cole smith

product designer

cole@csmithid.com

1 434 981 1652

csmithid.com


Academic
Virginia Tech Bachelors of Industrial Design + Math Minor

2016

3.82 gpa, deans list, scholar with honors
AHS Math, Engineering, and Science Academy

2011

pvcc collegiate dual enrollment
Employment
WeWork

2016-2020

senior designer + creative technologist in innovation.
VT + Autodesk + MASS Design Partnership

2015-2016

digital fabrication researcher (robotics)
Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti (Abate Zanetti School of Glass)

2014

garzonetto (en: assistant) for master glassblower in murano, italy
Virginia Tech 3D Print Labs

2013-2015

research, management and upkeep of stratasys fdm printers
Fred Crist Metalsmith

2013

apprenticeship, hand-forging iron and steel
Gropen Signs

2012-2013

exhibit and signage fabrication/install. later rehired as a designer.
Patents & Awards
Conference room interface system - PROVISIONAL

2019

patent: room interface system using subtle spatial cues to indicate state.
Reservation system in a shared workspace - US20190228348A1

2018

patent: systems and methods for facilitating reservations of shared [facilities].
Cradle to Cradle Design Award | Finalist

2016

chloro, a flower vase that charges your phone at night
Cradle to Cradle Design Award | Best use of Fusion 360

2015

finite faucet, a water saving faucet design emphasizing sanitation
Odyssey Fellowship | Class of 1954 Recipient

2014

solo travel scholarship while apprenticing as glassblower, woodworker, etc.
User Experience Awards | Silver Medal

2013

activ, a bluetooth headset designed for amputees
Eagle Scout Award

2009

Skills

Digital Sketching

Rapid Prototyping

ReactJS / NextJS

3D Modeling / Rendering

Interaction Design

HTML5 / CSS / JavaScript

Technical Drawing

Human-Centered Design

UX Design