Hello I am Alkis, a product design engineer living in London. I started my career in Greece, a country were industrial design as a profession was virtually unknown. As one of the first graduates with such a degree, I had to promote my occupation and create opportunities for myself.

In 2006 I secured a position at a promising start-up developing ideas/products for the food industry and also started freelancing for what I believe to be the only Industrial Design Consultancy in the country.

In 2008 I won a public scholarship to study Computer Animation which was always my hobby and since then I moved in UK and then China.

What differentiate me from most professionals developing products is my practical experience as an industrial designer and mechanical design engineer. This combination and a keen commercial sense allows me to view design holistically and design products taking into account commercial and end user requirements but also manufacturability.

Core Skills


I have 11 years of experience, developing mainly consumer products from concept to production. Throughout the years I have worked in positions involving concept design, visualization, cad, mechanical engineering, project management and tooling. Last but not least I have practical workshop/ prototyping experience. I have a proven track record developing innovative products but also new technologies and processes. Some of my core skills are:

  • Design for Manifacturing

  • CAD modelling, surfacing and Sub-D modelling

  • Experience in Injection Moulding, Enclosures and IP rated products

  • Model making, Rapid Prototyping

  • Product visualization, 2D and 3D Rendering

  • Mechanism design

  • User centred design

Favourite Software


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SOLIDWORKS 2016

11 years, FEA and plastics

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RHINOCEROS

And accompanied renderers

3D STUDIO MAX

Good at lighting and shaders

SOFTIMAGE

Very good, excellent at modelling

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VRAY, KEYSHOT

Mentalray, Photoview

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PHOTOSHOP CC

 

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ILLUSTRATOR CC

 

Timeline
employment and academic history


Greece

UK

China

Freelancing

Principal Product Designer

D3O Lab

Senior Product Designer

Innovation Stream

2010. Industrial Designer

Lenovo, China

Mechanical Engineer/Industrial Designer

Captec

Product Design Engineer

Astro Lighting LTD

2007. MA 3D Computer Animation

Masters Degree, Bournemouth University, UK

Design Manager

Kappa Metal

2006-Present. Freelancer

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

2003. MSc Engineering Design

Masters Degree, Portsmouth University, UK

2005. Product Designer

NextMedia Hellas

Technical support for Pro/Engineer

InfoCAD SA

IT services / Network installation

HTECH Computers & Services

1997. Engineer of Industrial Design

University Degree, Greece