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Saras Kalwani

 

#11 Wu Chuan West 4th St, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403
0905-167-163 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.saraskalwani.com

Objective

Looking for an industrial design position in an independent environment with unique constraints and clear vision, where I can contribute my skills and passion for sustainable and problem-solving design.

Education

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design | June 2014

Brown University, Providence, RI
Beginning Hindi | 2013 - 2014

Work Experience

Lintaman Cycling Shoes, Taichung City, Taiwan
Industrial Designer | 2015 - present
At Lintaman I bring cycling shoe constructions never seen before to reality through persistant research, prototyping, and testing. The process involves sketching, pattern-making, machine sewing, and last but not least, rounding out the product with polished graphics and packaging. Along the way I explain our design intent to manufacturers, suppliers, and customers, often providing English and Chinese translation for my employer. 

Microtex/Manhattan Kids, New York City, New York
Junior Designer | 2014
I created patterns for both adult's and children's textiles based on thoroughly researched color and style trends. These were accompanied by refreshed packaging and branding for several of the company's product lines. I also communicated with factories directly to guide them during production and met with clients to discuss and develop new pattern ideas. 

Muxi International Co., Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan
Summer Internship | 2013
Provided sketching ideations and prototyping for an innovative mechanical tea diffuser and double-walled glass cup, met with clients to understand their needs and limitations, rendered CAD models for the company's portfolio, created promotional videos and graphics for products, and maintained the company website.

Pega Design and Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan
Summer Internship | 2012
I was involved in designing and prototyping for an exhibition at Asus headquarters, contributed extensive market research and brainstorming on electronic trends for the 2013 CES, and translated the company's promotional graphics as well as their web articles.

   
Skills

Design: Woodworking, metalworking, model-making, experience with rapid-prototyping, laser cutting, machine sewing. Developing and rendering designs with Wacom as well as producing technical drawings, graphic and packaging design.

Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, AfterEffects, Solidworks, AutoCad 2D, 3Ds MAX, KeyShot, Rhino, basic ProE, HTML, CSS, Processing 2+, Invision, Microsoft Office Suite.

Personal: Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, efficient with time, goal-oriented, responsible, enthusiastic, strong written and oral communication skills, and communicates and works well with a team.

   

Saras Kalwani

industrial design