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  • Anton Ruckman

    Head of Product Development

    Shenzhen, China

Design Manager/Product Designer with over 18 years experience in different fields of product design and creative industry, currently based in Hong Kong. Extensive experience in both creative and managerial sides of the business along with a strong knowledge of production and established manufacturing contacts in China. Wide knowledge’s of mass production techniques and innovative approach to design. Solid understanding of engineering technical issues / needs, financial, sales, and marketing as related to product design and development.Experienced in HK and PRC corporate environment. Specialties: Design Manager,R&D,Product Design,Apparel,Consumer Electronics,UX,Styling and Engineering.

Work Samples

  • PRODUCT DESIGN 1

  • PRODUCT DESIGN 2

  • APPAREL

Work History

  • Head of Product Development

    • Detekt Design
    • Aug 2016 - Present (1 year 4 months)

    • Coordinate Product Designers and Mechanical Engineers to complete product development projects following a design process and agreed scope of work.
    • Lead efforts with Product Designers and Mechanical Engineers to overcome design challenges and increase work productivity to speed up project schedules.
    • Collaborate with the Electronics Engineers and the Manufacturing team to integrate the product design and solve design challenges.
    • Participate as Project Manager for selected product development projects (including Product Design and Mechanical Engineering activities), directly communicating with Client Managers and team members to deliver deliverables on time and budget.
    • Participate as Sr.Product Designer to directly complete Product Strategy, Product Research also, Product Design work for selected product development projects.
    • Cooperate with the Business Development team to evaluate new potential projects, participate in sales activities and support budgeting for proposals.
    • Develop and improve in-house design process to meet the demands and opportunities of the market

  • Sr.Manager Product Design

    • COSMOSUPPLYLAB LTD.
    • May 2012 - Aug 2016 (4 years 3 months)

    R&D,Product Industrial Design.
    Supplier for accessories to Apple and other mobile technology companies.
    Leading design and development from concept to production.
    Responsibilities Include: R&D/ID Team Management, Project Management,R&D,Production follow up,Conceptual Sketching, CAD Development 2D and 3D, Material Selection

  • Design Director

    • Swissvoice AG- SWISSVOICE HK. Hong Kong
    • Aug 2010 - May 2012 (1 year 9 months)

    Leading design and development from product concept to launch Asia Pacific orientation.Design development of consumer electronic products,electro-acoustics products(cord and mobile phones,headphones,bluetooth accessories,speakers,ect...)
    Responsibilities Include: Project Management, R&D,Vendor Factory visits,Production follow up,Conceptual Sketching, CAD Development 2D and 3D, Prototyping and Fast mock ups, Material Selection

  • Design Manager

    • Starry Ltd., Hong Kong-China
    • Aug 2008 - Aug 2010 (2 years)

    Development of Consumer products,Outdoor adult and children products.
    Clients: Samsonite, Manfrotto, Chicco, Dorel, Maxi-Cosi, Beretta, HAMA,Orange,Toshiba,Fujitsu,Okiedog, Stanley, Combi, Kata.

  • Senior Product Designer

    • Starry Ltd., Hong Kong-China
    • Aug 2007 - Aug 2008 (1 year)

    Design&Development of Consumer products,Outdoor adult and children products.

  • Senior Product Designer

    • Quntz Design
    • Mar 2000 - Aug 2007 (7 years 5 months)

    Specialized in innovative design development of consumer products, electronic high tech products, medical devices. Responsibilities Include: Project Management, R&D, UX,Concept Development, Quick Sketching, CAD Development 2D and 3D, Prototyping and Fast mock ups, Material Selection. Clients: Keter Plastic, ZAG, Ioimage, Elbit Electronics, SUN disk, Vision Map, Magnetico.

  • Owner and Art Director/Designer

    • FAZA Design Atelier
    • Dec 1999 - Aug 2006 (6 years 8 months)

    Design development of Consumer products,Furniture and Light systems.Design concept,style,engineering & materials consulting.
    Managed product design projects from client interaction to conceptual design, from development to production.

  • Lecturer `s Assistent Faculty of Industrial Design.

    • Bezalel Academy of Design and Art.
    • 2005 - 2006 (1 year)
  • Designer

    • IDEA Design
    • Apr 1999 - Mar 2000 (11 months)

    Clients: Coca-Cola, Motorola, Nokia, Bezeq, Bank Hapoalim

  • Art Director

    • Premium marketing
    • 1997 - 1999 (2 years)

    Clients: Proctr & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Orange,Cellcom, Tnuva.

  • Exhibitions Designer -POS

    • Design consultant
    • 1995 - 1997 (2 years)

Education

  • "Bezalael Academy of Art and Design"

    • BA Design Industrial Design
    • 1993 - 1997

Specialties

Awards

2005 Design Award of Best Innovation product, Israel. 2004 The Ministry of Culture and Education of Israel, Award for Industrial Design.

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