PRODUCT DEVELOPER - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Responsibilities ⬩ Specialising in front end design work including user needs research, concept exploration, hand and computer renderings (Adobe Photoshop, Keyshot), CAD surface modelling (Solidworks), illustrated instructional design (Adobe Illustrator and Indesign), client presentations, usability trials and presentation prototypes (3D printed and painted, hand injection moulded). ⬩ Collaborating with engineers, project managers, marketers and clients on a range of technical projects in the medical and consumer fields.
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Responsibilities ⬩ Teaching 3rd and 1st year local and international university students - teaching a design studio with a focus on professional communication (rendering, layout, branding) as well as sketching and model making. ⬩ Teaching high school students enrolled in a summer Industrial Design program as preparation and motivation for further study at university.
Responsibilities ⬩ Providing professional English instruction for professional adults wishing to improve their English skills, particularly for use in international business situations.
Apr 2017 - Jan 2020 (2 years 9 months)
Directing industrial design across multiple disruptive products including IoT smart home systems, medical devices and wearables, seeing many products go through to prototype and production.
Expanded the company's capabilities into the design and prototyping of soft goods, including establishing new client and supplier relationships in both domestic and international markets.
Led the company in their knowledge of cultural trends and forecasting, establishing a process for understanding and using megatrends to better serve our clients and deliver future proof product solutions. I also provided regular company wide training sessions and seminars on global trends.
Established and maintained a Colour Material Finishes (CMF) library, keeping up to date with the latest CMF trends and technology as well as training staff in new findings.
Established and implemented processes for usability in both regulated (e.g. medical) and non-regulated (e.g. consumer) markets. I trained staff in best practices, designed easy-to-use guides, and successfully implemented and refined the processes through client projects.
Contributed to public knowledge and company marketing through informative blogs on megatrends and how to successfully use them in product development.
Invested in the future of design by holding engaging studio tours and presentations for university students.