JON RAYESKI                     

Senior Industrial Designer


Otter Products – Senior Industrial Designer 

January 2014 – Present

  • Develop compelling products in new categories based on ethnographic and quantitative research
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to successfully launch a wide variety of products
  • Strategically consider how different products and features benefit both users and the business
  • Develop visual brand languages for new products and categories
  • Lead the design of a new portfolio of 7 mobile gaming products from research to production
  • Designed and launched a portfolio of 34 OtterBox power products
  • Lead the design for 3 OtterBox Venture Series coolers and 9 modular accessories
  • Coordinated and managed bear testing for OtterBox Venture Series coolers
  • Designed, built Engineering CAD, and oversaw first shots for the OtterBox 3250 dry box
  • Serve as a supportive and positive teammate to help foster a successful work environment

1OAK Technologies – Industrial Designer

April 2013 – January 2014

  • Responsible for all Industrial Design efforts from concept to production
  • Create sketches and renderings to quickly explore and communicate concepts
  • Rapidly build prototypes for evaluation and quick iteration

OtterBox – Industrial Designer 

January 2011- April 2013

  • Concept presentation and collaboration with key stakeholders and leadership teams
  • Lead brainstorming sessions to define strategies to generate concepts
  • Lead designer for 3 generations of iPhone battery powered phone cases

Viking Range Corporation – Industrial Designer

August 2007 – January 2011

  • Collaborate with domestic and foreign manufacturers from concept to production
  • Leverage a variety of research methods to identify new design opportunities
  • Specify materials, finishes, and colors for products

Advent – Freelance Exhibit Design Partner

November 2009 – 2011

  • Design support for a variety of corporate, educational, and civic institution spaces
  • Create sketches, renderings, and environmental graphic designs
  • Specify materials, finishes, lighting to communicate to fabricators for environments and exhibits

TTi – Design Researcher

January 2006 – August 2007,

  • Analyze industry, technology, and design trends to find new opportunities
  • Conduct end user ethnographic interviews and contextual research in field settings
  • Transform findings into strategic and/or product insights and concepts

DJS Design – Exhibit Designer

August 2005 – January 2006

  • Generate sketches, models, and architectural drawings for concepts, presentation, and fabrication
  • Research new technologies and components to implement into exhibits and inspire the team
  • Meet with vendors, fabricators, and clients to review concepts, materials, and applications

TTi – Industrial Design Internship

January 2005 – May 2005

  • Generate sketches and renderings for conceptual development, patents, and presentations
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams that included engineering, sales, marketing, and designers
  • Participate in international development of a new visual brand language for an existing brand


Savannah College of Art and Design

BFA – Industrial Design 1999-2004


  • Best of CES 2021 – Mobile Gaming; Rollingstone, iPhone Life, Techaeris, iMore, Windows Central
  • Digital Trends – Best Outdoor Cooler Award 2017 – Venture Series 45QT Cooler
  • CES Design and Engineering Showcase Award 2013 – Defender Series with iON Intelligence
  • Multiple U.S. Design and Utility Patents
  • GOOD Design Award 2009 – Viking Designer kitchen appliance line, 2008-2009
  • IDEA Award 2010, Bronze – Viking Designer kitchen appliance line, 2008-2009
  • City of Greenwood, MS Bike rack design competition – 1st Place



PC, Mac, MS Office, Sketchbook Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Solidworks, and Keyshot


Market and observational research, Contextual research interviews, Persona and scenario development, Usability testing, Focus groups, Brainstorming, Iterative sketching, Form development, Digital sketching and rendering, 3D rendering, sourcing, 3D printing, Model building and finishing, Material and finish specification, Product photography, and Design Presentation


  • Guest speaker IDSA – ID Day 2022
  • Guest speaker Outdoor Retailer Show events 2016
  • Volunteer with Aether as an “Ignitor” at SHIFT Design Camp
  • Guest Juror and Student Mentor – SCAD | Continuum Design Charrette 2008
  • Volunteer with CARRI Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute
  • Outside of design you’ll find me in the mountains skiing, mountain biking and hiking
  • Wildlife photography is a creative outlet that allows me to enjoy nature in a new way
  • I enjoy traveling the world to gain new perspectives