Eric Von Holten is a Industrial Designer based in Portland, OR.
Summary of Qualifications
*Trained Industrial Designer focused on soft goods design.
*Strong sketching, sewing, patternmaking and model making skills.
*Demonstrated ability to translate clients’ needs from design brief into bulk production.
*Proficient in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Rhino, Solidworks, Fusion 360 and Keyshot.
*Motivated to learn new tools and processes to help improve and streamline design.
Designer - X Pack Design
May 2015 - January 2017
Design bags and luggage from sketches to tech packs.
Develop soft goods one on one with manufacturer to create the client’s vision.
Manage Projects for multiple clients.
Work face to face with domestic and international manufacturers.
Communicate project process and status with clients.
Create CAD models for tooling.
Source materials with mills and manufacturers to meet client specification.
Design Intern - Manvil
January 2015 - May 2015
Worked with a graphic designer to create branding for clients.
Created CAD models and renderings to communicate to clients and vendors.
Made mockups out of foam and other materials to ensure feasibility of designs.
Met with manufacturers to ensure proper tolerances were included in the design.
Prepared files to send to manufacturer.
Researched market trends.
Design Intern - SoMA inc.
November 2014 - March 2015
Created presentations and CAD models to communicate to clients and vendors.
Researched market trends.
Tutor/TA/Shop Assistant The Art Institute of Portland
March 2013 - June 2015
Qualified tutor in sketching, Solidworks, Rhino, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
Worked one-on-one to help students understand class materials.
Collaborated with faculty to create content for lectures.
Assisted faculty with in class feedback to ensure maximum comprehension of subject matter.
Helped manage the day-to-day operations of the fabrication shop.Helped fellow students engineer their projects effectively and safely.Trained others on the use of specialty equipment, including laser cutter, 3D scanner and 3D printer.
Education + Awards
BS with High Honors - Industrial Design, Minor in Sustainability The Art Institute of PortlandIDSA Merit Award Nominee
President of the AIPD IDSA Student Chapter
Best in Show Interbike 2016 - Silca - Premio Seat Roll - Gear Patrol
Cycling, Camping, Backpacking, Cooking, Amateur Bartending, Drawing, Reading, Fixing things, Breaking things, Traveling, Sewing, Discovering the new and the old, Wearing a tie, Collecting hobbies.