Steven Enns

Industrial Designer



I have a passion for traditional craft, material exploration, and expertise in a variety of unique materials and processes. I like to keep myself busy in as many different aspects of products as possible; from design and research, to prototyping, production, sales, and promotion.


 Bachelor of Industrial Design: Emily Carr University April 2014


 – Story Creation                    – Prototyping and Modelmaking                    – Market Research                    – Material Research                    – Soft Goods                     – 3D & 2D Rendering

– Leatherwork                    – User Experience                    – Ideation and development                    – 3D Printing, CNC, Lasercutter                    – Patterning                    – Detail-centric design

Software: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Solidworks, Keyshot, Rhino, Arduino, Processing


MakerLabs/Lasercutter Cafe – Shop Technician, Designer, Maker                       Vancouver, BC : Apr. 2014 – Present

  •  Addressing any walk-in customers and jobs, giving tours, doing daily jobs (lasercutting, woodworking, CNC, Painting, general “making”)
  •  Assess design + production of any jobs coming in; provide quotes, the best way to make it, and how to “Do it Yourself.”
  •  Act as a technician for all machines + tools. Watch for safety and assistance opportunities when customers are using the tools.

Hand and Sew Leather Goods – Owner +Maker                                                   Vancouver, BC : Nov. 2012 – Present

  • Personal hobby and small business creating and selling Leather goods and accessories.
  • Over 250 sales, hundreds of followers, and many satisfied customers.
  • All goods are entirely handmade without machinery by myself from start to finish.


Palmer and Sons Leather – Apprenticeship                                               Vancouver, BC : Feb 2013 – Nov. 2013

  • Leather and Woodworking Apprenticeship. Creating high-end leather goods.
  • Learning about Leather, wood, construction, design, pricing, business models, IP and business practices, and customer service.


Emily Carr University – Research Assistant                                                    Vancouver, BC : Mar 2013 – Dec 2013

  • Working with Prof. Helene Day Fraser on CloTHING as Conversation project, researching textile and human form relationships. Looking at how specific clothing can change and influence social interaction.
  • Working with Prof. Christian Blyt to bring his wall-mounted acoustic tiles (Corelam Click) to market. Doing market research in production materials and factories for certain key components.


Valley Fashions– Junior Graphic Designer                                                       Winnipeg, MB : May 2011 – Sept. 2011

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