Nikolaos Fininis

Product Designer and Brand Strategist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I was born and raised in Athens. My student career started at the Agricultural University of Athens in the Crop Science school, and specifically my studies were on Viticulture. Then, I studied Product Design at AKTO (Athinaikos Kalitechnikos & Technologikos Omilos), Athens, powered by Middlesex University, where I got my Bachelor's Degree, Second Upper class honours. Lastly, I finished my studies at Brunel University, London, where I got my MA on Design Strategy and Innovation. During my studies I accumulated knowledge on different fields and sciences. This, along with the highly organising character of mine made me want to integrate different things into creating new, innovative solutions. Moreover, I prefer having multiple things to deal with, thus, while I was a student I always undertook any extracurricular that I came across. Therefore, I got into design competitions, team projects and third party seminars. Additionally to my studies, I grew up in an educated environment (both parents are professors) where my brother is a disabled person. This made me develop a deep empathy attribute, the urge to protect and a strong desire to help my peers. Thus, I always attempt to aid my colleagues. Lastly, I perpetually ask "Why?" and try to identify everything to its core. I believe that in order to address a project one has to know all and every aspect of it. My utter goal is to be in a design thinking oriented job that makes me full and is in a happy and fun environment with the best team.

Skills

 

  • DJ
  • CAD
  • Design Strategy
  • Graphic Design
  • Design Research
  • Design Thinking
  • Illustrator
  • Product Industrial Design
  • Microsoft Office for MAC and PC
  • Project Development
  • Photoshop
  • Design Management
  • Rhino 5
  • Strategic Planning Brand Management

Education

2015

MA Design Strategy and Innovation

Brunel University

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Design Strategy & Innovation

2013

Product Design

AKTO

Aug 2009 - Aug 2013
  • Product Design

2009

Horticulture and Viticulture

Agricultural University of Athens

Aug 2004 - Apr 2009
  • Agricultural science

Awards

2015

Saffron Brand Prize

  • FINALIST (top5). Theme of the Brand prize was "New Power brands"?. Title of my entry: "Putting the 'x'? to the TED. How TED evolved to a New Power Brand."

2013

BiC Razor Blade design competition

  • Redesigning the Classic BiC razor blade. My design is a radical razor blade, which did not use the traditional grip of the razors as we all know them. Low cost and easy manufactured with a unique design. The "B-Fin" uses ergonomic design and is very easy to use. http://www.bic-ellinika-myala-xyrafia.gr/submission/b-fin/

2011

1st Inart Design Competition

  • My design of a Coat hanger got me to the Final Phase (top 20) of the http://www.inart.com/el/Article?NoteID=4fa5408a-0e56-47ff-9e23-545b83dfb9c7