Hi! My name is Victoria Davila, and I am an Industrial Designer with a specialty in Toy Design and Product Development. I'm originally from San Luis Potosi, Mexico and I've been living in San Francisco, CA since 2009. I am a creative, passionate and methodical professional that enjoys team-work.
My experience includes taking projects from concept to market, design for manufacture, and project management. Recent work at Wonder Workshop included ideation, concept development, 3D Modeling, prototyping, user testing, quality assurance testing, graphic design, and cost analysis. During my time there, I worked closely across many teams in order to launch the Gripper Building Kit and some elements of Blaster Power for Cue; it is this inter-team work that earned me many company gratitude bars and awards, like the prestigious D.A.S.H. Award. I truly enjoy being an active member of the company culture and creating bridges between departments.
Other work I’ve done, mainly in P.L.A.Y. and WorldWise, has included character design, sketching, organic 3D modeling, color exploration, soft goods, material research, specification sheets, and patent drawings. Experience in these companies also includes leading team members to reach deadlines, product development timelines, and new hire training.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER @ WONDER WORKSHOP
October 2017 - March 2019
Educational robots for children. Concept ideation, sketching, content creation, 3D modeling, prototyping, valiadation of concepts, user testing, project management, communication point with manufacturing, cost analysis, quality assurance, graphic design, sales, and even voice acting!
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER @ P.L.A.Y. PET LIFESTYLE AND YOU
February 2017 - April 2018
Pet products. Design development from concept sketches to completed product. Contract work.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER @ SUNMAN ENGINEERING, INC.
Manufacture-ready 3D models and aesthetic renderings of concepts. Contract work.
February 2017 - July 2017
LEAD INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
@ WORLDWISE, INC.
May 2014 - July 2016
Pet products. Lead in-house designer in charge of training new hires, product development, concept sketching, 3d modeling, prototyping, cost analysis, bridge between engineering team and design team, design for manufacture, packaging design, photography and project management.
FREELANCE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
@ ARTBOT TOYS
Educational robotics kit for children. Maker Faire Booth Staff/ Production Assistant
May 2011 - May 2016
LEAD CUSTOMER SERVICE
@ SHOOTING STARS PRODUCTIONS
Jan 2011 - May 2015
Organization of photoshoots and equipment set-up. Management of schedule and employee breaks. Answering customer questions and concerns.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERN
@ VOLARE STUDIO
Children’s products.Creation of vector images and concept development.
May 2014 - Aug 2014
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER @ EXPLORABOX
STEM Education Products. Graphic Design, creation of vector images.
Feb 2014 - May 2014
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERN @ VERIVOLT
Voltage convertion products. Redesign of products to make them user-friendly.
May 2012 - Aug 2012
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
When I'm not working on the latest toy, or 3D modeling, I focus my time on a number of projects and hobbies.
One of my passions is teaching. For five years, I've had the pleasure of being a volunteer in the ArtBot booth at Maker Faire. I find it truly rewarding to inspire curiosity over sciences and art into people of all ages. The booth sells a simple robotics kit that allows children 3+ to create a robot that spins around, making art. What is special about this kit is the fact that the robot pieces are made to be modified and hacked; possibilities are endless with a little bit of imagination.
Another one of my hobbies is aerial dance and fitness. I started dancing when I was 9 years old, joined a dance company in my teens, but had to put a pause on it when I started college in San Francisco. This is when I was introduced to Aerial Yoga at the gym where I was currently a member. I loved it so much, I’ve been practicing it ever since, as well as other aerial fitness and dance classes. I am now a certified AntiGravity Yoga instructor as well as a certified Lyra (or Aerial Hoop) instructor.
To list a few other hobbies and interests: photography, illustration, jewelry making, traveling and reading.