Julian Zapata

Product Design
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37 years old
Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
10 years
JULIÁN ENRIQUE ZAPATA MEJÍA PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER, GRADUATED AS MSC INTEGRATED PRODUCT DESIGN. I AM AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND INNOVATION. MY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE HAS LED ME TO MANY DIVERSE FIELDS IN DESIGN THINKING AND, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, AS WELL AS HIGHER EDUCATION IN COLOMBIA. I’M CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITY, EITHER IN COLOMBIA OR ABROAD, THAT ALLOWS ME TO DEEPEN IN THE FIELDS OF DESIGN RESEARCH AND CONSUMER UNDERSTANDING FOR PRODUCT/SERVICE DESIGN AND INNOVATION. STUDIES DELFT - NETHERLANDS 2012 MSC INTEGRATED PRODUCT DESIGN Delft University of Technology [TU Delft] BARDONECCHIA - ITALY 2011 [INVITED STUDENT] PARTICIPATORY DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION [Alta Scuola Politecnica Program] Politecnico di Milano/ Politecnico di Torino MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA 2004 BA PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEERING EAFIT University. WORK EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE PROJECT SCIENTIST: PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, BABY AND CHILD CARE KIMBERLY-CLARK GLOBAL INNOVATION CENTER Aug. 2013 – July 2016 Lead in multiple global innovation projects, leveraging design thinking and design research to deliver consumer-centered product innovation from the baby and child care sectors. Contact: Edward Leaphart- PRODUCT DESIGN SPECIALIST: PRODUCT DESIGN SPECIALIST SATRACK SERVISAT INC. MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA Sep. 2012 - June 2013 Accountable for the innovation roadmap and implementation of a design thinking model and development of design guidelines for UX/UI. Contact: Lina Betancur- INTERN - GRADUATION STUDENT: SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN AND INNOVATION ROYAL VAN KEMPEN & BEGEER ZOETERMEER - NETHERLANDS Development of a research project and the creation of a strategy and tools for sustainable product development and innovation of the brand BK Cookware. Feb. 2012 - Aug. 2012 Contact: Nadia Bartels-Wijstma- CONSULTANCY INTERNSHIP: STRATEGIC DESIGN CTA MEDELLÍN - COLOMBIA 2-month internship focused on the development of a product-service design and innovation portfolio for SME’s. July - Sept. 2011 Contact: Jaime Arboleda.- DESIGN CONSULTANCY: FURNITURE DESIGN FOR NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA Contractor: consultancy in the design of the offices, classrooms, and laboratories of EAFIT University’s engineering building. Dec. 2009 - Aug. 2010 Contact: Roberto Hernández.- - skype: zapatamejia.julian -/ - Envigado COLOMBIA JULIÁN ENRIQUE ZAPATA MEJÍA PRODUCT DESIGNER: INTEGRATED FURNITURE SOLUTIONS FOR OFFICE AND COLLECTIVE USE MUMA MEDELLÍN - COLOMBIA Project lead and design research on office furniture design projects. Leader of packaging design and engineering. Nov. 2006 - Nov. 2009 Contact: Pablo Naranjo.- PRODUCT DESIGNER: PLASTIC BOTTLES FOR COSMETIC, FOODS AND BEVERAGES OPTIFORMAS S.A. MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA Plastic bottles and packaging design for cosmetics, foods and beverages. Corporate strategy analysis Jan. - Nov. 2006 Contact Carmen Wiesner- LECTURER: ERGONOMÍA Y DISEÑO 2 (HUMAN FACTORS) UPB MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA. July 2007 to June 2017 Part time lecturer for the course Ergonomics and Design Research at the Architecture and Design Faculty, Industrial Design Program Contact: Luz Mercedes Sáenz- DESIGNER: KOOL CIGARETTES GROUND AT EAFIT UNIVERSITY CD&I ASSOCIATES BOGOTÁ - COLOMBIA. Design and project management for Brand Identity application. Client: British American Tobacco Colombia. July 2003 - Aug. 2005 Contact: Luis Angarita- LECTURER: DESIGN PROJECT, BASIC PROTOTYPING, ERGONOMICS. EAFIT UNIVERSITY MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA. Part Time. Product Design Engineering Department. Course coordination and development Jan. 2005 – Nov. 2015 Contact: Juan Diego Ramos.- RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS 2008 RED DOT HONOURABLE MENTION: MENTA Chair 2004 TALLER DE DISEÑO RECOGNITION 2004 HONOURABLE MENTION Company: Manufacturas Muñoz S.A. [MUMA] Universidad EAFIT - Industrias ESTRA Organización Estudiantil, EAFIT University SKILLS LANGUAGES Spanish English native advanced German Portuguese basic intermediate ENGINEERING CAD Modelling with SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor Parts and Component Management tools DESIGN TOOLS Adobe Illustrator/ Adobe Photoshop/ InDesign [Intermediate] Corel Draw/ Sketchbook Pro [Basic] - skype: zapatamejia.julian -/ - Envigado COLOMBIA

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