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Aathirai Muthu Kumar

Product Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsResearcher - Curator - Product Designer

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About me

Passionate about creating positive social change through design!

Skills

  • Fine Art
  • Presenting
  • Design
  • Design Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Environment
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Leadership

Work history

Currently

Student Ambassador

Central Saint Martin

Jan 2016
  • Freelance
  • Student Ambassador and Course Rep at UAL (2015 - 2016) / Course Rep at UAL (2013 – 2014) By Linking the bridge between the student union and the student body I voiced the issues and concerns raised by students on the course. To help improve and make sure that the students are satis ed with teaching and support available on the course.

2016

London Design Week; Shadowing

csm ; Ulrike Oberlack

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Shadowing Ulrike Oberlack (creative producer and head curator) for the Central Saint Martins London Design Week for the ‘Brain Waves’ exhibition. The work involved helping exhibitors set up their space in a precise way alongside other designs while balancing importance between each work. Learned how to maintain a narrative to have a invisible journey planed for the viewer to get drawn through; considering the spacing and lighting to help perfect intended result.

2016

Reasearch & Ideation

A Mridul Architect

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
  • India
  • Internship
  • Primary and Secondary Researched into traditional sustainable materials used in architecture and its use in Rajasthan. Understanding the consequences of regional application of the materials discovered across india.

2015

Product Design & Graphic Design

TI Cycle of India

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Internship
  • Product Design & Graphic Design TI Cycle of India, Chennai 13.07.2015 - 28.08.2015 Reported directly to Vice President with accountability for the design. Designed both the product and its graphics for 3 live projects. Team work played a major part in all of the projects, I always made time to assist other teams on as-needed basis. I had to give and take feed backs and turn them into positive outcomes that helped me take projects in a new direction. Designed and ideated the Skirt guard and chain guard for BSA Lady Bird (womens’ bicycles). Worked with a partner on the Graphics of icons for BSA Champ & XMR accessories.

2015

Team Leader

Tanjore South Indian Restaurant

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Freelance
  • Team Leader Tanjore South Indian Restaurant, Edinburgh 27.03.2015 to 27.04.2015 Worked under pressure during peak hours. Provided excellent customer service, frequently receiving a “pat on the back” for always greeting with a smile. While working there I learnt to be e cient and quick thinking; especially being a team leader i e ectively and con dently contribute to the team in order to meet the required standards. I was responsible for setting the tables, taking orders, oragnising reservations, and dealing with complaints.

2015

Artist & Designer

New Udayam

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Artist & Designer at New Udayam Restaurant, Kuwait 01.08.2014 to 10.01.2015 Produce large scale painting (dimension: 181*110cm) for a restaurant and designed logo which as used in campaign. Through this experience, I learnt to provide advice on what kind of art will suit the atmosphere while incorporating customer needs. After working closely with the owners, I learnt how to improve customer relationship. Rapidly became the go-to person for projects needing a design ‘twist’.

2014

Product Sales

Product Sales

Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
  • Freelance
  • Product Sales Self-Employed, London 30.01.2014 Sold self-designed product (door wedges), this experience provided me with in-depth knowledge into the marketing and selling of a product, since I spent a lot of my time researching trends to identify opportunities within the market. I was able to improve my customer service skills through this experience.

Education

2017

Product Design

Central Saint Martins

Oct 2014 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Graduated with Upper Second Class Honours ( 2 : 1 )

2014

Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Central Saint Martins

Sep 2013 - May 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Did a diagonistic course then specialised in Product Design and completed with a Merit

2013

A Level

Kuwait English School

Sep 2002 - May 2013
  • Kuwait
  • Fine art, Physics & Maths

Awards

2011

Silver ; Duke of Edinburgh

Kuwait English School