Eric Von Holten is a Industrial Designer based in Portland, OR.


Summary of Qualifications

*Trained Industrial Designer with experience in soft and hard goods for the outdoor industry

*Strong sketching and model making skills.

*Experience patterning and sewing samples for testing and factories to counter sample 

*Demonstrated ability to translate Project Managers’ needs from design brief into bulk production.

*Proficient in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, MS Office, Rhino, Solidworks, and Keyshot.

*Motivated to learn new tools and processes to help improve and streamline design.

Work Experience

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.