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Senior product designer
18+ years of experience in product design. I started in the car industry as I love cars and transport design. As a surfer, I moved to the surf industry in 2001 to design bags, accessories, footwear and eyewear for 6 years at Ripcurl, 2 years at O'Neill (management of a design team) and 5 years at Oxbow. From the first sketch including graphic design, to the development in Asia and the photo shooting. I decided to work as a free lance designer and photographer in 2013 to get different challenges and experiences.
2013 - now: DAVID MATEO DESIGN SARL (Free lance) Pataugas: Creation from A to Z of the first luxury bag range: collection plan, design and development, official photo shooting. Also, design and development of the men's shoes collections. Agsportbags: Design and development of a travel bag range: agsportbags.com: Red Dot Design Award 2014 Cooltrap: Cap collection for the United Arab Emirates market (Dubai brand) London Irish: Apparel collection of the famous London rugby club. FreeJump System: Design and development of horse riding gear, also photographer. 2008- 2013: OXBOW Bordeaux (FRA). Senior designer for bags, accessories mainly but also footwear, eyewear and watches for creative directions. Also graphic design. Management, trend boards, sketches, technical drawings, samples development up to production. Frequent travels to Asia for sampling, worldwide meeting and shopping for trends. Jan 2007- Aug 2008: O’NEILL EUROPE Warmond (NL) Management of the bags and accessories design team. Complete design process and development: Trend boards, sketches, tech packs and development in the factories specially in Asia. Worldwide shopping trips for trends and frequent design meetings in California. 2001 to 2006 RIP CURL EUROPE Hossegor (FRA) Product designer: Trend boards, sketches, technical drawings, samples development up to production. Frequent travels to Asia for sampling, worldwide meeting and shopping for trends. FOOTWEAR: summer range 03 with iconic styles like "Rip" and "Carve"(best sales for several seasons) BAGS: 9 collections designed. Technical, travel, urban and Back to school ranges. EYEWEAR: 4 collections: worldwide eyewear design including sunnies, snow goggles, optical and packagings. Iconic style designed such as “Supertube”and technical innovative projects as “third eye”. 1996 to 2001 FAURECIA (3rd automotive supplier worldwide) Paris (FRA) Product designer, interior car department. Project for the world car tradeshow Paris 96 and Frankfurt 97. Projects for Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Mercedes, Audi, Bmw-Rover, Daihatsu, Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Ford. Frequent trips throughout Europe (Audi) and to Detroit USA (Ford) for team work. 1996 PEUGEOT CYCLEUROPE Romilly/Seine (FRA) Product and graphic designer Internship: Range 1997: Frames and accessories design, logos and decorations. EDUCATION 1996 DSAA Design ESAA Troyes FRA 1995 BTS Design R.Loewy La Souterraine FRA 1993 BT apparel industry & tailoring Brémontier Bordeaux FRA 1993 BAC F1 Brémontier Bordeaux FRA COMPUTER SKILLS: Illustrator, Photoshop, Quest PDM, Alias Studio (3D), Free form (3D), Rhinoceros (3D). LANGUAGES : English, French bilingual : Professionnal, shopping and development trips worldwide.Touristic trips throughout Europe, USA, Australia, Asia and Africa. HOBBIES: Photography. I collect various vintage objects including enamelled advertising plates, books, magazines and packagings. Sports : Surf, windsurf, snowboard and skateboard. PLUS: Jury member of the design school Ecole de Conde Creasud Bordeaux (FRA). BAFA (care worker degree), driving licences for cars and boats.
ESAA Troyes France Raymond Loewy La Souterraine France.