and was nominated as one of the top five best designs.
Hudson, OH, USA
Mar 2010May 2010
Sponsored Studio
A large US based corporation that manufactures children’s toys. The project focused on creating sustainable solutions for toy kitchens. I designed and developed a carnival themed concept for 3-5 year old children that generated high levels of client interest.
Education
Cleveland, OH, USA
Aug 2008May 2012
BFA Product Design
Awards
2013
AmeriStar Award
2012
Service Design Award Runner-Up
2012
Cleveland Institute of Art
President's Traveling Scholarship
2012
IDSA Student Merit Award Finalist
2011
Apartment Therapy Design Showcase 2011 Finalist
2011
Featured in Core77 & Coroflot’s Creative Genius Gallery
2011
Turning Designs into Businesses Competition Award Winner (CWRU + CIA)
2011
2011 Student Genius Design Prize Winner
2011
Viktor Schreckengost Award for Excellence in Industrial Design
2011
Honorary Scholarship
2009
Honorary Scholarship
2008
Herbert and Nettie Borstein Scholarship for Education in Art
2008
Portfolio Scholarship
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Brand Strategy, Color Study, Concept Development, Creative Direction, Creative Problem Solving, DSLR Photography, Design Thinking, Digital/ Analog Rendering, Graphic Design, Keyshot / Hypershot, Microsoft Office, Mock-Ups, Prototypes, Research, Rhino, Solidworks, Trend Analysis, Universal Design, User Experience