Experience: 9 years of extensive experience in the following areas: 1. Global Exposure in Usability research and analysis 2. Human Factors considerations in product design 3. Industrial Design Styling 4. User Interface Design Project Manager - Industrial Design at HCL Technologies Sept 2010 – Current Industrial Designer. Axiom Consulting . Bangalore, India. Apr 2005 – Aug 2010 Position: Design Lead Industrial Designer. Tessaract Design. Bangalore, India. Jun2004 – Mar 2005 Position: Design consultant Industrial Designer. TI cycles of India, Chennai, India. Sep 2003 – Jun 2004 Position: Design Intern Education: Masters in Industrial Design with specialization in Product Design from National Institute of Design Ahmadabad, India Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from MSR Institute of Technology, Bangalore University, India Tools: Freehand Sketching including executing sketches in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro Sketch book designer. 3D CAD Skills in Solid works 2012, Rhino 4, Keyshot 2. 2D renderings in CorelDraw X5, Photoshop CS5 Specialties: Market Research (primary and secondary) products and services design for Emerging markets Industrial Design styling. packaging solutions consumer durables Medical devices I have worked closely with clients and vendors from concept ideation to final assembly of production parts. A holistic perspective that helps in each phase of the design is my strength.

Work Samples

  • motor bike

  • shoe

Work History

  • Project Manager - Industrial Design

    • HCL Technologies
    • Sep 2010 - Present (3 years 7 months)

    HCL Technologies, India. Sept 2010-current
    HCL focuses on innovation and value creation by offering integrated portfolio of services in Design, engineering and R&D services.

    Position: Project Manager- Industrial Design
    Role:
    • Scope of work and project proposals preparation
    • Writing industrial design brief.
    • Requirement capture with marketing and technical team
    • Assisting in preparation of research guides and questionnaire
    • Primary research with HealthCare Practitioners
    • Secondary research on Current Technology available
    • Analysis and conclusions of the research data
    • Visualization of directions based on the conclusion
    • Act as liaison between various stage of product development in multidiscipline environment and developing vender network
    • Resource management
    • Present concepts/project to clients
    • Overseeing the downstream development of the designs

    Projects:
    Design and development of vigilance camera, laparoscopic medical devices, home appliances, new age internet devices.
    • Market Research (primary and secondary) projects to understand potential market for a medical products (minimally invasive surgical equipments and health monitoring systems) in an urban life scenario, through HealthCare Practitioners , care givers and patients

    HCL, Great Britain. Apr 2012 – July 2012
    Worked with Industrial design and human factors team of HCL Europe development center. Worked extensively on project for achieving the industrial design integrity on printer which is systematically complex in nature.

    Position: Sr. Industrial Design Lead
    Role:
    • Systems approach in product development
    • Design integrity
    • Human Factors
    • Usability study
    • Overseeing the downstream development of the design for manufacturing
    • Resource management and team building

  • Sr. Industrial design

    • Axiom Consulting
    • Apr 2005 - Aug 2010 (5 years 4 months)

    Position: Design Lead
    Role:
    • Conducted user research
    • Conducted design workshops for brainstorming sessions
    • Writing industrial design brief.
    • Act as liaison between various stage of product development in multidiscipline environment
    • Resource management
    • Present concepts/project to clients
    • Overseeing the downstream development of the designs
    • Interacted with vendors

    Projects: Design and development of wearable device, electronic product, home appliances, computer peripherals, dispensers, accessory design for motor bikes, packaging for FMCG, UI design for portable hand held devices, new age internet devices, service design, strategic design for new business development and product graphic and user experience design in interface design . Projects are done for Indian and overseas client

  • Industrial designer

    • Tesseract Design now Idiom design
    • Jun 2004 - Mar 2005 (9 months)

    Position: Industrial Design consultant
    • Conducted user research
    • Interacted with vendors
    • Presented concepts to clients
    • Co‐ordinate prototyping
    Projects: Design and development of product design, retail space treatment, modular retail fixture, kiosk, pop, technical illustrations and packaging.

  • Internship

    • T I Cycles India
    • 2003 - 2004 (1 year)

    Design and developed two bicycles for10 to 14 year old children, and to develop platforms for more focused consumer segments school going kids. My design idea had to facilitate for manufacturer capabilities and mass production of the same. The proposed design form and language had to reduce product tooling and development costs. I explored steel tubes and sheet metal manufacturing capabilities. this product outcome was released in the market

Education

  • National Institute of Design

    • Post Graduate Diploma In Industrial Design product design
    • 2000 - 2003
  • M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology

    • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
    • 1995 - 1999

    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from M.N.T. Institute, Bangalore affiliated to Board of Technical Education Karnataka.

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