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  • Fraser Leid

    Industrial Designer

    London, United Kingdom

Work Samples

  • VITRUS // Hygiene Multitool

  • ERS // Energy Recovery Lamp

  • Sketchbook // 2017

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Space VR
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Jan 2017 - Present (5 months)
  • Industrial Designer

    Collaborating with Professor Les Wynn, Manager of Experience Design of HCL, Europe, to develop an integrated need discovery system for the disadvantaged.

  • Industrial Design Representative

    • Herman Miller
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Feb 2016 - Dec 2016 (10 months)

    Worked in close collaboration with Herman Millers leading product development specialist.
    - Designed the Nika Stool, an enriching piece of furniture for rural school children.

  • Industrial Designer

    I was contacted by RSF’s Director of Business Development and Marketing, Jake Rheude, and tasked with an opportunity to collaborate on various articles, providing insight into the future development of drone technology. We are currently developing a plausible solution for an efficient package delivery drone.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Space VR
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Sep 2015 - Aug 2016 (11 months)

    Worked directly with SpaceVR's Electrical Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, CTO and CEO.
    - Designed the worlds first Virtual Reality Satellite - Overview One
    - Designed 6U and 3U configurations of VR Gaming Satellites

  • Industrial Design Consultant

    • Arlo Skye
    • New York, NY
    • Mar 2015 - May 2015 (2 months)

    Worked directly with Arlo Skye's CEO.
    - Designed a sophisticated, affordable, modern carry-on suitcase.

Education

  • University of Hertfordshire - United Kingdom

    • Bachelors of Science (First Class Honours) Industrial Design / Product Design
    • 2015 - 2017

    My arrival to the United Kingdom was an entirely new chapter in my life as well as my design progression. My influences changed, my outlook changed and my perspective changed. In many ways I was able to take a step back and appreciate brevity, which in turn produced an approach that was more refined. Through this process, I’ve developed a passion for personal projects with a belief that a great design follows with a great narrative.

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology - South Africa

    • Diploma Industrial Design (Undergraduate)
    • 2012 - 2014

    After spending two years studying under a fascinating group of lecturers and an amazing class, I learnt a myriad of skills that I would be lost without today. Not only were the lessons incredibly pivotal towards my progression as a designer, they also moulded my understanding and perception of how important design is in our daily lives. Living in Cape Town for twenty-one years embedded the importance of diversity and culture in my psyche. Without it, there is no inspiration and in a creative space, these factors are an absolute necessity.

Specialties

Awards

CREATIVEPOOL Top 25 Automotive Designer - Placed 1st Top 25 Industrial Designer - Placed 1st Top 25 Product Designer - Placed 2nd BEHANCE: - I.D. Magazine - Industrial Design Served - ArtCenter Collective Gallery - Student Show - Product Design FINALIST ESKOM EELDC Innovation Award (2014)

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