Zachary J. Leong - Industrial Designer and Entrepreneur
Corki Designs Inc.
March 2021 - present
A small business centered on sustainable and innovative plant decor made from the cork material.
Initially launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in October 2021 and reached 196% of the original funding goal.
Required and demonstrated business management skills, knowledge of woodshop machinery, and social media marketing capabilities.
TerraCycle / Loop
Summer - Fall 2020
Collaborated with the design team to create consumer-friendly
products and systems while conducting manufacturing research.
Individually completed a furniture/exhibition design from concept
to production, showcasing the iconic Loop tote bag. Included
rendering mockups for promotional displays.
Followed specifications to build exhibition decor and gifts.
Metro East Brokerage
June 2017 - August 2019
Assisted business owner in daily tasks regarding clerical work, data entry, and client reconciliations.
Regularly updated and maintained office hardware and software.
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Sustainability Studies minor
May 2021 graduation
Completed a BID at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn campus from 2017-2021.
Focused on a variety of fields including sustainability, furniture, lighting, packaging and digital modeling.
Pratt Institute - School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Furniture Design certificate
Summer 2021 completion
Certification courses included branding, ideation, construction and manufacturing of furniture items
Skills / Interests
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects
PROTOTYPING - Woodworking, Metalworking, Sculpting, Paper craft, Clay, Ceramics
DIGITAL MODELING - SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Keyshot, Rhino, Maya, Sketchup, Sculptris
OTHER INTERESTS - Cooking, Camping, Hiking, Houseplants, Event hosting, Poster making