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Clara Descals

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProduct Design Technician - Product Designer - User Researcher

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About me

How many objects do you use per day? Which one is your favourite? Why? I am intrigued by observing how people interact with objects differently. It could be because of the functionality of the object or even its features, any reason to ratify why we choose one object over another. What motivates me? Making people’s life easier. When I identify a problem, I wonder as to the cause of it. Working with a cross-functional team and starting a new research is always exciting, thinking about the problem, about people, creating new ideas, trying them, failing and going beyond the solution. I strive to build on my successes and learn from failure.

Skills

  • Abobe Illustrator
  • 10. Indesign
  • Photography
  • 11. Photoshop
  • Cad Solidworks
  • 2d/3d Autocad
  • Adaptive Communication
  • Research
  • User Exerience
  • Concept and Ideation

Work history

Currently

Product Designer

Clara D Ltd

Feb 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have worked and managed independent projects where occasionally I’m collaborating with creatives and developers.

2017

Design adviser/Product management

Transport for London

Jan 2013 - Mar 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I recently finished my contract for Transport for London where I was coordinating and designing the production and overall quality control of internal documentation. Previously, I worked closely with senior managers on the procedure development of our internal production and style guide. Listening to our internal clients’ needs to work on the usability of our product therefore and give them a better experience. I participated actively in meetings and workshops with our large team.

2012

Signage designer

Harkess-Ord

May 2011 - Oct 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I designed and developed 3D brand implementation solutions for signage and wayfinding and managed to manufacture. Working with a cross-functional team including designers, engineers and marketers for international clients such as Statoil, M-tel and Z-Energy. I was also responsible for the research on new trends, materials, selecting new suppliers and organising/chairing meetings with them.

2010

Product Designer

Acierta Product Team

Sep 2007 - Jul 2010
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Full Time
  • As a product designer, I worked mainly on consumer electronics and transport solutions from initial conceptual stages to product manufacturing. Working closely with companies as EtraGroup (Spain) and collaborating with designers such as Jaime Hayon for cutting-edge companies like Established and Sons and Bisazza.

2007

Design Engineer

Raloe Mediterraneo

May 2005 - Sep 2007
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Full Time
  • I designed and developed pieces for bespoke lifts and elevators, project managed technical claims and resolved structural problems. Working with Solidworks on the development, I managed to decrease our request response by collaborating with the IT department. I collaborated with companies like ThyssenKrupp, Otis and Kone.

Education

2015

Product manager course

General Assembly

Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom

2008

Courses in Industrial Design

Universitat Politenica de Valencia

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008
  • Valencia, Spain

2004

Master in design, management and product development

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Sep 2003 - Jul 2004
  • Valencia, Spain

2003

Industrial engineering degree, technical mechanical

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

Sep 1999 - Jul 2003
  • Valencia, Spain

Awards

2008

First Prize

Living Deco magazine

  • We designed a gadget with a purpose to reduce the water consumption in homes. The gadget shows in a principal display how much water is running through the main tap and show how much it costs. It also gave you advice on consumption.