A multifaceted designer with a Bachelor of Industrial Design (First-Class Honours) and 8 years of experience working with international studios on award winning designs, from a diverse range of industries including furniture, electronics, toys, extreme sports, photography, transport, P.O.P. and social media.  I enjoy creating aesthetically beautiful; viable and effective products, combing the new with the old, all in an openly creative environments, with a focus on spawning fresh ideas. Being a proactive, highly organized free thinker, who works well under pressure, my strength lies in the ability to span the full 360 degree spectrum of projects and media.

Work Samples

  • Furniture

  • Transport

  • Photography

Work History

  • Art Director | Graphic Designer

    • Graphically Correct Media - GCM
    • Dec 2011 - Present (2 years 9 months)

    Clients
    Splendido, Nota Bene, Quinn's Steakhouse (IEHG), Shopsy's Deli, The Princess Margaret Cancer foundation, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

    Engaging in conceptual brainstorms and idea generation
    Developing concepts for print, broadcast, digital and online media
    Regularly collaborating with a copywriter
    Supervision of photo shoots, illustrators and designers
    Prepping digital files to hand over to production before printing

  • Photographer

    • Nathan Mills Photography
    • 2007 - Present (7 years)

    www.nathan-mills.com

  • Freelance Designer

    • Nathan Mills Design
    • 2005 - Present (9 years)

    Freelance Designer (Graphic & Industrial Design)

    Services:

    Industrial Design:
    Mock-up & prototypes
    Research and concept generation
    3D/2D CAD - Solidworks
    Brand strategy
    Brand identity
    Real world 3D renderings
    Human factors studies


    Graphic Design:
    Photoshop manipulation
    Developing Flash animations
    Developing initial concepts for print, broadcast, digital and online media
    Developing original layouts or modifying existing designs
    Participation in client presentations
    Prepping digital files to hand over to production before printing
    Engaging in conceptual brainstorms and idea generation
    Developing concepts for print, broadcast, digital and online media
    Collaborating with a copywriter
    Supervision of photo shoots, illustrators and designers

  • Industrial Designer

    • Apparatus Inc.
    • Dec 2010 - Mar 2011 (3 months)

    Freelance
    A boutique design consultancy focusing on product and sporting equipment design.

    Clients
    Red Bull, Kobo Inc., Scott, Salomon

    Mock-up & prototypes
    Research and concept generation
    Human factors studies, trend analysis
    3D/2D CAD - Solidworks
    Brand strategy
    Brand identity

  • Graphic Designer

    • FORMER03
    • Oct 2009 - Oct 2010 (1 year)

    Munich based multimedia design company.

    Clients
    Sony, DATEV, BMW, Audi, Commerzbank

    Real world 3D renderings
    Photoshop manipulation
    Developing Flash animations
    Developing initial concepts for print, broadcast, digital and online media
    Developing original layouts or modifying existing designs
    Participation in client presentations
    Prepping digital files to hand over to production before printing

  • Industrial Designer

    • Schionning Designs
    • Aug 2006 - Feb 2008 (1 year 6 months)

    Working as a multihull yacht designer:

    Study design proposals and specifications to establish basic
    characteristics of craft.

    Working with marine engineers and boat building personnel
    to establish arrangement propulsion machinery, ventilating
    systems, refrigeration equipment, piping.

    Design complete hull and superstructure according to
    specifications and test data, in conformity with standards of
    safety, efficiency, and economy.

    Oversee construction and testing of prototypes at Australia
    and Southeast Asian factories.

    Design layout of craft interior and exterior.
    Developing concepts through various forms of media
    Custom/modifying existing designs
    Advanced CATIA surface modelling
    Participation in client presentations
    Supervision of photo shoots

  • Industrial Designer

    • Design Resource, TDI Transportation Design International
    • May 2006 - Jul 2006 (2 months)

    Freelance
    An award winning product design consultancy.

    Working with a team of designers developing a variety of products from waterproof torches (Dolphin), train interiors (City Rail), POP displays and variety of children's toys (Disney).

    Prototyping foam models
    Research and concept generation
    Human factors studies
    Product graphics
    POP Displays
    Lighting designs

  • Industrial Designer

    • RPC Technologies Pty Ltd
    • Nov 2005 - Jan 2006 (2 months)

    Freelance
    RPC Transport design, manufacture and supply an extensive range of interior and exterior components for the transport sector.

    Developing engineering drawings to Australian standards
    Mocking up layouts in Solidworks
    Photoshop renderings of parts for client presentations
    Photoshop manipulation for on the fly idea generation

Education

  • University Of Newcastle, Australia

    • Bachelor of Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2005

Specialties

Awards

Press: Core 77 Elite Choice Furniture Fashion NOTCOT Solidworks.com 2 Modern Blog

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