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Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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May 18, 2020

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SERGIO MENDES

CURRICULUM VITAE

+971-**-***-****

adda45@r.postjobfree.com

@sergiomendes.design

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

I see myself as a creative designer with high problem-solving skills. I believe in overcoming a problem by breaking it down in small challenges. I have passion and dedication for learning through mindset growth. With almost 10 years of experience in the field designing and creating high-end furniture pieces, developing and executing interior projects, my curiosity goes beyond the practice of design and extends into any field. My thrive is to satisfy my curiosity on understanding how this world moves forward, by being involved in all the steps of a project – from the site visit, to the understanding the client’s needs, preparing the BOQ, furniture selection, supervising and following up with contractors, décor and fit-out details. I dedicate myself towards improving work methods to increase performance and create new approaches to generate business opportunities and filling in gaps in the market.

NATIONALITY

Portuguese

RESIDENCY

Dubai, UAE

DATE OF BIRTH

22nd February 1990

LANGUAGES

Portuguese

Spoken – Written

English

Spoken – Written

Spanish

Spoken

Driving License

United Arab Emirates License

EU License

International License

SOFTWARES

Design

SolidWorks

Blender

Keyshot

AutoCAD

ArchiCAD

Adobe

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Premier

Microsoft Office

Excel

Word

Power Point

Others

Sketching Skills

Fast Prototyping

CORE SKILLS

- Creative

- Analytical/Problem solving

- Good listener and curious to learn

- Attention to detail and a keen eye for aesthetics

- Understand of international practice and current trends in design

- Commercial/Business awareness

- Build rapport with customers

- Work relationships with customers and experts in the design field

- Hardworking and strong work ethic

- Engineering skills to develop and implement during stages of projects

- Deliver high quality results within limited time frames

CAREER SUMMARY

August 2016 – Present

sergio mendes . design (SM.D)

Interior Design & Project Management - Fit-Out Design – Short-Term Luxury Rental

Dubai, UAE

Interior Design & Project Management – Residential

Dubai, UAE and abroad

Landscape Design & Project Management – Residential

Dubai, UAE

Architectural Design – Residential

Dubai, UAE

Design Consultation – Branding

Dubai, UAE

Product Design – High-End Furniture

International Design Brands

Multidisciplinary practice in Dubai, UAE, specialized in product design, interior design and design consultancy, for various clients from direct private clients to companies.

Key Responsibilities

- Provide complete individualized design solutions based on identified customer’s needs to increase business

- Stablish rapport and obtain customers appointments and do targeting consultations

- Upgrade knowledge on current design and colour trends to create fashionable design solutions

- Educate customers on all company sponsored finance options available to them

- Build and maintain relationships with clients and key personnel within customer companies

- Attend meetings with clients to build relationships with existing accounts

- Escalate and resolve areas of concern as raised by clients

- Communicate schedule conflicts with appropriate parties

- Propose and keep within a budget

- Research competitor offerings and react when appropriate

Interior Design & Project Management – Residential

Dubai, UAE and abroad

Developing interior design projects from conceptualization to execution according to client’s vision and goals.

Key Responsibilities

- Determine the client’s goals and requirements of the project

- Creation and preparation of mood boards

- Prepare presentations layouts

- Understand how the space will be used and how people will move through the space

- Develop space planning concepts

- Design and project electrical layouts

- Design and project lightning solutions layouts

- Plan concept by researching information, systems, materials, finishings and products available

- Prepare BOQ lists

- Collaborate with professional and technical consultants and architects

- Creation of dynamic design solutions

- Specify materials, fixtures, furnishings, decor and finishing’s such as lightning, wall finishings, flooring

- Assist with the preparation of final plans, graphics and 3D renderings

- Check presentation material before issuance to client and subcontractors

- Manage overall project communications, including project documentation

- Create a timeline for the interior design project and estimate project costs

- Present project planning, design proposal and quotation to the client

- Nominate suppliers and contractors according to the design and materials selected

- Establish definition of project scope and general baseline for time and costs

- Detail scope of works, discuss timelines and quotations with outsourced contractors

- Place and follow-up on materials and products orders by coordinating with outside vendors

- Oversee deliveries, assemblies and installations of all the materials related to the project

- Oversee project execution with regards to schedule, budget, scope of work and quality

- Facilitate project status review meetings with involved subcontractors

- Manage subcontractor’s performance on the project

- Provide periodic feedback to subcontractors on their project performance

- Coach team members when needed

- Manage project team efficiency and effectiveness, while coordinating and promoting teamwork

- Create a weekly follow-up report on project status and make project adjustments as required

- Provide periodic updates of the project to the client

- Coordinate work as design and project manager

- Present results to the client through a site visit after the project completion to ensure that the client is satisfied

Interior Design & Project Management – Fit-Out Design – Short-Term Luxury Rental

Dubai, UAE

Executing interior design projects finalizing them as ready-to-move-in homes, always having in consideration and understanding the different initial investments from the owners side and the limited time frame to finalize the projects. The main goal for this type of projects is the focus to increase the property’s value to the maximum possible by achieving home staging results, improving its appearance, appealing comfort and the home-feeling to impact and reach the largest audience possible by creating an international, modern and fashionable ambience that can effectively be communicated through photos.

Key Responsibilities

- Understand the short-term business goals and requirements as the durability of materials, investment constrains for a profitable business, easy maintenance products and project effective short timeline for turn-key/’ready-to-move-in’ results

- Follow DTCM guidelines and requirements

- Create international design concepts that satisfy a wide range of potential guests

- Creation and preparation of mood boards

- Understand how the space will be used and how people will move through the space

- Develop space planning concept

- Plan concept by researching market’s products availability and current sale offers/discounts

- Prepare BOQ lists

- Specify wall finishings, furnishings, decor and kitchen items such as electrical appliances, crockery and cutlery

- Create a timeline for the interior design project and estimate project costs

- Present project investment proposal and quotation to the client

- Nominate suppliers and contractors according to the design and materials selected

- Place and follow-up on materials and products orders by coordinating with outside vendors

- Oversee deliveries, assemblies and installations of all the materials related to the project

- Ensure project execution with regards to schedule, budget, scope of work and quality

- Coordinate work as design and project manager

- Achieve home staging results

- Oversee photoshoot

- Present results to the client through a site visit after the project completion to ensure that the client is satisfied

Landscape Design & Project Management – Residential

Dubai, UAE

- Determine the client’s goals and requirements of the project

- Creation and preparation of mood boards

- Understand how the space should be organized used and how people will use the space

- Develop space planning concepts

- Design landscape layout

- Design and project lightning solutions layouts

- Prepare BOQ lists

- Collaborate with technical consultants

- Creation of dynamic landscape design solutions

- Specify materials, plants, outdoor features, furnishings, equipment and finishing’s such as lightning, wall finishings, flooring

- Assist with the preparation of final plans, graphics and 3D renderings

- Check presentation material before issuance to client and subcontractors

- Manage overall project communications, including project documentation

- Detail scope of works, create a timeline for the landscape project and estimate project costs in collaboration with subcontractors

- Present project planning, proposal and quotation to the client

- Place and follow-up on materials and products orders by coordinating with outside vendors

- Oversee deliveries, assemblies and installations of all the materials related to the project

- Oversee project execution with regards to schedule, budget, scope of work and quality

- Facilitate project status review meetings with involved subcontractors

- Manage subcontractor’s performance on the project

- Provide periodic feedback to subcontractors on their project performance

- Coach team members when needed

- Manage project team efficiency and effectiveness, while coordinating and promoting teamwork

- Create a weekly follow-up report on project status and make project adjustments as required

- Provide periodic updates of the project to the client

- Coordinate work as design and project manager

- Present results to the client through a site visit after the project completion to ensure that the client is satisfied

Architectural Design – Residential

Dubai, UAE

Design and work preparation for the exterior renovation of villas and landscaping areas to be done on site by third parties.

Key Responsibilities

- Determine the client’s goals and requirements of the project

- Evaluate existing conditions of the buildings

- Identify deficiencies that need to be addressed

- Understand space layout organization

- Design and project electrical layouts

- Design and project lightning solutions layouts

- Creation of design solutions in collaboration with engineers and specialized personnel

- Creation and preparation of concepts

- Assist on the preparation of graphics and 3D renderings

- Specify materials and finishing’s such as lightning, wall finishing’s, flooring and plumbing layout

- Illustrate and communicate design presentations

Design Consultation – Branding

Dubai, UAE

Provide support and design consultation to an Interior Design company stablished in Dubai with the aim of strengthen their brand identity and to differentiate them from the competition. The goal is to develop their brand positioning cohesively by applying, creating tools and strategies to loyalty their key audience to translate into new businesses and higher margins in the long run.

Key Responsibilities

- Implement creative strategy communication

- Define the communication narrative for sales and marketing purposes

- Re-organize internal structure of procedures

- Define scope of works per each department

- Create document layouts and systems for better records and organize purposes

- Create a new website implementing the new branding

- Create a promotional video and content aligned with the brand’s identity

- Get brand strategy right and aligned to the business objectives

Product Design – High-End Furniture

International Design Brands

Designing high-end furniture for international design brands and assisting in prototyping and marketing content for the annual releases on the International Trade Shows – Paris and Milan.

Key Responsibilities

- Trend analysis and follow-up on the latest releases

- Define and detail different types of materials according to the market trends

- Benchmarking and competition analysis

- Design process planning

- Understand brand’s identity and requirements

- Creation of concepts

- Sketch and design furniture pieces

- Conceptualization and technical solutions

- Develop technical drawings for manufacturing guidance

- Follow-up the prototyping phase

- Make adjustment details if necessary

- Prepare product folder

- Create product content

- Use market research data to determine product pricing

- Communicate the value of new products to the sales team and develop sales tools that facilitate the selling process

- Develop product messaging that differentiates new products from others in the market

- Plan and take part in the launch of new products and involve several different parties in such launches

September 2018 – November 2018

Capsule Design Collection of High-end Furniture

sergio mendes . design, Dubai, UAE

Showcasing a high-end capsule collection designed specially to be premiered at the Downtown Design. The designs were developed in Dubai and the pieces were hand crafted in Portugal.

Key Responsibilities

- Create the stand design for the exhibition and submitting to the event for approval

- Submit all the required forms and information for attending the exhibition

- Coordinate and providing all the marketing material with the marketing team of the exhibition

- Coordinate and supervise contractors on site on assembling the booth

- Conceptualization of the designs having in consideration the limited timeline, around 2 months from concepts, to prototyping/manufacturing and to get the pieces to the show

- Develop technical drawings for manufacturing guidance

- Support with additional documentation requested by the craftsman to improve time and processes

- Negotiate costs and prices with the craftsmen

- Follow-up the prototyping phase at the craftsmen workshops in Portugal

- Testing the products and checking quality control of the pieces

- Carefully plan a logistics plan to reduce size and costs when shipping

- Pack and inspect the collection for shipping to Dubai by airfreight

- Create of the branding for the collection

- Prepare products folder

- Create products content

- Create of the collection catalogue

- Use market research data to determine product pricing and creation of price list for collection

- Direct and produce a promotional video presenting and promoting Sergio Mendes for the event

April 2016 – June 2016

Private Design Collection of High-end Furniture

Shanghai, China

Designed 24 pieces of high-end furniture for an international interior design brand with dedicated showroom and provided assistance in prototyping and creating marketing content. The collection was presented in Shanghai Design Week with a press conference and cocktail event in their showroom with VIP celebrities and China Wall-of-Fame Designers and Interior Designers.

Key Responsibilities

- Create concepts by sketching ideas and creating fast prototyping of the models

- Create 3D images to present the concepts

- Detail specification technical drawings for manufacturing to be submitted to the craftsman and all the parts involved in the design process

- Support with additional documentation requested by the craftsman to improve time and processes

- Meet with craftsmen in Shanghai

- Supervise and review craftsmen’s work to ensure high quality

- Test the products and checking quality control of the pieces

- Attend the launch event of the collection

- Speak and present the collection to prospects and press

September 2012 to August 2016

Munna – In-house Designer

Portugal

Ginger & Jagger – In-house Designer

Portugal

Joined at the early stage of the company, the scopes of my work were vast as it was necessary to work in several departments to develop the characteristics necessary for the company growth. Not only in the design department, I was involved production management, quality control, improving processes, in sales, planning and executing design trade shows, logistics, packaging and more, developing professional skills in addition to the design and the creative part.

Key Responsibilities

Design

- Create concepts by sketching ideas and creating fast prototyping of the models

- Detail specification technical drawings for manufacturing to be submitted to the craftsman and all the parts involved in the design process

- Supervise and review junior designer’s work

- Establish timescales for development of new products with product management, engineering and manufacturing departments

- Liaise with marketing and design teams to ensure deadlines are met

- Maintain brand consistency throughout product and marketing projects

- Assist the design department with the preparation of graphics and 3D renderings of the products

- Research new materials and methods of development

- Organize progress of tasks that are critical to the projects inside the design department

- Organize and maintain existing production records

- Formulate project specifications and update it as and when required

- Construct bespoke pieces and confirm drawings with sales team/clients

- Manage project team efficiency and effectiveness, while coordinating and fostering teamwork

- Develop design solutions and diagnose flaws and gaps in the business

- Communicate schedule conflicts with appropriate parties

- Plan and take part in the launch of new products and involve several different departments in such launches

Production

- Prototype follow-up and quality control checks

- Attend design workshops as a representative of the brand

- Translate the functional, aesthetics and commercial product design requirements into

technical concepts and solutions

- Perform physical testing on produced prototypes

- Ensure components and assemblies are accordingly to the quality standards

- Manage craftsmen’s performance on the project

- Provide periodic updates of the product development

- Create milestones checklists for improving tracking on the production and lead-time of the manufacturing

- Improve tools for improving productivity of the craftsmen when manufacturing

- Collect feedback and responses from the craftsmen regarding their processes of manufacturing and workflow

- Change design aspects of the products to improve costs and time

- Search and recruit new craftsman workshops for new processes of manufacturing

- Prepare all the documentation needed regarding the products to be manufactured

- Support with additional documentation requested by the craftsman to improve time and processes

Sales and Business Development

- Provide feedback and work close with the CEO on the performance on the company

- Stay up to date with industry developments and tools

- Evaluate customer’s needs and give customized solutions

- Establish rapport and obtain customers appointments and do targeting consultations.

- Explain complimentary design service provided by company to customers.

- Coordinate with sales team to provide exceptional after sale service to customers

- Build and maintain relationships with clients and key personnel within customer companies

- Alert the sales team to opportunities for further sales within key clients

- Attend meetings with clients and build relationships with existing accounts

- Communicate the value of new products to the sales team and develop sales tools that facilitate the selling process

Logistics

- Create packing lists according with customs regulations

- Negotiate transportation rates or services

- Create warehouse layout according to the logistics plan of the company

- Purchase heavy-duty equipment and storage systems for assembling a warehouse unit

- Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as internal routings, shipping modes or product volumes

- Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management

- Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability

- Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes

- Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues

- Inspect and prepare products for shipping

- Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies

- Creation of new packaging systems to improve profits and save logistics time when preparing products for shipping

- Packing products to ship to clients

- Improving packaging according to each piece specifications

Marketing

- Planning and curating photo shoot sessions of the products

- Develop graphic and content for the marketing Team

- Brief the press and PR teams about new products and take part in presentations

- Use market research data to determine product pricing

- Create product content

- Speak and present about products to both external and internal audiences

- Create necessary packing lists for shipping

- Creating catalogues and post cards for the brands

- Specifying material finishes and types of materials used for printing

- Developing business cards or the company

- Creating and designing sample boxes with the current finishes available on the brand’s products

-Choosing types of materials and finishes

- Overcome challenges on the conception of the sample boxes and re-adapting concepts to lower costs and improve quality

Design Trade Shows

- Creating stand designs

- Creating mood boards and 3D images as a preview

- Detail construction drawings for manufacturing and buildup of the stand on site

- Dealing and negotiating with the exhibition sales team

- Purchasing space on exhibition and requiring all the documentation from logistics to specific guidelines

- Assign and supervise tasks within project team contractors in order to efficiently complete the stand project

- Develop detailed baseline of stand project schedules

- Oversee product execution with regards to schedule, budget, scope and quality

- Manage overall project communications, including project documentation

- Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance

evaluation

- Facilitate project team meetings and status review meetings

- Provide periodic feedback to individuals on their project performance

INTERNSHIPS

January 2011 – June 2011

JP Inspiring Knowledge

Portugal

Inserted on University of Aveiro’s Program, the project took place at the R&D department of the company and the aim was to design and develop a Windows Tablet for logistic teams working in rough and difficult environment conditions. The exercise was to put Design in practice but also to consider regulations and laboratory norms to test. The project ended up with a detailed and ready to produce product.

September 2010 – December 2010

Bosch Termodynamics

Portugal

Inserted on University of Aveiro’s Program, the project was developed with the support of Bosch Termodynamics engineers. The aim was to re-design and rearrange the components layout and get new solutions to increase the performance and efficiency of a Bosch Heat Pump currently selling in the market.

EDUCATION

September 2009 – June 2012

Bachelor’s Degree Technology and Product Design

Aveiro University, Portugal

September 2012 – June 2012

Academic Roles

University Students Association – Under Secretary General

Organization with the aim to defend the students’ best interests and representing them in the Aveiro University’s various faculty management board. Apart from representation, the Association was also involved in providing services to help students and in organizing cultural, sports and recreational activities.

ESAN Student’s Administrative Council – Secretary General

Organization with the aim to tackle several subjects related to the relationship between campus, students and professors and to take the necessary actions to improve quality of learning and campus environment.

Relevant Exhibitions on the University Campus behalf

Exhibition SMCs Promotion

Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal

"Entrepreneurship and Innovation-Strategy for increasing the competitiveness of SMCs in times of crisis"

By Daniel Bessa (Director of COTEC Portugal), Cecilia Vicente (Innovation and Prospective CENTIMFE), Ricardo Luz (Vice-President of ADDICT), Peter Felix (Executive Committee of NERSANT’s Vice-President) and Jorge Gonçalves (Porto’s University Vice-President), moderated by Emidio Gomes (Member of the National Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation).

"The financial sector, the role of markets and investment in SMCs"

By Miguel Antunes (Coordinating Director of Business North - BIC), Luís Campos Ferreira (Chairman of the Committee for Economy and Public Works of RA), Nuno Fernandes Thomaz (CA CGD), Pedro Azevedo (Director of Millennium BCP) and Paulo Rangel (MEP), moderated by Jaime Francisco Quesado (Specialist in Strategy, Innovation and Competitiveness).

"Young Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges"

By Louis Faardilha (Director IPDJ-center), César Ferreira (Regional Delegate IEFP-North) and Manuel Eduardo Tavares (Vice-President of AECOA), moderated by Pedro Marques (Councillor MOA).

"Young Entrepreneurship: from theory to practice"

By Sérgio Tavares, Luís Oliveira, Rui Costa and representative of the Project 'Turn Upside Down', moderated by Pedro Marques (Councilor MOA).

Exhibition Portfolio Gradshow

Porto, Portugal

"Collaborations in Architecture & Design"

By Miguel Ribeiro

"Interactive Design for Architecture & Design"

By Enea Lefons

"Tools for Digital Marketing"

By Tania Jackson

"Using 'Crowd-Funding' to Launch an Idea"

By Pedro Leite

ACHIEVEMENTS

2019

Winner Design et al Award

Luke Sofa, Munna

2017

Winner European Product Design Award

Pearl Wall Lamp, Ginger & Jagger

2016

Nominee Archiproducts Design Award

Newman 2 Seat Sofa, Munna

2014

Winner Design et al Award

Hughes Sofa, Munna

DESIGN TALKS - GUEST SPEAKER

2020

WORKSPACE 2020 Advisory Board Meeting

Industry Panel Discussion

Dubai, UAE

2019

INDEX Exhibition - Design talks

“Quality, craft, beauty & function in modern product design”

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

2018

Cosentino Middle East - Panel Discussion

“Product Design: A Confluence of Culture and Commerce”

Dubai Design District, Dubai, UAE

2015

ESAN – Alumni Network

“The Marketplace: Shifting and Adapting Workplace Environments”

ESAN, Aveiro University, Portugal

EVENTS – ART & DESIGN SHOWS

2018

Downtown Editions – Dubai Downtown Design featuring sergio mendes . design

Dubai, UAE

Salone Del Mobile product launch SM.D featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Milan, Italy

2017

Maison & Objet SM.D featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Paris, France

Dubai Design Days for market research and trend analysis

Dubai, UAE

Index Design for market research and trend analysis

Dubai, UAE

Salone Del Mobile SM.D featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Milan, Italy

Dubai Design Week for market research and trend analysis

Dubai, UAE

2016

Maison & Objet featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Paris, France

Maison & Objet Asia featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Singapore

Salone Del Mobile featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Milan, Italy

Maison & Objet Americas featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Miami, USA

2015

Maison & Objet featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Paris, France

Stockholm Design Fair featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Stockholm, Sweden

Maison & Objet Asia featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Singapore

Salone Del Mobile featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Milan, Italy

Maison & Objet Americas featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Miami, USA

ART BASEL for market research and trend analysis

Basel, Switzerland

Maison & Objet September Edition featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Paris, France

Super Brands featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

Decorex International featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

2014

Maison & Objet featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Paris, France

Stockholm Design Fair featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Stockholm, Sweden

Design Shanghai featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Shanghai, China

Maison & Objet Asia featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Singapore

Salone Del Mobile featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Milan, Italy

Maison & Objet Americas featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Miami, USA

Maison & Objet September Edition featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Paris, France

Super Brands featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

Decorex International featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

2013

Maison & Objet featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Paris, France

Stockholm Design Fair featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Stockholm, Sweden

Salone Del Mobile featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

Milan, Italy

Clerkenwell Design Week featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

Super Brands featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

Decorex International featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

2012

Super Brands featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

Decorex International featuring Munna and Ginger & Jagger

London, UK

Porto Call featuring ESAN, Aveiro University Campus

Porto, Portugal

Exhibition SMCs Promotion featuring ESAN, Aveiro University Campus

Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal

Exhibition Portfolio Gradshow

Porto, Portugal



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