Mathew Zurlinden



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

Freelance Design
Designer, Digital Sculptor, Consultant, Researcher, Manager
January 2010 – Present
I have successfully maintained multiple return clients as well as regularly acquire new clients. My involvement is in a variety of design projects with a variety of clients. I have contributed to the design of eyewear, consumer products, packaging, entertainment and graphic design. These projects have included concept design, production ready digital modeling and production tech-packs.

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.


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, Rhino 3D, Autodesk Showcase, Bunkspeed, RTT 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