www.adachiu.me Ada Chiu believes thoughtful and innovative design with the highest level of craftsmanship can enrich product experiences relevant to the consumer lifestyle. Specialties: - Industrial Design - Concept Design (ideation sketching + form development) - Meticulous design refinement

Work Samples

  • Geo

  • Nest

  • Rest + Recharge

Work History

  • Industrial Design Contractor

    • Coogo Box
    • Jan 2014 - Present (10 months)

    Design research.

    Design concept development through sketching (analog and digital), Solidworks CAD modelling, model-making, user-testing full-scale prototypes, producing final CAD drawings for manufacture, and refine product colour, materials and finishes (CMF).

    Communication with manufacturers in China for design refinement and problem solving.

  • SketchBook Pro Beta Tester

    • Autodesk
    • Jan 2014 - Present (10 months)

    Participate in beta testing of pre-release SketchBook software.

  • Industrial Design Contractor

    • 3DLT
    • Apr 2013 - Dec 2013 (8 months)

    Developed designs for the 3D printing templates marketplace.

    Responsible for CAD modelling in Solidworks, and rendering in KeyShot.

  • Industrial Designer and Research Assistant

    • Slipstream Design
    • Jun 2012 - Mar 2013 (9 months)

    Applied research project in partnership with Emily Carr University.

    Developed design through ideation/sketching, 3D modeling, KeyShot rendering, prototyping, and CAD for costing and fabrication.

    Created presentations, graphic design, and maintained process documentation.

  • Design Researcher

    • BC Women's Hospital Foundation
    • Sep 2011 - Oct 2011 (1 month)

    Design research within the Department of Nursing at Provincial Health Services Authority.

    Optimized patient care time by refining products, experiences, and systems in both industrial and interaction design disciplines.

  • Event Organizer Volunteer

    • Design Thinking unConference
    • Aug 2011 - Aug 2011

    Organized floor plan details with responsibility of event set up and take down.

  • Photographer

    • Sears Canada
    • 2007 - 2007

    Family portrait photographer

Education

  • Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design

    • Bachelor Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2012
  • Steveston London Secondary School

    • 2004 - 2008

Specialties

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