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Creator and strategist Kevin Shek specializes in Industrial Design Engineering and Branding. He gets inspired by the current developments of technology and sustainable materials, such as Biobased plastics. Social psychology and human interaction have always been a great inspiration to understand how we live and how design shapes the world. The creation and realization of new product concepts gives him energy and passion in daily life, of which it can be found in his work.
He started his career by designing home devices and electronics for the multinational companies at CQ International. He also worked at Standard Studio Interior Architects, where he designed and engineered the Standard Lighting combined with a Design Research program. This project is featured in the design catalogue from Minimalissimo. Today, Kevin works as a freelance Industrial Designer to help companies with their businesses by creating and developing new product concepts. He works together with (inter)national companies and start-ups, such as from Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and New York. In 2018 he also has been elected in the top 500 Dutch Young Talents in the Digital Scene (TNW).
Kevin graduated from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the field of Industrial Design Engineering (Bsc). He combined his academic and technical background with design and branding to understand the entire process of creating commercial products that matters to the user and company’s. He truly believes that design is solving a problem, creating value for the user and having the responsibility to make the world more durable. Besides working as a freelancer, he is studying at the Royal Acadamy of Art at the Hague (MA) to develop his knowledge about creating meaningful products that improve our daily life.
We live in a throw-away society where products aren’t designed to last longer than two years. Many plastic waste streams comes from mass production industry and how we undervalue products nowadays. Kevin believes that creators, designers and entrepeneurs can make a difference to make the industry more durable and sustainable. How? By working together, and looking for product innovation at the beginning of the design process. His goal is to create a range of consumer products that last long in brand experience, daily use and making recycling more accessible.
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