Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Khrystle J. Hopper
industrial and graphic design khrystlejade@earthlink.net
3211 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon 97211
503.957.5252


Objective
To create iconic product experiences which connect with consumers (functionally and emotionally) by applying my knowledge in plastics, industrial design and graphics to accomplish an effective business objective.

Experience
march 2004 - may 2004
ZIBA Design Inc., Portland, OR
Interim client relations position assisting with the coordination of multi-faceted projects. Responsibiliteis included monitoring production schedules for internal design and prototyping to better facilitate schedule demands of design and client relation leads.

december 2000- february 2004
Involved in motor vehicle accident. Extensive medical rehabilitation. Fall 2003 - retraining program for the various software programs used for industrial design, graphic design and management.

august 2000 - december 2000
Insight Product Development Boston, MA
Employed as a senior creative lead focusing on the management of projects and people to deliver an accomplished objective. Responsible for running multiple design programs concurrently. Creative lead on product development programs for Candela Bio-Medical hand held laser device and Kurzweil sound receiver.

november 99 - april 2000
ZIBA Design Inc., Portland, OR
Contracted as an industrial designer involved in concept exploration, brand development and presentations for a major North American large appliance manufacturer. Also responsible for designing the mechanical accessibility and graphic user interface identification for a Hewlett-Packard printer pen and cartridge.

july 99 - october 99
Fiori Product Development Portland, OR
Independent consulting in the areas of product design and graphics. New product proposals for Labtec Voice Access Headsets including the iconic development of co-molded polyurethane parts for comfort, cost effectiveness and establishing a strategic design language according to multiple line parameters.

march 99 - october 99
Fuse Product Development Portland, OR
Independent consulting in the areas of product design and graphics for clients such as: Nike, Intel, OTC and Ryka Womens Footwear. Involved in new product proposals, concept development, and graphic application. Lead in translating the use and effectiveness of graphic communication through (plastics) material specifications to develop an effective consumer experience.

february 99
Ashcraft Design Los Angeles, CA
Contracted industrial designer responsible for new product styling for a line of INFINITY high fidelity speakers (released nationally 9/1999).

NOKIA Design Center
Los Angeles, CA Contract Product/Packaging Design 6-9/99
RKS Design
Canoga Park, CA Contract Industrial Designer may 97
Margo Chase Design
Los Angeles, CA Graphic Design and Studio Management may 93 - june 95

Education

PCC Portland, OR Fall 2003 - Present
Currently studying for a program award in the Plastics Education Consortium and Project Management / Supervisory Development
Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design - august 1998
Colorado Institute of Art Denver, CO
Associate of Art Degree in Graphic Design/Advertising - september 1984

Software Experience
Rhino 3D, Ashlar Vellum, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, Lotus Notes

Skills
Good listener and comprehension Freehand skills in form development (2D and 3D) Effective at developing product experiences that connect with consumers Familiar with various plastic materials and processes for manufacturing Understanding of numerous materials, processes and color applications for modeling and manufacturing.

Languages
English, Spanish

Notables
Lectured at Cal Arts Valencia, CA and CAL State Fullerton, CA
- April/May 1999 on Effect and Influence of Graphic Design in Industrial Design Elected citizen leader/graduation speaker for all disciplines - Art Center College of Design - 1998

Interests - Running, Climbing, Cooking, Cultivating Orchids, Sculpture

References - Available Upon Request.