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Sébastien Maleville

Studio Creative Director

Shanghai, China
International designer / Industrial traveller.

Work Experience

Jacob Jensen Design

Shanghai Studio Creative Director

June 2014 - Present Shanghai, China

TCL Multimedia

Senior Industrial Designer

- Building brand recognition through design and exploration of next scenarios in entertainment experiences.
- Industrial Designer & project lead.
- Development of multimedia products from concept to manufacturing (televisions, 3D glasses, remote controls, soundbars).
- Mentoring of junior designers & interns.
- Internal design research workshops lead to enhance studio capabilities and design process.
September 2011 - April 2014 Shenzhen, China

Lenovo

Industrial Designer

Member of the laptop design team in the Innovation Design Center of Lenovo.

- Design Leader of Ideapad S10, S10-3, S10-3s, U150, U160.
- Product Design Manager of Ideapad S series

- Working under the command of the design director, laptop design manager and closely with the Design strategy team.
- Design research, customer trends and target groups analysis, identification of innovation opportunities.
- Brainstorming sessions, concept ideations, explorations of new lifestyle & using scenarios, quick sketching, concept & form development, design language development, brand consistency.
- Provide concept and design guide for Colors, Materials & Finishes.

- 3D form development through sketching, CAD & draft to final mock-ups file release.
- Workshops with Taiwanese ODM to finalize designs into details.
- Cooperation with Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, Technical Project Manager, Project manager, UCD team.
- Regular flights to Shanghai factories to follow, check and approve samples of each part, at different stages of production. Flights to Kyoto, Japan for on-site IMR (In-Mold Rolling) film tuning.
September 2007 Beijing, China

Freelance

Designer

Freelance Designer
Paris, France

- Lighting Design, participation to the design proposals for the first collection of the Sino-French brand TAOlight.
- Pet furniture, creating the Lotus cat tree for RefinedFeline
- Houseware products, bathbin design, kitchen scale
- USB accessories
- Clients located in China, Singapore, USA
2004 - 2007 Paris, France

Code Conception

Internship furniture designer

Rresponsible for creating various items related to furniture design, tables, chairs, seats, desks, door handles, etc.
January 2004 - February 2004 Paris, France

Education

Creapole ESDI

BA Product Design

September 2002 - June 2004 Paris, France

Creapole ESDI

Evening Courses in Transportation Design
Creapole, School of Creation & Management, Paris, France
Study rough, color and graphism techniques applied to transportation design.
2001 - 2002 Paris, France

Strate Collège Designers

Industrial design foundatory year
September 2000 - June 2001 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Languages

English (Fluent),
French (Native),
Chinese (Conversational),
Thai (Conversational),
Spanish (Beginner),

Awards

IF Product Design Award

RC350 - Product Design Award

2013

IF Product Design Award

V101 - Product Design Award

2013

Skills

Concept Development, Concept Generation, Design Thinking, Product Design, CMF, Conceptual & Strategic Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Industrial Design, Proactive Thinker, Rhinoceros Modeling, Sketching, Strategic Design,