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Reid Hecker


131 Spa Drive


             Annapolis, MD 21403


                                             reidhecker@yahoo.com      (516) 466-0486




  



EDUCATION
Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI  1995-1998

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design, 1998



Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA  1992-1994

Electrical and Computer Engineering






EXPERIENCE



Industrial Designer, Vertex Product Development
2000-2001
Greenvale, NY  (Long Island)



Participated with principals in all phases of product development including research,

ideation, concept sketches, 3D computer modeling, CAD, client presentations, and

sourcing of products, materials, and manufacturers.



Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1998-2000
Arlington, VA



Determined patentability of applications based on prior art, federal statutes, and

case law, thereby either rejecting them or issuing them as patents.  Engaged in

written and oral communication with applicants and attorneys.



Metal Shop Monitor, Rhode Island School of Design
1997-1998
Providence, RI



Assisted in maintaining shop and machines, and monitored safety of individuals using machines.



Industrial Design Intern, Designship
1996
Philadelphia, PA



Worked with designers to develop and complete ideas, concept models and mock-ups,

sketches, CAD, and renderings.







SKILLS
Computer:  Over 1000 hours of practical experience with Pro Engineer.  Excellent skills and

familiarity with AutoCad (2000), Vellum, Quark, and Photoshop.  Good knowledge of Freehand,

Illustrator, Flash, html, and general web page design.  Some experience with Alias and Director.



Ability to operate a wide range of shop tools in metal, wood, plastics, glass, and other materials.

Familiar with industrial manufacturing methods applied to these materials.  Experienced with mold

making and casting.  Excellent model making skills.  Award winning 35mm photography.