Austin Nelson



Howdy, I’m Austin Nelson. I grew up building car models and making tree huts in my backyard, always with a sketchbook in hand. DIY was part of our family DNA and we were raised with an appreciation for making something from nothing.

This love for creating has followed me through my journey as a designer. I can explore ideas for hours on end, geeking out on the details and sketching ideas that solve problems. I am constantly seeking that overlap, the intersection, where functional elements marry aesthetic decisions, the user research matches the form. Nirvana for me is finding that sweet spot.

  • Contact Austin Nelson



    ANTA Sports
    Footwear Design Intern
    December 2017 - August 2018
    Santa Barbara, California / Xiamen, China

    Fossil Group
    DIESEL Watch Design Intern
    January 2018 - April 2018
    Dallas, Texas

    ArtCenter College of Design
    Teaching Assistant – Product Design 4
    September 2018 - December 2018
    Pasadena, California

    Industrial Design Intern
    January 2017 - April 2017
    Portland, Oregon

    RAD Design Lab
    Freelance Industrial Designer
    June 2015 - November 2016
    Pasadena, California

    Uncle Skunkle Toys
    Freelance Industrial Designer
    June 2011 - May 2012
    Beaverton, Oregon

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Westinghouse Resonate


    First Place
    Hagerty National Young Designer’s Competition 2009
    In recognition of Modern 1959 Cadillac
    Aug. 2009

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