I am currently working as an Industrial / Graphic Designer at
Kavuus.com (online furniture company)


Experience:

Sept - Present
Industrial / Graphic Designer
Kavuus (Online Furniture Company)
 

Graphic Design Projects: Business Cards / Labels for the products /  Swatch Boxes (packaging design) / Gift Certificate / Booklets / Pamphlet
Industrial Design Projects: Concept Sketches 2D / 3D + 1:1 Scale Prototypes of Dining Furniture + New collections of Upholstery Furniture
Includes, but is not limited to furniture design, product research and development, staging, product, sourcing, sales, customer support, bookkeeping, administration, and logistics.

  • Researching and analyzing furniture industry trends
  • Establishing product requirements
  • Analyzing the intended use of the product
  • Conducting research into cost, properties of production material and methods of production
  • Developing manual and computer-assisted design (CAD) concepts, sketches or models for approval
  • Preparing manufacturing drawings, specifications and guidelines for production and constructing prototypes of designs
  • Consulting with engineers and production staff during the manufacturing stage

June - Sept 2017
Sales Associates
Structube

  • Remain knowledgeable on products offered and discuss available options - Bring in knowledge as an Industrial Designer
  • Ensure high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent sales service
  • Assess customers needs and provide assistance and information on product features
  • Welcome customers to the store and answer their queries
  • Follow and achieve department’s sales goals on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
  • Maintain in-stock and presentable condition assigned areas
  • Actively seek out customers in store
  • Process POS (point of sale) purchases
  • Handle returns of merchandise
  • Team up with co-workers to ensure proper customer service
  • Build productive trust relationships with customers

Jan - Apr 2017
Wearing the Future: TED 2017 International Conference
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

  • Exhibited at TED 2017: The Future You
  • Wearable design, "Mirrored Identity of a Modern Citizen," based on the theme "Wearing the Future" working with sculptor, social practice artist and costume designer Leah Weinstein
  • Soft materials, video projection, hand sketches, and 3D modelling

Jan - Apr 2016
Collaboration with Barter Design Co.
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

  • Modular chair design, "F-LEEP," using Alder wood in collaboration with Industrial Designers and Barter Design Co.
  • Material Research, 3D modelling and CAD sketches for 3D printing mechanism

Sept - Dec 2015
Collaboration with BoConcept
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

  • Multi-usage table design, "Cappuccino Table" in collaboration with designers at Vancouver location BoConcept, with the assistance of Claus Ditlev Jensen, collection and visual Director of BoConcept Global (Denmark)
  • Research and understanding of the client; the style, trends, philosophy, colour palette and materials
  • Prototyping 1:1 scale 3D models and usage of CAD and rendering

July - Aug 2015
Internship
SPN Partner Interior Company, Gangnamgu Office, Seoul

  • Collected and analyzed visual research to inspire the concept design
  • Composed the presentation boards
  • Concept sketches of the customized furniture
  • Updated the documentation and files needed in the presentation
  • Translation: Korean to English

Education:

Graduation April 2017
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Bachelor of Design, Major Industrial Design

3 Months Courses 2016
SBS Academy
Rhinocereos & AutoCAD


Technical:

Adobe Creative Suites:
Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop

2D / 3D Modeling Program
Solidworks / Keyshot / Rhinoceros / AutoCAD

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Work / Powerpoint

Video Production
Woodwork / Ceramics / Photography / 3D Printing / Electronics

Others
Woodwork / Ceramics / Photography / 3D printing / Electronics


Exhibition

May 2017
The Show: Grad Exhibition 2017
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

  • Wood & Ceramic based dinner set, "Taset," exhibited at Emily Carr University as a graduation project

Dec 2016
Pop-up "Anthropology" Ceramic Exhibition
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

  • Ceramic artwork "SquareRoot Series," "Frôler," and "Deformation in Life," in relation to the theme 'Anthropology' exhibited at Concourse Gallery

skills

  • User centered design
  • Innate ability to turn words and ideas into functional designs
  • Performs well under pressure
  • Strong time management
  • Collaborative team player
  • Sharp problem solving
  • High attention to details
  • 2D / 3D Designer

Award

Scolarships

2014/2015
Christopher Foundation Scholarship
Emily Carr University of Art and Design

2015/2016
Achievement Scholarship
Emily Carr University of Art and Design

2014/2015
Achievement Scholarship
mily Carr University of Art and Design


References available upon request

Contact Info:
778-233-5265
sophiaekjeong@gmail.com