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Somerset Harris

Freiberuflich / Selbstständig, Multidisciplinary Designer | Project manager, freelancer // Freiberufler

Valencia, Spanien

Skills

Product creative direction
Art direction
Multi-disciplinary design
Product strategy
Industrial Design
Product engineering
Materials and construction processes
Project management
Market trend analysis
Concept design
Interior Design & Construction Supervision
Corporate Branding
Corporate Blogging
Graphic Design
Exclusive Design Contract for the client in its sector can be considered
High availability to travel for work or change residence if needed

Timeline

Professional experience for Somerset Harris

  • Current , since May 2010

    External Design Consultant - Product Design

    ROGU / Grupo Robles - Spain

    Product design - LED lighting collections

  • Current , since Jan 1995

    Multidisciplinary Designer | Project manager

    freelancer // Freiberufler

    Senior industrial designer with extensive experience in product design and project management especially in the Spanish lighting industry and furniture industry. However, I have developed all kinds of projects, from POS displays to metal frameworks systems, hospitality interiors, corporate communication and branding for Spain, France, Slovakia and China clients. I have travelled twice to China to assist clients with localization tasks, assessment and the monitoring of new industrial suppliers.

  • 6 months, May 2014 - Oct 2014

    Designer

    By Georgsen

  • 2011 - 2014

    Editor

    Suited! Product Design

    Blog about industrial design and interactivity between users and industry.

  • 1 year and 2 months, Oct 2011 - Nov 2012

    Industrial Designer

    DXW

    Cluster of five design studios that were investing in activities and projects with China manufacturers in order to promote our designs in Asia.

  • 4 years and 2 months, Feb 2006 - Mar 2010

    Design Consultant - Product Design and Branding

    GUIMOLUZ - Spain

    I reorganized its product range, designed several new collections and gave a boost to its corporate image.

  • 5 years and 1 month, Feb 2005 - Feb 2010

    Design Consultant - Product Design and Branding

    MANTRA - Spain

    In 2005 the company found itself in a very delicate commercial and financial situation, so I was not only involved in product design but I also assumed art direction with the objective of regaining customer confidence through a global change of image that reflected the logistics and business restructuring being undertaken by the company. This consisted of pacing the release of new product lines with the strengthening of its brand by using unprecedented corporate communication strategies...

  • 2 years, Jan 2008 - Dec 2009

    Interior Design Consultant

    SAPA, sro. - Slovakia

    I designed two boutique hotels, two restaurants and a nightclub. I supervised the construction projects and facilitated the process of equipment purchase for the client.

  • 2007 - 2007

    Branding

    Karma Lighting - China

  • 2003 - 2007

    Furniture Designer

    VARIOUS FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS

    From 2004 to 2007 I worked in the furniture industry for central and northern Spanish companies such as Equide, Comodal, Inmadu, Tapizados Medina, Muebles Tuesta, Creaciones Numancia, Artesanía Almazán, Muebles Semper and VIE. I also participated in two editions of the Domus Mediterranean exhibitions and collaborated with the Spanish Foundation for the Innovation in Crafts.

  • 2002 - 2002

    Design Consultant

    FIAM, Valencia Lighting Fair - Spain

    I was commissioned to design and develop a modular exhibition stand system of extruded aluminium alloy profiles for the specific building of rental exhibitor stands with double-panel partition walls. The quick assembly system consisted of two aluminium 6063 alloy extruded profiles, 3 hidden brackets T connectors (injection molding aluminium) for the different possibilities of anchorage and a wide range of accessories.

  • 2000 - 2002

    Design Consultant

    IBERLAMP / CHUST DESIGN - Spain

    I collaborated with the product design and the technical management of suppliers and subcontractors for the company Iberval and its three commercial lighting brands (Iberlamp, Chust Design and Chust Lighting).

  • 11 months, Jan 2000 - Nov 2000

    Graphic Designer

    CARCELLER, S.A - Spain

    I collaborated with the Arts Graphics & Printing Company in the design of packaging, brochures, corporate stationery, displays and catalogues for its various clients.

  • 2000 - 2000

    Graphic Designer

    IBERSILLA - Spain

    Fabric samples catalogues.

  • 1997 - 2000

    Graphic Designer

    EUROPA LINE (IMLEDO) - Spain

    Displays, brochures and catalogues design. Graphics, copywriting, photomontages, layout and final artwork.

  • 1998 - 1999

    Design Consultant

    J2L HOLDING - France

    My role consisted of the design of POS display proposals, their presentation to potential new corporate clients, and the subsequent technical development and technical support to suppliers and subcontractors for their manufacture. In this context I developed POS displays for UFESA, TAURUS, PHILIP MORRIS Ibérica and MAYBELLINE New York. I also designed cell phone exhibits and a system of modular display counters for installing jewellery store islands in Géant hypermarkets in France, Poland and Uruguay.

  • 1995 - 1997

    Idustrial Designer

    VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS - Spain

    Product design: Lighting collections for CUENCA ILUMINACIÓN and ALMERICH DESIGN. Upholstered furniture for TAPIZADOS SEVAL.

Educational background for Somerset Harris

  • 1988 - 1993

    Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering

    CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Valencia, Spain

    Product Design, Interior Design and Graphic Design

Languages

  • Spanish

    First language

  • French

    Fluent

  • English

    Fluent

Wants

Expand market
New clients
Joint-ventures
New challenges

Interests

Industry
Companies
Business
Product Design
Design and Project Management
Engineering
Communication
Creativity
Research and Development
user-centered design (UCD)
Architecture
Interiors
Arts
Internet
Trends
Marketing
Photography
Anthropology
Music
Travelling

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