Dean Shaw
Furniture Design, Taiwan
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Contact details
no 5, alley 33, lane 361
wu hsin st, hsin yi area
Tel: 02 58877731
Brief Summary
A dynamic, passionate and talented designer with strong conceptual thinking, sensitivity to aesthetics and excellent sketching abilities.

An exceptionally creative person capable of creating inspiring innovative designs and to communicate these ideas through outstanding visualisation skills.

Over eight years experience in international industrial design, three of which were in time-to-market intensive Taiwan, gaining knowledge of manufacturing and financial constraints.

The ability to generate large quantities of ideas quickly and efficiently, an innate sense of form and a capacity for lateral thought combine to make a proven valuable asset to design projects.


Freelance Product Designer - clients include GE/Fitch (Singapore), Pilotfish, Cre8 and Philips Design (all Taiwan)
-Consistently produced innovative designs of the highest standard within the tightest of timeframes

Senior Industrial Designer - WeLL design (Taiwan)
-fast work rate and high turnover of projects lead to the growth of the office from 4 to 12 people within a year
-Won the Red Dot award for the Polaroid i-zone ‘Webster’ design
-Every product designed had originality, a USP and product differentiation

Freelance Industrial Designer - clients include WeLL design (Germany) and Kooymans D-sign (Holland)
-Sketch presentations of innovative concept ideas resulted in generating customer interest and thus projects for clients
-Successfully created fitting designs for markets as diverse as cosmetics to heavy construction vehicles and street furniture

Product Designer - Van Berlo Studios (Holland)
- Experience on wide range of projects from emergency rescue equipment to toys for Fair Trade for production in underdeveloped countries
- Holmatro rescue equipment project won an IF award

Freelance Industrial Designer - clients include Design Bridge (UK)
- Presentation of concept sketches were instrumental in winning the account of a leading multinational brand ahead of international competition


(BA Hons) Design for Industry - University of Northumbria at Newcastle


Rhino 3d 3.0, Flamingo, Adobe Illustrator 10, Adobe Photoshop 7, Corel Painter 6, Macromedia Freehand 10, Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Fireworks MX, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Project


IF award 2003 – Holmatro Rescue Equipment Combitool
Red Dot Award 2001 - Polaroid Webster
Vitra design Museum/Blueprint Summer workshop 1998 - A4 cube
RSA Student Design awards 1996 - Air purifier
Avesta Stainless Steel awards 1994 - Stainless steel Hammock

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