I am an Industrial Designer, chartered for Ontario and
Canada. My professional profile is backed by expertise in communication combined with large experience in practical in-store solutions, retail and exhibit concept and development.
Competence and proven record in all aspects of the contemporary design and communication process allow me to lead projects and ensure that the design can be implemented with ease and the product delivered on time and on budget.
A professional Industrial Designer and Educator integrating expertise in communication, environmental graphic and product design.
Concept and design of P.O.P. displays, exhibits, trade show booths, environment projects
Planning and design of public and commercial establishments, retail. Design of furniture, components, fixtures, furnishings, lighting
Special award at the ECCA (European Coil Coating Association) design contest, Brussels, Belgium, 1987 for a project "Modular System for Small Commercial Facilities"
Design and development of products and systems
Rendering, 3D modeling VectorWorks, Ilustrator, Photoshop, FormZ.
Excellent sketching, illustration, presentation.
Ontario College of Art and Design, Faculty of Design
Teaching Faculty, since 2003:
Teaching Visual Systems, 3D Form Development, leading Design Studio
Vasko Studio, Toronto, 1996-Present
Industrial Design Consultancy with projects from display, retail, exhibit, furniture and industrial equipment
Clients: Marketing companies, design and manufacturing companies in the display field on accounts from the electronic, hi-tech, food, beverages, tobacco, beauty products and others, companies from the industrial sector on industrial and business equipment
InfoNet Media, Toronto, 1992-1995 (since 1995 ActMedia)
National leader in in-store marketing
Art and Design Director / Creative Services Manager
Design and coordination of programs, complete lines of in-store devices and kiosks.
Corporate exhibits. Buying creative services
Guibert Grafik, Hull, Quebec (currently LG Expositions), 1990-1992
The largest exhibit design and fabrication company in the National Capital region.
Senior Designer exhibits, trade shows with projects for the Canadian Government, Crown Corporations, Museums, the industrial sector. CMHC Corporate Exhibit at the Ottawa Business Show awarded Best Booth
College de l'Outaouais, Hull, Quebec, 1991-1992
Instructor part-time in the Department of Interior Design (Lectures and studio).
Leading Design studio projects
Academic Studies and Training
National Academy of Arts Sofia, Bulgaria, Bachelor in Industrial Design
University for Art and Design "Burg Giebichenstein”, Halle, Germany
Master's Degree in Industrial and Product Design
Digital Media Studios, Toronto. Certificate program in computer aided graphic design and modeling
Zolos 3D Design Inc. Certificate in Form Z modeling software
Languages: English, French, German, Bulgarian