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Toronto based Industrial Designer, Design Exhibition Curator and Transmedia Producer. Categories include Lighting, Consumer Product Design, Experience Design, Design for Manufacturing. Working for the past 18 years to achieve balance of meaning, purpose, function, beauty and technology in every project. 183 designs in production and counting.


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I have been working as an industrial designer for over 10 years on a variety of different projects in many different industries. I originally started a company out of school called Liika Design (www.liika.ca) and pitched on the very first season of Dragons Den. Currently I am a partner at the design firm Fredicus in Toronto.


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I’m an industrial designer with a focus on mechanical design and styling.After graduating from the University of Antwerp in Product Design in 2015, I started my career at Comate Engineering & Design in Leuven Belgium. I had some prior experience by working as an intern for Achilles Design in Mechelen, but it was at Comate where I really got to grips with the fast-paced world of product design as a consultant. This world included some really interesting industries, such as medical, aerospace and consumer products. After that I got some experience working in Toronto Canada, where I helped ...


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With over 30 years of industrial design practice, Jay Sobel shares a diversity of collaborative and leadership experiences championing end-user needs, defining product functionality, and creating an appropriate "look and feel" across product platforms in the telecommunications, defense, healthcare, pet care and sporting goods industries. Ventures in these fields have led to the development of a bevy of meaningful products and a portfolio of 29 patents and 34 awards including prestigious Gold (2001) and Silver (1997 & 1991) Industrial Design Excellence Awards from the Industrial Designers ...


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I studied industrial design at Carleton University and have a master's of sustainable design from BTH University in Sweden. I operate a boutique industrial design agency in Toronto called Future Artifact. I'm a founder and designer at The Yoak. And I have a brand of lifestyle goods called Lumbürr Co.


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20 years experienceSpecialties: - Product Design / Creating IP- Multiple award-winning- Patents (US & Int'l)- NPI- 3D CAD/CAM/Rapid Prototyping- Plastics: injection molding ( 2K, IML), blowmolding, Silicone, TPU, thermoforming, etc.- Sourcing- Entrepreneurial / Business developmentSeasoned product developer & inventor focused at intersection of design, manufacturing, and entrepreneurial business. Helping bring new product ideas from concept to reality, Design career includes being the first-ever winner of CBC's Dragons' Den for medical invention; Sunnybrook Centre for Studies in ...

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Adam has volunteered with ACIDO for almost a decade and is Past President of the Association. He has 15 years of professional experience where he leads his downtown Toronto design consultancy: SHEPP Industrial Design. (SHEPP iD) He specializes in conception, development and launch of Hi-Tech, Med-Tech and Consumer devices. Adam is passionate about supporting the Industrial Design community through making meaningful and lasting relationships that foster collaboration and creativity.


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LEED Accredited Professional Member, BC Industrial Designers Member, Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario AWARDS & HONORS 'Your Choice' Tealight Lantern, 2007, Red Dot Award Winner PureFX? - Recessed Lighting System (Ledalite), 2005, Platinum Award Winner, Adex LEED Canada Certification Plaque, 2004, Design Competition Winner, Canada Green Building Council Meso? X1 - Linear T5 Luminaire, (Ledalite), 2001, Best New Product, Lightfair


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Steve has been developing successful new products for over 30 years. He is the recipientof the prestigious Red Dot award for life science products, multiple DEAs (Design Engineering Award) and the IDEA (International Design Excellence Award)for consumer products. His design company, Humanscope, has helped customers,like Empire Emco, and Neater Pet Brands, grow into major market leaders in their categories.Steve has a proven record of experience in the use of a broad variety of materials and processes from plastics to metal and moulding toelectronics. He understands what it takes to be ...


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Founder of Intu Design in Ottawa, Stewart has practiced industrial design, environmental graphic design and user experience design for over 25 years. Stewart has specialized in design for public spaces throughout his career, developing deep expertise in the design of compelling public amenities. Stewart has extensive experience working with multi-disciplinary teams on projects ranging from interior and exterior signage and wayfinding projects to national scale commemorations and monuments.


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Multi-award winning designer with 8 years' experience in the creative design, development and market launch of high-quality POS Elements, furniture and furnishings for the residential and commercial markets. Combine outstanding design talents with the ability to independently plan and manage large-scale, high-dollar projects, reduce manufacturing costs and optimize production yields. Prior experience in industrial design and product development.


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As an industrial designer with an architecture background, and Masters degree in Environmental Design (ID focus), I have accumulated 15 years of experience in the design industry, with a strong focus on physical interaction design, design for manufacture, injection molding, wood products, sheet metal, design sketching, electronics enclosure design, and ergonomics. In 2014, I founded a design consultancy with a focus on tech and medical startups in Toronto.


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SummaryAn innovative architectural design / manufacturing leader withan intuitive grasp of modularity, structures, DfMA / BIM / MCAD design process,materials, building systems and the critical path. 35 years creating and managing multi-disciplinary design and precision manufacturing teams and creating offsite manufacturing facilities that successfully delivered high-profile projects around the world. Experience encompassing the impacts of modular and offsite project delivery on the entire AEC project cycle, from lead and pitch development though contract negotiation, design assist, material ...


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I am one of two founders of Entro Communications providing experiential branding and wayfinding. At the time out industry was new, today we work in a mature and ever changing market that is influenced by the urban planning and construction industry.


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Graduating with Honours from the Humber College Industrial Design program in 2002, I began working with Ove Industrial Design in 2003 and have completed projects in the medical, industrial and consumer product markets. Working closely with clients and customers, engineers and manufacturing partners, I've taken projects from idea to manufactured reality. I particularly enjoy projects where limitations create challenges that require innovative solutions.


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When I was young I liked to walk around in the buff with a tool belt as a loin cloth; blow moldedhammer in hand. This progressed into sandbox construction yards. I then graduated to LEGObricks. The urge to design has never left. For more than 10 years, I have been transforming abstract ideas into tangible constructs. I skillfullypush concepts through to production using design research, 3D CAD tools, iterative prototyping,and knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques. Specializing in design for manufacture and assembly, and complemented by an unmatchedSOLIDWORKS skillset, I’m able to ...


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Geoffrey Milligan currently holds the position of Design Director, Systems & Modular Products for Global Furniture Group, Toronto, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His professional design career includes focus in consumer products, exhibit design, office furniture products, colour, material and finish design. For many years he held the position of Design Director at Teknion, a manufacturer, marketer and designer of office furniture.In his current role as Design Director at Global, he directs a team of design professionals ...


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I am a little obsessed by the made environment, as a child I pulled books apart to see how they worked. I earned an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University, where I learned not simply ?how' we design but ?why' we design. A common theme can be found in all of my work ? one that is always evaluating process, takes a rational approach to form, and results in an appropriate solution given an object's context.


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Vincent is an Industrial Designer and Structural Engineer who is currently Partner at Entro Communications and also runs an independant collaborative design studio that brings together designers from various fields to work on select projects. As a Partner for Entro, Vincent has worked & managed numerous large scale built environment projects such as The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Art, Toronto International Pearson Airport, the Eglinton Crosstown, and many more.


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Award-winning industrial designer with 16 yrs of experience in managing projects from sketch to shelf with NA & Asian manufacturing. Focused on commercial success by aligning user needs with business goals. Although specializing in housewares, freelance work has been as diverse as commercial furniture, healthcare, sustainability initiatives & other consumer products. Specialties: Industrial design; Design management; Creative problem solving; Ideation; Design for Manufacturing & Line Building.


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Tim is an experienced product designer, entrepreneur, researcher and educator with a strong background in product development through diverse consulting practice.  As co-founder and CEO of Rehab Fur Your Pet - Ottawa's first independent physical rehabilitation and fitness center for small companion animals - and Assistant Professor with the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University, Tim utilizes his skills, knowledge and passion for design and business to explore the relationship between design and entrepreneurship, and how emerging design practices support innovation.


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I am a graduate of the Humber Industrial Design program and for the past 15+ years I have been developing products, packaging, and public environments with a focus on the design and roll-out of retail spaces, customer experience, and the development of branded fixture and mill-work systems.


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Miles hasover twenty years of professional experience as an industrial designer. Hiscompany, Dystil, is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and provides services inall facets of the design process. Clients have included Allseating, Arconas, CorningGlass, Herman Miller, Keilhauer, Nienkamper, Teknion, The Getty Museum, Umbra,and Zenon Environmental. He has a degree in industrial design from the OntarioCollege of Art and Design (OCAD) and a BA from the University of Calgary. Hehas also studied architecture at the University of British Columbia.He has served on the boards of the both theFinancial ...


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Jonathan Loudon has been involved with innovative product development for the past 20 years. He has worked across diverse sectors ? from consumer products and sustainability initiatives to furniture and medical devices. Clients range from Office Max and Canadian Tire to Roche Pharmaceuticals and Alias Wavefront. He currently runs a design consultancy called Swave Studios.


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Tim has led Ove Industrial Design in Toronto for three decades, always with a focus on user-centred design. Ove's 'See Through - Break Through - Follow Through' process allows clients large and small to identify consumer needs, offer innovative solutions and provide detailed manufacturing specifications. A Past-President of ACIDO and Past-Chair of the Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC.on.ca), Tim stepped down as ACIDO's Director of Standards in 2022. RecentPortfolio: This collage features twelve recent Ove projects managed and design-directed by Tim for Allanson, Alutron, D&R ...


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I am an engineer, husband and father of 3, and the owner of Cortex Design - a medical and life-sciences product design firm that employs industrial designers & engineers. I love helping clients solve really challenging problems. For more of my articles and writing pertaining to Cortex Design, see my LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-horvath/detail/recent-activity/posts/ For information on design work, please connect with me via: https://cortex-design.com/contact/


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Hello, my name is Mardi Najafi and I am director of the retail design studio at figure3 based in Toronto, Canada. I hold a Bachelor and Masters degree in Industrial Design and over the years have found my niche in retail design; I currently have over 25 years of experience in the field with multiple awards under my belt!


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As a Partner at Entro, Cynthia has played a significant role in establishing the firm’s practice and culture. From leading major projects for health care, transportation, civic, commercial, retail, and educational facilities, to being passionate about embodying a positive example for the next generation of designers, Cynthia’s design leadership has resulted in award-winning projects across several disciplines. Cynthia earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Carleton University. She has been part of ACIDO's Board of Directors since 2017, and currently serving as President of the ...


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b&b design™ is a full service firm that provides innovative industrial design in the development of future consumer and industrial durable goods. Years of experience and refined skills are employed in the practice of “Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA)” and on “Design for Disassembly and Recycling (DFD-DFR)”.Design is a creative activity whose aim is to establish the multi-faceted qualities of objects, processes, services and their systems in whole life-cycles. Therefore, design is the central factor of innovative humanization of technologies and the crucial factor of ...