Raiden Todd

Industrial Designer

  • Relevant Experience: 1 year

  • Education:
    B.S. Industrial Design, Concentration in Mechanical Engineering - Metropolitan State University of Denver

Experience in the field

When I was attending college, I worked at the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute in Denver. During that time, I worked on three separate projects for Lockheed Martin (Orion Space Model, AMC Drone Project, and Digital Skills Capstone). Then in March 2022 I started my internship with Tensentric as an industrial designer. Starting in August 2022 I transitioned to a full-time industrial designer at Tensentric!

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

I really enjoy every aspect of working at tensentric! The people are amazing, from top to bottom this company feels like a family. The work is so rewarding, designing devices that help improve our user’s lives is very fulfilling work. Lastly the food, we are spoiled with catered lunches and a breakroom that is always full of snacks!

If you couldn’t be an engineer, what would you be? Why?

I think that I would be a 3D Animator! I love movies and really enjoying seeing my ideas come to life in CAD. So, if I was not able to be an engineer then that’s what I would want to do.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

I studied mechanical engineering for three years before switching to industrial design, so a unique part of my skill set is being creative like a designer but grounding my ideas like an engineer. I have also worked in the wedding industry for a long time, and it cultivated my ability to communicate with clients and problem solve quickly.

What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?

I really enjoy sports, movies, cars/motorcycles, and technology! I played sports my whole life, so it has been an interesting transition to “beer” leagues. I love racing and action sports, whether its watching formula one, or attending Thunder Valley I like the rush of it all. I geek-out about new technology and the latest n greatest designs.

If you could work on any type of medical device project, what would it be and why?

I would really like to work on an augmented reality device! Designing the user interface and robotics involved would be incredible. Especially if it was designed for surgeries, creating a device that can help mitigate risks and mistakes making surgeries safer would be very cool.

If you could go back in time, where and what time would you travel to and why?

If I could go back in time, I would go back to the 80’s when cruising was legal in Longmont. My parents used to tell me stories about cruising Main Street and how fun it was, I would love to see what it was like back then.