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Industrial Designer was asked...September 22, 2017

How would you drive innovation forward?

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Seek mandate and support from C-suite level to explore unfamiliar and seemingly unrelated paths for researching and developing new product possibilities. Instill a mentality of "what if?". Get 3D early in the process using rapid prototyping. Identify experienced and trustworthy (maintain confidentiality) end users and bring them into the 3D physical design process early and encourage them to feel part of the creative process. Less

Innovation must meet the basic needs of the improvement and development of production so the work must be distributed to the team that is able to understand the renewable needs according to the appropriate specialization Less

Innovation must meet the basic needs of the improvement and development of production so the work must be distributed to the team that is able to understand the renewable needs according to the appropriate specialization Less

Graco Children's Products

There wasn't a specific question that was difficult. The process felt thorough due to the number of people involved and the diversity of backgrounds. They took the materials I presented and asked for clear rationale for each decision made.

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Know how to get a product made and how your role interfaces with those around you. Less

Design Central

These were more interpersonal questions about who I was and what I like to do/inspired by. Obviously questions about my work and why I chose to do certain things.

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Answered honestly and gave details in my research that promoted the choices I made design wise. Less

Kenroy Home

Asked if I had any experience presenting to The Home Depot or Lowe's.

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Yes, having previously worked for a garden accessories company just outside of Atlanta, I had been part of the team to present at The Home Depot several times. Less

Microsoft

If I was willing to relocate.

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Yes.

Benchmark Electronics

What do you prefer environmental or product design?

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I said both 50/50 because I like to keep my portfolio as diverse as I can.

BRP

Are you willing to relocate to Valcourt, QC?

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Yes

HERSCHEL SUPPLY COMPANY

Do you speak Chinese?

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No

The J.M. Smucker Co.

Are you willing to relocate to Ohio?

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Yes

Kids2

They asked me to do a little sketch exercise the week following the interview with a sample design project.

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Responded with some variations of concepts, but weren't what they were looking for. Less

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