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Scott Christensen
Minneapolis, MN
612-695-1606

scott@scottdesignworks.com

Education:
Pratt Institute - Master of Industrial Design 2003
Brooklyn, NY

DIS/Danmarks Designskole (Scandinavian Furniture Design)
Copenhagen, Denmark (summer 2002)

University of Minnesota - B.A. Art History 1999
Minneapolis, MN

Work:
2008-present: Designer/Maker
scottdesignworks.com

2008 : Summer Workshop Instructor
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

2006-2008 : Design Institute Fellow / Lecturer
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

2007 : Adjunct Instructor
College of Visual Arts (St. Paul, MN)

2004-2006 : Assistant Professor of Industrial Design
University of Wisconsin-Stout (Menomonie, WI)

1992-2000 : Freelance film, video, photo technician
(various clients, commercials, movies, books)

1989-1993 : Intermedia Arts Minnesota - Gallery Manager
(Designed and built AV effects, lighting, environments and installations.)

Strengths:
Conceptual, inventive thinking.
Observing and intuiting human needs.
Connecting materials, people and ideas.
Problem finding, exploring, and solving.
Making the ordinary extraordinary.

Toro Tissue Ring recognition:
Museum of Modern Art permanent collection 2007
Best of Category - ID Magazine 2003 Student Design Review
Honorable Mention - ID Magazine 2004 Annual Design Review

Exhibitions:
Products of Our Time (2007) Goldstein Museum of Design (St. Paul, MN)
Practice - Profess (2007) CVA Gallery (St. Paul, MN)
Faculty show (2004) Furlong Gallery (Menomonie, WI)
Pratt Thesis show (2003) Fellissimo Design House (NYC)
Pratt Show (2003) Puck building (NYC)