3rd Year Product Design Student
NICE TO MEET YOU! Hi, my name is Achille Perrin, I am a French-American product design student in 3rd year at ISD, Pune, India. I am looking for a 6 month internship.
I AM PASSIONATE Curious and open-minded, I love to learn, observe and listen to people and hear what their story is. This pushes me to explore and discover great things both personally and professionally.
I AM DYNAMIC Ice hockey, rock climbing, and photography have taught me how to give the best of myself at all times, but also how to work on a team and selfcontrol, values I apply in my everyday life.
BOSTON, USA LYON, FRANCE
LOOKING FOR NEW ADVENTURES Being born in the USA, with two French parents, I have moved and travelled all my life. I am looking for a new destination, hopefully close to you!
ROCK CLIMBING SHOES FOR SALEWA Design is generating new solutions - Personal Project - 1 week ADAPTABLE TRAVEL SHOE Design is being part of a team - Team project - 4 months
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WHAT DESIGN IS FOR ME...
Design is a never-ending creation process, depending on how you look at it, things are always different. According to me, here are some of the most important points....
PROTECTION FOR 2 WHEELERS Design is working around a user - Personal Project - 1 week FLOATING SOFA Design is self-taught and spontaneous - Personal Project - 3 days SKIS LACROIX Design is stepping out into the unknown - Internship - 2 months EMOTIVE APPCESSORY FOR SAMSUNG Design is ongoing, it never stops! - Team Project - 4 months
ROCK CLIMBING SHOES FOR SALEWA Personal Project - 2 weeks
PERFECT TO CLIMB, BUT TERRIBLE TO REST Rock climbing shoes cramp your feet up, allowing you to better hook and hold the wall, a contradicting duality, as they are extremely painful when belaying or resting.
STRAP AROUND THE FOOT FOR BETTER CONTROL Inspired by medical strapping, the straps go around the foot, interacting with the sole rather than just the upper in classic shoes, allowing a better and wider control of the shoe.
FIT SALEWAâ€™S DESIGN LANGUAGE
The final shape for the shoe was mainly dictated by where the straps should be for the best efficiency, and how I wanted the user to interact with them.
Lining (Stretch Synthethic Fabric)
Pull-on Strap (Nylon)
Upper (Loric fabric)
Heel Strap (Rubber coated Nylon)
Heel Strap & Toe Strap (Leather)
Heel Grip (Vibram XS2 Grip)
Fixation (Velcro hooks)
Semi-flexible Midsole (Sensi-Flex)
Fixation (Velcro loops)
Toe Strap (Rubber coated Nylon)
Rigid Outsole (Vibram XS Grip)
ADAPTED TRAVEL SHOE Phantom Lines X Nike NSW Team Project - 4 months
Footwear Designer Phantom Lines
TRAVELLING & SHOES
A SHOE CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR TRIP We are constantly travelling, always adapting to our environment. Shoes mix performance, aesthetics, and comfort, according to what you do and where you go.
WHAT THEY NEED, WHAT THEY WANT We created and analysed 15+ potential user profiles, each travelling for a different purpose, to a different place in order to better understand their behaviour.
2ND FUNCTION COMFORT PERCEPTION REQUIREMENTS
YOUNG, DYNAMIC, AND DRIVEN We built a 2 day scenario around our user’s business trip to better understand his needs and wants, in terms of functionality and perception.
QUICK IDEATION We organized quick creativity sessions around different shoe parts and axis that linked back to our target and brief. This allowed us to come up with a large number of ideas.
By mixing post-its together, we created concepts around five major axis, answering our userâ€™s precise problems, needs and wants. These are the concepts I came up with.
3 FINAL CONCEPTS
Concept renders by Maxime Catteau.
ASSUME, REVEAL, ACT The first combined two types of shoes into one functional paradox. The second unveiled a sporty look underneeth a formal upper.
ONE SHOE = THREE MODES I worked on the thrid concept, the idea was to have a shoe with a stretchable upper that changes from a low top to a high top, thus going from a formal mode to a sportable mode.
DUAL-CORE Our final shoe is cut into two parts, the front is formal and elegant, while the back is active and comfortable, hence creating a formal yet sportable shoe.
After writing the storyboard, I was responsible to shoot and edit a 2min video that retraced our userâ€™s day, in order to properly explain our shoe, and how it was meant to be worn.
A SUPER-TECHNICAL FORMAL SHOE Using the paradox between the two cores of the shoe as our key styling element, we merged a strong urban elegance to a dynamic shape, accentuated by sporty details.
FORMAL TECH COLLECTION
TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER
In order to confirm the design language and the coherence of our shoe, we imagined what a collection designed with the same spirit could look like. I was responsible for creating the names and the logo.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FIRST IMPRESSION The cut on the packaging was aligned to the ones on the shoe for a better display but also to reflect the productâ€™s design values, creating a global experience for the customer.
Because this is a formal shoe, we decided to drop off the Nike swoosh, replacing it with a unique and subtler graphic design, stamped onto the sole when purchasing.
PROTECTION FOR 2 WHEELERS DCA Masterclass - Personal Project - 1 week
Richard Clough Senior Designer
RECREATE A FEELING In sports, protective gear is usually perceived as a way to be part of a team, part of the sport. Thus making you proud to wear it, and contributing to your love of the sport.
CAFE RACERS AND RETRO TREND
Modified for speed and handling , the bikes are stripped to their bare essentials, leaving the engine exposed, handlebars are lowered, seats and footrests are moved back.
PLAYING WITH THE USERâ€™S FEELINGS Putting away the keys on the helmet, forces the user to go by his helmet everytime he wants to go for a ride, thus playing with his guilt if he decides not to wear the helmet.
A NEW LOOK As the cafĂŠ racer vibe and retro trends are growing stronger, I felt that the helmet needed some more modern lines mixed into it, making it more agressive.
FLOATING BENCH Personal Project - 3 Days
LOOKING FOR A SHAPE
WHAT IF WE COULD SIT IN MID AIR? I already had a good idea of what I wanted to do for this bench, I didnâ€™t want to overthink things, but keep them going. Rapid sketching allowed me to quickly find a final shape.
WORKING WITH NEW SOFTWARES I recently learned how to use Rhino and Keyshot, this quick project was good opportunity to test myself on these new skills, and see which needed improvement.
Bertrand Roy CEO
SKIS LACROIX INTERNSHIP Internship - 2 months
THE BRAND MY MISSION
LUXURY SPORTS COMPANY Lacroix is a luxury french ski brand, established in 1967, famous for itâ€™s technological skis and high end skiwear. My mission was to renew the ski glove collection.
INSPIRATION & CREATIVITY
SETTING UP MY PROCESS
As I was the only designer in the company, I had to set up my own process, keeping my work as simple as possible for my colleagues to understand quickly and easily.
READY FOR MANUFACTURING
I was sending the booklets to our manufacturer in Vietnam, this meant they had to be detailed and precise, for the prototype to match my design in the best possible way.
WINTER 2014-2015 GLOVE COLLECTION The DH Glove is part of the new sporty and agressive Downhill collection. The LX Escape and E-Glove (heating gloves) goals’ are to refresh the Classic collection.
E-GLOVE LX INITIAL
IN PRODUCTION, AVAILABLE IN NOVEMEBER 2014 The new design and feminine logo illustrate well the soft and graceful feel of the upcomming women winter 2014-2015 collection.
HELPING OUT HERE AND THERE
Because Lacroix is a small company, I helped out for the annual inventory, and offered my graphic and 2D skills for catalogues, packagings, posters, and other small tasks.
STĂ‰PHANIE BURGIO PRODUCT MANAGER
During his internship, Achille had the responsibility to design products for Lacroix and more specifically, ski gloves.
This professional experience allowed him to get used to the imperatives linked to the development of technical outwear and products in general, as well as acquiring and improving his design skills, particularly in the textile domain.
During his internship, Achile turned out be very rigorous and showed initiative by taking his responsibilities. His team work, flexibility and motivation were key to all the projects he was involved in.
EMOTIVE APPCESSORY FOR SAMSUNG Team Project - 4 months
Chief Designer Samsung India
WHAT IS AN APPCESSORY? AN APP-ENABLED ACCESSORY
Repetitive interaction for users, everything goes through smartphone.
New interactions and links between soft and hardware are appearing.
Soft and hardware are merging into one, offering new experiences.
THREE TARGETS THREE STORIES
“THE VALUE OF SHARING IS IMMEASUREABLE” - SAMSUNG After our analysis phase, which consisted of user interviews, understanding upcoming trends and markets, and technology, our insights steered us towards sharing as a common topic.
SURPRISING & 2 WAY SHARING
DISTANCE SHARING ANA 27 YEARS OLD BRAZIL
IMPACTFUL & MEMORABLE
GROUP OF FRIENDS 16-19 YEARS OLD CHINA
PROXIMITY SHARING INTERACTIVE & CLOSE RELATION
SKILLS SHARING NIKOLAI 45 YEARS OLD RUSSIA
WORK IN PROGRESS
CREATIVITY PHASE IN PROGRESS...
The studio is currently buzzing with brainstorms, post-its, ideas, sketches, renders, discussions and much more. Stay in touch to know more about the projectâ€™s progression.
Achille Perrin email@example.com
3RD YEAR PRODUCT DESIGN STUDENT
2013 - 2016: International School of Design, DSK International Campus,
Samsung: (partnership project)
Pune, India. 3rd - 5thyear Industrial Design, major: products and services.
2011 - 2013: Institut Supérieur de Design, Valenciennes, France. 1 & 2 year st
Industrial Design, major: products and services.
2004 - 2011: Secondary School: Cité Scolaire Internationale, Lyon, France Scientific Baccalauréat, OIB (International Option of the Baccalauréat) Anglophone section.
1999 - 2004: Elementry School: International School of Boston, MA, USA.
Emotive Appcessories ( Febuary 2014 - Ongoing)
Phantom Lines: (partnership project)
Adapted Travel Shoe - for Nike NSW ( October 2013 - Febuary 2014)
Up Design: (masterclass)
New ways to 3D print ( 1 week, Febuary 2014)
Protection for two wheelers ( 1 week, December 2013)
Skis Lacroix: (internship)
French luxury ski brand (June & July 2013)
SKILLS 2D: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, SketchbookPro, Lightroom, Adobe CS. paper and digital sketches / renders.
3D: Prototyping, Solidworks, Rhino, Keyshot (basics). Languages: - french and english, bilingual and bicultural.
- german, written and spoken. - spanish and hindi, small basics.
Billards Toulet: (internship)
French pool table manufacturer (June & July 2012).
INTERESTS Photography: Panorama landscapes - Night photography - Urbex. Ice hockey: refereed for 7 years, played for 12 years. Others: mountain sports - travel and explore - motorcycles
DESIGN IS ALL ABOUT TELLING A STORY, AND I WOULD LOVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT MINE LET’S WRITE A CHAPTER TOGETHER!
Thank you! Achille Perrin
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Published on Apr 8, 2014
Hi! I'm a french-american Product Designer, currently studying in India. I am looking for a 6 month internship starting in August. Looking f...