Mathew Zurlinden



Dassault Systemes 3DExcite/RTT USA
Team Lead/Global Product Specialist
October 2012 – Present
Team Lead for Global Product, Materials, and Data Provisioning.  As the Global Product Specialist I am responsible for maintaining product accuracy, interpreting global product data, maintaining production schedules, creating/managing materials, and rendering digital files.

Freelance Design
Designer, Digital Sculptor
January 2010 – Present
Over the past eight years I have successfully maintained multiple return clients as well as occasionally working with new ones.  I have participated in a broad range of projects including eyewear, transportation, consumer products, packaging, entertainment, and graphic design.  Throughout these projects I have participated in the following tasks:  Contribute to help identify design direction.  Generate ideation sketches and 2D renderings.  Create presentations for product concepts.  Developed Class A surfaced CAD models where appropriate for both prototype and production.  Evaluated design concepts and provided feedback.  Created 2D CAD drawings and tech-packs for tooling and production facilities.  Helped resolve design to production challenges.

Data Prep Specialist
September 2012 – October 2012
Prepare digital data/models for use in visualizations for design reviews, marketing and web applications. Create, prepare, organize and maintain complex digital files to create stunning photo realistic imagery.

Progressive Art & Design
May 2010 – September 2012
I successfully created, implemented, grew, and managed an in-house design team. My responsibilities included developing user centered products, signage, environmental graphics and displays. I am Responsible for research, concept design, prototyping, material selection and overseeing fabrication; both in-house and outsourced. I have led the development of new products, materials and fabrication processes. I was responsible for ensuring we realized client design goals and visions.

Footwear Design Intern (Cleated)
January 2008 – June 2008
Assisted both the Cleated and Close-to-Market footwear design teams while at the same time working on my own cleated project. I assisted in, and experience every aspect of the footwear design process through the completion of one season of products. This included everything from market research to collaboration with manufacturing.


Academy of Art University
Detroit, MI
MFA Industrial Design
2020 -

College for Creative Studies
Detroit, MI
BFA Industrial Design
2004 – 2008

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
Aviation/Flight Science
2003 – 2004

Saginaw Valley State University
Saginaw, MI
Mechanical Engineering
2002 – 2003


I am advanced in the necessary skills of a product designer including research, sketching, physical model building, thinking and analyzing design challenges. My professional skills in communication, efficiency, organization and MS Office are well defined. I am self motivated and I love learning and growing. I take pride in my skills and I continually challenge myself to improve. I am an exceptional multitasker and enjoy a challenge. I have advanced skill levels in the following design software:

3D: Alias, Fusion 360, Rhino 3D, VRED, 3DExcite Deltagen, Siemens Teamcenter
2D: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, Sketchbook Designer, Alias Paint, Corel Painter, Corel Draw

Introductory experience with UG NX and Solidworks


-College for Creative Studies Scholarship – 2004 – 2008
-Deans List
-Design work featured on numerous design related websites including and