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Marshall Dean

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Professional Summary

Experienced industrial designer with exceptional creative skills devoted to executing with excellence on a design methodology to achieve amazing product and customer experiences. Achieves meaningful insight and drives value by engaging in human centered design approach to product design process. Strong visual communication, 3D modeling, and prototype skills merge with function focused design for real-world use and manufacturing challenges.

Work Experience


Owens & Minor / Halyard Health

March 2018 – Present

  • Lead ideation and concept development efforts alongside marketing, sales, and quality cross-functional teams to achieve product excellence and exceed customer expectations.

  • Expanded capability of the R&D team by helping invest and maintain a dedicated prototype lab of equipment including 3D printers, laser cutter, ultrasonic welding, electronics workbench, CNC, thermoform, and specialty measurement devices.

Key Achievement

Continuous creation of value through intellectual property filings, including 15 utility patents, by developing and implementing a successful ideation method to generate and capture ideas.


Goddard Design and Engineering

Nov 2013 – March 2018

  • Provided creative support as part of engineering design teams established to tackle the challenges of new product development life-cycle from napkin sketch to manufacture.

  • Development includes various surgical tools, medical devices, laboratory equipment, defense accessories, and consumer appliances.


B.S. Industrial Design

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

A.S. Engineering

Georgia State University Perimeter College

Atlanta, GA


Design Thinking – Ideation – Concept Development – Brand Language – Patent Research

Human Centered Design – Human factors expert – User research – HE-75

Project Management – RFP/RFQ/RFX – Vendor selection – Vendor management

Rapid prototyping – 3D printing – FDM – SLA – Silicone – Resin Casting – CNC – Laser Cutting – Laser Scanning

3D modeling – SolidWorks – Rhino – Fusion 360 – Rendering – Keyshot – VR

UI UX – Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop – Illustrator – InDesign – Lightroom – Premiere Pro

Certifications, Memberships & Awards

AAMI – Human Factors for Medical Devices

ASTM – F23.60 Human Factors for Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment

HFES – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Member

IDSA – Professional Member

GOOD DESIGN Award – Building Products/Materials – 2018

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