Gerardo
Cambronero
UX & Industrial Designer

Email

713 842 0100

Houston TX

Skills

 

User Experience Design (UX)

User-Centered Design (UCD)

User Interface Design (UI)

Human-Machine Interaction (HMI)

User Research

Experience Strategy

Information Architecture

Wireframes

Rapid Prototyping

Agile/Scrum Sprints

Workshops

Content Strategy

Usability Testing

3D Modeling

Tools

 

Adobe XD

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Figma

InVision

SolidWorks

Blender

HTML & CSS

Javascript

Bootstrap

Jira & Confluence

Education

 

The University of Houston — 2013

Bachelor of Science

Industrial Design

Miami Dade College — 2005

Associate in Arts

Mechanical Engineering

Memberships

The Interaction Design Foundation

Credential ID 85012 - Since Jul 2020

Certifications

University of Texas

Full Stack Web Developer

References Upon Request

I believe design + technology has unlimited potential to improve our human experience. I seek product design for its blending of convenience and functionality. Through design, I aspire to inspire.

Experience

 

Xcel Design Studios — UX Design Consultant | Founder

Aug 2015 - Present

I conduct research and exploration specific to the advancement and discovery of new infrastructure and clean energy technologies dedicated to future transportation and city development focusing on user-centered design, user-experience, and digital/physical human interactions. XDS is a consultancy focused on collaborating with SeaDog Systems Inc and Global Oceanic Designs Inc to develop their products. I am responsible for spearheading the planning and research directions at every stage of the products’ lifecycle; from conceptualization and prototype validation to usability testing and final production. I drive an iterative approach to the design of digital/physical projects to ensure the targeted solution set is desirable and viable.

 

ABS Nautical Systems — UX Analyst

Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Defined the visual design strategy and worked to drive consensus across teams for a more effective Design System implementation. Worked closely with stakeholders and development teams to provide mentorship on best design practices and web accessibility. Promoted ideation and collaborated in product development, advocating for optimal user-experience. Defined design guidelines and specifications to ensure consistent development across platforms and projects.

 

Ensign Energy Services — Industrial Designer

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Developed a completely new digital/physical controls interface for Ensign’s Next-Generation ADR 1500-S class drilling rigs fleet. Created user interfaces that simplify complex physiological tasks that users of any skill level can readily interpret. Utilized human factors techniques to simplify user workflows and make intuitive interfaces that minimize user training and learning curves. Conducted extensive field research to collect data and deliver research discoveries in order to determine the user’s needs and project validation.

 

Advent Firm — Architecture Design Engineer

Mar 2014 - Jan 2015

Reshaped the company’s production methods by implementing the use of a new 3D CAD software package to be used for the design and production of manufacturing and presentation materials. Implemented user experience theories and principles to design more functional spaces for the trade show industry. Directed fabrication, construction, and completion of all designs.

 

Sumec North America — Industrial Designer

Oct 2012 - Feb 2014

Improved the existing product line and innovated new products for the industry’s US market. Successfully developed a US market-friendly line of small-chore cultivators.

Techtronic Industries, Inc — Industrial Design Intern

May 2011 - May 2012

Collaborated with engineering to ship various projects, including products under well-known brands such as Ryobi, Rid Craftsman. Created marketing graphics, promotional brand assets, and daily core content. Reversed engineered existing tools to propose improvements and/or ideate new design concepts.

Innerspace Storage Solutions — Lead CAD Designer

Sep 2000 - Apr 2006

Created residential high-end storage systems for multi-million dollar homes. I designed furniture-specific mechanisms for intricate design storage solutions. Prepared manufacturing drawings and supporting documents to develop the installation and layout of the systems, components, and parts. Created cost and retail price sheets to build customer’s proposals. Maintained CAD data files and created new CAD templates and block drawings as needed.

Raymond Engineering — Junior Engineer

Nov 1997 - Dec 1999

Analyzed architectural plans to design mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems for apartment buildings. I was responsible for planning and designing MEP systems including the development of policies standards, inspection procedures, and evaluation tools for MEP matters. I prepared and reviewed drawing, job specifications, and project cost estimates.

US NAVY — Petty Officer 3rd Class

Apr 1993 - Apr 1997

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class. Performed various military duties: trained, directed, and supervised personnel in ship's maintenance duties in all activities relating to marlinspike, deck, boat seamanship, painting, upkeep of ship's external structure, rigging, deck equipment, and boats. Ship's Lee Master Helmsman, RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) coxswain, and supervised UNREP (Underway Replenishment) procedures and equipment. Certified Helicopter Landing Safety Officer. Certified scuba diver and rescue swimmer.