Chun-Yen Wang


501 Morning Sun Dr #725

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

386-672-4496 (H)

386-383-6844 (M)



Objective                        To obtain an industrial designer position


Education                       The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Department of Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design

Master of Fine Arts, August 2001; GPA: 3.69 / 4.0

Major research– Improving design quality through knowledge-based decisions


Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Department of Industrial Design

Bachelor of Science, June 1994; GPA: 3.64 / 4.0

Graduated with Highest Honor


Relevant Coursework     3D Modeling / Lighting / Animation, Cognitive Engineering, Design for Manufacturing, Product Design, Research Design, Usability Study, etc.


Work Experience          APTEC Corporation, Daytona Beach FL

Industrial Designer, Since April 2001

-    Designed both conceptual and mass-production consumer products, 100+ projects

-    Design Research, Problem-solving, Product innovation, Design strategy, Detail design and Prototyping.


The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Graduate Teaching Associate, September 2000 – June 2001

-    Assisted students in computer lab

-    Managed computers and network


Acer Inc., Taiwan

Industrial Designer, 2000 summer

-    Conducted emergent project support

-    Designed information appliances

CAID Consultant, February 1998 – July 1999

-    Assisted designers on implementing CAID department-wide

(trained in Pro/E basic & advanced, CDRS courses)

MIS, February 1998 – July 1999

-    Solved software/hardware/network problems in Industrial Design Department (trained in MCSE courses)

Industrial Designer, February 1997– July 1999

-    Designed both conceptual and mass-production personal computers and servers, 20+ projects


Computer Skills              2D  Autocad, CorelDraw, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Photoshop, Premiere, Thinkmap Studio, etc.

3D  Alias Studio, Pro/Designer (CDRS), Pro/Engineer, I-DEAS, Houdini, Solid Edge, etc.


Foreign Language          Chinese (Native)


Achievements                 RSC WebPAD, 2001

Launched the cordless information appliance, RSC Technology AB, Sweden.

HQ series housing, 2001

Launched the full-series product lines, AOpen Inc.

The Second Prize, 2000

Acrobot Design Competition, Design for Manufacturing class, the Ohio State University

The Best Rendering, 2000

Group Study class, the Ohio State University

The Best Animation, 2000

Animation class, the Ohio State University

A-class Award, 1999

Total Quality Management Story Competition, “How to improve the Product Design Procedure”, Acer Inc.

Special Award, 1998

Received from the Head of the Computer System Business Unit, Acer Inc.

Aspire 6000 series, 1998

Launched the consumer-channel Micro-Tower PC, Acer Inc.

1999 Silver National Award of Excellence, China External Trade Development Council, Taiwan

AcerAltos 21000 series & 12000 series, 1998

Launched the enterprise-class server, Acer Inc.

PC World Best Buy Award, 1999

AcerAltos 1100 series & 500 series, 1998

Launched the middle-class server, Acer Inc.

PC World Best Buy Award, 1999

Summer 1999 AIM Hot Iron Awards

Highest honor, 1994

Highest Honor of the Class, Tunghai University

Good Design Award, 1994

The Young Designers’ Exhibition & Competition 1994, China External Trade Development Council, Taiwan

The Excellent Creation Award, 1993

The Potential Designer Contest 1993 sponsored by Tunghai University & Cheng-Quo Design Co.

Outstanding Student Award, 1993

Tunghai University

The Second Prize Award, 1992

Logo Design Contest, Black & Red Department Store

The Excellent Design Award, 1992

Taipei Toy Design Competition 1992 from Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Affairs, Taiwan


Publication                     “Applying Knowledge-Tools to Enable Effective Design Decisions for Collaborative Team Environments” IDSA National Educational Conference Proceedings, 2001


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References                     Available upon request