Bio & CV

Imran Shamsul is a Industrial Design Graduate, with honours, from RMIT University, Melbourne.

A product of two different worlds, Imran has a deep awareness and consideration for cultures and groups within different parts of the global & local society as he has had to adapt through constant transition between the East and West.

People’s experience and society is at the core of Imran’s design philosophy. Believing that design should have a positive impact on them at all levels of  interactions with one another, technology, the environment and design as a whole.

Through building on these positive interactions, sustainable relationships can be established between people, society and their environment. Thus allowing for individuals and society, as a whole, to thrive!

Education

Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) Honours 2A, RMIT University, Australia 2012

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Trinity Grammar School, Kew, Australia – 2005

Employment

Industrial Design Program, RMIT University (2012-2013): Project Officer – Bachelor of Industrial Design 2013 Course Area Development Plan, developed a proposal for the integration of double degree students (Engineering Mechanical/Industrial Design) into Design Studios within the Industrial Design Program. Project tasks included, speaking to key stakeholders within RMIT (Industrial Design, Study & Learning Centre and School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), literature research and proposal write-up.

Toscano’s Group (2007-2013): Point of Sales Manager(Sept. 2009 – 2013), responsible for ensuring all point of sales units are operational, adequate numbers of operators at all times, efficiency and accuracy of point of sales staff, guaranteeing the highest level of customer service possible.

Administration

RMIT Link Board (2010-12) Deputy Chair (2011-12) (chaired by Deputy Vice Chancellor, RMIT)

RMIT Link Sports Council (2009-12)President (2011-12)

RMIT Squash Club (2007-12)President (2009)

Design

Collectives

The Scale of Things (2011 – present) A collective group of design entrepreneurs driven by three core values: honesty, aesthetics and sustainability.

Projects

MobiDes Pop-up Shop –  Look.Stop.Shop Program (State of Design Festival, Melbourne, Australia)by The Scale of Things (2011): contributing role of building, organisation & logistics, documentation and media. Taking place in Melbourne CBD, MobiDes was a pop-up shop and mobile cart featuring handmade designs by emerging Melbourne artists and designers that traded during the State of Design Festival in 2011. Key outcomes: project featured in Melbourne Retail Strategy – Year Five Report Card 2010:2011 & exhibited at Pin-up Gallery, Collingwood, Australia

Haptic Proximity Module Project Leader (2012-13): The Haptic Proximity Module is a low-cost, open source solution that enables individuals with low vision to avoid obstacles through vibration, improving the human condition through mobility and independence. Finalist in the Design Research Institute’s (RMIT) Design Challenge 2012: Ageing

Exhibitions:

RMIT Industrial Design Graduate Exhibition (2012) Team Leader of the Publications & Exhibition Working Group

Awards

RMIT Industrial Design Program, Gerard Herbst Award (2012) for outstanding contribution to the learning culture in the program.

RMIT Industrial Design Program, Interactive Systems Studio Award (2012) for outstanding Major Project

RMIT University Sporting Blue (2011) for Administration

RMIT LEAD (2009, 2011) Recognition for contribution to student life and leadership

Nominations

2012 Graduate of the Year Award (GOTYA), Design Institute of Australia VIC/TAS– 2013