© 2019 by Carl Menary

Carl Menary

 

email: carl@cmid.co.nz

phone: +6421 254 7101

Date of birth: 22nd November 1980

Nationality: New Zealander

Address: 19 Tatai Road, Bowentown, New Zealand

 

Professional overview

 

Industrial Designer /  Product Designer

 

I discovered industrial design in Denmark while on school exchange over 20 years ago.

My passion for design took me back overseas shortly after graduating. I spent a total of five years in Ireland, Scotland, England and Canada working for small product design consultancies such as Boxclever, Fearsomengine and Form3 as well as furniture designers Diplomat.

I thrive on problem solving and love working as part of a team and leading a team. I enjoy a challenge and like to push myself out of my comfort zone and like to challenge those around me to think differently.

 

I have just completed a "Leading for Creativity" course through IdeoU and am putting a lot of this knowledge into action. 

 

Since graduating I have worked in product design and development for about 16 years.

 

 

Design Awards

Number Eight Lighting - Lamp (2003 NZ Best - Bronze)

Artex, Blade Runner (2009 Design Effectiveness Award Design Business Association)

ReTyre seating - Singapore IFFS Awards Finalist

Les Mills - SmartBar (2012 Red Dot, NZ Best - Gold, IF, Chicago  Good Design)

Minnow - Lightshade Series (2013 NZ Best - Bronze)

Les Mills - SmartStep: (2015 NZ Best - Gold)

Les Mills - SmartBar2: (2018 NZ Best - Bronze)

Taska Prosthetics: (2018 NZ Best - Gold)

Minnow: Bloom Lightshade (2019 - Finalist in Lighting)

Patents

IkeGPS - Calibration Mechanism for Laser Alignment

IkeGPS - Phone Attachment and Alignment System

Les Mills - Weightplate attachment system

 

2010 - present

Work experience

 

ROBOTICS PLUS

TAURANGA 1 YEAR: JUNE 2018 - ONGOING

 

Researching and developing new commercial opportunities, utilising robotics and sensing systems to solve problems in the horticultural sector such as fruit picking, packing machines and autonomous vehicles. 

Senior Product Developer and Design Manager 

•    Managing a small team of designers.
•    Creating a Design Language. Design DNA for the company and for our product ranges.

•    Driving innovation.

•    Managing the graphic design requirements, GUI and UX design. Brand and website design direction. Social media oversight.
•    Engineering, prototyping, testing and development.
•    Product refinement, cost reduction, design for manufacture, vendor liaison and detail design.

4ORMFUNCTION

CHRISTCHURCH 8 1/2 YEARS : JANUARY 2010 - JUNE 2018

 

Consumer, industrial, scientific, medical and sports product design. Design for mass manufacture and small batch production.

 

Senior Product Designer

  • Concept to production:

  • Developing product specifications, project scoping, proposal writing.

  • Industrial design research, market and industry evaluation, positioning and running workshops with stakeholders. Identifying opportunities, trends and synthesising.

  • Concept refinement, development and strategic design.

  • Prototyping, build coordination, testing and user group trials

  • Mechanical design (designing and CAD modelling), detailing, generating production file set for manufacture, visual and functional inspection and assembly documentation.

  • Manufacturer liaison – direct communication with local and off-shore vendors and quality control.

 

example: Les Mills Bodypump press link

 

MINNOW

CHRISTCHURCH 2 YEARS : JANUARY 2012 - ONGOING

 

Design Director

  • Homeware and Lighting design

  • Strategic Design and Market Positioning

  • Concept design and implementation for low-cost production

www.minnow.co.nz

 

TEKNIQUE

CHRISTCHURCH PART-TIME APRIL 2009 – DECEMBER 2009

Electronic product development consultancy with expertise in software development and new media specialising in camera technology.

 

Designer

  • Product research, concept development and proposals

  • User Experience design and web strategy

  • Graphic and branding design, web design and implementation

  • I was responsible for designing the web community site for GoBandit sports camera and video hosting.

 

CONTRACTING - FREELANCE

CHRISTCHURCH NOVEMBER 2008 – DECEMBER 2009

Contracting to several local product design and development firms including ADD (Applied Design and Development), Yike Bike and Motovated

 

  • Concept development, mechanical design, product graphics

  • Graphic design, branding, web design

 

BYMETHOD DESIGN (SPIN OFF FROM FORM3 DESIGN)

VANCOUVER, CANADA FEBRUARY 2008 – OCTOBER 2008

 

Industrial design consultancy, specialising in waterproof and technical industrial and consumer electronics.

 

Industrial and Mechanical Designer/Project Leader

  • Concept development, leading a team through research, sketching and development

  • Solidworks modelling and plastic detailing for production and assembly

 

FORM3 DESIGN

VANCOUVER, CANADA MAY 2007 – FEBRUARY 2008

 

A medium sized product development consultancy with some large, high-profile clients.

 

Industrial Designer

  • Concept development, freehand and CAD, detailing for prototype and production

  • Client mediation, collaboration and presenting concepts

 

TRAVEL AND TEMPORARY WORK JANUARY 2007 - MAY 2007

Travel in Europe and Canada. Worked during most of this period as a landscape gardener.

 

DIPLOMAT DESIGN

LONDON, UK PART-TIME JUNE 2006 – DECEMBER 2006

Renowned furniture design house.

 

  • Designer /model maker

 

MERCER

LONDON, UK FEBRUARY 2006 – DECEMBER 2006

Records management tracking, database management and staff training.

 

TRAVEL AND TEMPORARY WORK AUGUST 2005 - JANUARY 2006

Travel in Scotland. Worked during this period as a farm supervisor, waiter and restaurant floor manager.

 

FEASOMENGINE

GLASGOW, UK JUNE 2005 - AUGUST 2005

 

A small product design and product engineering consultancy with a diverse clientele.

 

Industrial Designer

  • Concept development sketching, model making, CAD design and rendering

  • Mechanical design, component selection, prototyping, collaboration and client mediation

 

TRAVEL AND TEMPORARY WORK JANUARY 2005 – JUNE 2005

Travel in Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Spain and Denmark. During this period I worked as a customer service representative for 3 Mobile.

 

BOXCLEVER

DUBLIN, IRELAND JANUARY 2004 – JANUARY 2005

 

A small consultancy that specialises in products with LCD interfaces.

 

Industrial and Mechanical Designer

  • Concept design and development, managing smaller projects, working in a team on large projects

 

NUMBER EIGHT LIGHTING

WELLINGTON - NEW ZEALAND NOVEMBER 2002 – DECEMBER 2003

 

I started a company to sell a range of lamps designed by myself and sold them throughout the country.

 

Sole proprietor/Designer

  • Designed, produced and marketed a range of lamps and light shades made from one piece of wire and fabric

  • Designed packaging, branding and advertising brochures

  • Awarded runner-up best consumer product 2003 NZ Best Awards

Skills

 

Computer applications

 

  • Solidworks

  • Microsoft

  • Alias Sketchbook

  • Adobe Suite

  • Macromedia Freehand

 

 

General skills

 

  • Research / market analysis / opportunity identification

  • Ideation / concept design / development

  • Insights workshops

  • Sketching / freehand rendering

  • Model making

  • Strategic design

  • Project management and team leadership

  • Client mediation

  • Presentation generation and delivery

  • Team work

  • Problem solving

  • Mechanical design / DFM

  • Sheetmetal and fabrication design

  • Design for Extrusion and CNC machining

  • Jig design for machining and assembly

  • Plastics design for injection, overmoulding and compression moulding 

  • Small batch design and build

  • CAD modelling for design flexibility - parametric

  • CAD surface modelling - 3D Scanned surface replication

  • Sourcing materials, components and vendors

  • Design for assembly

  • Producing tool-ready/ metal-safe data

  • Engineering drawings

  • Overseeing production/testing

  • User Experience Design

  • Graphic design – web/branding

Languages

 

English - Native

Danish - Conversational

Education

 

MASSEY UNIVERSITY – SCHOOL OF DESIGN - WELLINGTON

NEW ZEALAND 1999 – 2002

 

  • Bachelor of Design with honours

  • 4 year design course, majoring in Industrial Design

 

The course encompassed a broad spectrum and focused on creating marketable, user centred products.

 

LEMVIG GYMNASIUM (1 YEAR SCHOOL EXCHANGE TO DENMARK): 1998-1999

 

GOLDEN BAY HIGH SCHOOL 1991-1997

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Interests

 

I spend most of my time either with my wife, 3 kids and guide dog puppy, or tinkering in my workshop.

I play tennis, enjoy mountain biking, hiking, running and snow boarding.

I also like to share my skills through meetups, workshops and running classes in my children's school.

2010 - present