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Donn Koh

Design Partner

+65 94522220
I'm an industrial designer. The subtleties of human behavior and emotions fascinates me.

I enjoy watching the way people respond to forms and interactions and am interested in turning such observations - especially the inner whispers that are easily overlooked - into meaningful design opportunities.

Combining passions for aesthetics, problem-solving and mechanisms, my work attempts to distill complex problems into smart, simple solutions that resonate with human habits and emotions.
Experience
Singapore
Oct 2010
Co-Founder & Design Partner
Nov 2008May 2010
Industrial Designer
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Nov 2007Apr 2008
Contract Designer
Singapore
Aug 2008
Singapore
May 2008Aug 2008
Freelance Designer
20092010
Collaboration Designer
Collaborated with Nonobject for the Nonobject Book
'BeCycle' concepts creation under direction from Branko Lukic
Singapore
Mar 2008Sep 2008
Freelance Designer
Singapore
Sep 2008
Freelance Designer
Singapore
May 2008
Freelance Designer
Singapore
Aug 2007Oct 2007
Industrial Design Intern
Singapore
May 2007
Industrial Design Intern
Education
Singapore
Aug 2003Jul 2007
BA Industrial Design, First Class Honors
School Valedictorian
Awarded Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal - Top Graduate
Beijing, China
Jan 2006Jul 2006
Transportation Design (Exchange Semester)
Singapore
Aug 2006Dec 2006
Sponsored Studio Project
Semester sponsored studio project directed by BMW & BMW DesignworksUSA.
Topic: Emotional addressing through form and space design / Emotional room sculptures.
Awards
2011
Red Dot, Best of the Best Award
for Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Team, with One & Co)
2011
IDSA IDEA Gold Award
for Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Team, with One & Co)
2011
Red Dot, Best of the Best Award
for HTC Evo 4G (Team Lead, with One & Co)
2011
IDSA IDEA Silver Award
for HTC Evo 4G (Team Lead, with One & Co)
2010
Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum
for HTC Evo 4G (Team Lead, with One & Co)
2010
iF Product Design Award
for Renew
2009
Lite-On Gold Award
for Renew
2008
Red Dot Award
for 11 Foosball Table (Team, with Gro Design)
2008
IF Concept Award
for Leapfrog
2007
Braunprize Grand Winner
for Leapfrog
2007
Red Dot Concept Award
for Leapfrog
2007
Lite-On Bronze Award
for Healfast
2007
Lite-On Special Award
for HangUpPhone
2008
L'Oreal Brandstorm, International 3rd
for Youth Capital
2007
L'Oreal Brandstorm, Best Presentation Award
for Morph
2006
Wine4Asia Structural Packaging, 1st Prize
for Bordeaux Bliss
2005
Young Asian Designers Award, Finalist
Languages
 
English (Native), Mandarin (Native), Taiwanese (Conversational)
Skills
 
2D Render & Design With Illustrator / Photoshop / Sketchbook Designer, 3D Rhino, LUXION KEYSHOT, Pro Engineer, Sketching With Pen / Pencil / Marker / Wacom
Additional Information
Strong Mechanical Aptitude