objective
Obtain an Industrial Design position utilizing my talent and training to create innovative products focused on user centered design.  My interest in design manifested from an early childhood joy found in creating, making and doing. Toys that facilitated and encouraged my imagination have in turn molded me into the person that I am today. I love to solve problems and find solutions through design.

education
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design Fall 2012
Georgia Institute of Technology GPA 3.78

skills

           software

- Mac os and Windows proficiency

- Adobe suite(photoshop, indesign, illustrator)
- CAD: Solidworks , Rhino 3D, Alias Design (current software is Alias)
- Rendering (Showcase/Bunkspeed/Photoview)
- Majic’s surface stitching for 3D printing
- Sketchbook Pro
- Office suite
- JES(java)

            languages
- English (first language), Afrikaans, Zulu

            design skills
- sketching (paper/tablet)
- rapid prototyping (modeling)
- graphic design
- mig welding
- photography
- workshop (hand tools/power tools/cnc)
- public speaking/ presentation proficiency
- mechanical aptitude
- z-corp design/maintenance
- 3d printing (FDM, Makerbot)

- team leadership
- deep understanding of principles of design

- customer relations/service

experience
Cooper Lighting by Eaton                                                                                                                           Decmber 2013 - Present

- Full time Industrial Design Contractor

- Part of a small design team, collaborating directly with marketing and engineering

- Responsible for rapid sketch ideation, CAD modeling (Solid Works), high quality renderings, "looks like works like" model fabrication.

- Project scope: LED handheld items, recessed lighting, area sight lighting, wall packs, exit signs, motion flood lights and new concept innovation.

- Process: Collaborative meetings with marketing and engineering, stake holder analysis, brainstorming, sketch, CAD, rapid prototype, functional/aesthetic models followed by iterative refinement.

 

Kids II                                                                                                                                                         January 2013- November 2013
- Full time industrial design intern
- Responsible for creating, developing, & refining product designs
- As well as concepts, through sketching and, 2D illustrator renderings. Alias CAD modeling
- Rapid prototyping with Z-Core 3D printer
- Worked directly with product integrity, brand management, market research & product engineers.

- Communicated with China design team (Co-ordinating CAD files, Color Chip approval, Play Pattern)

Redan Chevron                                                                                                                                         Sept 2007 - Present
- Manager

- Payroll

- Inventory

- Purchase orders 

- Customer relations



 

Kids II:  Student Designer                                                                                                                        October 2012- December 2012
- Category infant box toy
- Conduct research and need finding
- Develop concepts through high volume sketching, digital modeling and 3D printed models (Makerbot)
- Create functional prototype
- Currently under NDA.

Protera: Student Designer                                                                                                                       October 2012- December 2012
- Mechanical Engineering/ Industrial Design Capstone
- IDEO based studio with Wayne Li former IDEA employee
- Rapid prototyping using ABS 3D printer (Makerbot)
- User centered design approach
- Conducted need finding based research
- Redesign of Protera bus charging station


Philips: Student Designer                                                                                                                        January 2012 - March 2012
- Redesign of a consumer based pulse oximeter
- Generate high definition concepts through sketch, modeling, CAD (solid works)
- Generate packaging solution for the device through CAD
- http://www.nivaysahaye.com/#!Pulse Oximeter/c1it1

SRAM LLC: Student Designer                                                                                                                 September 2011 - December 2011
- Develop a prototype that would encourage more cycling inter/intra college campus
- Generate concepts through sketch, modeling and CAD (solid works)
- Digital fabrication/ Design for assembly
- Use of 3-axis CNC machine



Micromeretics: Student Designer                                                                                                           August 2011 - September 2011
- Tasked with the complete redesign of the Flowprep Degasser
- Emphasis on brand identity and core values
- Generate concepts through sketching, modeling and CAD (Solid Works)
- http://www.nivaysahaye.com/#!Flowprep/cr9a

Fry’s Electronics                                                                                                                                      April 2006 - July 2007
- Computer sales supervisor
- Customer service
- Managing sales staff, training

Oasis Wireless                                                                                                                                         May 2005 - March 2006
- Sales associate
- Cellular phone device sales

Advanced Muffler and Brake                                                                                                                 June 2003- May 2004
- Specialized in installation of vehicle exhaust systems

Interests
golf, fishing, sky diving, car enthusiast, fine art appreciation, working out,  cooking, well traveled,

current events, technological advancements, child development.