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 three dimensional design at The Open Window Institute.

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.

    Business: Harrison Designs (Owner) - consulting on design & engineering of plastic products for manufacture.

    Studies: Enrolled for research based Masters studies at the University of Johannesburg. Focusing on the design and engineering of appropriate technologies using a participatory technology development approach with small-scale urban farmers in Soweto, Johannesburg.

    Lecturing: The Open Window Institute - Acting subject manager: Three Dimensional Design including lecturing & new curriculum development.

    Past lecturing experience: University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology, Department Mechanical Engineering, teaching and guiding students studying industrial design.

    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


Education

  • University of Johannesburg

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

    • National Diploma Industrial Design
    • 1987 - 1989
  • Jeppe Boys High School

    • Matriculation NSC secondary school
    • 1983 - 1984
  • Marist Brothers College

    • certificate secondary school
    • 1975 - 1982

Specialties

Affiliations

External moderator for the University of Johannesburg Bachelor of Technology students 2012 & 2013 - Department of Industrial Design, also serving on the Advisory Commitee for Tshwane University of Technology - three dimensional design programme. Managing the subject Three dimensional design & 3D visualisation - Department Interactive Arts at the Open Window Institute 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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