Tynan Purdy

404.408.5556 | tynanpurdy@gmail.com | tynanpurdy.com


Georgia Institute of Technology - BS Industrial Design Class of 2023 - GPA 3.8


Historic Hunter Hills Neighborhood Branding

  • Created a brand book for the community
  • Researched residents by interviews, walk-arounds
  • Designed brand elements from brand imperatives

Accessible Zip-line Harness

  • Designed for children with physical impairment
  • Conducted need finding user research
  • Rapidly prototyped in weekend TOM GT make-a-thon
  • Winning make-a-thon design

Origami Lamp

  • Hand turned stem on wood lathe
  • Laser cut origami waterbomb pattern lampshade
  • Designed adjustable color temp and brightness
  • Programmed Arduino, sensor input and LED output

Desk Riser for Game Streamers

  • Conducted observation user research
  • Interviewed users for need finding
  • Identified unmet need for equipment storage
  • Designed flatpack furniture desk add-on


Industrial Design

  • Design Thinking
  • Branding
  • User Experience Research
  • CNC Manufacturing
  • CAD
  • Laser Cutting
  • Woodwork
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Origami Engineering


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • KeyShot
  • SolidWorks
  • Fusion 360
  • nTopology
  • Onshape
  • Zotero


  • Python
  • Java
  • Arduino
  • LaTeX
  • HTML & CSS


  • Project Management
  • Project Documentation
  • Presentation
  • Sketching
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Video Production
  • Print and Web Media


Design Bloc

Fall 2020 - Present ā€” Designer - Wayne Li

  • Instruct students/faculty in design thinking workshops
  • Deliver design thinking course content
  • Design for community client projects

Interactive Product Design Lab

Fall 2021 - Present ā€” Lab Mentor - Noah Posner

  • Guide students to use the resources in the lab
  • Facilitate interactive product skills workshops
  • Lead open-lab lecture events on tech and design


Codecraft Group

Fall 2021 ā€” Research Assistant - Dr. HyunJoo Oh

  • Develop applications for new interactive kirigami prototyping technique
  • Rapid prototype with laser cut materials
  • Document experimentation in peer reviewed paper

SimTigrate Design Lab

Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Research Assistant - Dr. Craig Zimring

  • Assisted the lab in transitioning to a larger team structure
  • Designed the lab's IT infrastructure: communication, tasks, and storage
  • Conducted user research on the faculty members and student employees
  • Evaluated options for available tools
  • Produced a design for a complete system workflow

Georgia Tech Research Institute CIPHER TMPO

Summer 2019 - Student Intern - Dr. Mike Ruiz

  • Prototyped pressure-sensitive piezoelectric floor tiles
  • Collaborated with undergraduate and HS students
  • Developed tiles from 1 tile prototype to a fully functioning grid

Georgia Tech Research Institute ATAS FPTD

Summer 2018 - Student Intern - Dr. Ai-Ping Hu

  • Detected blueberry ripeness with NIR spectroscopy
  • Improved the custom sensor performance to 80+% confidence
  • Miniaturized the device by ~150%


FIRST Robotics Competition

Fall 2015 - Spring 2019 ā€” CEO

  • Captained Fernbank LINKS Robotics in marketing, engineering, communication, and operations
  • Managed team marketing: video production, social media posts, conference tabling
  • Competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition as team 4468
  • Traveled to state and world championship all 4 years
  • Earned Engineering Inspiration and Chairman's awards for STEM education outreach


Fall 2015 - Spring 2019 ā€“ Instructor & Game Announcer

  • Taught middle and elementary students techniques in robot design, programming, and sensor use
  • Volunteer game announcer and master of ceremonies at tournaments
  • Served every team in DeKalb County, GA