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MY RESUME

Zachary J. Leong - Industrial Designer and Entrepreneur

Experience

Corki Designs Inc.

Business Owner

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

Design Intern

Summer - Fall 2020

Freelance Designer

Summer 2022

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

Managing Assistant

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.

Education

Pratt Institute

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

PROGRAMMING - Java, JavaScript, C++, C#, HTML/CSS, Arduino, WordPress, Shopify

OTHER INTERESTS - Cooking, Camping, Hiking, Houseplants, Event hosting, Poster making