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  • Jr Neville Songwe

    Industrial Designer

    Providence, RI

I am a confident, highly motivated, talented product and business development professional with broad experience in the U.S., Africa, Europe and Asia. I have over 10 years of practical hands-on product design and entrepreneurial experience. I am proficient in managing large multi-disciplinary teams to deliver complex, multi-faceted projects. I combine excellent strategic planning abilities with strong scope management skills to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. I hold a Bachelors in Fine Art, a Master in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design and four utility patents. I am fluent in English, Italian and French. Currently, I am the Principal of a product design firm, Joneso Design, and the Executive Director of Urban Ventures Inc., a state funded non-profit organization, providing entrepreneurship assistance. I have won several awards for my designs including the prestigious President Scholar and Industrial Design RISD Faculty Award. I have been featured in several national media outlets including CNN “The Next Big Thing”. I have guest-lectured at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to undergraduates and graduates students.

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- 2005 - RISD - Industrial Design Faculty Award - 2003 - 2005 - RISD - President Scholar - 1997 - 2000 - ADISU Scholarship