Bachelors of Fine Arts - Industrial Design | Interior Design
Columbus College of Art and Design 2013 - 2017
Presidents List - of academic achievement 2013 - 2017
Presidential Scholarship - Awarded equally over four years
Katz Box, LLC
A modular design-prototype firm specializing in accessible, scalable living structures. Offering modular building systems to individuals and developers, shifting the perspective of community growth and the way we consume long term. Founded as a senior thesis capstone, I led a currated team of 5 students to complete construction and branding of the flagship home in under 6 weeks, financed through in-kind donations from 22 different international companies.
Moody Nolan Architecture
Columbus Home + Garden Show: CCAD + OSU 2016-2017
A two school project, with a multidisciplinary team of six, brought together to assist Moody Nolan in the design of the center piece exhibit for the 2017 Home and Garden Show sponsored by the Columbus Dispatch. I will complete, trend research, sketch and digital renders for interior spaces and facade structures, prototype and final scale models, and assisted in supervision of final install on site in February.
New Product Development 2016
Worked on a multidisciplinary team of four, to explore new product development and co-branding opportunities for Airstreams 2016 Basecamp Trailer. Conducted consumer research; identified co-branding opportunities, explored new market size and viability, developed interior options, product enhancements, and advertising and marketing materials. Presenting and working with Airstream CEO, and Marketing/design teams.
Escort Radar Detectors
Research Project 2014
Researched trends and market persona creation through video ethnography and scale surveys.
Personally created visual graphic vectors used for
presentation and final poster design.Final presentations and insights were given to Escort CEO, President, and Head of Marketing.
Design + Fabrication intern, assisting with design, prototyping, and fabrication, of children's museum exhibit components and warranty jobs. 2015 - 2016
Battelle Jewelry Lab
CCAD Student Shop Asst.
Job duties included: overall organization and routine tool maintenance, and brief demos.
Grant Industrial Design Lab
CCAD Student Shop Manager
Shop duties included: overall organization and routine tool maintenance, and brief demos.
Keystone Mobile Glass Studio Fabricator and Student Designer
Design and fabrication for an entire mobile glass studio from scratch as part of Keystone Colleges Summer Intensive.
Woodworking: Six Years Experience
Metalworking: Three Years Experience
Glass Craft: Three Years Studio Glass Blowing
Prototyping: Three Years Industry level experience
3D: Solidworks, AutoCAD, REVIT, Google SketchUP.
Rendering: Sketchbook Pro and Shaderlight
Adobe Creative Suite: Indesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Tobias@thekatzbox.com | Columbus, Ohio