Mani Zamani

Designer at LEGO

Billund, Denmark, Denmark

Work Experience

LEGO

Element Designer

June 2016 - Billund, Denmark, Denmark

Hape International

Freelance designer

Italy

Mani Zamani Design Studio

Head designer

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Paulinevandongen

Freelance project 3d printed shoe

Netherlands

Education

HDK School Of Design And Craft

MAF

2010-2012; HDK school of design and crafts Gothenburg Sweden
Master of Child Culture Design Department
December 16th 2008; Graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven
Under the title of Bachelor of Design (BDes)

2004-2008 ; Design Academy Eindhoven (the Netherlands)
Departments of: Man & Wellbeing – Man & Leisure –
Man & Mobility

2002-2003 ; one year student in institute of art in Tehran
September 2010 - Sweden

Languages

English (Fluent),
Persian (Fluent),
French (Conversational),

Awards

Lexus Design Award 2012

for Calmkayak one of the top 12 selected work

2013

CV

Education:

2010-2012; HDK school of design and crafts Gothenburg Sweden
Master of Child Culture Design Department

December 16th 2008; Graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven
Under the title of Bachelor of Design (BDes)


Experience:

2014; Art of toys exhibition and event, Istvan Gallery Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA

2014; Freelance work for wood and bamboo toy company Hape international

2014; PICTOPLASMA MEXICO character portrait group exhibition, MARCO
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico

2014; The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery Kaufhaus Jandorf , Berlin Germany

2013; Exhibition Lexus Design Awards 2013 in Garage gallery Intersect by Lexus, Tokyo Japan

2013; publication of my first e-book fully illustrated novel 'The Nonoton' on major platforms

2013; ART OSAKA 2013 via OTO–Gallery and HENGE , Osaka Japan

2013: My project Calm Kayak has been selected among 12 winners of Lexus Design Award and has been exhibited in Musea della permanente Milan ,Italy

2012: Collaboration-Exhibition Met in Sweden for Tokyo Designer's week, Tokyo Japan

2011; Collaboration with BRIO for improvement of their wooden blocks

2011; solo exhibition with the theme of robots and workshop with children of international school in Gothenburg Sweden

2011; collective Exhibition Garden and play in city museum of Gothenburg Sweden with the collaboration of KOMPAN

2011; collective Exhibition Story Telling and Gothenburg in city museum of Gothenburg Sweden

2011; collective Exhibition PLAY in Rosska museum Gothenburg Sweden

2009; freelance project for fashion designer Pauline van Dongen (developing a fully 3d printed shoe for her collection)

2008; Being selected between ten best design in (un)limited design contest category best product design (The Netherlands)

2007; Working in a group of 12 and re-designing an existing electric small sized truck for Spijkstaal B.V. ( The Netherlands) .the one to one model were presented at dutch Design week 2008.

2007; 4 month internship in Enthoven Associates Design Consultants
in Antwerp, Belgium

2006; Redesigning a proposal product for Solland solar Company for
Promotional reason (Solar mobile charger) The Netherlands


Publication and Awards:


2014; Character portrait book, Pictoplasma publishing,
ISBN: 978-3-942245-06-7 Germany

2013; One of the twelve award Winners of Lexus Design Award 2012 for my Calm Kayak project

2012; My ‘Nolanders’ wooden figures has received numerous written articles on different design blogs and design news websites around the world

2011; I received a grant from ‘otto and charlotte mannheimers fond’ for my solo exhibition Robot self- confident

2010; My cushion lamp was featured in a book titled ‘Open Design Now’ (Open Design Now is a Collaborative effort of Creative Commons Netherlands, Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion for Waag Society.) http://opendesignnow.org

2008; Interview by ‘Shapeways’ about my Rosekeeper published on Shapeways blog

2008; Interview by ‘De Ingenieur magazine’ (The Netherlands) about my graduation project Office-van