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Quan Zhou

Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
440.317.0162
Experience
San Francisco, CA, USA
Feb 2011
Incase
Industrial Design Contractor
San Francisco, CA, USA
Feb 2011
Lunar
Industrial Design contrator
Portland, OR, USA
Apr 2010
ULIKO
Studio designer
Working on graphic, product design, trend /color casting, and material development.
Portland, OR, USA
Jun 2009Sep 2009
Performance footwear design intern
Working on a collaboration concept project for 2012 Olympics in London with a fashion design intern from researching, interviewing users, brainstorming, concept development, prototypes and presentation.
Boston, MA, USA
Jun 2008Sep 2008
Product design intern
Working on projects from package, medical, sport apparel, electronic and experience. Involved with researching, interviewing users, brainstorming with clients, concept development and presentation editing
Beaverton, OR, USA
Jun 2007Aug 2007
Running footwear design intern
Working on a concept project which is involved with development, marketing, engineer research, team concept ideation, prototype making, sample engineer process.
Education
Cleveland, OH, USA
Sep 2004May 2009
Bachelor Fine Art
While I majored in product design at school, I was always taking elective classes, such as metal/ jewellery, ceramic, automotive design, pattern making and fabrication.
Languages
 
Chinese (Native), English (Fluent)
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Alias, Book Making, Graphic Design, Jewelry&metal Making, MIcrosoft PowerPoint, Marker And Photoshop Rendering, Multi-media Model Making, Pottery Wheel, Sewing And Pattern Making, Sketching
BIO
~Born in China
~Only child in my family
~My 2 best friends are like my sisters, and live in London and Tokyo
~Mom and dad are my heroes and they taught me so much
~I enjoy cooking and love spicy food
~I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was little, and fashion gives me confidence
~Age 5: learned piano, 7: learned to dance, 9: learned to draw, 11:
learned Chinese traditional painting, 13: learned Western art
~Before I graduated from high school, I was in the top one percent
in a national figure sketch test for applying to the top art institute
~After graduating from high school, I was accepted to the top art
institute in China, with a major in stage design
~My dad came to United States and applied for family immigration
~Instead of going to art school, I went to study English in Beijing,
because it normally takes half a year to get a visa
~Ending up getting stuck in China for two years waiting for a visa
because of 9-11 and all the immigration offices closed in China
~In those two years, besides studying English I worked as a sales
woman to promote an English learning program for children
~With life going up and down, it was a challenge to balance myself,
having lost my past and being unable to move forward
~Eventually, in 2005 I came to the United States and was reunited
with my dad after 5 years of being separated
~While in school I interned at Nike, IDEO, and Adidas
~In 2009, I graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA
focused in Industrial Design while exploring many other fine art skills.
~2010, I joined Uliko Studio to continue my design career while
learning new knowledge of trend/color casting, material design and development.
_2011, I worked as industrial design contractor at Lunar and now at Incase.