Andrea Ponti is a Hong Kong based Italian Industrial Designer specializing in everyday life-enhancing electronics who has developed hundreds of products currently on the market. Born in Cagliari, Italy, in 1985, he has lived in Japan from 2006 to 2013. Fascinated by the artful simplicity yet sophisticated rationality of Japanese design, he left his home country to carry out innovative stylistic research in Japan, after graduating in industrial design from the Politecnico in Milan, Italy. A researcher and freelance designer at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, he has been on numerous internship programs with leading transportation and consumer electronics companies (Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi Electric). For several years, he has worked in renowned design firms in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, learning directly from contemporary Japanese design leaders. Andrea has also organized many exhibits and events for the Salone del Mobile Milan, a leading international furniture and design show in Italy. In 2012 he has established Ponti Design Studio Ltd. and moved to Hong Kong on May 2013. Currently Art Director and Chief Designer with Pineway Asia Ltd and Innopocket, he collaborates with several Italian and international design companies and fashion houses. His creations are published in the major trade media.

Work Samples

  • INNOPOCKET: Aluminum Bumper for iPhone 5

  • FUSION: Japanese Wooden Knives

  • CASE LOGIC: Aluminum Earphones

Work History

  • Freelance Designer & Consultant

    Industrial Design, Product Design

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Ponti Design Studio Ltd.
    • Mar 2013 - Present (1 year 4 months)

    CEO / Chief Designer

  • Senior Industrial Designer & Design Consultant

    • Space Magic Mon Co.,
    • Sep 2010 - Mar 2013 (2 years 6 months)

    Industrial Design, Packaging and Graphic Design, Branding and Art Direction

  • Industrial Designer

    • Hers Experimental Design Laboratory / Metaphys
    • Apr 2009 - Sep 2010 (1 year 5 months)

    Industrial Design, Packaging and Graphic Design, Branding and Art Direction

  • Industrial Designer

    • Paolo Schianchi Architecture Studio
    • Jan 2007 - Jan 2008 (1 year)

    Industrial and Product Design, Packaging and Graphic design

  • Industrial Designer / Internship

    • Mitsubishi Electric
    • Jul 2007 - Aug 2007 (1 month)

    Industrial Design Internship (Elevator, Escalator, Air Conditioning, Electronic Devices)

  • Industrial Designer / Workshop

    • Honda Motors
    • May 2007 - Jun 2007 (1 month)

    Honda Motors Summer Workshop Program: Industrial and Trasportation Design

Education

  • Kyushu University

    • Industrial Design Reseacher Industrial and Product Design
    • 2008 - 2009
  • Politecnico di Milano

    • Master's degree Industrial and Product Design
    • 2006 - 2008
  • Politecnico di Milano

    • Bachelor's degree Industrial and Product Design
    • 2003 - 2006

Specialties

Awards

2013: Jamco International Design Award / First Prize 2012: LG Mobile Design Competition / Winner / Grand Prize 2011: Comieco Design for Expo 2013 / Finalist 2011: Fujitsu Design Award / Finalist 2010: Toyota Kyushu Card Design Award / Finalist 2010: Dyson Design Award / Finalist

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