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TonySmith

contact email tsmith07@vt.edu


phone 703-431-8909
address 421 East Roanoke St. Apt. C
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

education Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design | conferred Spring 2011


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Blacksburg, Virginia
Advanced High School Diploma | Spring 2007
Oakton High School, Vienna, VA

experience Freelance, Modaliti Design | September 2010


Provided design support for early stages of footwear project. Deliverables were analog sketches.
Internship, Modaliti Design, Salt Lake City, UT | May 2010 - August 2010
Design work ranging from primary concept generation to technical specification for manufacture.
Worked on projects for companies in the outdoor sports industry; mostly established brands and
a few start-up companies. Daily exposure to the entire professional industrial design process.
Apprenticeship, Journey Designs, Floyd, VA | January 2010 - May 2010
Provided project manufacture assistance for bespoke soft-goods business. Work-study position.
Sales Associate, PacSun, Christiansburg, VA | May 2009 - October 2009
General assistance in sales and stocking at clothing retailer. Positive interaction with customers
was the top priority.
Sales Associate, Eastern Mountain Sports, Dulles, VA | May 2008 - August 2008
Helped customers with an array of outdoor products. Stood as a resource for outdoor recreation
opportunities in the area; helped plan trips and outings.
(related) Student Instructor: Adobe Illustrator | Fall 2010
Led workshop on Adobe Illustrator. Explained intermediate tools and rendering techniques.
Student Instructor | Spring 2010
Taught basic methods of rapid ideation sketching to 1st-year design students.
Sponsored Inter-disciplinary Workshop | Winter 2010
Collaborated with architects, interior designers and graphic designers on three ambiguous
design problems over one week. Hosted by Kem Studio. http://2010workshop.wordpress.com/

skills Computer: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Luxology Modo.
Competency in SolidWorks, Keynote and Sketchbook Pro. Experienced in Mac and Windows
platforms, including MS Office Suite.
Media: Exhibit strong sketch visualization ability. Experienced in ethnographic, market and trend
research. Human factors application, materials and manufacturing knowledge to process. Strong
grasp of graphic design, presentation, and data visualization.
Shop: Proficient in screen printing and high-density foam modeling; competent in woodworking,
metalworking, sewing. Experience with bondo, vacuum form molding, LaserCAMM.

awards 2nd Place Overall, Winner of the ‘People’s Choice’ (online voting open to public).
2009 Ardica ‘Power to the People’ International Design Competition. $2,000 in cash prizes.
Over 100 international entries. ardica.com/designcontest/designcontest.html
1st Place Award (team project) SFCS Sponsored Studio Project 2010: Elder Assistance.
sfcs.com
2005 AAA Virginia State Cross Country Team Champions - Team Member.

activities Member, Virginia Tech IDSA Chapter.