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About Me

My skills and CV

Hello I am Alkis, a product design engineer living in London. I started my career in Greece, a country were product design was virtually unknown. As one of the first graduates with a relevant degree, I had to sell and promote the profession as a whole, to employers/clients who were used to hire mechanical engineers for this work. My first role was at a start-up design consultancy specializing in products related to the food industry and a start-up consultancy developing injection moulded products and importing tooling. For a number of years i also got involved in other activities such as product and architectural visualisation. In 2008 i moved in UK and then China.

My academic achievements are, BS Engineer of Industrial Design and MSc Engineering Design. The most frequent question i encounter is “Are you a designer or an engineer?” as the popular belief is that creative professionals do not like to do the back end of the product development (engineering) and vice versa.

I have experience in both areas but i have particular skills and expertise in engineering and manufacturing methods such as injection moulding and sheet metal fabrication. I also have practical factory floor experiencing operating CNC equipment and designing tools.

Core Skills

  • CAD modelling, surfacing and Sub-D modelling
  • Product visualization, 2D and 3D Rendering
  • Model making, Rapid Prototyping
  • Project and team managment. Have worked under ISO 9000, 60601 (medical devices), HASP (food safety)
  • Design for Manifacturing
  • Mechanism design. Experience with large assemblies and motion
  • Experience in Injection Moulding, Enclosures and IP rated products

Favourite Software

Solidworks

Solidworks

Use daily since 2005. Surfacing, FEA and Moldflow

Rhino 6

Rhino 6

And accompanied renderers

3D Studio Max

3D Studio Max

Good at lighting and shaders

Vray, Keyshot

Vray, Keyshot

Vray, Keyshot, Photoview, Modo

Photoshop

Photoshop

Retouching and 2D rendering

Visual Mill

Visual Mill

3 axis milling machine

Timeline

Employment and Academic History

UK

China

Greece

Freelancing

2017

2017. Design Engineer

Maddison Product Design

2017

2017. Freelancer 2006 to 2017.

Freelance product designer. Typical projects include, enclosures, consumer and injection moulded products and detailing  for production.  

2016

2016. Product Designer

Automata Technologies

2012

2012. Principal Product Designer

D3O Lab

2011

2011. Senior Product Designer

Innovation Stream

2010

2010. Industrial Designer

Lenovo, China

2009

2009. Mechanical Engineer/Industrial Designer

Captec

2009

2009. Product Design Engineer

Astro Lighting LTD

2007

2007. MA 3D Computer Animation

Masters Degree, Bournemouth University, UK

2006

2006. Design Manager

Kappa Metal

2005

2005. Product Designer

NextMedia Hellas

2003

2003. MSc Engineering Design

Masters Degree, Portsmouth University, UK

2002

2002. Technical support for Pro/Engineer

InfoCAD SA

2001

2001. IT services / Network installation

HTECH Computers & Services

1997

1997. Engineer of Industrial Design

University Degree, Greece