Chicago, IL.



College for Creative Studies - Detroit, MI. 

Graduated in December of 2012 with a BFA in Industrial Design. 


Weber-Stephen Products LLC. - Chicago, IL.

Principal Industrial Designer | 2018 - Present

Derek Bennion Design - Chicago, IL.

Founder + Designer | 2014 - Present

Clients include:
VSN Mobil
Beckman Coulter
Wine Plum
Benchmarc Display

Benchmarc Display Inc. - Chicago, IL.

Contract Industrial Designer | 2017 - 2018
Assisting the team on the design and engineering of various displays for various clients. 

Wine Plum Inc. - Miami, FL.

Contract Industrial Designer | 2015 - 2016
Working at this start-up on the development of both the industrial design, user interface, and user experience of their new product.

VSN Mobil - Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Contract Industrial Designer | 2013 - 2015
Worked with the design team at this startup to develop both new products and new apps. Tasks included ideation, concept development, Solidworks CAD modeling, rapid prototyping, 3D rendering, user interface design, and user experience design. 


Dassault Systèmes 3DEXCITE - Royal Oak, MI.

3D Visualization Internship | August 2012 – December 2012
Assisted the 3D Visualization team in creating realistic renderings and animations for various clients. Created accurate textures for use within their own real-time 3D rendering software known as DeltaGen.

Electrolux - Charlotte, NC.

Industrial Design Internship | January 2012 – June 2012
Worked with the Cold / Refrigeration team to develop new concepts, and innovative solutions to current products. Tasks included concept ideation, model making, Solidworks CAD modeling, rapid prototyping, and 3D rendering. 

Bould Design - Mountain View, CA.

Industrial Design Internship | September 2011 – December 2011
Worked with clients such as Nest, GoPro, Enlighted, and Roku in areas such as concept ideation, model making, Solidworks CAD modeling, rapid prototyping, and 3D rendering. 

Motorola Mobility - Chicago, IL.

Industrial Design Internship | June 2011 – September 2011
Assisted the Industrial Design team with concept development through ideation, Solidworks CAD modeling, rapid prototyping, and 3D rendering. 


FINALIST - 2012 IDSA International Design Excellence Awards
BRONZE - 2012 IDSA International Design Excellence Awards
2nd PLACE - 2011 Core77 International Design Awards
1st PLACE - 2011 Shades Optical Eyewear Case Design Competition
1st PLACE - 2010 Motorola Sponsored Product Studio at CCS
1st PLACE - 2006 NAIAS Poster Design Contest
PORTFOLIO SCHOLARSHIP - College for Creative Studies



Solidworks 3D CAD Modeling
KeyShot 3D Rendering
Adobe Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator
Model Making + 3D Printing
Concept Development
Design Thinking
Design Strategy
Human Factors
Visual Brand Language
User Interface Design
User Experience Design
Industrial Design

Adobe XD