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Nganga Villa Ismael
Industrial, Product and footwear Designer
My pervasive theme throughout my work is to create products which have a strong concept able to bring functionality and emotionally to the consumer. My primary focus in design is to create superior functionality as well as smart/beautiful products which will positively impact people’s day-to-day lives.
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EDUCATION 1997 - 2004 ENSCI Les Ateliers (French National Institute for Advanced Studies in Industrial Design, Paris, France) DA Industrial Product Design (Post-graduate degree equivalent to M.A.) January - August 2000 Kingston University (London, England) Exchange program in furniture design session 1994 - 1997 ENSAAMA Ecole Boulle (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Arts, Paris, France) Diploma « BacF12 » (Bachelor of Applied Arts) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Footwear Designer Adidas Original, herzogenaurach, Germany (september 2010 to present) Freelance designer / Consultant Product, Graphic, Brand, Story telling Self-employed, Erlangen, Germany (October 2009 to present) Footwear and Product Designer Lafuma, Lyon, France (July 2007 to september 2009) Industrial Designer Bresslergroup Design Agency, Philadelphia, USA (September 2006 to june 2007 ) Footwear designer ElanPolo Paris Inc, Puteaux, France (January 2006 - September 2006 ) Product designer Freelance (February 2005 - January 2006 ) Global design for a new French eyewear brand for 2006 : brand graphic identity and products design Advanced Product and trends designer Decathlon Design Center, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France (September 2004 - January 2005 ) - Soccer’s Graphic and Product Designer for Kipsta - Trends Designer & Planner for Kipsta (Basketball, Soccer, Rugby, Volleyball, Handball, Baseball, Football and Kricket brand) for Summer 2006 - Responsible for development of 2006 colorways for men’s, women’s and children’s basketball shoes at Kipsta design team. Advanced Product designer Decathlon Design Center, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France (August 2004 ) - defining Kalenji actual design Identity Trends designer Decathlon Design Center, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France (February/ July 2004 ) - Trends and views Designer for sports shoes in all Decathlon’s sports practises for 2006 - Create marketing tools and rules which are use for to enhance Decathlon shoe’s image in the actual shoe's market Motion and Graphic Designer February 2003 (Vidéo Design, Brussels, Belgium). - conception of a night show for the Social Housing Exhibition, March to September 2003, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium Graphic Designer Freelance (August/ October 2002 ) Illy Café (Trieste, Italie) Conception of the TWAS Award Identity Graphic Designer Appel d’Aire, Paris (April/ June 2002 ) Product Designer Feelance for Southwing Paris/ Barcelona,Spain, (Aout 2001/ Février 2003) Motion and Graphic Designer Vidéo Design, Paris, France (June- Sept 2001) « Swallowed up memory of Brunei » exhibition, September 2001 to January 2002, Conciergerie de Paris, client : FINA Elf COMPUTER SKILLS Rhinoceros 3.0 Solidworks (Mid level) Alias Studio (Mid Level) Alias Image Studio Artlantis Realist rendering Photoshop Illustrator Realist rendering 2D Freehand Alias SketchBook Pro Quark x-press, Director, Knowledge in Flash