Ciro Davila

Lead Designer at Zeal Lab Limited

Como, Italy
I am an Industrial Designer with a Master in Design & Engineering. My hometown is in Venezuela but I have been living in Colombia and Italy where I have been working and studying, learning every day more about design and people.

I love to design, create and solve concepts, imagine their future, how their are going to be produced and used. I enjoy working on projects that take you to a path of evolution and change when each line generates new ideas and the process of learning is infinite.

My skills include product and industrial design, concept generation, design for manufacturing and technical knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes. I have strong abilities in CAD modeling (SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor) and product rendering and animation (Keyshot)

Work Experience

Zeal Lab Limited

Lead Designer

In charge of the Design and development of new products that range from personal accessories (B2C market) to packaging solutions (B2B market).

Leading of the creative team (Graphic and product designers). Explaining their goals, work with them to produce their best result, listen to their problems and help them to move forward.

Framing the strategies together with the top management team to introduce our product and services around EEUU, Canada and Europe. For example: Searching for key partners, rethinking the business and revenue model of the company, running products tests with future clients in EEUU and Europe.

Dealing with project management aspects to ensure the success and timing of each project.

Supervising and supporting our product manufacturing process with our suppliers and partners (Mainly located in China). To comprehend the impact of the supply chain and guarantee the top quality of our products.

Remote working, and therefore adapt my way of working in order to be self-organized with my tasks, and schedule meetings with a team that is abroad and in different time zones
April 2016 - Present Italy

Osculati

Design intern

CAD modeling (SolidWorks)
May 2015 - July 2015 Milano, Italy

3masuno

Industrial Designer

Co-Founder of 3másuno studio design. A studio dedicated to product design, brand experience and service design.

Design of branding and interior design of the first store for "Glasse Cakes and Desserts" (Successful dessert restaurant in the city)

Design and development of products focused on the agricultural and livestock market.

Development of prototype and scale models for an important manufacturer of trailers and petrol tanks.

Design of logos and brand books for different business in the city (Healthcare, automotive, Consumer goods)
January 2012 - September 2013 Venezuela

CD&I Associates

Junior Innovation Consultant

Coordinator of the TOTAL DESIGN area, managing creative workgroups assigning tasks and responsibilities (3 designers), design, development and monitoring in the production of products for home, office, medical equipment, among others. I have worked with clients such as: PHOENIX EM and MOVIBAR.
January 2011 - December 2011 Bogotá, Colombia

CD&I Associates

Innovation Assistant

Coordination of different projects in the area of TOTAL DESIGN, designing products for the office and home, development of special projects for clients such as CORFERIAS.
July 2010 - January 2011 Bogotá, Colombia

Gallina Ciega

Industrial Designer

-Co-founder of the design studio Gallina Ciega.
-Design, production and marketing of 6 products for the home, toys and personal accessories.
August 2009 - August 2010 Mérida, Venezuela

Education

Politecnico Di Milano

Master degree in Design & Engineering

▪ Design for manufacturing.
▪ Material selection criteria.
▪ Technical drawing knowledge.
▪ CAD 3D – Solid Works.
September 2013 - December 2015 Milan, Italy

Universidad De Los Andes (ULA)

Bachelor degree in Industrial Design

▪ Design fundamentals.
▪ Prototyping.
▪ Ergonomic.
▪ CAD 3D – Autodesk Inventor.
▪ Rendering
September 2005 - July 2010 Venezuela

Languages

Spanish (Native),
English (Advanced),
Italian (Conversational),

Awards

Universidad De Palermo

Winner of the first prize for the public vote and a special mention by the jury in the competition BIBLIOTECA LATINA

2011

Salão Design

Finalist in the design competition SALAO DESIGN

2011

EUREKA

1st place of the Eureka Prize on Innovation with Toys and Craftworks. Project: Curricán

2009

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Inventor, CorelDraw, Keyshot, Solidworks,