KENDALL DENIKE

kendalldenike@gmail.com

831-227-1479

Brooklyn, New York

SKILLS:

UX/UI DESIGN

Research

User interviews

Competitive analysis

Synthesis

Affinity mapping

Persona + scenario

Storyboarding +

journey mapping

Problem identification

Ideation

Sketching

Wireframing

Low-fi paper mockups

Mid-fi digital mockups

Digital prototyping

Sketch

InVision

Principle

Dev collaboration

Visual design

User interface design

Testing

Clickable prototypes

User testing

Usability reports

Analysis

Heuristic Analysis

Card sorting

Sitemaps

Task + user flow

Presenting

To stakeholders

Storytelling

Keynote

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Sketching

3D CAD modeling

Parametric + Surfacing

PTC Creo Parametric

SolidWorks

Rhinoceros

3D Rendering

Keyshot

Physical prototyping

Rapid mock-ups

Functional models

Appearance models

3D Printing

Laser Cutting

DFM + ME knowledge

Tooling + mods

Molding parameters

Draft + tolerences

Material properties

Colors + finishes

Soft goods

Part inspection + approval

ID specs + tech packs

Trial + production runs

Vendor relationships

Overseas travel

Factories + sourcing

On-the-ground work

Verbal + visual

communication

Packaging

Dielines

Blisters

Graphics

EXPERIENCE:

Industrial Designer

PopSockets

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Sept '17 - Present

• Developed the design DNA for the PopSockets brand as it expanded into other physical and digital product categories

• Lead the design of the debut PopSockets phone case by proving out innovative materials and manufacturing techniques to tell a unique, never-been-told functionality and protection story

Industrial Designer

Speck Products

SAN MATEO, CA Oct '14 - Sept '17

• Lead design and development of new products by creating unique solutions for protecting and enhancing the mobile technology experience

• Collaborated closely with engineers to maintain both visual and functional design intent while factoring in ease of manufacturing

• Worked with project management to hit target costs, follow production schedules, and meet drop-dead launch dates

• Travelled internationally to meet with vendors and oversee that assembly and production was efficient and cost effective

Visual Designer

Fantisserie

SAN FRANCISCO, CA July '16 - May '17

  • Design and model immersive 3D content for Fantisserie, a mobile gaming application that is taking a playful approach on fantasy football

  • Implement a fun and exciting visual style, while ensuring that 3D assets such as game scenes and objects translate to an intuitive and functional user experience during quick gameplay on a mobile device

Visual Designer

Verve Coffee Roasters

SANTA CRUZ, CA Sept '14 - Nov '14

  • Created compelling visual content to reflect the Verve brand and aesthetic

  • Organized mood boards, customer profiles, and rough layouts for internal critiques and reviews with design and marketing teams

  • Designed a special edition line of packaging, and lines of merchandise including clothing and coffee roasting accessories

Design Intern

Docker’s at Levi Strauss & Co.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA May '13 - Aug '13

  • Designed the logo and generated branding assets for a new line of khakis that were designed for skateboarders, by skateboarders

  • Gained exposure to everything that goes into developing a new line of product, from material sourcing under cost constraints to spec’ing out the construction in detail using tech packs


AWARDS + ACHIEVEMENTS:

Patent-Pending Designs

Speck Products

  • FlapTop Sleeve '16

  • Presidio WALLET '16

  • Pocket-VR with CandyShell GRIP '15

Design Awards

Speck Products

  • TWICE Picks Award for CES '17, Presidio Clear for MacBook

  • iPhone Life Best of CES '16, Pocket-VR

  • TechnoBuffalo Best of CES '16, Pocket-VR

  • TWICE Picks Award for CES '16, Pocket-VR

  • TESSCO ONE Most Innovative Products '16, Pocket-VR

  • CTIA Emerging Technology Award '16, Pocket-VR

Other Accolades

Arizona State University

  • IDSA Student Merit Award '14

  • Alumni Association Undergrad Award '14

  • Design Excellence Nomination '12, '13, '14

  • Industrial Designer’s Society of America Member + Marketing Director ‘14

  • New American University Scholar

  • Faculty Letter of Commendation

  • Dean’s List ‘14

  • InnovationSpace Program ‘14