matt partridge



Matt Partridge
1606 - 45 Dunfield Ave, Toronto, ON, M4S 2H4, Canada
Tel: 416.854.9197

Education, professional experience and self directed initiatives have inspired a keen thirst for the art of industrial design. With a polished understanding of furniture, metal and plastic component design, skills are supplemented with an aptitude for mechanical assembly visualization. In addition, personal interest and consulting projects with regards to graphic design and carpentry have proven invaluable.

To obtain a design position, where the opportunity of using my extensive skill set while contributing towards company initiatives exists.

Ontario College of Art & Design. Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor of Industrial Design, 2005

Convertable table January 2003
Writing Desk to Match Chair Project - Advanced Furniture Design
Design featured in interior design show, February 2003 and print advertisements for the Ontario College of Art & Design’s “New Design. Be Not Afraid.” national campaign, spring of 2003.

Warped Camera November 2003
Image Capturing Device Project - Consumer Goods
Design featured by Discovery Channel Canada. Feature interview focused on design principle and process.
Discovery Channel interview available here.

Knoll Inc.
Custom Product Development Consultant June 2006 - Present.
Quote custom design proposals from interior designers and architects.
Advise design modifications, and supplement sketching details for dealers and engineers to ensure product design integrity.
Challenged existing product constraints and successfully developed two product enhancements currently under review for standard product offering.
Exceed departmental quote volume standard considerably on a continual basis.
Selected to meet directly with customers for prototype review and discussion.

Binsolutions Inc.
Product & Graphic Design Consulting February 2006 - Present.
Interpret marketing direction to draft monthly advertisements for mailing.
Photography and product image compositing.
Created 3 assembly and installation instruction manuals through task analysis, story boarding and illustration. (“benchmarked easier than Ikea”)
Created the 2007 Product Catalogue and company stationary.
Introduced Flash interactive elements for corporate website enhancements
Further information available here.

Juergen Partridge Limited.
Design Consultant / Carpenter 2003 - 2005.
Head carpenter responsible for the construction of outdoor structures such as pergolas, decks, sheds and playgrounds,
Assisted licensed landscape and residential architects, interior designers, general contractors and suppliers in varying capacities.
Drafted and detailed a variety of landscape architecture structures and projects.
Rendered visual prototypes and constructed sketch models for customer presentations.
Designed iconic permanent sign for corporate headquarters, and small sign frame for construction locations.
Further information available here.

Enbridge Canada.
Product Design November 2003.
Conceptual design for mass production of outdoor beverage and bar area. Designed to integrate with existing patio furniture and barbecues in residential application.
Further information available here.

Big Brothers and Sisters of Peel.
Mentor 2005 - Present
Participate weekly in organized activities.

Personal Interests
Reading, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Table Tennis

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