Abdul Gakiem Fakier

Industrial Design Consultant

Cape Town, South Africa
Break it down into components and the rest is in the details

Work Experience


Primary Industrial designer and CNC controller

My duties were to create concepts on future motorhome models, develop chosen designs into fully editable 3D models then create production drawings for the exterior and interior components from the model.

Thereafter, I had to make mold plugs on the cnc router machine. All interior panels had to be programmed into the cnc for production as well.
September 2004 - March 2006 Atlantis, South Africa

Action Frames

Industrial designer

Point of purchase display designs
March 2006 - March 2007 Cape Town, South Africa

XO Sports Cars

Senior Industrial designer

Sports car design, prototyping, welding, machining, and testing
October 2009 - December 2010 Cape Town, South Africa

SACHAL Polyships

Head of design and Technology

Senior Industrial designer in charge of all associated technologies, including 3D scanning, photogrammetry, composite technologies, manufacturing processes and analysis software.
February 2011 - March 2012 Vredenburg, South Africa

XO Design Labs

Industrial design consultant

Here I have designed for various industries and clients, from manufacturing design to display and UX products.
April 2012 - Present Woodstock, South Africa

Development Designer

Surface design, Mould design, Interior design, Furniture design, Ergonomics and Anthropometrics, Mould design, Production alignment, Materials analysis and Product development
September 2015 - Pretoria North, South Africa


Cape Peninsula University Of Technology

Design base course

A base course for all design disclipines
January 2000 - November 2000 Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology

Product Design

January 2001 - November 2003 Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology

Bachelor of Industrial Design

Design Report based on a sports car
February 2008 - November 2009 Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology

Master's Industrial design

Thesis based on Formula Vee single seat racing car
April 2012 - Present Cape Town, South Africa


English (Fluent),
Afrikaans (Fluent),


Newfields Motorshow

1st place sports car



4th place chair design



2nd place folding chair design



Cnc Control, Cnc Programming, 3D Scanning, Lathe, Light Programming, Milling, Photogrammetry, Rhinoceros 3D, Solid Edge, Welding,