CONTACT

www.DesignBDK.com
Kellybrn@gmail.com
203.979.3600
1926 South Hicks St
Philadelphia, PA 19145

 

EDUCATION

The University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

  • BSID, Industrial Design (2004 - 2008)

 

DESIGN EXPERIENCE
 

Technical Designer
Terrazign
December 2015 - Present

Technical Designer / Prototype Developer
The Franklin Institute
January 2011 - Present

  • Concept development, design and prototyping for permanent and temporary exhibits
  • Detailed documentation and management of prototype database for exhibit fabricators
  • Involvement in NSF-funded grants to explore new technologies and informal learning strategies
  • Generating CAD files, sourcing vendors, and selecting materials for final fabrication
  • Presenting exhibit design and prototyping progress to donors, trustees, and students


Product Designer and Operational Assistant
MIO
October 2008 - September 2010

  • Development of 2010 product line and consultancy projects - Design responsibilities included extensive product and material research, development, user testing, model making, technical drawing and sourcing vendors for manufacturing.
  • Management of the warehouse and online orders - Operational responsibilities included customer service, managing inventory, purchasing from vendors and quality control.


Design Consultant
The University of the Arts
May 2008 - August 2008, July 2007 - September 2007

  • Graphic design for Industrial Design Department literature
  • Design, fabrication, and installation of display units, seating, and storage units for the Industrial Design Department studio space


Woodshop Technician and CNC Operator
The University of the Arts
September 2007 - May 2008

  • Facilitating student use of woodshop tools and equipment
  • Advising students regarding the procedures of rapid prototyping
  • Reviewing and cutting execution of DXF and STL files for department

 

AWARDS

  • The University of the Arts Presidential Scholarship
  • 2007 Philadelphia Museum of Art Collab Competition (second place finalist)
  • 2008 University of the Arts IDSA Merit Award Winner
  • 2008 Fish and Beitzel Award for Student Excellence (nomination)
  • 2009 ID Magazine Annual Design Review (honorable mention)
  • 2013 HCI+ISE conference workshop presenter
  • 2014 AAM Excellence in Exhibition Award

 

SKILLS

Digital
Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Arduino, Rhino, SketchUp

Physical
model making, design drawing, woodworking, molding and casting, electronics, plastics, metals, mechanics, rapid prototyping