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  • Vincent Ashikordi

    Product Designer

    Adelaide, Australia

A product designer with an interest in the things that make a real difference in people's lives and the environments they live in; a sports fan; a thinker; an idealist-realist.

Work Samples

  • Some Selected Work

  • Design Thinkers of Tomorrow - a design article for Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Family Seeds - Future Concept for Quaker Oats

Work History

_______________________________________________________________________ EXPERIENCE Web Designer & Creative Consultant, osususalone.org; www.osususalone.org August 2012 – October 2012 (3 months); Bristol, United Kingdom Alumni Stories Co-ordinator and Story Team Editor & Copywriter, Made in Brunel October 2011 – July 2012 (10 months); Brunel University, London Design Intern, SevilPeach Architecture + Design August 2011 – September 2011 (2 months); London, United Kingdom Student Product Designer & Creative Consultant, Smallfry Design August 2010 – July 2011 (1 year); Coventry, United Kingdom Creative Consultant, CREATE FOR JAPAN March 2011 – April 2011 (2 months); London, United Kingdom Specialist, Apple Inc. 2010 – 2010 (less than a year); London, United Kingdom _______________________________________________________________________ VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Alumni Stories Co-ordinator and Story Team Editor, Made in Brunel 2012 October 2011 – July 2012 (10 months) Made in Brunel is a student-led platform for empowering talented people across the Brunel University School of Engineering and Design. It culminates in an annual exhibition to showcase the best of Brunel design and engineering innovation to industry. Working with the Story Team, our main responsibility was to effectively communicate the journeys of the students in keeping with the 2012 'journeys fuelled by ideas' theme through a 7,000-copy, 320-page published book. As the Alumni Stories Co-ordinator, I was partly responsible for contacting Brunel design and engineering alumni and creating visuals to communicate their journeys. And as the Story Team Editor, I proofread and edited up to 180 project descriptions, titles and sub-titles and also undertook general-content editing. _______________________________________________________________________ SKILLS Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Pro/Engineer, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, Ansys CFX, Alias, SketchUp, HTML, CSS, Mac OS X and Windows. Design strategy, design research, trend forecasting, analytical and creative problem solving. _______________________________________________________________________ INTERESTS Interested in the things that make a difference in people’s lives and the environments they live in. Other interests include: event design, design in business, user-centered & meaning-centered design, research, fashion, food and dining, travel, tennis, and Formula 1. (References are available upon request).


Brunel University BSc Product Design Engineering with professional development 2009 – 2012 Grade: First Class Honours Activities and Societies: Made in Brunel 2012 Story Team; Brunel Volunteers University of the West of England BSc Product Design Technology 2008 – 2009 Grade: First Class Association of Business Executives Certificate & Diploma Business Management 2005 – 2008



Recipient of the 2013 UCL SERAus Santos Scholarship Award for "essay quality, academic standing and potential." Regional finalist of the 2012 Royal Academy of Engineering Innovation Hothouse. First Class Honours, Bsc Product Design Engineering with Professional Practice. Dissertation: Encouraging Energy Conservation among Office Workers. Winner of the James Dyson Foundation Made in...
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