About me

Portrait of Derel Shell
Portrait of Derel Shell
Portrait of Derel Shell

My name is Derel and I am based in Gary, Indiana. I'm passionate about accessibility and sustainable design.

As a industrial designer, I believe in empathizing with the people and learning from the users. That's the key to my designs. I pour my heart and soul into every product i design, creating objects that delight and empower users.

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My experience

I strive to remain optimistic and design experiences that have a tangible, positive impact. I am excited to get the opportunity to learn more from individuals with extensive knowledge in their fields.

2023-Present

Product Refinery, Industrial Designer

Driving user-centric design with an emphasis on design for manufacturing, my approach integrates thorough market insight and collaborative product evolution, alongside advanced 3D modeling that expedites prototype production. I excel in harmonizing aesthetic appeal with engineering practicality, underpinning robust client collaborations.

2023-Present

Holm, Head of Product

Strategically lead UX/UI design initiatives, craft impactful marketing materials, and define target audiences for optimal product-market fit. Drive cross-functional collaboration, ensure brand consistency, and stay ahead of industry trends. Notable achievements include boosting user engagement by 30%, achieving 20% growth in user acquisition.

2023 | 1 Month

Outpost, Freelance

Experienced Product Visualization Specialist at Outpost, adept at creating photorealistic renders that captivate customers and enhance product communication. Skilled in 3D modeling, lighting, and collaboration, with a track record of driving engagement and conversion rates. Proven ability to streamline processes, contributing to successful product launches and revenue growth.

2023 | 6 Months

Blend, Contract

Responsible for user-centric design solutions through comprehensive user research, innovative concept development, and streamlined manufacturing-focused designs. Collaborate closely with Clients to ensure seamless integration of design aesthetics and engineering feasibility. Drive the creation of impactful products that blend aesthetics and functionality harmoniously.

2018-2023

Purdue University - BFA, Industrial Design

At Purdue University, I learned to design innovative products and services. I worked with industrial designers and project managers from Delta Faucet and Hasbro. I create experiences that benefit people and society, and I tackle challenges with optimism and initiative.