Hi my name is Luis
I am an Industrial designer by trade, and problem solver in nature. Over the past five years, I have been helping organizations and people make their ideas into tangible experiences using my strengths in fabrication and my UI/UX skills.

I believe design can have a great impact in people’s lives, I strive to find and include moments of joy and/or wonder in everything I make.

A glutton for punishment I enjoy the headache of balancing constraints and innovation, stakeholders needs and users needs, knowing and learning, as in those gaps is where creativity lives.
Work eperience
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2017 - Present
Previous projects include:

Worked with the client’s team of developers and engineers to design two Automotive User Identification System prototypes. One prototype was shown at The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in 2019, and the other was shown at CES in 2020.

Worked with the client’s team of engineers to design and fabricate two custom-built housings to enclose and showcase the components of a Smart Speaker / Virtual Assistant concept. The concept was shown at The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in 2018. 

2016 - 2018
California college of art
Rapid prototyping studio technician
Managing student staff on duty and day to day operations for prototyping lab and fabrication spaces with access for 2000+ students, faculty and staff.

Operating, maintaining and fixing tools such as 3D printers (SLA, FDM, SLS, Polyjet, ), CNC Routers, laser cutters, Bridgeport manual mills, table saws, bandsaws and other fabrication tools.

Providing comprehensive training to students on 3D printers, CNC Routers, laser cutters, manual fabrication equipment, and tool safety.

Troubleshooting, fixing, and providing design assistance for student projects files for fabrication. Parts processing of fabricated parts.

2018 - 2020
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Exhibits fabricator and maintenance technician
Digital Fabrication Lead
  • Implemented processes for in-house Laser Cutting fabrication.
  • Instructed Exhibits team on Rhino3D.
  • Piloted Introduction of processes for in-house 3D Printing (FDM, SLA).
Co-leading reorganization of fabrication shop.
  • Fixed accessibility and safety issues by making the fabrication shop wheelchair accessible.
  • Increased work space to accommodate larger size projects.
  • Doubled storage capacity and improved organization by adding and fabricating vertical storage and shelving
Fabrication and design assistance of traveling exhibits. Maintained, troubleshoot, and fixed exhibits.

Let's get in touch!!!

Have a question? Interested in the process? Just want to say hi? Let me know! For new job requests, inquiries, or any other questions, please fill out the form below or send a direct email to lgonzale@risd.edu

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