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Arthur Kenzo

Senior Industrial Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
Arthur Kenzo is an Industrial Designer at fuseproject. His skills include Industrial Design, Product Design, User experience, and project management. His work focuses on designing meaningful product experiences that connect brands to the physical world.
Originally from France, where he graduated from a Bachelor in Product Design, he received a Master in Advanced Studies in Industrial Design in China, where he worked for Hisense, one of the major Chinese electronics manufacturer.
Arthur is pursuing his career in the United States, working for leading design consultancies, such as Lunar Design and fuseproject in San Francisco. Over the past 5 years, he has created product solutions for a broad range of clients, from multinational companies to innovative start-ups, including Samsung, PayPal, Cisco, HP, Nike Foundation, August Inc, Whyd, Genesis Mobile…

Work Experience

Fuseproject

Senior 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.
October 2012 San Francisco, California, United States

Lunar Design

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
March 2012 San Francisco, California, United States

JUMP (ASIA) DISTRIBUTORS

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.
July 2011 Shanghai, China

SWASHIES

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
April 2011 - June 2011 Shanghai, China

Johnson Controls

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.
January 2011 - June 2011 Shanghai, China

Hisense

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.
September 2010 - January 2011 Qingdao, China

Alcatel Lucent

Prospective project

Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications corporation
I developped a concept on the problematic «Talkative product»
March 2010 - June 2010 France

Young & Rubicam (LMYR)

Internship

LMYR is a multinationnal marketing and communication company
I integrated the design department to work on product and space design projects
June 2010 - October 2010 France

Alphacan

Internship

Alphacan is one of the leaders for the transformation of plastics
March 2006 - June 2006 France

Advanced Technician Trainee

Periplast

Periplast is a PVC manufacturer specialized in recycle's pipes.

• Responsible of the machines seating.
• pipes packaging management.
March 2004 - June 2004 La Rochelle, France

Plastym

Technician Assistant Trainee

Plastym is an industrial manufacturer specialized in compact, flexible, polyurethane foam.

• Discovering the industry world.
• Assisting technicians during their daily work.
March 2003 - June 2003 La Rochelle, France

Education

Ecole De Design Nantes Atlantique

Master’s degree in industrial design

September 2007 - September 2012 France, &, China

Marcel Dassault Secondary School

2 years technical degree

September 2005 - June 2007 Rochefort, France

Marcel Dassault Secondary School

A level, Plastic industry

September 2003 - June 2005 Rochefort, France

Languages

Chinese (Beginner),
English (Native),
French (Advanced),

Awards

ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB

Semi finalist

201106

Decotec Competition

Voted best project

200906

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.”