"The simples way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction." - John Maeda
Alexandru-Valentin Harapu 27 Bjurholmsplan, Stockholm
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profile Consumer Product Design graduate with a great variety of skills and experience gained in different work environments. Currently seeking a place to apply and further develop these skills. My strong point is invention, and my next step is innovation. My knowledge of exact science usually blends with the concepts behind the products I create.
‘09-‘11 Design student (cont.) at Architecture and Urban Planning Institute “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest
Skills developed: 3D printing, and milling on CNC routers (Roland MDX-540 and others)
’08-’09 BA (Hons) Consumer Product Design at Coventry University
Skills and achievements: gained lot of teamwork experience on a wheelchair development project, which was geared towards research and focus group activities.
graduated with a BA from Coventry University.
’05-’08 Design student at Architecture and Urban Planning Institute “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest
Skills developed: interior design and space ergonomic
product design (consumer, furniture, packaging etc.) with strong emphasis on form/function
web design (html, flash), graphic design (Adobe suite)
CAD modeling using a wide array of software: AutoCad, 3DS Max, Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Keyshot
’00 –’05 Computer Science at “Matei Basarab” College, Rm. Valcea, Romania
Skills and achievements: computer programming (QBasic, TurboPascal and C++)
4th place at a national programming and math competition
strong knowledge of computer architecture
‘11 entered the APMR design contest for the second time
‘09 entered the MACEF “Beyond Silver” design competition via the Designboom website
‘08 first entry in the APMR (Romanian Furniture Producers Association) design contest
’08 qualified for final 10 submissions in the Filter Design contest, which granted me free access to a design workshop !!! held by !!!
‘07-‘08 a joint concept with Irina Giuglea was featured in the “Festival of Light” design exhibition. Our product was featured in the Casa Lux magazine, which led to the creation of a second, custom styled product for a private customer.
Mr. P. Barker (Tutor) Coventry Universtiy
Ing. R. Comsa (Tutor) University of Architecture and Urban Planning “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest