Thank you for taking the time to review my LinkedIn profile. My name is Fredrik Perman and I’m an Industrial Designer with 19 years of professional working experience. I consider myself to have a broad range of knowledge and expertise in the fields of design, product development and manufacturing. Born and raised in Sweden, I attended Tumba Graphics Centre School of Design, where I got a 3-year degree in Graphic Communication. After a very successful internship during my last year of design school, I started my career as an advanced photo retouch artist at a Stockholm advertising firm. From 1998-1999, I received a full scholarship by my employer at the time, to attend School of Communication Arts (now Living Arts College) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Here, I learned 3D computer arts and animation and was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement Merit Award”. After school, I came back to Sweden to utilize these newly gained 3D skills, in the field of advertising. In 2002 I moved back to the US permanently and got hired as a Product Designer for a New Jersey based contract manufacturing company. This introduced me to the world of Industrial Design and the overseas manufacturing process. Five years later, in 2007, after being promoted to Creative Director and later a VP of Operations position, I decided to strike out on my own and founded The Product Farm. I relocated my business to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2008 and have now gained 14 years of product design and development experience, along with 7 years of e-commerce sales and social media marketing of my own line of products. Specialties: Product development, conceptual thinking, innovation, design, art direction, branding and being a dad. Hobbies: Watch and play basketball, movies, gardening, innovation, building things and spending time with friends and family. Noteworthy: Completed Swedish Military Service as part of a Sanitation, Fire & Rescue Unit. Fluent in Swedish and English.
Coroflot All-Stars list November 10th 2008 2000 School of Communication Arts Demo reel honored as top 5 through school history 1992-2000 1999 School of Communication Arts "Outstanding Achievement Merit Award"