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  • David Lahoud

    Student at University of Technology, Sydney

    Sydney, Australia

As an Industrial Designer I'm often asked what that profession involves. I give the usual spiel of "aesthetic design", "function vs form", and of how awesome and popular 3D printing is right now. But in that brief conversation I rarely get to explain my passions in detail. I love making things. Making and retrofitting solutions and creative ideas that just make sense and work, and as a bonus; look amazing. Few things satisfy me more than the honesty of exposed materials, solid tactile feedback on moving parts, and tight tolerances. There's something very wholesome and fulfilling about converting a thought and idea into a very real and working object. I'm dedicated and serious about my craft, get a thrill from demolishing deadlines and love revisiting previously finished items for further improvement. I enjoy teaching practical model making skills, hanging out in the workshop, providing consult for projects big and small, and conceptualizing impossible ideas with my colleagues. I regularly compete in wood-chopping competitions, fitness training, attend live music events and can devour a good book within a few days. I am always keen to pour my energy into new projects.

Work Samples

  • Stubby EDC - Commission for Client

  • Student "Energise" Lighting Concept

  • Jawbone Era Charging Cradle Redesign

Work History

  • Sales Representative

    • Optus
    • Castle Hill, Australia
    • Apr 2014 - Present (3 years 7 months)

    - Offering NPS winning customer service for all customers and all enquiries.
    - Selling and promoting the latest technologies and designs in the smart phone market and combining them with competitive deals for the customer.
    - Offering in-house technical knowledge and expertise for every product in the store.
    - Managing and auditing stock levels and inventory movement in and out of the store.

  • Industrial Design Student

    • Lahoud ID
    • Mar 2012 - Present (5 years 8 months)

    Offering commission work and design consultation for those with an idea wanting to bring it to life.
    Primarily based online, I offer a few packages including consultation, idea refinement, CAD 3D models, technical drawings, photo-realistic renders and guidance on all things Industrial Design.


  • University of Technology, Sydney

    • Bachelor of Integrated Product Design Product and Industrial Design
    • 2014 - Currently Enrolled

    Currently studying my Honours Project Year, focusing on flexible lighting solutions. UTS offers a comprehensive degree in Product and Industrial Design, covering skills such as problem-identification, solution conceptualization, traditional sketching, foam model making, prototyping and electronic communication skills such as CAD design and Adobe Suite software proficiency.

  • University of Western Sydney

    • Bachelor of Industrial Design Industrial and Product Design
    • 2012 - 2014

    UWS offered a fundamental course on Industrial Design and the skills required to conceptualize, create and prototype static and working models. This involved traditional skills such as hand-sketching, form finding foam sculpting, and electronic 2D and 3D communication skills.