Sébastien Maleville is an International designer & an Industrial traveller, he focuses on product and industrial design with a strategic perspective. Thinking beyond the shape for itself, he pushes the existing boundaries to explore new territories and find strong innovations. He likes to translate the diverse informations into holistic design solutions where, from the flesh to the skin, the design makes sense and have real value for a brand and for a user.

Work Samples

  • TCL - RC 350

  • BA smartphone concept

  • Kyoto

Work History

Design Experiences : Sep. 2011 - Currently Senior Industrial Designer TCL Multimedia, Shenzhen, China - Building brand recognition through design and exploring next scenarios in entertainment experiences. - Industrial Designer & project lead. - Development of multimedia products from concept to manufacturing (televisions, 3D glasses, remote controls, soundbars). - Mentoring of junior designers & interns. - Internal design research workshops lead to enhance studio capabilities and design process. 2007 - 2011 Industrial Designer Lenovo, Beijing, China Member of the laptop design team in the Innovation Design Center of Lenovo. - Design Leader of Ideapad S10, S10-3, S10-3s, U150, U160. - Product Design Manager of Ideapad S series - Working under the command of the design director, laptop design manager and closely with the Design strategy team. - Design research, customer trends and target groups analysis, identification of innovation opportunities. - Brainstorming sessions, concept ideations, explorations of new lifestyle & using scenarios, quick sketching, concept & form development, design language development, brand consistency. - Provide concept and design guide for Colors, Materials & Finishes. - 3D form development through sketching, CAD & draft to final mock-ups file release. - Workshops with Taiwanese ODM to finalize designs into details. - Cooperation with Mechanical Electrical Engineers, Technical Project Manager, Project manager, UCD team. - Regular flights to Shanghai factories to follow, check and approve samples of each part, at different stages of production. Flights to Kyoto, Japan for on-site IMR (In-Mold Rolling) film tuning. 2007 (May - July) Design Manager Ilinoi, Beijing - Leading a small design team in the creation of Ilinoi range of furniture products for Chinese market. - Redefining brand image and Beijing shops decoration. - Work on factory site 2004 - 2007 Freelance Designer Paris, France - Lighting Design, participation to the design proposals for the first collection of the Sino-French brand TAOlight. - Pet furniture, creating the Lotus cat tree for RefinedFeline - Houseware products, bathbin design, kitchen scale - USB accessories - Clients located in China, Singapore, USA Internship : 2004 (Januay - February) Furniture Designer Code Conception Design, Paris, France Two months internship, responsible for creating various items related to furniture design, tables, chairs, seats, desks, door handles, etc. Education : 2002 - 2004 Bachelor in Product Design (BA) Creapole, School of Creation & Management, Paris, France 2001 - 2002 Evening Courses in Transportation Design Creapole, School of Creation & Management, Paris, France Study rough, color and graphism techniques applied to transportation design. 2000 - 2001 Industrial Design foundation year Strate College, Issy-les-moulineaux, France Courses in human sciences, art history, engineering, model sketching, painting, ergonomics, etc. Publications : Andmag (Turkey) : April 2010 - Criminal Lamp New Lore Magazine (China) : January 2010 - Criminal Lamp Design fax 627 (France) : 2008 French online design magazine asked french designers working in other countries to express their feelings about the design method and the working environment in their new country. Exterieurs Design No.5, Design @home (France) : 2008 French Design magazine Exterieurs Design have used several of my dog furniture concepts pictures in an article about pet furniture, edition No. 5. Dog Pad Concept. The Dog Pad concept have been published into several design websites, such as Design Magazine Italy, DESIGN och INREDNINGSBLOGGEN, EstiloYMas Spain, Kawageek France, mynaf.gr, Way China, Yankodesign. Computer skills : MAC&PC Rhino, Cinema 4D, Keyshot Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Quark Xpress Ashlar Vellum, Powerdraw Powerpoint, Word, Excel Interests : Travel Photography Contemporary Art Japanese Architecture Foreign languages Language skills : French: Native language English : Proficient Mandarin Chinese : Good Thai : Basic Spanish : Basic


Créapôle -- Ecole de Creation Management Strate College Designers



Alliance Francaise des Designers


2012 : IF Product design award winner. (for TCL V101 & RC350 products) 2011 : 1st & 2nd prizes winner of TCL Internal Design competition. 2010 : Criminal Lamp published in NewLore Magazine (China/HongKong), January 2010 2008 : Patent of a dual-screen notebook opening mechanism in Lenovo. 2008 : Dog Pad published in ExtérieursDesign...
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