CLARK MCCUNE
CLARK MCCUNE

ABOUT

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About

My most rewarding moments occur while giving substance to ideas through meaningful solutions and iconic designs for the end user experience. 

I am an experienced product design and development leader within the outdoor sporting goods and consumer electronics categories. I have had the privilege to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of brands such as Wilson Sporting Goods, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Stanley Black & Decker, Oakley, Plano Molding, Barnett Crossbows, Umarex USA, Gamo, Wildgame Innovations, Zebco Brands and Red Devil. 

During my free time I am a 3D printing hobbyist, outdoorsman and transportation design contributor for Charles Bombardier.

 

HONORS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

- Concept Design featured on Wired.com
- Concept Design featured on Forbes.com
- Product Design featured on Keyshot.com
- Featured in Coroflot’s Industrial Design Talent Showcase
- Best Buy / Outdoor Life
- Best of Show / International Convention of Allied Sportfshing Trades
- Best of the Best / Field & Stream
- Best New Item / Walmart
- NPR Interview / 3D Printing & Rapid Manufacturing Trends
- 1st Place / EDPA Exhibit Design

- 9 Patents / Design & Utility

RESULTS

- New flagship product design resulted in product line expansion into new markets and 250% increase in annual sales over previous platform with $16.2 million of incremental growth during first two years of launch.

- Redesigned brand packaging that resulted in over $1.1 million dollars in annual savings. This was achieved
through packaging optimization that reduced production costs by 30% and removed 60% of PVC. The new
design fulfilled retailer’s sustainability goals that resultedin increased product placement at retail while
improving the consumer purchasing experience.

SKILLS

- Over 15 years of experience in new product development, design for manufacturing, and strategy.

- Software proficiency with Creo/Pro Engineer, Solidworks, Fusion 360, Rhino 3D, Keyshot, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchbook Pro, Survey Monkey.

- Hands on fabrication and prototyping, FDM, Poly Jet 3D printing, CAM, concept sketching, presentation renderings, consumer research, and user testing.

EMPLOYMENT

Director of Industrial Design / Plano Synergy Holdings / Feb 2014-Present
Connecting people, brands, and businesses through design strategy, research and new product development
of multiple categories with over $300 million in annual sales.

Principle Industrial Designer / Clark McCune LLC / Mar 2010-Present
Collaborate with brands such as Wilson Sporting Goods, Stanley Black & Decker, Red Devil, Gamo, Umarex USA
and Charles Bombardier, providing product design services and creative direction.

Manager of Industrial Design / Zebco Brands, W.C. Bradley / Nov 2012-Feb 2014
Engaged in research and strategy to design and implement new product and brand experiences with overseas
travel. Mentored junior design staff while managing prototype lab staff and projects.

Senior Industrial Designer / Zebco Brands, W.C. Bradley Co. / Mar 2010-2012
Lead Industrial Designer working in all phases of product development including research and strategy,
design conceptualization, 3D CAD development and manufacturing with overseas travel.

Adjunct Instructor / Tulsa Community College / Jan 2011-May 2011
Taught graphic design and Adobe Creative Suite fundamentals.

Industrial Designer / Zebco Brands, W.C. Bradley Co. / Mar 2004-Mar 2010
Worked with designers, brand managers, engineers, sales, overseas factories and retailers for in-house brands.

Prototype Specialist / Zebco Brands, Brunswick Outdoors / Aug 2000-Aug 2004
Product development and construction of commercial hard good product lines.

Prototype Specialist / Thomson Consumer Electronics / July 1999-Aug 2000
Collaborated on the construction of advanced concepts for RCA, GE, and ProScan consumer electronics.

EDUCATION

The University of Tulsa / BFA / 2009, Magna Cum Laude
The Art Institute of Seattle / AAA Industrial Design Technology / 1999
IDEO's The Course For Human Centered Design / Certificate / 2016

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