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  • Jamie Ibbett

    Design Consultant

    Toronto, ON

Graduated from the Institute of Design in Umeå, Sweden (1999). Design opportunities have taken me to Italy and other places within Europe. 2002 Joined Magna International’s R&D team heading the Industrial design team. Later become a certified instructor for Alias. Worked as the Lead Designer for Alto Design, during which time won a Gold IDSA award. Recently formed BlueForm Design. Currently teach part time at Humber College of Applied Technology.

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Jamie Ibbett Cell # 289 221 8377 Email: jibbett@blueformdesign.com Identifying the route of a problem through holistic approaches to research and investigation forms the foundation of my design process. Although creativity is my biggest strength, my ability to show this through sketching or digital means is essential when communicating new ideas. Articulating new ideas and nurturing creativity within any environment requires me to be both personable and emphatic. Industrial design is a profession that requires me to learn new things all of the time; which is the primary reason why I enjoy it. Most importantly though I feel that a strong humanitarian based ethical stance is essential above all else. Work Experience Present Humber College (Toronto, Canada) Currently teaching ergonomics and system design courses. 2007-2009 OCAD (Toronto, Canada) Professor engaged to teach the core 3rd year Industrial design course. 2008-2009 iDAPT Toronto Rehabilitation (Toronto, Canada) At iDAPT I was engaged as a senior designer on a variety of health care related proof of concept projects. 1998-Present Apparatus Inc (Toronto, Canada) I have been working on a freelance basis with a variety of sport related projects for Apparatus Inc. 2004-2005 Bigknowledge (Montreal, Canada) Employed as the Creative Director managing the creative content of a variety of e-learning solutions. 2003-2004 Alto design (Montreal, Canada) Originally hired as a senior designer and was later appointed as the studio Lead Designer. Clients ranged from the medical industry, house-hold products, to sports equipment. In 2005, one of my projects was awarded a Gold IDSA award, under the design exploration category. 2003 Bombardier (Valcourt, Canada) Employed on a contract basis to assist both the Ski Doo and ATV side of the recreational product design business. Sketching and concept generation formed the backbone of various designs and usable intellectual property. 2000-2002 (ongoing working relationship) Alias / Autodesk (Toronto, Canada) Employed as a certified Autodesk consultant. I have maintained a working relationship with Autodesk, providing update training and working with the development team. Currently I am developing an online automotive ‘how too’ demo for YouTube and Vimeo environments. 1999-2000 Magna International Inc. Research & Development (Aurora, Canada) As part of the corporate R&D team, developed intellectual property within the automotive field. Developed methods for capturing such material from within the employee base of the company. 1998-1999 Nya Perspektiv (Göteborg, Sweden) Worked as a designer generating design concepts and CAD geometries. Combined traditional design techniques (sketching, ideation) with Alias CAD methods in the field of product and transportation design. A current example of a vehicle I worked on is the A34D and A40D Volvo Articulated Haulers. Education 1996-98 Institute of Design (Umeå, Sweden) First year studied Advanced product design, graduated with a masters in fine arts after two years in Transportation Design (MFA). 1992-96 Ontario College of Art and Design (Canada) (A.O.C.A.D) Certificate specializing in Industrial Design (product design). Graduated with a scholarship for Visual material backed up with written material for my final thesis work. 1985-89 Hereford Comprehensive (Grimsby, England) Completed 9x G.C.S.E’s. 1980-85 Grimsby College of Art (Grimsby, England) Spent five years studying art and sculpture on a part time basis. From the age of 11 I studied classical fine arts in the evenings. This would later form a foundation in my artistic career. Technical Experience • PC, Macintosh, and Unix based systems, Mac OS X. • Understand various methods of communication between different CAD packages and Alias throughout the design process. • Trained in Milling, scanning and reverse engineering practices. • Proficient in the modeling, finished rendering, and animation phases of Alias product development. Possess 11 years experience with the software. • Completed Level 2, and 3 design course, Animation for Design, and certified to teach Level 2 Design. Edited and revised all current Studio courses for the education department at Alias|Wavefront now Autodesk. • Trained and certified to use Faro scanning arm (certified Basic CAM2 Measure), in addition have basic CNC milling training. • Have taught basic Rhino, and understand its strengths and weaknesses. • Worked with, and understand Solid Works as a companion to NURBS surfacing. • Understand and have practical working experience with various rapid prototyping systems. • Educated in wood, metal, plastic and fabric workshop environments.


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