Hello there !
Engineer or Industrial Designer? And why not both? 

I was born in Malaysia and raised at different places around the world before settling down in France. Very young, I was always curious about the objects surrounding me: how did they work, how were they made, where did they come from?... On the other hand, the emotions and the experiences that some products could provide always fascinated me. I decided to blend these two aspects by joining the University of Technology of Compiègne, one of France's most reputable engineering school and where I recently graduated. My knowledge of engineering and machining processes helps me understand constraints and problems that can be avoided down the road. A “beautiful” concept render is often worthless if it’s not practical.

In order to broaden and sharpen my skillset and to have a more global view of  industry, I completed my initial studies by following a business and management course at INSEAD.

I had during my studies the opportunity to intern for various companies such as BMW in Munich as an engineer and as a designer in a young French design consultancy. More recently, I had the opportunity of implementing these engineering and design principles in my daily work at Patrick Jouin’s Parisian design consultancy. Think, create, design, and innovate, through efficient technical solutions while enhancing people's life are important values to me.


Industrial Designer

May 2021 - Present
Bayreuth, Germany

Joined the freshly created team in charge of the Sport products category.

  • Supporting projects from the conception, design, planning and development of products and product families.
  • Working with the internal and external fashion designers, product managers, marketing and product development departments.
  • Closely collaborating with technical teams esp. product engineers.


Engineer / Junior Industrial Designer

May 2019 - Jul. 2020
Paris, France

Creation, development of products and project management for several french clients (Alstom, JCDecaux, Société du Grand Paris) in the field of consumer products, transportation, urban furniture, and interior design.

  • End-to-end product development from research and early concept exploration, to product execution and launch.
  • Work with clients and manufacturers to ensure design intent is maintained throughout the process.


Industrial Designer (Internship)

Feb. 2018 - Jul. 2018
Lille, France

Unistudio is a young industrial design consultancy founded in 2013 and driven by a small polyvalent and dynamic team. I had the opportunity to work on a handful of projects, carried by small startups as well as established international firms. These included retail, furniture, toys, consumer electronics and more.

  • Creative brainstorming sessions, lot of sketching, trends research, workshops.
  • CAD modelling, Keyshot renderings, prototyping, preparation of internal as well as clients presentations.
  • Upstream phases: UX analysis and research, strategic studies.

BMW Group

Mechanical Engineer (Internship)

Aug. 2016 - Feb. 2017
Munich, Germany

I joined the team in charge of the development of the rear seats in BMW's R&D Center in Munich.

  • Design of a new armrest for BMW compact cars, simplifying its use and fabrication while reducing the cost of production.
  • Benchmarking of different components made for other BMW models and vehicles of competitors.


Business Foundations Certificate

2018 - 2019
Paris - France

Intensive program, provided in english by the INSEAD MBA faculty. It focuses on providing executive tools and analysis techniques while enhancing our leadership skills through complex business cases and group projects.

University of techology of compiègne

Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design

2015 - 2018
Compiègne, France

Mechanical Engineering - Specialisation in Industrial Design

EPF engineering school & University of applied sciences of munich

Mechanical Engineering

2013 - 2015
Sceaux, France & Munich, Germany

French-german course, with an alternation with the University of Applied Sciences of Munich

• Solidworks (Solid and Surface modeling)
• Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom)
• Keyshot
• Blender 3D
• Design Thinking
• Hands-on prototyping
• Photography
View my full resume here
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