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Matthew Jer matthew.jer@gmail.com Skype: matthew_jer 64273219890 (NZ) RELOCATING TO LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 22 MAY 2012 - TWO YEAR WORKING HOLIDAY VISA

Summary I am a design graduate from Victoria University, School of Architecture and Design with a Bachelor of Industrial design (Honors) in 2011. I possess both linear and lateral thinker, have excellent concept generation and 2D, 3D presentation. My interest is within Product and Furniture design where I am particularly interested in product interaction. I am seeking design internships and employment opportunities to gain experience and exposure to professional studios.

Education Bachelor of Design (Hons) in Industrial design Victoria University of Wellington 2007-2010 National Certificate of Educational Achievement Burnside High School 2002-2006 - achieved with a high standard throughout Mathematics, English, Physics, Design, Painting, Graphics

Relevant Skills and Experience Storytelling Visualisation – Utilising both 2D, 3D and sketching to clearly communicate design intent. Able to effectively create compelling visuals to convey design concept. Communication – Excellent verbal presentation and approachable personal manner. Product Development – Efficient in all aspects of design process from concept generation to final product presentation. Materials and Processes – Excellent knowledge of the latest manufacturing processes, in particular digital fabrication and how they may used to achieve maximum value for the project. Collaboration – Enjoys working with and sharing ideas with other creative individuals. Been a valuable member of several University design projects including some leadership roles. Research – Strives to gain understanding and expertise of the industry and opportunities that exist for exploration and implementation of design thinking. Model Making – Experienced and skilled model maker. Ably experienced with mechanical lathe, milling machine, laser cutters, bandsaw, table saw, mitre saw, manual tools, mig welder, fabric sewing. Completed projects have utilised cardboard, fabric, wood, metal, foam, automotive clay to make prototypes and models.

Honors and Awards 2007 – Outstanding Scholarship in Visual Art Design – New Zealand Qualification Authority 2007 – Best Visual Art Design portfolio – New Zealand Qualification Authority 2008 – Bonded Merit Scholarship for Educational Achievement – StudyLink New Zealand


Employment History Seasonal Process Worker at Heinz Watties, Christchurch November 2011 to May 2012 Machine Operator/Mail Sorter at New Zealand Post Mail Centre, Christchurch February 2011 to November 2011 Freelance Graphic Designer November 2010 to April 2011 Design Intern at Hygiene Systems, Auckland June 2010 to July 2010 Internship at Hygiene Systems, a washroom specialist designing and manufacturing washroom equipment for workplaces and commercial clients. Projects included product concept generation, packaging and graphic design.

Skills and Software Literacy Solidworks, Vray, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, CorelDraw, Workshop Model Making, Rapid Prototyping, Laser Cutting.

Interests Sports – active in running, snowboarding. Social participant in cricket and touch rugby. Regular spectator in cricket, rugby, basketball, tennis. Arts – Architecture, design – particularly graphic. Enjoy music. Travel – Avid explorer. Experienced cultures and history throughout Asia, Australia, Europe the UK.

Portfolio and References Rory Bladen – Hygiene Systems Company – Design Manager 1/10 Canaveral Drive, Rosedale, Auckland rory.bladen@hygienesystems.com Phone: 6494780215 Natasha Perkins – Victoria University of Wellington – Designer + Senior Lecturer of Interior Architecture natasha.perkins@vuw.ac.nz Phone: 64044635233 extn 8107 Please view my online portfolio: www.matthewjer.com


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