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TOBIAS FIFIELD CURRICULUM VITAE

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EMAIL tobikoproject@gmail.com SKYPE tobias.fifield EDUCATION MAEdu Postgraduate Education 2005 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ BFA Fine Arts Industrial Design 1995 CCA CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

CAREER ASSETS Studio Management, Project Management, Value Creation, CAREER SUMMARY Graduate with Honors from (CCA) in industrial Design. Gained several years of experience after my undergraduate studies working both as a product designer with local and regional hospitality clients focusing on user and marketing needs in product development, interior architecture, and furniture design providing challenging conceptual design services that made the observer to think different. STRENGTHS + EXPERTISE Organizational Leadership, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design Management, Design Thinking, Design Education, Design Management, User-centered Design, Design Research, User Experience, Design Direction. TECHNICALSKILLS + KNOWLEDGE Design Management, Studio Management, Project Management, Industrial Design; Theory and Teaching Methodologies, Learning in Context, Instructional Management, Design Thinking, Critical Theory, Project Management, Service Design, Design Philosophy, Design Communication, Design History, Creative Writing, Design Methodology. Minor: Applied the Fine Arts by integrating Foundry Arts in the Practice of Design; Activities and Societies: Glass forming, Sculpture, Metalwork, Plaster Casting, Woodwork, Ceramics, Photography, Painting, Drawing, filmmaking. sculpture, ceramics, plaster, forming, laminating, mold making, hand modeling, milling, shaping, pattern making, curve and surface creation, clay modeling, carpentry, computer modeling, 3D Prototyping Processes; Forming, Shaping, Finishing, Carpentry, and Machining Knowledge, Material and Tool Knowledge, Forming, Mold/Casting, Fabrication, Construction, Wood, Metal, Plastic, Composite, Synthetic Applications WORKSHOPS + LECTURES Designed collaborative workshops for major companies; TCDC, SCG/COTTO, MINISTRY OF TOURISM,, Integrated ideas in design thinking; design methodology tools, tools for creating ideas, and disruptive thinking focusing on usercentered design processes in product and furniture design innovation and user experience methodologies.


VCE TOBIAS FIFIELD ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC DESIGN DIRECTOR | JACOB JENSEN DESIGN , Denmark, Shanghai, Bangkok KING MONGKUT’S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THONBURI, BANGKOK, THAILAND July 2013 - Dec 2016 Coordinated all academics, including designing course specifications, course structure, course syllabi, structuring the curriculum development learning outcomes, student learning improvement guidelines, teaching plans providing teaching materials and learning resources and improvement of course management with KMUTT University. Designing workshops and updating the Academic Program, Coordinate guest lecturers / speakers. Other responsibilities included directing and guiding students during design phases, Student assessment, Manage Design Tasks and mentor the students on each concept stage. Continue progress of JJD syllabus and improve program syllabus for the next academic calendar, Develop communication materials to promote Jacob Jensen Design Academic Programme, And participate in Jacob Jensen Design Academic Committee at KX Bangkok. MASTER TEACHER in DESIGN | STUDIO ESSLINGER | DETAO MASTERS ACADEMY SIVA SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF VISUAL ARTS, SHANGHAI, CHINA July 2013 - Dec 2016 ( (2 years Model Shop instruction to Post-Graduate Design Students - DeTao Master Program Studio Esslinger from frog design at (SIVA) Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts campus in Shanghai, China. Responsible for guiding the students to learn how to Hand Craft professional Sketch Models, Shape Study Models, and Appearance Product Design Models. Students were taught shaping their projects with model making techniques in a professional fully equipped machine shop. PRODUCT DESIGN LECTURER | EDUCOMP RAFFLES DESIGN INSTITUTE August 2010 - 2012 (3 years) Applied basic theoretical principles designing subject-area-centered design curriculum's introducing basic principles in art and design fundamentals. Development of interest-centered instructional lesson plans, development, implementation and design of effective design workshops by providing educational management tools teaching fundamental course subjects in Product Design; Industrial Design. Guided students with their projects through consultation, maintaining academic progress and assisting with school promotional activities with marketing by designing exhibits for open houses, trade shows, education fairs, student shows and on-campus displays and fabrication of design student exhibitions and displays and coordinating with all academic faculty departments by maintaining displays and exhibitions assisting with each collection of works of art/design for on-campus and off-campus exhibitions. TEACHING RESIDENCY JAPAN + SO.KOREA (10 years) Managed Language and Art Programs in Asia for eight years in both public and private institutions Implemented vocational workshops at a handful of Universities and organizations during my teaching career throughout Asia. Workshops included teaching young senior high school learners one to two-hour design challenges that introduced design methods in; “Design Thinking”. Organizations included; TATA ELXSI, RAFFLES, EDUCOMP, SAMSUNG, LG, MYONGJI UNIV., INHA UNIV. SEOUL NATIONAL UNIV., HONGIK UNIV.


VCE TOBIAS FIFIELD STUDIO PRACTICE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER | BUBBLE DESIGN, Palo Alto, California Worked as a product designer on various projects alongside the principle designer Wayne Calco in Silicon Valley, California. Projects consisted of rendering product designs in Vellum Solids and sketching conceptual furniture and toy concepts. Created various concept drawings, patent drafting. Styled interface Designs for manufacture. Concept Modeling; 2D -3D Interpretation, Rapid Prototyping, Product Specification, Color and Graphics, Surface Finishing Applications. Clients included: Handspring, Hasbro INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEER | BIGELOW AEROSPACE, Las Vegas, Nevada Projects included modeling various form studies using Vellum 3-D Solids. I assisted in managing the complete set-up of a new prototyping lab and vendor base, including material selections and part estimating. Designed and Executed part identifications, manufacturing methods, and construction of Prototypes, Scale Models, Full Scale Mockups, and Architectural Exhibits of Space Habitats; Spacecraft Interiors, Furniture Concepts, and Silicone Mold Making and Urethane Castings. DESIGN CONSULTANT | IDEO Studio Pier 28 San Francisco, California Worked on site assisting lead designers by fabricating aesthetic product design models, including providing material selections, forming, shaping, presentation models for client projects. PROJECT MANAGER | NIKE INC, PLYNETIC’S PROTOTYPING LAB Hired as a Full Time employee with one of the largest prototyping labs on the west coast, later joined with NIKE Inc. Responsibilities included rapid prototyping in Stereo lithography (SLA) for part design and prototypes from electronics to the creation of Nike sport shoe/hardware prototypes. DESIGN INTERN | METROPOLITAN FURNITURE CORP Crafted scale mock-ups & full scale furniture presentation models during a three-month internship. Worked alongside lead furniture industrial designers in the design department part-time while completing my undergraduate in design. STAGE TECHNITION / STORYBOARD ARTIST George Coates Performance Works Worked alongside the lead Lighting Technician and Stage Director Stage Manager as a stage intern in assisting with three major productions setting up lighting, working back stage during rehearsals and productions building props and sketching story boards. COLOR CONSULTANT | STEELCASE / KENNETH JOHNSON CO. Managed the production of color selections for custom architectural interior projects. Produced a complete color library of custom color samples and color books. Colors were made directly for contract office interior projects throughout the city of San Francisco.

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