Jaime Tai

Designer / Researcher

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsResearcher - Copywriter - Website & Digital Designer

Projects

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About me

I’m a designer-researcher hybrid who connects people and ideas to build better futures. I currently run Studio Tai, a creative consultancy specialising in insights, future forecasting and visual communication. We help brands and businesses to navigate future possibilities, forging distinct paths as they reach their desired destinations. My work has been featured in publications such as LS:N Global, PSFK and Inhabitat, and exhibited at London Design Festival as well as Salone del Mobile.

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Skills

  • Design Research
  • Future Materials
  • Branding
  • Visual Communication
  • Trend Analysis
  • Material Innovation
  • Futures Thinking
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Futures Foresight

Work history

Currently

Founder

Studio Tai

Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative studio specialising in insights, future forecasting and visual communication. We help brands and businesses to navigate future possibilities, forging distinct paths as they reach their desired destinations.

Currently

Freelance Creative

Chris Lefteri Design

Nov 2015
  • Singapore
  • Freelance
  • Product design consultancy specialising in materials and material-based approaches. Trend forecasting, concept development, design & material research and workshop facilitation.

Currently

Freelance Creative

Jaime Tai

Sep 2015
  • Freelance
  • Visual Communication: Branding, graphic design, web design and social media. Design Research: user experience research, trend forecasting and workshop facilitation.

2015

Honorary Research Associate

UCL Centre for Nanotechnology Regenerative Medicine

Sep 2014 - May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Research on the protective effects of trehalose including experiment design, cell work, quantitative analysis and iterative prototyping to develop future systems for drought survival with Dr. Achala de Mel, resulting in the discovery of new knowledge.

2014

Design Research Intern

Philippa Wagner Consultancy

Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Creative consultancy delivering a range of services from trend forecasting, future-thinking concept developments and presentations as well as workshops in the area of colour, materials and innovation. Visual, conceptual & trend research, future-casting and 3-d material development across client projects including Stylesight and Avery-Dennison.

2012

Wearable Technology Design Intern

Cutecircuit

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Fashion house with a focus on wearable technology. Draping & pattern-cutting, iterative prototyping and quality finishings for ready-to-wear & couture wearable technology pieces including Nicole Scherzinger’s Twitter dress for the EE 4G network launch.

2012

Co-founder

Switch

Apr 2011 - May 2012
  • Singapore
  • Full Time
  • Lifestyle label exploring sustainable approaches to fashion and accessory design. Co-designing & overseeing production for ready-to-wear womenswear line including sourcing, budget planning & resource management. Commissioned to create a collection for the inaugural SingaPlural launch & exhibition.

2009

Design Innovation Intern

DesignSingapore Council

Apr 2009 - Jun 2009
  • Singapore
  • Internship
  • Working as part of the Design Innovation Department, main tasks included conducting industry/competitor research and updating the Design Futures website.

Education

2015

Material Futures

Central Saint Martins

Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
  • MA Material Futures explores the intersection of craft, science and technology encouraging students to look beyond existing boundaries to anticipate future needs, desires, and challenges.

2013

BA Fashion Design with Marketing

Central Saint Martins

Oct 2010 - Jun 2013