Name

Riccardo Pilurzu

About

Raised in various countries, I have interacted with many different cultures and people. Understanding and being part of these cultures, has given me an advantage in adapting design for a wide range of users. I have learned that designing for people is one of the most satisfying aspects in design. The integration and respect of nature is also one of deepest appreciations in design, from the application of biomimicry to the respect toward nature in a design. My major appreciation in my life is the ocean, it has inspired me in countless ways, from social to philosophical, and it is one of my major contributions to where I’m at today as a person.

RESUME

Education

Savannah College of Art And Design, Industrial Design & Marine Design Minor, June 2009
Savannah, GA USA

Achievements
Sovran Scholarship: for the winning powerboat design �Quarzo�
2007 international scholarship competition

Experience

IRWIN "Newel Rubbermaid" sponsor project
JCB heavy equipment sponsor project

Professional Skills

Research
Contextual research
Human factors and Ergonomics
User testing

Model Making
Marine composites
3d printing
Woodworking/Furniture
Paint
Craftsmanship

Sketching
Idea visualization
Conceptualization
Hand/Computer rendering

Computer
Rhino
Autodesk Alias Studio Tools
Cobalt
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Illustrator CS3
Adobe Indesign CS3
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint

Work
Resident DJ @ Rey Sol 2006-2007
-Conducted extensive research in music culture

Tiziana/Cuatro Mori fishing tours 2007
-Captain of 2 person crew on 28ft. deep sea charter

Cala luna surf lessons 2005-2007
-Directed Cala Luna surf school, average of 8 hours per day

La Caletta lounge 2005
-Conducted interior design and remodeling
-Carried out register and bar tender logistics

Language
Fluent reading, writing, and speaking in Italian, Spanish, and English

Personal Interest
Surfing, fishing, disc jockey, motocross

Specialties

  • marine design
  • industrial design

Skills

  • model making
  • research
  • graphic design
  • sketching
  • 3d renderings