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About

Me
Before pursuing my master’s degree at the Royal College of Art, I worked in the industrial design field for 7 years in Montreal. I’ve designed, developed, and managed projects from bathware to furniture for brands like Joseph Joseph, WOUD, Umbra, and more. Through my experience I’ve acquired the skills to produce high quality drawings, prototypes, and renders from ideation to manufacturing. With my study at the RCA in Design Products with a focus in the Exploring Emerging Future platform; I learned to dilute social and environmental problems using different methods of design and systems thinking – in the attempt to improve people’s lives and to design a better future for our future selves. With my experience I can create work not only efficiently, but I can deliver meaningful and compelling products that make a difference.

Software
| CC: Ps, Ai, Id, Xd, Lr, and Ae
| Solidworks
| Rhino
| Grasshopper
| AutoCAD
| Keyshot

Skills
| Disruptive innovation
| Speculative design
| User and market research
| Product, graphic, packaging, and retail design
| Product development
| 2D + 3D visualization
| Model making
| Photography

Awards

2018 |  Best use of Tala product, London, UK
2018 |  Grand Prix du Design, Best Kitchen Tool, Montreal, Canada
2016 |  A’ Design award and competition, Iron A’ Design Award, Milan, Italy
2016 |  Grand Prix du Design, Best Lighting Fixture, Montreal, Canada
2014 | Interior design show, Best Prototype Award, Toronto, Canada
2012 | KBIS, Silver Award, Best of Bath of KBIS, Chicago, United States
2011 | 2nd Place of YouDesign, Umbra, Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions
2017 | Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair @ Greenhouse, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 | Umbra Compact Living Exhibition, Toronto Canada
2016 | Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair @ Designboom mart, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 | Umbra Compact Living Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2015 | WantedDesign, New York, United States
2015 | Interior Design Show @ Prototype, Toronto, Canada
2015 | Toronto Design Offsite, Toronto, Canada
2014 | Interior Design Show @ Prototype, Toronto, Canada

Contact

For any inquiries, please feel free to send me an email at chifen.cheng@gmail.com in English / Français / 中文 or link up on Instagram / LinkedIn