Keith Costa Resume
Industrial Designer. Brand Designer.
I am an industrial designer and brand designer whose strengths lie in creative problem solving and execution. With a background in fabrication, I have always used my structural and spatial knowledge in conjunction with design thinking and artistic expression to create products that are engaging and functional. My artistic and pragmatic creative style allows me to seek and execute design-based solutions that are impactful, feasible, interactive and effective.
BRAND AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
PARTNERSHIP WITH FOUNDER OF HUMANE New York, New York 2019
After the sale of Humane Consumer LLC, I have been a full time consultant with the former founder and CEO of Humane. Projects include in depth qualitative and quantitative market research, copywriting, graphic layouts, and brand design and analysis for the fast growing Cannabis Industry. Created trend and visual analysis’ to demonstrate market strategies and capabilities to potential investors and industry professionals.
BRAND AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
HUMANE CONSUMER LLC New York, New York 2018-2019
Responsible for developing graphic layouts, 3D product renderings, and in-context imagery for Humane’s skincare products as well as research and development for new product directions, business management and market strategies. Created comprehensive visuals for the eventual company sale of Humane Consumer LLC, focusing on brand mission and positions, financials such as profit and loss statements, and hypothetical future endeavors for company success. The company sold for seven figures in January 2019.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER AND BRAND DESIGNER
K. COSTA DESIGN New York, New York 2016-2019
Work as an industrial, graphic, web, and brand design consultant for a variety of clients. Responsible for web design and graphic design for the “Tours Des Artes” in Hopewell, New Jersey in partnership with the Highland Design Farm. Assisted in large format printing, design and installation for Speed Pro Imagery, a large format printing shop in Pennington, New Jersey. Created hang tag and brand imagery for “Flex and Text” umbrella line for Baum-Essex in New York, New York. Designed bottle and branding for “Cozy Jet,” a self-heating, water atomizer for cosmetology for a private client in Bronx, New York.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERN
STICKBULB Queens, New York 2017-2018
Designed, Fabricated, and created 3D Modelling concepts for a high end, modern lighting company. This includes custom fixture design, packaging designs, showroom designs, and graphic designs for marketing. Worked on the team that designed and fabricated an immersive tradebooth design for Collective Design 2018 in New York City and did much of the physical fabrication for the booth as well as the preliminary 3D spatial modelling.
PINNEO CONSTRUCTION Princeton, New Jersey 2014-2017
Worked as a carpenter renovating and constructing residential and commercial properties in Princeton, New Jersey. I worked on a crew of Master Carpenters and assisted them in structural framing, custom installations, demolition, detail work, and site maintenance on new build homes and custom renovations.
BAHA’I WORLD CENTER Haifa, Israel 2012-2013
Volunteer work at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, maintaining the gardens and landscapes around the Baha’i World Center in Haifa, Israel. Duties included large scale landscaping, planting, mowing, trimming, watering and detail oriented site maintenance.
B.F.A INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Savannah College of Art and Design
BMW & SCAD
Collaborative project to research
the future of Autonomous Vehicle Communication
Creative Design Thinking and Strategies
Fabrication and Building Skills
Hand Sketching and Drafting
3D Modelling Software
(Solidworks, Keyshot, Rhino, Fusion360, AutoCAD, SketchUp)
Adobe Creative Suite
(Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects, Lightroom)
Market and Brand Research and Development
Beast Grooming: Luxury Shaving Bronze 2016
RED DOT AWARDS
Beast Grooming: Luxury Shaving Design Concept Finalist 2016
Beast Grooming: Luxury Shaving Featured Design 2016
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