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  • Phil Rose

    Creative Lead & Design Director

    San Francisco, CA

I am an award winning industrial designer with 12 years of industry experience. My design philosophy is simple… develop legitimate consumer & market based insights to then leverage relevant yet unique and distinctive design solutions. I then immerse myself in the entire development process, to ensure the design intent is maintained. I believe I am unique in the field on industrial design, as I have exceptional front-end design skills, i.e. insights development, concept ideation and aesthetic development coupled with a very strong understanding of mechanical engineering, production & manufacturing processes, materials, and immense experience working closely with Chinese manufactures. I feel I would be a great asset to any team looking for a well-rounded, forward thinking designer, who can handle any and all stages of a project

Work Samples

  • Juice Carafe 2010-2011

  • Pitcher with Ice & Fruit Infuser 2010-2011

  • Water Filtration Jug 2010-2011

Work History

  • Senior Design Manager

    • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
    • Apr 2013 - Present (4 years 7 months)
  • Director

    • Phil Rose Design Group
    • Feb 2011 - Present (6 years 9 months)

    Phil Rose design group works with a number of international House-Wares design brands, such as Corningware (USA), and Click Clack (NZ).

    PRDG has also been awarded 1st place in the 2010-2011 Philips design competition.

  • Design Consultant, Product

    • Philips Design
    • Feb 2012 - Apr 2013 (1 year 2 months)

    Design Consultant, Product, with Philips Design

  • Freelance Design Consultant

    • Click Clack Limited
    • Feb 2011 - Apr 2012 (1 year 2 months)

    My capacity as design consultant for Click Clack see’s me carrying on my previous role with the company as Principal Designer.

    My key responsibilities involve leading the design and design strategy development for two major house wares brands that fall under the Click Clack umbrella.

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Breville
    • Apr 2011 - Jan 2012 (9 months)

    As senior designer I am responsible for the design and development of innovative small kitchen appliances. I am the lead designer along every stage of a project, from concept, to first production run.

  • Principal Designer

    • Click Clack Limited
    • Mar 2010 - May 2011 (1 year 2 months)

    My role as principal designer was to ultimately use insights and design to navigate two major house wares brands into new territories.

    I have achieved this by utilizing consumer based research and insights, through which I then developed two unique and succinct brand-specific design languages.

    At this point I worked closely with product engineers, and production engineers, to take these new product ideas, and develop a range of unique high quality products.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Sunbeam
    • 2006 - Apr 2010 (3 years 5 months)

    I initial started working for Sunbeam Australia as a junior industrial designer, working with lead designers, and learning the ins and outs of in-house product development.

    My project lineage quickly accelerated as I started to prove myself as a passionate, fast learning and forward thinking designer.

    Within 6 months of working within the design team, I was given key flagship products to style, develop and ultimately take through to production.

    The time I spent at Sunbeam was rich with experiences that have carved out the designer I am proud to be today.

    Be it travelling to china to inspect manufacturing and assembly, organizing and running “concept development” workshops, or presenting entire category design directions to the board of directors, Sunbeam was an amazing, and inspiring

  • Industrial Designer

    • Tiller + Tiller
    • Oct 2004 - Mar 2006 (1 year 5 months)

    As a junior designer, I was “thrown into the deep end” across the entire design and product development process.

    This role was taught me key elements of design, project and time management, and client relations that simply can not be taught at University.


  • University of Canberra

    • BA Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2004



Awarded 1st place in the Philips Ironing Steam Generator Design Competition…