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Sébastien Maleville

Studio Creative Director

International designer / Industrial traveller.

Experience
Shanghai, China
Jun 2014Present
Shanghai Studio Creative Director
Shenzhen, China
Sep 2011Apr 2014
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.
Beijing, China
Sep 2007
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.
Paris, France
20042007
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
Paris, France
Jan 2004Feb 2004
Code Conception
Internship furniture designer
Rresponsible for creating various items related to furniture design, tables, chairs, seats, desks, door handles, etc.
Education
Paris, France
Sep 2002Jun 2004
BA Product Design
Paris, France
20012002
Evening Courses in Transportation Design
Creapole, School of Creation & Management, Paris, France
Study rough, color and graphism techniques applied to transportation design.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Sep 2000Jun 2001
Industrial design foundatory year
Awards
2013
iF Product Design Award
RC350 - Product Design Award
2013
iF Product Design Award
V101 - Product Design Award
Languages
 
English (Fluent), French (Native), Chinese (Conversational), Thai (Conversational), Spanish (Beginner)
Skills
 
CMF, Concept Development, Concept Generation, Conceptual & Strategic Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Design Thinking, Industrial Design, Proactive Thinker, Product Design, Rhinoceros Modeling, Sketching, Strategic Design