jesse keith – creative designer © copyright 2014



I’m a design leader with over a decade of in-depth design experience working through-out the Asia Pacific Region – New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and China.

My broad industry experience spans both design consultancy and R&D commercial design environments designing and developing innovative solutions for a global selection of clients. My experience has included the design of commercial furniture, consumer electronics, bathroom furniture, commercial hardware, lighting, displays systems, commercial fit-outs/trade-shows, visual communications and 3D branding.

I understand the importance of discovery lead new product development projects and I can lead from concept to manufacture. I strive to create intuitive user-centric solutions that engage with the customer while strengthening the clients brand and market position.

design experience:

Consumer product, Commercial product & hardware, Furniture, lighting, Spaces/Environments, 3D branding & Visual communications.

design skills:

Design ideation, Design visualization, Product engineering, Project planning & management, Client engagement, Strategic design thinking.

work history:

  • 2012-current Owner/Design Director – Vivid Origin Ltd, Global locations
  • 2012-13 Design Leader APAC – Haworth Furniture, Shanghai, China
  • 2006-12 Lead Designer – Bang Design, Sydney, Australia
  • 2004-06 Senior Industrial Designer – Celestia R&D (division of Lock n Key), Sydney, Australia
  • 2004 Freelance Designer – Design Resource, Sydney, Australia
  • 2002-04 Industrial Designer – GE/Fitch, Singapore
  • 2002 Freelance Designer – Prospace Designz, Whanganui, New Zealand
  • 2002 Freelance Designer – M.W Design, Auckland, New Zealand

education & training:

  • 2012 Studying Mandarin language
  • 2012 PRINCE2 ® – Practitioner accreditation obtained
  • 2011 PRINCE2 ® – Foundation accreditation obtained
  • 2009 Thai language level 1 at The University of Sydney
  • 2006 Die-casting – A two day training course covering the basic principles of die-casting and how to better design for this manufacturing process
  • 2004 Autodesk Inventor 9 – Fundamentals training course (5 day course)
  • 2003 Pro/ENGINEER 2001- Fundamentals of Design Training course (5 day course)
  • 1998 – 2001 Bachelor of Design (Hons) – Industrial Design. Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand