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The work of 

Kaitlin York


Hi There

I am an Industrial Designer who came from years in the kids’ toy and furniture industry where I worked with brands like Disney, Neiman Marcus and Target to bring over 50 products to market. From there I have enjoyed applying that mindset of designing for the unassuming and open minded to design the products of tomorrow. I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and a minor in Sustainability Studies.

Enthusiastic and dedicated, I’m seeking a diversity of projects where I can grow, develop, and make an impact. With a strong skill set and relevant experience, I believe I can bring creative ideas and successful solutions to the table. Take a look through my work and let me know if I can help you with your product design needs.

Work Experience

Associate Director of Product Design,
Carolina Pet COmpany

March 2023- Present

Working with the Carolina Pet team to bring a new fresh update to their classic line as well as explore new product avenues and sustainable material options. 

October 2022- Present

Developing a collection of furniture to help SEI stand out in a crowded furniture market. Analyzing future trends and home styles to design towards future needs. 

Freelance Industrial Designer
SEI Furniture

Contract 3D artist 
The Vollrath Company

May 2023- Present

Providing product and packaging renders when needed for their commercial kitchen and food service products. 

Contract Industrial designer,
Goba Sports Group

June 2023- Present

Working to bring new ideas and innovative outdoor products to help Goba expand their product line past their popular Springfree trampoline. 

Industrial Designer II
Modus Applied Innovations

May 2021- November 2022

At modus I joined a small team ready to innovate on the future. In my time there I jumped into the world of electric mobility solutions, transportation design, marine design, emerging technology, UI/UX, virtual reality and future solutions. In my role I worked with clients and engineers to innovate new ideas and make ideas a reality. 

SR. Industiral Designer, Kidkraft

April 2018- May 2021

After beginning my career at Kidkraft, I moved up to Sr. Designer and became design lead for the dollhouse category as well as had the opportunity to mentor associate designers and interns. I managed projects cohesively across all departments to ensure that the design intent, perceived value, marketability, and play value were correct for the SKU all while retaining a core sense of the company brand identity. I also worked closely with licensees like Disney and American Girl. 


Auburn University


Bachelor of Industrial Design 
Minor in Sustainability Studies 
Summa Cum Laude 
Honors Scholar

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