Gabriele is a London based Product Designer who specialises in developing Innovative Products in the field of Inclusive Design. Her design evolves and is realised through User-Centered Research, Interaction and Experimentation. In June 2013, she completed a two year Masters in Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London. Gabriele has exhibited her work Internationally and is a winner of several worldwide exhibitions in Milan, Shanghai and Moscow. EXHIBITIONS: Royal College of Art, Graduation show 2013 / London / 20th-30th June 2013 The (In)visible Design exhibition / Spazio Logotel, Via Ventura 15, Milan Salone / Milan / 9th-14th May 2013 'Friday Late' at V&A / London / 30 November 2012 The CUMULUS 20th Anniversary Exhibition / Shanghai / September 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano / SaloneSatellite / Milan / May 2010 Designboom / MACEF Competition - The Intelligent Hand / January 2010 SaloneSatellite WorldWide Moscow / Russia / October 2009 TALK: Gabriele Meldaikyte's participation at Milan's SaloneSatellite. “It Takes a Bric(k) to Build a House.” / Milan / May 2012 A moderated conversation by Fabio Novembre with designers Sebastian Errazuriz (Chile), Mann Singh (India), Pedro Paulo Franco (Brazil), Zuo Yan (China) and Shahira H. Fahmy (Egypt).

Work Samples

  • Multi-Touch Gestures

  • Single-Handed Cook

  • Create-Play-Learn

Work History

  • Freelance Product Designer

    Proficient in working on a variety of different platforms:
    User-Centered Design & Research
    Inclusive Design
    Healthcare Innovations
    Various Consumer Goods
    FMCG

    I have lead in a number of projects from an early stage of consulting, research & market analysis, ideas generation & development, visualisation to final hand-in.

    Proficient in:
    Solidworks 2014
    Autodest Sketchbook Pro
    Illustrator CS6
    Photoshop CS6
    InDesign CS6

  • Product Design Intern

    Client: SteriLance Medical, China
    SteriLance Medical (SuZhou) Inc. is a medical device manufacturing company that specialises in manufacturing blood lancets and safety scalpels.

    Project: Medical Packaging for hospitals and individual consumers ( for Europe and USA markets )

    Research / Competitive market analysis / Medical packaging concept development and idea generation / Internal reviews / Brainstorming with the client / Collaboration with IDC office in Shanghai / Creating mood boards / Participating in client meetings / Structural packaging development / Graphic style development / 2d presentations (sketching and computer generated) / CS6 Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop / Taking part in team meetings / Meeting high consultancy's standards /

  • User-centered designer & researcher

    Streets Ahead is a group of neighbours in Stockwell, London, with the objective of greening their local urban spaces to create safe places for children to play and neighbours to meet. Elaine Kramer, of Streets Ahead, spoke about how, during this process, they have uncovered local stories and social history, for example, the artist Van Gogh, once lived around the corner. Their challenge, she announced, was for our team to look at how residents could connect their stories past, present and future, to the physical spaces of the local area.

  • Incubator Resident

    I was part of a 3 months Innovation Incubator Residency awarded by InnovationRCA.
    Master-classes and one-to-one coaching sessions with business start-up experts, allowing designers with an early stage ideas to assess their commercial feasibility. Launchpad takes place in the highly charged InnovationRCA Incubator alongside fellows, start-ups, investors, and business experts.
    I have developed a better understanding of the market and opportunity for my proposition. Focused on Business and Production Planing for the design industry, applied market and consumer research analysis strategies. I have developed stronger understanding of the market and product development challenges ahead and a set of valuable contacts to help progress my proposition.

  • User-centered designer & researcher

    Fairley House School provides specialised teaching facilities for the education of children with Dyslexia and other serious learning difficulties. My team's challenge was to conduct a detailed research while observing pupils in a school environment, analysing their behaviour during the classes and communicating with them and their teachers. As a result we came up with learning aids design which help their concentration and improve their level of knowledge and interest in the subject, particularly mathematics.

Education

  • Royal College of Art

    • Master of Arts (MA) Design Products
    • 2011 - 2013
  • Vilnius Academy of Art

    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Design Studies
    • 2005 - 2009

Specialties

Awards

1ST PLACE. ‘SaloneSatellite WorldWide Moscow 2009’ / Designing Wellness/Moscow 3RD PLACE. The CUMULUS 20th Anniversary Exhibition 2010 / Shanghai 3RD PLACE. International kitchen and bathroom contest during Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2010/Milan

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