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  • Chris Buerckner

    Designer and Solidworks modelling expert

    Melbourne, Australia

An Industrial Designer specialising in 3D modelling using Solidworks. Employed full-time as a Product Designer at Quest Payment Systems and currently co-ordinate and teach a class called CAID to CAM at RMIT University in the Industrial Design program. I also consult for the POS industry and a freelance client list built up over several years. I have a developing interest in business, residential property, engineering, health and renewable energy and am looking to learn and build on these interests in the coming years. With well rounded design skills I'm easily able transfer design and detail across software programs for manufacturing and presentation purposes. I am a highly efficient and habitual person and take enjoyment from developing processes to assist with business workflow.

Work Samples

  • Tactica Original

  • Sonos Modular Display

  • AIC Crescent

Work History

  • Product Designer

  • Senior Design Consultant

    • Informed Design
    • Richmond, Australia
    • Aug 2013 - Present (4 years 4 months)

    Currently working with Informed Design on a contract basis as a Senior Consultant since March 2017
    Previously as the Senior Industrial Designer I was responsible for:
    - concept creation and development - concept presentation - design detailing - project management - quality control systems - packaging - management of QC staff - website and social media management - prototyping - production drawings & artwork

    Our designs cover a wide range of industries and aim to increase product exposure and sales for our customers

  • Sessional Lecturer - CAID to CAM

    Sessional Lecturer - CAID to CAM (1st Year Subject)
    The Position is a part of the Industrial Design Bachelor Program
    In this role I create and manage the delivery & assessment of projects based around Solidworks and 3d Modelling from the angle of an Industrial Designer. I've been in this role for 8 years and have had a major part in the development and refinement of the coursework in that time.

  • Freelancer

    • Berkna design & product imagery
    • Nov 2007 - Present (10 years 1 month)

    Have worked on a wide range of self-initiated projects and a variety of smaller projects for individuals and small design and manufacturing companies such as Simone LeAmon and Rakumba

  • Industrial Designer

    • Chijoff + Co
    • Melbourne, Australia
    • Nov 2007 - 2017 (10 years 1 month)

    Freelance Industrial Designer for Chijoff + Co
    Specialising in 3D CAD Modelling using Solidworks

    My experience with Chijoff + Co extends back to 2007 and has continued intermittently since

  • Industrial Designer

    • Active Display Group
    • Mar 2011 - Aug 2013 (2 years 5 months)

    Active-Adval is Australia's largest POS Display and Signage organisation, offering an extensive range of in-house services, products and facilities that are unrivalled in Australia

    Active-Adval holds Quality Accreditations for all of our business systems to the exacting ISO 9001:2008 standard which is a customer-focused International standard for business excellence.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Gush Creative
    • May 2010 - Feb 2011 (9 months)

    employed as a Junior Industrial Designer, at Gush Creative, innovation breeds success. We cover fresh point of purchase outcomes, create unique retail products and develop creative visual solutions


    In my 10 months at the company I worked on a range of POS projects and also some product design work

  • Industrial Designer

    • WingID
    • Aug 2009 - Feb 2010 (6 months)

    freelancing for WingID on the FoodWorks Viva project

  • Design Consultant / Teacher

    • Kangan Batman TAFE
    • Apr 2008 - Oct 2008 (6 months)

    Worked as a Design Consultant and Teacher within the PDM Challenge run by Kangan Batman TAFE.

    I taught a group of VCAL and VCE students at Sunbury Downs College and St. Bernards College over 3 school terms

    The Program culminated in an Expo for each of the participating schools where Industry was invited to attend and prizes were awarded to the best design solutions


  • RMIT University

    • Bachelor Industrial Design
    • 2004 - 2007



'Lepidoptera' was awarded the Major Prize of the Cecile and Colin Rigg Award, 2009 (work in colloboration with Simone LeAmon)