Paolo Velcich
Global rank:
341 / 25,900
Skill pts: 66
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Finalist
Finalist
Born in Italy, drop out from IUAV Architecture faculty in Venice, studied Marketing and Communication techniques and worked as Communication and Marketing Manager for some of the most innovative IT and Electronics manufacturers in Italy at the end of the 80s. As a designer, achieved several international design awards: six IF Design in Hannover, two SMAU Design in Milano, selected to represent the Italian Design at two BIO Design exhibitions in Liubljiana, World's Best Interior Design in 2010 for the Switch Bowling in Dubai, ISPO Innovation and Design award in Munich 2016.
Started working in 3D CAD in 1986 on Computervision and Intergraph Unix workstations, proficient in advanced surfacing techniques and design for manufacturing, more than 30 years of professional experience on product design and manufacturing, especially in the field of plastic injection molding, advanced composites and lightweight alloy die casting, mmc and thixotropic molding.

Experience

  • Sr. Design Advisor Archon Dronics Jul 2016 – Present 3 yrs 4 mos San Francisco, CA, USA In charge of advanced design solutions for autonomous professional drones, self supported docking stations for unassisted continuous operations in remote areas, multiple drone fleet management.
  • Product Design Director Sunshine Auto Shenzhen Sep 2016 – May 2017 8 mos Shenzhen, Guangdong, China In charge of the development of new advanced micro-drones and Digital Cameras.
  • Design Principal Slick technology Inc. Sep 2015 – Apr 2016 7 mos Santa Cruz, CA, USA In charge of the design of an innovative waterproof line of wearable camera stabilizers for the action sports cameras, specifically for the GoPro series of cameras (including the waterproof case).
  • Yacht Designer CANTIERE ALTO ADRIATICO 1977 S.P.A. Jul 2007 – Jul 2009 2 yrs Monfalcone, GO, Italy In charge of concept design, interior design, refitting, composites and advanced materials R&D (natural fiber based composites). Cantiere Alto Adriatico is one of the most renown boat yards in Italy, mostly dedicated to new build and restoration of wooden vessels, holding a proprietary patented technology for wood composite lamination.

Licenses & Certifications

  • CATIA V5 Associate - Surface Design MSC Institute of Technology Apr 2004 – Present
  • Ergonomic Design of IT Workplace Italian Association of Ergonomics Jul 1989 – Present
Stats

Languages

Italian Native or bilingual proficiency

English Full professional proficiency

French Limited working proficiency

Location

Las Palmas, Canarias, Spain