Experienced product designer, passionate about developing new innovative product designs from concept to market. In-depth technical know how of plastic part tooling and varied manufacturing processes, materials and finishes. Lecturing 3D Visualisation at The Open Window School of Visual Communication.

Work Samples

  • Plastic Design Engineering

  • Zodiac Cleaner

  • Office Planter

Work History

  • Junior product designer

    • Design Shop (Pty) Ltd.

    Projects: Consulting work - varied projects Duties: Developing conceptual product design and sketching Plastic - model making & prototyping Product presentation drawings, layout engineering

  • Product designer

    • Radhaus cc (Closed corporation).

    Projects: Banking terminals and hand held card readers Duties: Product design and development Plastic prototyping and batch production Engineering plastic and sheet metal parts Component design for injection moulding and RIM Management - Quoting and invoicing &time keeping Compilation of technical manuals for products produced

  • Also sub-contracted to Henk & I cc (Zodiac R&D consultants) / Owner & principle product designer

    • Index Product Design cc

    Projects: Industrial Design projects for varied markets such as pool cleaning, medical, childcare, consumer, defence, electrical and RFID electronic devices. Also contributed towards the intellectual property for company Zodiac Pool Care Europe on the following US patent numbers, US0335888, US2004021052, US2005030675, US2005028683, US2005032506 Design Awards: (1) SABS Design Institute Award 2003 - Zodiac Baracuda

  • Designer & Manager (projects, staff and studio resources)

    • Steinhobel Design Pty Ltd.
    • Sandton, South Africa
    • Jan 2010 - Jan 2011 (1 year)

    Projects: Outdoor signage, consumer products, and pool filtration system, retrospective design exhibition. Duties: Project management, studio and staff management Sourcing prototyping services / batch production runs Out sourcing tooling supply and manufacture Managing client accounts

    Exhibition: Participated recently in an Alumni exhibition called 'Thinking Design' Hosted by the University of Johannesburg, at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture gallery during September 2013

    Currently busy: Harrison Designs (Owner) - consulting on new product development, specializing in the industrialization of plastic parts and products for manufacture.

    Lecturing: The Open Window School of Visual Communication - Acting subject head: Form & Space / part time lecturer & subject management, including curriculum development.

    Past lecturing experience: University of Johannesburg / Tshwane University of Technology, Department Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design 3.

Education

  • Marist Brothers College

  • Jeppe Boys High School

  • University of Johannesburg

    • Bachelors of Technology Industrial Design
    • 2006 - 2006
  • Technikon Witwatersrand

    • National Diploma Industrial Design
    • 1987 - 1989

Specialties

Affiliations

Current external moderator for the University of Johannesburgs' Bachelor of Technology students - Department of Industrial Design, also serving on the Advisory Commitee for Tshwane University of Technology - three dimensional design programme. Senior lecturer for subjects Form & Space Design & 3D Visualisation - Department Interactive Media Design at The Open Window School of Visual Communication in Centurion.

Awards

DISA Award 2005, Zodiac G4 Pool Cleaner. IDEA 2004 Silver Award, Zodiac G4 Pool Cleaner. SABS Design Award 2003, Zodiac Pool Cleaner. SABS Design Institute Award 1999 Pescador Fishing device. SABS Design Institute Award 1996, Banking Information Terminal.

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