An inspired and balanced design professional with exceptional creative qualities, highly refined sensitivity to aesthetics and a holistic understanding of products, services and the user. An expert visual/verbal communicator with a passionate yet sensible personality and an endless curiosity for technology, culture and the environment. A true innovator deploying initiative, ingenuity and technical aptitude in order to manifest opportunities and create value through the design process.

Work Samples

  • industrial design

  • concept-innovation

  • web and UI

Work History

Stiven Kerestegian design@stiven.com www.chiloteshoes.com www.esustentable.com www.techolab.com Areas of Expertise: - sustainable/ethical design - consumer product design - usability and ergonomics - market and fashion trends - web strategy implementation - branding and corporate strategy - research (focus groups, shadowing) - prototyping, model making, sketching - material and color development - injection molding, manufacturing - interdisciplinary collaboration - project management - social media platforms - bilingual native (English / Spanish) Overview An inspired and balanced design professional with exceptional creative qualities, highly refined sensitivity to aesthetics and a holistic understanding of products, services and the user. An approachable natural leader and expert visual/verbal communicator with a passionate yet sensible personality and an endless curiosity for technology, culture and the environment. A true innovator deploying initiative, ingenuity and technical aptitude in order to manifest opportunities and create value through the design process. Corporate experience 06'-07' Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, USA Innovation Design Lead, Corporate Design and Usability - Innovation projects creation management and execution - Market and social research studies - New business opportunities (platform development) - Industrial design, cameras 99'-03' Microsoft Corp. Redmond, WA, USA Lead Industrial Designer, Microsoft Hardware Design - Desktop Products (wireless mice and keyboard design) - Microsoft research (technology application and dev.) - XBOX / XBOX360 (initial concept, accessories) - Tablet PC (reference design and concept dev.) - Mobile Devices (concept dev.) - Office (hardware interaction, promotional packaging, branding) - Windows (hardware interaction, concept dev.) - MS Studios (presentation scenarios and new business dev.) - Consultancy management (Designworks BMW, Ziba, Teague) 96'-97' California Model & Design, San Francisco, USA (www.anyscale.com) Designer/Model maker (apprentice) - Nordstrom - Newman Marcus - Fry Electronics Consulting experience 08'-PerfectForms www.perfectforms.com Design and development of on-line application UI 08'-Architec www.architecproducts.com Industrial design of eco-line of kitchen products 08' Pillan Organics www.pillanorganics.cl Brand consulting and e-catalog design 07' Mobility Electronics www.thinkoutside.com Industrial Design of IGO brand product 07'-Proxivision Media www.proxivision.net Global Creative Direction 03'-06' ES Diseño. Santiago, Chile Design Director/ Currently on the board of Diretors clients: - SAP, advertisement campaigns - L'Oreal, promotional product packaging design - Vichy, promotional product packaging design - Newman, retail window design 04'-05' Proximity www.proximitygroup.com (acquired by Apple) UI design, Research and Development - Focus groups - User Interface development - Artbox product dev. (iconography, packaging) 03'-04' Cycore North America Toronto, Canada www.cycore.com Creative Direction/Interaction Design - Cult3d product development - New product/service development - Web application development (Nokia, Nike, and Microsoft) Teaching Experience 04'-05' Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (www.puc.cl) - Project leader CIDI (Centro Integrado de Diseno e Ingenieria) - Project director for INDEX: Future Scenarios - Design Professor, Escuela de Diseno, Arquitectura y Estudio Urbanos 06' Rochester Institute of Technology Kodak sponsored project cordinator (Industrial Design Studio Class) 02' Western Washington University Microsoft sponsored project (Industrial Design Studio Class) 03' University of Washington Microsoft sponsored project (Industrial Design Studio Class) Formal Education 99'-03' Microsoft Professional Training Programs, Redmond, WA, USA 01'-02' Rhinocerous Nurbs Modeling Mcneel & Associates Seattle WA, USA 00' Alias Studio Modeling, Alias Wavefront, San Francisco, CA, USA 95'-98' Academy of Art, San Francisco CA, USA Industrial Design Studios - BFA, Industrial Design 95' San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA - 3D Studio 4.0 - Photoshop - Digital Media 94'-95' Art Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA www.aifl.edu - Industrial Design Technology 93'-94' Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile (www.finisterrae.cl) - Architecture, Escuela de Arquitectura Exhibitions / Publications / Awards 09' Vitra gallery, Santiago, Chile, Es salmon Leather 09' Londons 100% Design Show- Materials Section, Chilote House Shoe 05' INDEX: Views Summit, Future Scenarios, Copenhagen, Denmark 04' Vivienda Decoracion / Detalles, Chile 05' DNO-Universidad Catolica de Chile "Desde el Modernismo Hacia los Escenarios Futuros" 99'-03' US Government Patent Awards - Voice over IP - Material Development/ GE Plastics - Input Device Design - Input Device scroll wheel mechanism 99'-03' Microsoft Patent Awards (7) awards related to human-computer interaction 99'-00' Hybrid Vehicle "Rebar", Blackhawk Automotive Museum, CA, USA 00' Gold Medal Award CES "Gamevoice", most Innovative gaming product IDEA: contribution to several IDEA awarded products

Education

Academy of Art University

Specialties

Affiliations

www.chiloteshoes.com, www.sustaianbleday.com, www.esustaianble.com, www.workcolab.com

Awards

First place QVID for "Chilote Shoe" INDEX: Views Summit US Patent Awards - VOIP - Material Dev. - Input Device - scroll wheel Microsoft Patents (5) awards computer interaction Hybrid Vehicle "Rebar", Blackhawk Museum, CA, USA Gold Medal Award CES "Gamevoice",

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