Robyn Ruobing Chen

Furniture / Product designer

Phone  : 401-390-1415
E-mail : rchen02@risd.edu

+ Objective
   With great passion in design, I am seeking a fulltime position / internship opportunity.

+ Education
    Rhode Island School of Design  RI, USA
    BFA Furniture Design and Manufacturing, 2013-2016

    Tongji University  Shanghai, China
    BS Industrial Design, 2011-2013

+ Skills

    2D - Using quick sketches to work through ideas; Further developing selected ideas with more detailed drawings; Using rendered drawings to articulate artistic visions and communicate ideas clearly; Create neat technical drawings for production through drafting.
     3D - Create accurate scale models with wood, foam, oil clay and foamcore board. Able to transform designs into finished furniture/product with attentiveness and excellent craftsmanship.Well trained in using woodshop and metalshop machines. Familiar with both traditional and modern upholstery methods. Skilled at sewing.

     Computer - Macintosh and PC. Proficient with Auto CAD, Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Familiar with Revit, Grasshopper and 3D Max.
     Others - Working knowledge of CNC machine, Maker Bot and Laser Cutter. Familiar with mass production methods and work flow. Good understanding of material including wood, metal, plastic, and porcelain. Experienced in slip casting technique and pottery throwing. Fluent in both English and Chinese.
 + Experience

     - Studio Dunn, Providence, RI / 2016
       Product development/Manufacturing Intern

    - Steed Hale Interior Design,
Manhattan, NY / 2014
        Interior Designer

    - RISD Continuing Education, Providence, RI / 2015
      Teaching Assistant

     - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI / 2015
        Orientation Leader
    
     - Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
/ 2016
        Woodshop Monitor
      - Foo Fest, Providence, RI / 2015
        Volunteer


      - Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China / 2013
        Tour Guide
+ Publications

Split Stool, Modern Decoration Magazine,2015
Also featured on Behance Furniture Served

Tree Table
, Woods-Gerry Gallery: Furniture Triennial,2014

Roundabout Chair, restaurantandbardesign.com,2016

Watermelon Chair, The Cook Book,2016

Concrete Desk Lamp
, Tongji Design Factory: Lighting Design,2013

Nest Stool, D&I Center: Growing,2013


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