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  • Chris Buerckner

    Senior Industrial Designer at Informed Design

    Melbourne, Australia

I am an Industrial Designer specialising in 3d modelling using Solidworks. Currently working in the Point of Purchase industry and Lecturing in a class called CAID to CAM at RMIT University. I also undertake my own projects and assist clients with their technical documentation and modelling of their projects, often in close collaboration. I have well rounded design skills and knowledge that enables me to easily transfer design and detail across software programs for manufacturing and presentation purposes. Years spent lecturing at RMIT combined with previous roles in retail and customer service have enabled my communication skills to develop to a point where I am very comfortable dealing directly with clients and manufacturing specialists If you have a project that requires the skills or knowledge that I possess, please feel free to contact me as I love being involved in a wide variety of projects

Work Samples

  • Rakumba Lighting

  • Lepidoptera Chair - Rigg Award 2009

Work History

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Informed Design
    • Richmond, Australia
    • Aug 2013 - Present (3 years 10 months)

    As the Senior Designer I am 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.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Chijoff + Co
    • Nov 2007 - Present (9 years 7 months)

    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

  • Freelancer

    • Berkna design & product imagery
    • Nov 2007 - Present (9 years 7 months)

    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

    • 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)