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Designer with a passion for creating innovative solutions that exceed users expectations. I process excellent interpersonal skills am a great team player and punctual. I am particularly interested in defining a user’s emotional connection to a product and conceptualizing the findings into innovative and unique concepts for new products. I am outgoing with excellent, strong and effective organizational skills,
KEY SKILLS Software Proficiency | Solidworks / Keyshot Pro / Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator / Microsoft suite. Research and Analysis | Ability to seek information from a broad range of sources to evaluate and apply as necessary. Creative instinct for customer trends. Market Awareness | Ability to research and analyze current trends in the marketplace through applying knowledge of branding and culture to better understand a product or company. Visualization | Ability to visually translate design ideas into color illustrations and present them in strong communicative layouts. Creating realistic renders to support the design. Prototyping | Ability to produce quality 3d prototypes through a variety of means. Having an extensive knowledge of materials and processing. OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS Awards Winner of Creative innovation award for OGO inhaler Winner of New Zealand ‘Best’ design award within studio 4Design Winner of New Zealand ‘ Silver’ design award with studio 4design Coroflot Notable front page feature. Designer spot light for Keyshot blog. Publications Featured Designer in ‘Star product designer’s’ book to be released by LOFT publications in fall 2012 GQ France magazine Design China Magazine T3 Design Magazine Online Sample Core77.com, Yankodesign.com, thefancy.com, newconsumerstore.com, mainframe.com, bestbesignnews.com, newtech-enews.com, sanyartspace.com, yumkiller.com/blog, www.robobert.blog.co.uk PERSONAL QUALITIES Design | Thorough and meticulous, fast and reliable and able to work under pressure. Capable of diversity, working within a team and using my initiative to solve problems independently. Personal | I am Friendly, hardworking reliable and passionate. Determined to succeed and gain trust within new opportunities. Interests | I am Interested in all facets of design including Retail, fashion photography, ID, art and illustration. I completed grade 7 in Classical Piano, love traveling and experiencing new cultures. Keeping healthy and enjoying life to the full. WORK EXPERIENCE - Senior Product Designer, Better Living Products, Toronto, Canada, May 2013 - present. -Product Designer, UMBRA, Toronto, Canada , August 2012 - May 2013 Projects worked on included • Working within categories of wall décor / bathroom / kitchen and photo display • Umbra shift conceptual design and development to be released Jan 2014 • Working closely with the design director to produce 10+ projects to be manufactured for June 2013 release. • Working closely with the china team and category managers for material selection and process. • Developing custom products for box stores that include BBB, Target, Lowes and Wallmart. -Design Freelance, www.coroflot.com/tommyhawes , September 2009 - Present Projects worked on included • Working for Various Clients to produce work ranging form website design, product branding, product innovation, fashion photography, graphics, research and analysis. -Product Designer, 4Design, New Zealand, March 2009 – November 2009 Projects worked on included • DELL | Advanced material exploration, • DELL future laptop direct | Explorations in materials and design • GE | Design of a GE gas sensor, and temperature monitor • SABIC IP | Industrial Advertisements • AquaFire | Development of outer construction of water heater -Product / Retail designer (Internship), FITCH Singapore, October 2007 - December 2007 Projects worked on included • TIMBERLAND | retail and exhibition space design, • DFS | (Duty free shopping, a new concept of luxury and beauty retail space,) product placement and product development. • HP | COMPUTERS (consumer store redesign), CAD visuals • STB TRAVEL| (consumer store redesign) CAD visuals
BA (HONS) Product Design. 1st Degree BTEC A - level. 1st Degree Distinction Art and Design Studies 9 GCSE A-C. Various including english, maths and science.