By Rahul

RAHUL DESAI | industrial designer

1045 Mission St, #431

San Francisco, CA


(678) 480 – 5728



  • o refined Research abilities
  • o wide variety of visual communication skills
  • o considerable amount of experience with children
  • o exceptional interpersonal skills and group member

Design Experience|


Fall 2006 to Fall 2007, Stone Mountain, GA

Americorps VISTA position, New Arrivals Coordinator at Refugee Family Services

Organized and Designed special services for newly arriving Refugee youth including lessons, learning materials, tests and play. Helped with hiring process. Coordinated summer  camp events. Visited children’s homes and spoke to parents. Oriented volunteers.

Fall 2004 to Spring 2005, Monroe, GA

Art Director at the Boys and Girls Club

Designed and taught an art curriculum to children between ages 6 and 15.

Fall 2003, Athens, GA

Art teacher and assistant at the Lyndon House Arts Center

Designed, taught and assisted with art lessons for children between ages 6 and 13.

Computer Skills|

MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Ashar Graphite

Model Making Skills|

Laser cutter

Shop Machinery: Lathe, Mill, Drill, Band saw, Dremmel, Basic tools

Foam models including renshape

Paint, Resin, Sanding

Casting with Silicone and Resin


International Experiences and Accomplishments|

Fall 2005, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

studied Spanish, English Literature and Psychology at Oxford University for 12 weeks

Summer 2005, Ghana, Africa

participated in humanitarian work, and studied African art and culture for 3 weeks

Summer 2004, Baroada, India

nterned with Childline India Child Rescue Center for 4 weeks

Volunteer/Charity Work|

Winter 2007 to Winter 2008, Stone Moutnain, GA

mentored refugee youth with Refugee Family Services Y.E.S. Program

Spring 2005, Athens. GA

Organized and designed Spanish language education materials and programs with AIDS Athens

Fall 2004, Athens, GA

Tutored and led art classes for Spanish speaking and underprivileged youth

Spring 2004, Orlando, FL

participated in Alternative Spring Break at Canine Companions Seeing Eye Dog Center

Research Experience|

Fall 2006, Stone Mountain, GA

assisted Dr. Kathleen Connors with refugee mental health research at Refugee Family Services

Summer 2006, Atthens, GA

assisted Dr. Blount with pediatric psychology research concerning patient coping


2006, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

BS Psychology with a Minor in Spanish

Due to Graduate in 2010, California College of The Arts, San Francisco, CA

BFA Industrial Design


Georgia Higher Opportunities in Public Education Scholarship

UGA Charter Scholarship

UGA Vice President’s Scholarship

Kennemer Study Abroad Scholarship

Please Contact for References & Portfolio

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