Hi, I’m Nancy. I’m an unabashed design addict having recently completed my second design degree, Industrial Design, where I’ve found my design home. I have eight years of design education behind me, and am extremely eager to begin working full-time in the industry as the next step towards a career focused on global product design and innovation. I am a passionate, innovative and mature designer with excellent interpersonal and communication skills developed over 5 years full-time in the workforce. I am highly organised, motivated, able to meet deadlines and capable of working both independently and collaboratively. Please feel free to contact me hi@nmstevens.com

Work Samples

  • Colgate Toothfairies Castle

  • Lifestyle Laundry

  • Staysharp COLOUR

Work History

  • Industrial Design Tutor - Understanding 3D Form

    • UTS: University of Technology, Sydney
    • Feb 2014 - Present (9 months)

    Tutor to 1st year Integrated Product Design students - teaching sketching, engineering drawing and model making processes and skills.

  • Design Summer School / Experience UTS Tutor

    • UTS: University of Technology, Sydney
    • Jan 2014 - Present (10 months)

    Tutoring high schoolers in Industrial Design as preparation and motivation for further study at
    university. Teaching the design process including the importance of brief development and
    iteration in concept development, and then aiding in the construction of individual hand made
    lamps and laser cut wall clocks.

  • Designer

    • Design Collaboration with DesignByThem
    • Aug 2013 - Present (1 year 3 months)

    Continuing collaboration with Nick Karlovasitis from DesignByThem, who acted as my client for my honours year major project, and is now supporting the development of my Lifestyle Laundry range with the aim of putting the products into production with DesignByThem.

  • Junior Industrial Designer

    • 3D Printing Studios
    • Feb 2014 - Mar 2014 (1 month)

    Internship - Consulting, designing and finishing of 3D printed products and prototypes.

  • Contract 3D Modeller and Renderer

    • Cormack Packaging
    • Jun 2013 - Aug 2013 (2 months)

    Modelling and rendering innovative packaging solutions for proposals and presentation to Cormack Packaging clients.

  • Design Intern - Vert Design

    • Vert Design
    • Jun 2013 - Jul 2013 (1 month)

    6 week part time internship at a leading industrial design consultancy in Sydney. As part of a four person product design team I was able to contribute to a range of client and in house projects from start to finish. Tasks included concepting for a wide range of design briefs, sketches for client presentation as well as digital renders and 3D modelling.

  • Design Engineer - Resmed

    • ResMed
    • Nov 2012 - Feb 2013 (3 months)

    10 week full time student position at a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment. Involved in a product development team for 6 weeks, I conducted a range of tests to verify technical requirements according to set specifications. Involved in a research and development team for 4 weeks I worked collaboratively with a group of designers developing new technologies in medical design.

  • Design Intern - Metalab

    • Metalab
    • Sep 2012 - Nov 2012 (2 months)

    8 week part time internship at a collaborative of metalsmiths and designers combining contemporary methodologies with classic techniques. Involved in the design team and working on contemporary production ready jewelry for the Metalab gallery space as well as retail outlets such as COTA and MCA Store.

  • Youth Case Worker

    • StreetWork
    • 2006 - 2012 (6 years)

    Creative achievements include graphic design of print and digital marketing material, as well as teaching and facilitating creative skill development programs including aerosol art, graphic, fashion and music workshops for at-risk youth. Responsibilities also include crisis response, engaging clients in intensive case management, and a variety of coordination and administration tasks.

  • Design Intern - D3 Design

    • D3 Design
    • Nov 2011 - Dec 2011 (1 month)

    6 week internship at a boutique product and packaging design agency. Contributing
    to a range of real projects from start to finish. Tasks included concepting for a
    wide range of design briefs, presentation sketches and computer renderings, 3D
    modelling, technical drawings for prototyping and manufacturing; and collaborating at
    briefing, brainstorming and review meetings both in-house and with clients.

Education

  • University of Technology, Sydney

    • B. Design Industrial Design
    • 2010 - 2013

    Graduated with First Class Honours

  • University of Technology, Sydney

    • B. Design Fashion and Textiles, Photography
    • 2000 - 2003

Specialties

Affiliations

Design Institute of Australia - Member 2012

Awards

- High Commendation McPhersons Innovation Award 2013 - High Commendation Cormack Innovations Award 2012 - Australian Institute of Packaging Scholarship Winner 2012 - Gold Key Assosiation Nomination 2011 and 2012 - Honors, B. Design 2003

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