Betuel Benitez
hey@betuel.co
Betuel Benitez is an industrial designer based in Chicago. He believes in creating thoughtful products and experiences that make people feel something. His goal is to work with people who are focused on building a better, more meaningful future.


Education
May 2018
Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design
University of Illinois at Chicago
Experience
Mar 2022–Present
3D Designer (Freelance)
OEM
Under the creative direction of Shun Kinoshita I designed and explored various OEM products that might exist sometime in the near future. 


Jun 2020–Present
Co-Founder
Offsite 
Offsite is a 12-week online pilot program catered towards furthering design education outside of traditional academia space.


Jan 2017–Present
Board Member & Co-Founder
Advanced Design
A design education non-profit with design driven initiatives such as SQ1, Archive, Outreach, Being, Context, AREA, Lens, ReadySetProto and Offsite.


Jan 2019–Present
Founder
Tecomate
An experimental houseware brand that serves as a physical and digital environment to explore new means of materiality and form.


Oct 2011–Aug 2020
Creative Lead
Index Financial Services
Responsible for creative direction and lead initiatives to improve customer experience and establish a unified brand identity.


Jul 2018–Sep 2018
Design Intern
Jordan Mozer and Associates LTD
Assisted with the execution of several furniture and decor items for the hospitality industry. Gained experience working with a variety of materials and fabrication methods.


Aug 2017–May 2018
Industrial Designer
BMW, Interdisciplinary Product Development
Collaborated with engineering, marketing and computer science students to research, conceptualize and prototype products for the future of retail in the year 2022.


Skills
Physical Prototyping
Concept Ideation
Design Thinking
Research
Strategy
DFM
Adobe Suite
Fusion 360
Rhino
Keyshot
Procreate
Photography


Interests
Tech
CMF
Furniture
Outdoors
Tennis
Cooking
House Music
Film Photography
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