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Arthur Kenzo

Industrial Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
0086 18601778950
I'm an industrial designer, my work is to give meaning to industrial products by observing, understanding and converting uses, technologies, into emotional and innovative products.
Human behavior, technologies and interactions fascinates me. In this alchemy birth my creativity and the ability to provide smart solutions.
More than the fusion of art and science, design is improving the world, changing way of living.
Experience
San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct 2012
Industrial Designer
Founded in 1999 by Yves Behar, fuseproject develops cohesive brand + product experiences. With a focus on establishing new markets and disrupting old ones, our work takes a long-term strategic approach to developing and enhancing our clients' business, with teams spanning brand & market strategy, identity & naming, packaging design, product development and communications design.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Mar 2012
Industrial Designer
Born in the Silicon Valley's love affair with innovation and high technology, LUNAR was established in Palo Alto in 1984.
Today, Lunar California continues to embrace the experimental spirit of west-coast culture to create new possibilities and unique designs that people love.

► Design thinking
► User experience design
► Project management
► Product development
Shanghai, China
Jul 2011
Industrial Designer & Project Manager ( Freelance consultant )
Jump is an Asian-based company, developing and distributing a collection of branded household consumer goods.

• Developed a new brand integrated a range of 12 new products. Responsible of the projects management, from the product's analysis phase, to the industrialization. Strategically positioning the brands and all products in therm of identity, technology and uses.
Shanghai, China
Apr 2011Jun 2011
Industrial Designer & Designer Manager ( Freelance Consultant )
Jump is an Asian-based company, developing and distributing a collection of branded household consumer goods.

► Developing a new brand integrated a range of 12 new products. Responsible of the projects management, from the product's analysis phase, to the industrialization. Strategically positioning the brands and all products in therm of identity, technology and uses
Shanghai, China
Jan 2011Jun 2011
Industrial Designer
Yanfeng Johnson one of China’s biggest automotive complete seat and overhead system manufacturers.

► Worked on a prospective interior car design. Understand, analyze how chinese families will use and enjoy cars in 2020. From the analysis to the end-communication presentation, conceptualize, develop and created scenarios on a full interior car's concept, focusing on future interactions and shared interfaces for multi-generational users.
Qingdao, China
Sep 2010Jan 2011
Industrial Designer
Hisense (Chinese: 海信集团) is a multinational electronics manufacturer based in China. It is a state-owned enterprise with publicly traded subsidiaries.
Hisense develop and manufacture High teck products ( TV, Mobile Phones, Computers) Home Appliances (Refrigeration, Domestic and Commercial air Conditioners, Washing Machines...)

► I integrated the Hisense R&D center's industrial design department during 6 month to develop innovative High-teck devices and home appliances.
France
Mar 2010Jun 2010
Prospective project
Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications corporation
I developped a concept on the problematic «Talkative product»
France
Jun 2010Oct 2010
Internship
LMYR is a multinationnal marketing and communication company
I integrated the design department to work on product and space design projects
France
Mar 2006Jun 2006
Internship
Alphacan is one of the leaders for the transformation of plastics
La Rochelle, France
Mar 2004Jun 2004
Advanced Technician Trainee
Periplast
Periplast is a PVC manufacturer specialized in recycle's pipes.

• Responsible of the machines seating.
• pipes packaging management.
La Rochelle, France
Mar 2003Jun 2003
Technician Assistant Trainee
Plastym is an industrial manufacturer specialized in compact, flexible, polyurethane foam.

• Discovering the industry world.
• Assisting technicians during their daily work.
Education
France, China
Sep 2007Sep 2012
Master’s degree in industrial design
Rochefort, France
Sep 2005Jun 2007
Marcel Dassault secondary school
2 years technical degree
Rochefort, France
Sep 2003Jun 2005
Marcel Dassault secondary school
A level, Plastic industry
Awards
Jun 2011
Jun 2009
Voted best project
Languages
 
Chinese (Beginner), English (Native), French (Advanced)
Skills
 
2d Communication, 3D Modeling, 3d Rendering, 3ds Max, Flash, Human Centered Design, Hypershot, Illustrator, Indesign, Industrial Design, Keyshot, MaxWell Studio, Mental Ray, Photoshop, Product Design, Project Management, Rhino, Solidworks, Strategic Design, User Experience Design
References
• Matt Durack / Program Manager at LUNAR Design
« I fully recommend Arthur as an extremely talented all-around industrial designer. Arthur made a highly positive impact on the three medical programs we worked on together. Not only is he a master sketcher and proficient CAD operator, he understands exactly what is needed, the technical constraints and what he doesn’t need to know. On each occasion he attacked the work with enthusiasm and hit deadlines. Super reliable and I’d have him on my team any time »
Adam Reed-Erickson / Program Lead at LUNAR Design
" Arthur was a great asset to our creative teams. Eager to jump in to help sketch concepts, great at translating engineering chicken-scratchings into presentable sketches. Arthur has a good grasp of the technical side of design, which is a big help. He was also willing to teach us a thing or two about how to quickly improve hand-sketches. Great enthusiasm! "
• Olivier Pigasse, Designer, Design manager, LM design - LM Y&R :
“First of all, Arthur is a designer with whom it is very pleasant to work.
During a few months (of internship) at the agency, he knew very quickly integrate with our specific organisation (strategie / design / communication).
Autonomous and creative, Arthur also incorporates well the constraints of the market (marketing), the production (technical) and the client (uses).
A designer that I really recommend.”