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Aaron "tango" Tang
email/ info(a)aarontang.net
phone/ 401.481.5916
web/ hahatango.com

resume/ simple pdf

To Empower Creativity and kick-butt.

Founder: An App to micro-hire creativity for minutues instead of hours to ask the right person "What would they do."

2015-2017, I Said Go, The World
Chief Jumper: A travel project to relearn the world. Cultures, education, startups, food, and everyday people.

2008-2015, litl (Serial Entrepreneurs Incubators), Boston, MA
Chief Disruptor: Experience Design Director. We built compnais every 10 months or so.

2005-always, Creative Consultant
Microsoft, MIT DesignLab, RATP, Phillips, Siemens Medical.

2004, Herbst Lazar Bell, Waltham, MA
Industrial Designer: Lots of Medical Projects.

2003, Design Continuum, West Newton, MA
Industrial Design co-op: Lots of corporate projects.

2003-2007, TED Conference, Monterey, CA
I organized content and pushed lots of buttons.

2002, SONY Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ
Design Consultant: DreamKids Team: Created projects 20 years ahead.

2001, ITEM New Product Development, Providence, RI
Design Intern: Lots of product stuff.

2000, Sagoma Plastics, Biddeford, ME
Design Intern: Everything manufacturing.

2005, Harvard Graduate School of Design, GSD, Cambridge, MA
Master in Design Studies, MDesS, "Product Design in Architecture".

2004-2005 MIT Media Lab, MAS, Cambridge, MA
Tangible Interfaces Studio, Smart Mobilities: Redesign of the Paris Bus system

2002, Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, BFA, "Industrial Design".

2002, Japan: Old and New, an Architectural Tour, Japan, Winter Study Abroad.
Examined historical temples, shrines, architecture, and gardens in Ouda, Kyoto, Seika University, Ise and Osaka.

2001, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Cambridge, MA
MIT Agelab, Researched and developed products for the Activly Aging future.

Curiosity: I ask lots of questions.
Drawing: I'm a visual communicater.
Marketing: Strategies, Positioning, Branding, Advertising, Social. The behavioral stuff.
Materials and Manufacturing: I geeked in this world for a decade.
Hands on Experience: Sculpting, Molding, Buiding with my real hands and big tools.
Problem Finder

Awards & Publications
2010, IDEA/IDSA, Gold Award: litl Webbook Packaging"
2010, IDEA/IDSA, "Bronze Award: litl Webbook"
2010, IDEA/IDSA, "Bronze Award: litl OS"
2010, "iF International Design Award", "litl Webbook Packaging"
2010, ID Annual Design Review, "Honorable Mention: litl Webbook Packaging"
2007, "Best of CES" finalist, "UniCast"
2007, "Popular Mechanics" Editors Choice Award, "UniCast"
2005, CHI Conference, Interative Poster, "Sparks"
2004, "INNOVATIONS", magazine, "BikeBug"
2004, IDEA/IDSA, Silver Award, Design Explorations, "BikeBug"
2002, "Marc Harrison Award" for Excellence in Design and Invention, RISD
2001, "METROPOLIS" (December 2001) project article, "Pen-cell"
2001, "WIRED" (November 2001) project article, "Pen-cell"
1998, National Foundation for the Advancement In the Arts Award (NFAA)
1998, National Scholastic Art and Writing Award
1998, Wichita Art Museum Award
1998, National Art Honor Society
1998, Arts Recognition and Talents Search Award (A.R.T.S)
1997, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Scholar

Other Publication Mentions
Engadget, Gizmodo, WeMakeMoneyNotArt, TheCoolHunter, JoshSpear, YesButNoButYes, Treehugger, Core77, Craftzine, MAKE magazine, LifeHacker, DailyDIY, BoingBoing, StyleHive, Neatorama, WackyInventions, BookofJoe, AmericanInventorSpot, Gearlog, MSNBC.com, BusinessWeek, Elle Quebec, PCMag, Metropolis, WIRED, GigaHz Mag, Concordia Report, Guinness Book of World Records, and much more.

Computer Skills
Solidworks, Freehand, Illustrator, Vellum, Photoshop, Imageready, Premiere, Dreamweaver, and working knowledge in Alias Studio, Pro Engineer

2010, TEDxCambridge, Co-Organizer
2008, Everyday Edisons , PBS TV Show, One of 12 Featured Inventors
2007, Converse Product(RED), 1/100 worldwide artist selected for global awareness project
2006, "American Inventor" TV series on ABC networks (Top 15)
2006-now, Designverb.com, Creator and Editor
2006-2008, PopTech! Conference, Volunteer
2006, Timbuk2 Artist Bag Charity Project
2004-2008, GEL Conference, Volunteer
2004-2006, RISD, Guest design critic for NASA studio, Sophomore Foundations, and Senior Studio
2005, RISD, Advisor to senior project thesis
2003-present, RISD portfolio reviewer

Interests & Hobbies
Violin (13 yrs), Unicycle, Ultimate Frisbee, Singing, Tennis, Traveling, Fishing, Snow Sports, Camping, Drawing, Sculpture, Graphics, Games, Riddles, Puzzles, People, Technology, Food!!!

Recommendations upon request