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Brian Seiler | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 3, 2014

Brian Seiler

Design Ideas/Material Solutions
   United States
  |   Austin, TX
  |  12:57 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

"People don't buy products, they buy good feelings and solutions".

As a fabricator I am able to connect the dots between product conceptualization, prototype fabrication and final manufacturing.

As a designer I don't stop there; I always want to find a unique facet of the problem being presented to expound upon. A facet no one in your industry has chosen address before. By providing a solution to one of these side-facets in addition to the primary objective, your consumer is provided a unique solution, differentiating your product from...

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Portfolio

Inspired by the form of a resting swan, functionally the hanger stays in closet rod...
Fabricated by hand from all found objects- embracing the idea of Heirloom design where...
Various designs appeal to specialized user demographics inspiring tactile interaction
Thermoformed prototype of a dehumidifier salt crystal holding top, and clear lexan...
Hand drawn black pen on white paper and white pencil on Canson Paper concept exploration
Hard sided travel-pack, suitcase alternative. Can also double as a cooler for sorting...
Ideations of various use scenarios, multiple form concepts for vertical wall mount...
Cooperative Project with The American Red Cross. My contribution was a "summer...
Fully restored "retro-modern" GMC truck, built to include modern conveniences...
Built-by-hand carbon fiber and aluminum collegiate race car
hand drawn specs for a fabricator w/o CAD who would do the work for less saving the...
hand drawn engineering drawing for 3rd party fabricator
Hand drawn engineering drawing for 3rd party fabricator

Skills (3)

Tested
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

Service Description

Projects ranging from Automotive Restoration, to Home and Garden Accessories, Seating, Patio Covers, and Medical Devices; I have independently managed and completed Industrial Design and Design/Build projects in a number of industries.

My familiarity with INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES like; CNC, Wood Working, Metal Machining, Forming Plastic and Composite Fabrication...etc, DIGITAL PROCESSES like, SolidWorks CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and CRAFT PROCESSES such as Illustration, Sculpture, and Photography make me well suited to fulfilling a variety of needs with a product development process.

Experience:
-See Employment Experience below-

Also-
-FSA Collegiate Race Car Team 2003-2006 (Team Captain 2006)
Composite, and Aluminum fabrication
vehicular dynamic and design
-Fully Restored a 1952 GMC Pick-up Truck- incl interior, bodywork, paint, metal fab, unique component design and fabrication...
-Home and Garden- accessory design and fabrication; wood, steel,
-Jewelry- copper, silver, glass, wood, textile
-Working knowledge of Green Materials and processes- home finishing

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Employment

FlowBelow
Contracted CAD engineer, designer, fabricator
2011 - Present
Design and develop, via CAD, aftermarket body panels for the transportation industry to increase aerodynamic efficiency and fuel economy. The position also includes fabricating parts via...
Innovative Neurotronics
Contract Engineer, Quality Assurance, Product Dev.
2010 - Present
Assist with Quality Assurance including First Article Inspection/Verification, and document management. Provide Engineering assistance in CAD modeling and Product Development. Client products...
Cooper Consulting
Contracted Product Designer
2011 - 2011
Designed plastic accelerometer case including; circuit board mounting and cable management for a sensor to be worn by participants in a clinical study on Bi-polar Disorder. The case was designed in...
Brooke Davis Design
Product Designer/ Prototype Fabricator
2011 - 2011
Designed School Seating for Royal Seating -Developed concept sketches identifying unique user needs observed -Collaborated with an engineering firm to develop the base and attachment points to the...
Small Vineyards
Contracted Designer/Fabricator
2010 - 2010
Designer, Lead Fabricator and Project Manager for a parabolic, self-tensioning, patio awning system including; site-specific design, steel attachment components, canvas fabrication, and finish...

Education

Austin Community Colege
Continuing Education
2011 - Present
Western Washington University
BA Industrial Design and Sustainable Design
2003 - 2008
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CAD
Solidworks
prototype
fabricate
product design
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