Kevin Simmons


I’m Kevin Simmons. I spent my childhood in Alaska, raised by mechanical engineers, where everything with moving parts became a study in thermodynamics, forces, and friction. Over time I saw these technicalities reflected in real life as things deteriorated due to extreme weather and required constant upkeep in order to continue working.

I look at systems with similar tactility and interest for how things work. I illustrate sequences, synthesize information, and map how relationships are connected on a human scale. People are at the heart of the experiences I design and with their changing needs, systems need to reflect the progression of society. Systems have a rhetoric, personality, and character and when we understand them, we can see the opportunities. As a designer it is my commitment to serve this need.

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    User Experience Design Intern
    Pasadena, CA, USA - Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

    ArtCenter College of Design
    Design Research Teaching Assistant
    Pasadena, CA, USA - May 2018 - Aug 2018

    Apium Swarm Robotics
    Industrial Design Intern
    Glendale, CA, USA - Jun 2017 - Aug 2017


    Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
    System Oriented Design Studies
    Oslo, Norway, 2017 ,

    University of Colorado, Boulder
    Environmental Design Studies
    Boulder, CO, USA, 2012-2013,

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    SAVOR Museum Guide (Experience Design) 2015


    AHO Works Nomination
    Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
    In recognition of Complexity and Coherence for Gjensidige Exchange (Gx)
    December 2017

    Craftsmanship Award
    ArtCenter College of Design
    In recognition of Hisser 2000 Toy Tractor
    April 2015

    Provost's List
    Achieving a 3.80+ GPA with full time enrollment January 2015 - December 2016

    Core Strengths

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