Balazs Kovacs

Product Design Assistant

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

  • Product Design Assistant
  • Product Design Assistant
  • Product Design Assistant
  • Product Design Assistant

About me

I believe in design with a purpose, with a strong social connection. I aspire to solve problems with high social impact and I have a strong desire to work on projects that will shape the lives of communities. As a designer I believe I have an important role to create products and services that will help us face the challenges of modern society.

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Skills

  • Rapid Prototpying
  • 2d/3d Autocad
  • Concept Sketching
  • Product Development
  • Solidworks CAD 3D
  • 3D Rendering
  • Design Research
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Package Design
  • Project Management

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Ravensbourne University London

    Ravensbourne University London

    • Design
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    PepsiCo

    • I

      International Council of Design

      • J

        John Ewans Design

        Work history

        Currently

        Product Design Assistant

        PepsiCo

        Jan 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • As a Product Design Assistant I work directly with the Lead of Product Design of Western Europe & South Africa. The role is part of the structural design department mainly tasked to create user focused, innovative packaging solutions for multiple brands within the PepsiCo family from research to full completion and manufacturing.

        2018

        Industrial Design Intern

        John Ewans Design

        Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
        • High Wycombe, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • As a design intern I was involved in multiple projects that included prototype testing, creating mockups and test models, concept creation, concept sketches and visualisation and refining models for mass manufacturing. John Ewans Design is a well established design and manufacturing studio with a portfolio of over 350 successful products. The company houses some well equipped in-house prototyping facilities, workshops and has strong links to the Far East that ensures quick, low cost and reliable implementation of product ideas.

        2017

        Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
        • Chengdu, China
        • Full Time
        • I was part of a group of UK design graduates from Ravensbourne working in collaboration with Chengdu University of Technology, the International Council of Design and local manufacturers to incorporate design methodology and design thinking into local practices. The 3-week project allowed us to introduce processes for medium size companies with an emphasis on turning manufacturers into brands by creating a line of products with their unique design language.

        2016

        May 2016 - Aug 2016
        • Singapore
        • Internship
        • I was a regular participant of the Future Fridays program in the National Design Centre in Singapore where we brainstormed, researched and created ideas for the future of urban living. I have also facilitated a session on Product Design and Development where I introduced the team of volunteers to the principles of product design and to the process of translating ideas from sketch to physical models. Future Fridays is a volunteer program organized by the Sustainable Innovation unit of Sustainable Living Lab. It is a platform to think and act long term. We use various tools to approach current social issues, but beyond just thinking about them, we also prototype our ideas. The Sustainable Innovation unit draws upon concepts from behavioural science, systems thinking and futures thinking to encourage individuals and organizations to start thinking and taking action with a long term perspective.

        2016

        Product Designer

        Sustainable Living Lab

        May 2016 - Jul 2016
        • Singapore
        • Internship
        • I was part of a maker group of 5 designers and builders from age 14 to 35. We designed and built hovercrafts for the annual Maker Faire event in Singapore. The Maker Faire event is a celebration of the DIY culture bringing in Makers from all ages to inspire others by the showcase of fun, wacky and creative projects

        2016

        Industry Event Producer

        Ravensbourne University London

        Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I was responsible for managing a 10+ film, camera, editing, sound and hospitality crew, managing budget and speaker contracts, an extensive contact list of design, film, tv, media, architecture and fashion industry professionals.

        2017

        Feb 2014 - Jun 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I designed a variety of internal promotional materials, including event posters, department branding, flyers and printed booklets. As well as Graphic Designer I am also the Producer a programme of student focused industry events and workshops.

        Education

        Currently

        Oct 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Design Academy by Design Council is an interactive four-day training course with an 8-week research project lead by a Senior Designer. The course focuses on a major social challenge, in 2016 was 'Design for Care', an initiative Design Council launched to transform care for the 21st century.

        2017

        1st BA (Hons) Product Design

        Ravensbourne University London

        Oct 2013 - Jun 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • BA (Hons) Product Design explores how people interact with the world around them and how we can use that knowledge to design better products and experiences for everyone. I worked on creating and evaluating new ideas and turning them into tangible solutions, creating products that meet customer demands. I studied aesthetics and sustainability as well as manufacturing through prototyping and basic electronics. As a product design graduate I am well prepared to pursue a wide range of careers in product design, user experience (UX), packaging design, service design, and advertising, including prototyping and manufacturing, toys and games, consumer gadgets, design for financial services, sports performances devices, homewares, medical devices, and product packaging.

        Awards

        2017

        Ravensbourne Incubation Lite Award 2017

        Ravensbourne University London

        • One of the two winners of the Incubation Lite Award for 2017 with LUDIO Interactive Educational Toy product created in partnership with Harry Difolco. The product is a revolutionary idea to teach turn taking social skills to children with autism. Our product was awarded a 1-year Incubation space support and a £1000 cash prize. More details on: https://www.bkovacsdesign.co.uk/ludio

        2015

        iMakr 24-hour Hackathon

        iMakr Store

        • Awarded the runner-up prize on the 24-hour 3D printing Hackathon representing Ravensbourne with 3 of my fellow students. The event was organized by iMakr London Store and involved 6 London based university teams. The design brief was to create an innovative handheld object using the available 3D printers within the 24 hour time frame. Our team solved the nowadays very common problem of 'card-clash' with a simple but innovative solution. More details and files available to download from iMakr's Mini Factory site: http://www.myminifactory.com/object/imakrthon-entry-contact-clash-solution-card-holder-3070

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