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Gabriel Hargrove

“I am most interested in designing objects that foster a significant relationship between the user and the product through subtle, even playful, interaction.”

The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Bachelor of Fine Arts
The School of the Art Institute Chicago, Masters of Design in Designed Objects

CONIFER Research, Chicago
Ruckus Nation, Design Competition
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinoceros and RhinoCAM, Maxwell, Processing and Arduino
Hand and power tools, CNC routing, laser cutting, and rapid prototyping
Digital and Film Photography, drawing, and sculpture

Betsy Karp Graduate Award, 2009
Semifinalist, Ruckus Nation Design Competition 2008

Industrial Design Society of America Member Since 2007
Object Design League Since 2009

Salone Satellite Exhibit- Objects for the Age of Obama Spring 2009
Participated by invitation in the Salone del Mobile Satellite show in Milan, Italy. The artefacts curated in this exhibit centered around conceptual objects designed for the new White House administration.

Industry Partners Studio- The Expanding Classroom Fall 2008
In collaboration with Jonathan Olivares Design Research and Danese Milano, I designed new typologies of furniture derived from ethnographic research. The prototypes produced were tailored to Danese’s limited manufacturing capabilities and were displayed in their Milan showroom alongside works by Enzo Mari and Ross Lovegrove.

Sullivan Fabrication Studio- Chicago, IL 2009-2010
Manager: Provide instruction and guidance in project fabrication, wood working and finishing, control practices, mold-making, CNC routing and tool path writing in RhinoCAM, as well as vacuum forming, and small-scale injection molding. I managed 15 people to teach and lead the building of iterative prototypes, architectural models, and furniture design.

Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN Summer 2008-2009
Teaching Assistant: I worked with designers such as Golan Levin of Carnegie Mellon University to write computer programs in the Processing Language in 2008, and Greg Niemeyer to conduct an exhibition of Arduino driven prototypes in 2009. I have been personally invited back by the director each year to work with the interdisciplinary staff of artists and designers.

School of the Art Institute Chicago 2007-2009
Teacher’s Assistant: I help facilitate learning and encourage participation of undergraduates in their studies of designed objects. I present the occasional lecture, and guiding students through learning hand and computer rendering, including programs such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Rhinoceros.

Kornerstone Signs and Graphics, Buffalo Grove, IL 2006-2007
Graphic Designer and Fabricator: Working as one of three employees in the company, I held several positions seeing each project from conception to completion. Additional responsibilities include web site maintenance, sign fabrication and installation, sales, and delivery.

RE:CYCLE- Sweeney Art Gallery- Culver Center- Riverside, CA Winter 2010
Arduino Prototype performance- Macrory Hall- Sewanee, TN June 2009
Making Modern- AIADO Graduate Thesis Exhibit- Chicago, IL June 2009
The Expanding Classroom- Danese Showroom- Milan, Italy April 2009
Salone Internazionale del Mobile- Milan, Italy April 2009
Craftsmanly Conceptualism- Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL May 2007
Circadian Rhythm- Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL April 2007
Identity?- University Art Gallery, Sewanee TN May 2004
Becoming Gethsemane- Carnegie Hall Sewanee, TN March 2004