I spoke to product designers, an engineer who designed electronics on the Mars rover vehicle, architects, interior designers, graphic designers, packaging designers, design educators, advertising, marketing managers, modelmakers, furniture designers and design students.
Events like this turn online LinkedIn discussions into meaningful long term business and personal relationships. We made some new friends and business contacts and caught up with some old friends.
Thanks to generous support from our friends at Evil Monito Magazine.
Rob Curedale is the moderator of the LinkedIn Industrial Design Group and President of Curedale Inc. Curedale Inc. is a product design and trend research company based in Los Angeles. Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a designer, design manager and design educator in London, Sydney, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, and Detroit. Curedale has managed the development of office furniture systems and seating, medical equipment, technology and consumer electronics products from design offices in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.
Curedale has designed hundreds of innovative products and experiences as designer and design manager at companies including Philips, frog, Hauser, PDD London and Haworth. Rob has undertaken design projects for organizations including HP, Nokia, Sun, Apple, Canon, Motorola, Nissan, Audi VW, Disney, RTKL, UAE, Saudi, Moroccan, British and Australian Governments, Steelcase Group, Hon Group, Castelli, Gensler, NEC, Hoover, Dell, Black & Decker and Harmon Kardon.
Rob has spoken as a visiting professor and taught as staff instructor widely throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia including at Yale, Cranbrook, Pratt, Art Center Europe and Pasadena; UTS, Sydney College of the Arts; and as Chair of Product Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit
Founded in 2002 Yeh Studio is a full service architecture design and planning office with projects in California and Hawaii. Projects range in scale from institutions to private homes, as well as interior and object design. Our background is rooted in design and technology, we have expertise in architectural design, furniture and fine art fabrication. We are committed to progressive design strategies for the built environment.
I am pleased to announce that Autodesk are providing a prize for Mark of their Digital Prototyping Solution which contains Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 2010, Autodesk Alias Design 2010 (both mac and windows versions) and Autodesk Showcase 2010 valued at about $9,000.
Thank you Autodesk!