Vuk Dragovic

Industrial Designer

About Me

Bio

I am an award-winning industrial designer with an extensive professional and educational experience in industrial design, with supporting practice in product development, manufacturing & branding. In 2010 I moved to Shanghai to be closer to manufacturing and on the factory floor while developing products. I’ve designed many products that were successfully delivered to the market and also launched some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns raising millions on crowdfunding platforms. Working for years for international clients, in the fields of industrial design I am now helping clients design, visualize and manufacture products in China.

Expertise

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 

Starting with the research on the product category I can develop sketches and design direction for the product. After sketching out several concepts I will select the best concepts with client and move forward into CAD 3D modeling.

VISUALIZATION

I can develop photo-realistic computer-generated images of product for website, print or any other marketing material. 

MANUFACTURING

Being in China for over 10 years allows me to work directly with factories and develop products efficiently. I can help you vet the factory and introduce the right manufacturer to quote the product mold and production cost. During the manufacturing phase, I can oversee the production, making sure that everything is moving forward as intended.

Contact

hello@vukdragovic.com

Skills

CAD (Rhino, Solidworks)

Visualization (Keyshot, Maxwell)

Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere)

Sketching (Paper , Wacom)

Prototyping (3d printing)

Factory Sourcing

Storytelling

Languages (English, Chinese, Serbian)

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

My Experience

Omnicharge | 2017 - Present, Shanghai

Omnicharge is the brand I developed from the ground up over the past 4 years. I’ve launched 4 crowdfunding campaigns raising millions in funds and designed over a dozen products while also being in charge of branding and production. Did a whole visual identity, from the naming of the company to industrial design and the full brand positioning and direction. Omnicharge is a power solution company that delivers uncompromising portable power access for today’s professionals and businesses.

Platform88 | 2015 - 2016, Shanghai

Platform88 is a network of manufacturers, retail professionals, and investors dedicated to helping young startups develop their products. I’ve set the company’s visual identity, logotype, website, and photography. During my time with P88 I’ve worked on numerous industrial design projects for international clients and Chinese factories.

Samsung Electronics | 2014 - 2015, Shanghai

At Samsung I’ve worked on various projects. I was responsible for project control and communication while co-working with UX and CMF team to design new products. I’ve been designing mock-ups and tracking samples and also exploring new ideas or improvement solution for next generation products/service according to Samsung DL.

Smart Gear | 2013 - 2014, Shanghai

Smart Gear is a privately owned American Company. With headquarters in California and sub-branch in Shanghai. I’ve been hired on a consulting basis to position visual identity and design products that were being sold in major chain stores in N. America including Lowe’s, Best Buy, Home Depot, JC Penney and more.

Tivoo | 2011 - 2013, Shanghai

Tivoo is a sister company of Creativoo, a multidisciplinary design agency based in Shanghai. I was mainly managing the Industrial Design department. During my time at Tivoo I’ve been designing consumer electronics, furniture, and lighting, but also managed client contact, project development, and research.

Nera Design Studio | 2009 - 2011, Belgrade

At Nera Design Studio, I was working on and managing numerous projects, for clients and competition entry. Designing consumer electronics, furniture, lighting, and packaging.

Design Awards & Honors

STIDA Design Award – Judging Panel | 2019

European Product Design Award – 2019 | Gold Award

IHS Markit Innovation Award – 2019 | CES 

APDC*IDA Design Excellence Award Winner – 2018 | Gold Winner

European Product Design Award – 2017 | Silver Award

Showstoppers – Consumer Electronics Winner – 2016 | CES

Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaign of 2016 | Indiegogo

Design Excellence – 2012 | IF Award

DuPont Corian Workshop Distinguished Designer – 2010 | Belgrade Design Week

Honorable Mention for Design Achievement – 2009 | Tea Off! Design Competition