Junji Kawabe was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from a Chinese mother and a Japanese father. He studied in Japan and USA, completed B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Master in Industrial Design at North Carolina State University.

Work Samples

  • 2009

  • 2006-2008

  • air_bulance

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Lenovo
    • Jun 2011 - Present (3 years 1 month)

    Design ranges of accessory for PC and mobile devices.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Freelance Designer
    • Feb 2009 - May 2011 (2 years 3 months)

    Products are simply varieties of medium to deliver and amplify unique experiences, thoughts, and emotions.

  • Design Consultant

    • Product Design
    • Feb 2007 - Jun 2007 (4 months)

    Designed and proposed a concept for a countertop fruit preservation home appliance that utilizes a technique devised by a sponsoring entrepreneur.

  • Aerospace engineer

    • IHI Aerospace Engineering Co., Ltd.
    • Dec 2000 - Dec 2002 (2 years)

    +Development of testing facility for Space Shuttle payload bay module
    +R&D in space system

  • Lab technician

    • International Testing & Engineering Services Co., Ltd.
    • Jul 1996 - Mar 1997 (8 months)

    +Analyzed faulty semiconductor devices through use of scanning electron microscope
    +Prepared reports (for clients) and training manuals

Education

  • North Carolina State University

    • Master Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2008

    Franklin Bost Industrial Design Fellowship 2006 & 2007

  • North Carolina State University

    • Bachelor Aerospace engineering
    • 1994 - 2000

Specialties

Awards

2010 MACEF DESIGN AWARD Shortlist 2009 Peroni Nastro Azzurro Blue Ribbon Design Awards Finalist 2006 & 2007 L. Franklin Bost Industrial Design Fellowship

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