Work History Overview (else request CV)

09.2016 - present
Freelance Industrial Designer
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

- Helmet 3D modelling, combined with reverse engineering to provided cloud points. New surface design plus regenerating existing surfaces.

- 20m long ceiling feature with artistic lighting and shape. CAD design and detailing with project manager

- Set of 24 bespoke brass window box frames 300-400 deep, around various windows at a mixed use commercial, retails, residential development

- 4m high lighting structures CAD design and detailing for local hospitality/lodging installation. Two unique versions, both circa 10x4m in plan view.
- SolidWorks 2020 - formal exams including revision and practice exams. Advanced Surfacing Professional and Mechanical Design Professional

- Tiny House conversation, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living area. Design, specification and installation, 2020

- New product development (confidential). Shape design evolution, packaging internal components, surfacing, functional performance consideration. Using Solidworks, 2020

- Reusable coffee cup concept proposal and CAD design, 2019

- Building facade steel work design and documentation, 60m long, 5m tall, curved panels, installed 2018

- Billboard signage concept development, 2018

- Design development, IP, 3D print technology course, LaunchVic & Space Tank Studio, 2018
- Creative lighting course RMIT, 2017

- 3D design used for a graphic print, 2017

- Illuminated fine art, Fringe Festival 2017

- Concept design, refinement through 3D modelling, resulting in detailed documentation for construction of 2 'gateway' urban entrance sculptures and a memorial feature. Designed 2018, installed 2019

- Signage design documentation for construction. Various projects. Local onsite/freelance client 2017/2018

- Fibreglass moldings for front/rear of caravans, including packaging of hardware (latches, strike plates, hinge, gas struts, seal, winder, reflectors, lamps, wiring, fixings, fitting method, water proofing). Resolving design shape to shop drawings for manufacture. 2017/2018

- Design engineering of custom stillages for shipping parts, considering materials, DMF in Thailand, economy of packaging. Using Solidworks, 2017

- Product design on new product (confidential). Involves overall shape design, housing internals, surfacing, appeal to target market. Using Solidworks 2017

- Product design freelance in FMCG 2017/2018

- Furniture design and production. Also some items with recycled timber. Ongoing development towards sales 2017

09.2018 - 09.2019
Industry Specialist - Industrial Design, Victoria University (Wyndham Tech School)
Werribee, AUSTRALIA
- Creating course content for teaching to students

- Using, managing and maintaining tech equipment, such as laser cutter, 3D printers, 3D scanners.

- Collaborating with academic staff on curriculum, teaching concepts and application of industry projects

05.2015 - 08.2016
Travel Sabbatical

04.2013 - 05.2015
Business Development Manager, Sidel South-East Asia Pacific
Bangkok, THAILAND
- PET bottle design for individual clients and products
- Concept design proposal, responding to a given brief or open suggestions, working closely with marketing and management
- Technical resolution of weight reduction, package strength, forming from preform/s, quality issues, material performance for sensitive products

 

03.2012 - 04.2013
Packaging Designer, Outerspace Design
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
- Design of packaging concepts in rigid plastics, flexible pouch, tube, containers focused on consumer usability and experience
- CAD refinement into production release CAD for tooling of injection molds
- Client and project management

 

08.2011 - 03.2012
Freelance Industrial Designer
The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS
- Lamp Design
- PET/HDPE bottle design (beverage & non-beverage)

 

12.2010 - 08.2011
Freelance Industrial Designer
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Lamp Design, PET Bottle Design, Electrical Accessories design

08.2010 - 06.2011
Senior Industrial Designer
The Todwil Group SA - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
- Retail Displays, POP/POS design conversion for in-house production

01.2008 - 03.2010
Industrial Designer / Bottle Designer
Krones AG, Regensburg GERMANY
- Creative product theme inception, creation & concept strategy
- PET plastic bottle design from first ideas to final production
- Design refinement& technical optimisation
- CAD modelling in freeform & parametric style

05.2007 - 09.2007
Freelance Project Manager
Trade Services Sign Installations Pty Ltd - Melbourne AUSTRALIA
- Project managing signage installation works for Shell Petroleum

10.2006 - 05.2007
Self Employed Industrial Designer
Red Propeller Design - Melbourne AUSTRALIA
- Creative concept design and construction projects for Retail, Marketing and Events clients
- Marketing creative strategy generation and concept presentation

08.2005 - 10.2006
Project Manager
Diadem Pty Ltd - Melbourne AUSTRALIA
- Project manager for 3D branding projects consultancy
- Works of technical and aesthetic nature eg; signs, graphics and POS
- Project Management for projects up to AU$1Mill

03.2005 - 08.2005
Construction Designer
Diadem Pty Ltd - Melbourne AUSTRALIA
- Design development and detailing with specifications for manufacture

01.2004 - 12.2004
Thesis Student Engineer
General Motors Holden Ltd (GMH), Melbourne AUSTRALIA
- Co-ordinated a prototype design and build with Hella Australia Pty Ltd to create an AFS ‘bending light’ headlamp
- Created layout drawings & appearance sketches for 2007 model with a stylised LED indicator function, combining engineering technology and design aesthetics

01.2003 - 01.2004
Intern Student - Exterior Engineering Group
General Motors Holden Ltd (GMH), Melbourne AUSTRALIA
- Assisting with development and testing of parts including exterior lighting, glass, sunroof, bumpers, rockers, trims, grills & badges
- Responsible for Group prototype parts procurement for pilot build cars (120 vehicles)

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