Welcome to my website. I am Alkis, a product design engineer, developing products since 2005, working full time in corporate or consultancy environment and for most part having a second job as an independent consultant on evenings and weekends. Throughout the years i have designed a huge range of products for different industries such as, homeware, lighting, electronic enclosures, IT, medical devices, automation/robotics and tooling.
I have experience taking projects from concept all the way to production and distribution and on continuous product improvement. Following the entire life cycle of a product has given me a very good perspective of what it takes to make them commercially successful. I have designed for start-ups and big corporations, ether directly or through an agency/supplier. Some of them are, Lenovo, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Astro Lighting, D3O, Scott Sports, Nestle and Automata Technologies.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to confidentiality reasons, most of my work cannot be posted online. I hope the above teasers will keep you engaged. Printed portfolio is available for private viewing.
What i do
Services and Expertise
Translating your idea and requirements into consents that make commercial sense. This can include a comprehensive study of several factors such as competitors research, available technology, aesthetics, ergonomics, e.t.c. or be an early feasibility study to promote your idea to investors.
CAD / Surfacing
With 14 years of experience in surfacing and large assemblies, no CAD is too complicated. My preferable CAD is SolidWorks for modeling and Rhinoceros for complicated surfacing work. I can produce Class A surfaces and subdivision models (i.e. characters).
Detailing CAD and engineering drawings for production. Great experience in injection moulding, tolerancing and tolerance analysis.
Design for Manufacturing
Design for manufacturing from a concept stage. I can adopt design to fit commonly used processes, your specific manufacturing capabilities or develop a new process.
Mechanical engineering is one of my core skills with experience in mechanism design and FEA simulation. I have designed numerous electronic enclosures and IP rated products.
Full life cycle
Complete life cycle services. Following the project through tooling, first article approval and production.
New product development
Every product is unique in its specifications and any design process need to be flexible enough to accommodate those, with out loosing focus of the design intent. I follow a human centered design approach together with the principals of “total design” which examine all the aspects of a product holistically before proceeding to the actual engineering.
This allows me to deliver products that are true to the requirements regardless of their complexity, satisfy the user needs but also deliver on the commercial requirements.
User research / Market research / Patent and technology research / Trend analysis / Identify user scenarios and existing products failure modes
Brand requirements / C.M.F. / Project Management / Formulate Product Design Specifications
Conceptualize / Engineer and CAD / Detail for manufacturing / Rapid Prototyping
Testing and trouble shooting for production / Deliver manufacturing envelope / Production follow-up
I am based in Sutton, in the outskirts of London but I am happy doing a regular long commute (1:30min) or working from distance.
I can also work from Gongyixiqiao, Beijing for employers that can cover the work permit requirements.