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ADVENTURE AND EXPLORATION ARE ALWAYS CALLING ME:

Auto Cross

Rally Cross

Ice Racing

Snowboarding

Four-Wheeling

Diving

Motorcycles

Wrenching

Camping

Creating

A HIGHLY DRIVEN, ENTREPRENEURIAL, DESIGNER WITH A  PASSION FOR CREATING COMPELLING AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS.

Hello

EZRA DEPREE

Solid experience in the creation of innovative designs in forms of sketches, photoshop renderings, and 3D sketch models. Technical knowledge of prototyping, manufacturing, and assembly process in automotive, technology, and other industries. History of quickly and efficiently moving through projects while being mindful of marketplace producibility and design achievement. Adaptable with outstanding teamwork and communication skills, able to effectively build relationships and collaborate cross-functionally. 

Key Skills

• Design Strategy & Analysis

• Mood & Story Creation

• CMF Strategy Development

• Parallel-Path Projects

• Design Production & Analysis

• Design Presentation
• Hand & Digital sketching
• Prototyping & Iterative Development
• CMF - Color, Material & Finish
• Adobe Creative Suite
• Solid Works, Fusion360, Rhino, Gravity Sketch
• Keyshot, VRED

UAG

URBAN ARMOR GEAR

Firmly placed at the top of the consumer electronics sector UAG is tasked to develop and innovate. As a Designer at UAG, I work to further build the company's products bringing top-tier innovation and design strategy. From initial sketches and renderings through engineering development, and marketing, we are always in touch to ensure the highest quality throughout each phase. Successful design is reliant on a clear view of the whole process and a user-centric outlook without losing the incredible importance of every small detail.


Key Projects:

  • Developed complex color layering translucent CMF designs for Multi-shot injection molding to bring an innovative color process to the industry.

  • Worked to design and implement a first in the industry, Apple AirTag solution for a multi-functional product. This product was nominated for the CES Innovation Of The Year Award 2022.

  • Lead a First-time collaboration with RipCurl to develop a series of AppleWatch-compatible products to be launched at the coming Surf Nationals event.

Illumivation

ILLUMIVATION STUDIOS

Hand and digitally sketched out-of-home marketing designs to target specific areas to display products for companies including Range Rover, Nike, Puma, and Freeform. Executed designs into reality by managing all phases of the project from initial consultation and redesigns to evaluating structure, process, and cost to handing off the project to the installation team, ensuring the highest quality throughout each phase.


Key Projects:

  • Served as the designer & engineer on a large project to design and execute 5 separate bus stop buildouts, managing the project from initial design rendering to addressing technical challenges, and working with manufacturing to execute the design in 4 weeks.

  • Partnered with the show, Lego Masters, to conceptualize an innovative bus stop advertisement, utilizing creative methods and materials to meet city regulations and ensure client satisfaction.

  • Collaborated with a Chicago-based coffee startup, BrewBike, to hone the design of a coffee serving bike, successfully designing an innovative and functional product while meeting health regulations and standards.

Education

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

Metropolitan State University  -  Denver, CO

Key Projects:

  • I conceptualized an award-winning International Student Project idea, leading a group of 20 international students to execute the final project.

  • Partnered with a group of students to research, design, and execute a holistic, cost-effective rain barrel, featured on the local news for the product's customizability, cleanability, and adaptability.

Formula SAE  - Motorsports Engineering Competition

Colorado State University  -  Fort Collins, CO

Key Projects:

  • Designed and constructed a top competing Formula Style race car with a group of multidisciplinary students.

  • Competed on an international stage multiple years in a row finishing in the top 10%.

Associate of Arts in Fine Arts

Front Range  - Fort Collins, CO

Key Projects:

  • Strong form development through clay sculpture and pottery (Throwing).

  • Featured in local art shows for work with various mediums including Charcol, graphite, and marker.

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