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Tynan Purdy


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


Design Bloc

Fall 2020 - Present ā€” Designer - Wayne Li

  • Teach students and faculty design thinking to implement design in their professions
  • Assist teaching service design in community co-design course
  • Co-designed community brand for the Historic Hunter Hills neighborhood

Interactive Product Design Lab

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

  • Guide multidisciplinary students to use the resources in the lab in their interactive projects
  • Facilitate interactive product skills workshops for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Lead open-lab lecture events on tech and design to enrich the campus design community


Codecraft Group

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

  • Developed applications for interactive kirigami prototyping such as folding PC mouse
  • Rapid prototyped with laser cut materials to experiment with kirigami properties
  • Co-Author of Kirisense: Making Rigid Materials Bendable and Interactive, under review

SimTigrate Design Lab

Fall 2019 - Undergraduate Research Assistant - Dr. Craig Zimring

  • Assisted the lab in transitioning to a larger team structure
    • Lead user research with the faculty and student employees to understand workflows
    • Evaluated options for available tools to suit the needs of the whole team
    • Designed team operation system, affording communication, tasks, and file storage

Georgia Tech Research Institute CIPHER TMPO

Summer 2019 - Student Intern - Dr. Mike Ruiz

  • Prototyped pressure-sensitive piezoelectric floor tiles for large scale room security system
  • Collaborated with vertically integrated team of undergraduate and HS students
  • Scaled prototype from 1 to a fully functioning grid of 9 tiles

Georgia Tech Research Institute ATAS FPTD

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

  • Detected blueberry ripeness with NIR spectroscopy for farmers to distinguish ripe vines
  • Improved the custom sensor performance to 80+% confidence
  • Miniaturized Arduino-controlled device form by ~150%


FIRSTĀ® Robotics Competition

Fall 2015 - Spring 2019 ā€” CEO

  • Captained Fernbank LINKS Robotics team in marketing, engineering, communication, and operations
  • Managed team marketing: video production, social media posts, conference tabling to facilitate sponsorship, recruiting, and award submissions
  • Earned Engineering Inspiration and Chairman's awards for STEM education outreach, advancing to state and world championships all 4 years


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


Industrial Design

Design Thinking, Branding, Community Design, 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


Project Organization, Project Documentation, Presentation, Sketching, Rapid Prototyping, Video Production, Print and Web Media