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Geoffroy HULOT

Villeneuve-d'Ascq

En résumé

For over 15 years, I have been producing and leading design programs that have been awarded numerous international design awards, patents and used in millions of homes.

I have been working within international Consumer Electronics Brands like Dell, Acer, Packard Bell,Sagem and with the collaboration of various best-in class Asian ODMs and worldwide Design firms such as IDEO.

I have built and supervised the Paris Design Centre at Acer. I Led design team on advanced product concepts that create competitive advantages through design/technical innovation for future devices such as borderless screen, curved glass and flexible OLED display smartphones before the market.

In 2013, I entirely conducted the creation of an international consumer electronics brand : QILIVE ®. I currently lead R&D divisions - multidisciplinary French and China offices composed of Industrial and CMF design, packaging, product and software engineers, after sales division. I recently joined the group member of the French ministry of Ecology to define sustainability approach on consumer electronics market.

Mes compétences :
Product Design
Design Management
Design Thinking
Brand design

Entreprises

  • Auchan Retail France - Head of design and engineering, Qilive

    Villeneuve-d'Ascq 2017 - maintenant
  • Auchan Retail France - DESIGN & ENGINEERING MANAGER

    Villeneuve-d'Ascq 2013 - 2017 BRANDING - 2013
    In charge of creating a new brand at Auchan RETAIL - Corporate Product Division: QILIVE
    > Brand DNA
    > Brand launch campaign and communication
    > Packaging design guidelines & Global artistic direction

    R&D - EXCLUSIVE DESIGN & INNOVATION STRATEGY
    * Create and promote design strategies to the top management. Set up the whole industrial & production process from a large field of activities as well as defining the financial plan in order to launch exclusive products :
    > Qilive premium headphone Q.1007.

    RANGE OF PRODUCT
    > Household appliances, Telecom, Vision and Sound, connected devices.

    DEVELOPMENT TEAM
    Lead and manage a multi disciplinary team:
    > Industrial designer
    > Product & software engineer
    > Packaging & supply engineer

    DESIGN AWARDS
    > PENTAWARDS 2017 | SILVER
    > iF DESIGN AWARDS 2018 | QILIVE HEADPHONE Q.1007
  • Dell - DESIGN & INNOVATION CONSULTANT

    MONTPELLIER 2012 - 2013 Design an innovation strategies for American firms / DELL and DesignEdge
  • Strate - Ecole De Design - Product design jury

    Sèvres 2010 - 2011
  • Acer - DESIGN MANAGER | Head of product design studio (EU)

    Roissy Charles de gaulle 2009 - 2012 In 2010 I was appointed as Design Manager to build and supervise the European design studio. Under the direction of the Design Director based in Taiwan, my duties included:

    > DEVELOPMENT OF ACER PARIS DESIGN STUDIO.
    > PRODUCT DESIGN & INNOVATION STRATEGY.
    > PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

    * Designed products already on market / Several million sold. Multiple product concepts patented.
    * Design awards.
  • Packard Bell - SENIOR LEAD DESIGNER

    Roissy en France 2006 - 2009 Project design manager in charge of the whole Notebook range which is the core business of Packard bell.

    Under the responsibility of the Design manager my duties included:

    Explored a broad range of concept opportunities by using user insight combined with a thorough understanding of the Brand DNA.

    3D CAD data and CMF.
    Showcased concept opportunities through sketches and rough prototypes to the Design manager and marketing director.

    In charge of the development and offer close support to ODM until FCS.
    Monthly Business trip in Asia to meet ODM and Packard bell IPO.
    Managed placement with ODM to fit design concept.
    Managed color material and finishing definitions with vendors.
    Managed mockups definition with vendors in Asia.
    Involved in RFQ meeting in Asia.
    Managed BOM cost with IPO and ODM to match marketing brief.
    Conduct conference call with IPO Packard bell and Asian ODMs to ensure feasibility and schedule throughout product development.

    Designed more than 10 notebooks already on market.
  • Sagem - INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

    2004 - 2006 R&D department / mobile phone BU
    Under the responsibility of the design manager my duties included:

    In charge of trends and benchmarking studies with the collaboration of the marketing team.
    Sketch to final product through design presentation as well as feasibility study with the EE and ME teams.
    Designed the whole range of new slim mobile phones (best-selling devices /several million sold)

    Designed more than 15 products selected for mass productions. Multiple product concepts patented.
  • Goyard - Partnership Design Work

    Paris 2002 - 2002 Designed a bag for business man
  • Decathlon - Partnership design work

    Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 - 2002

Formations

  • ESSEC Business School

    Paris La Défense 2012 - 2012 Training sessions : Team management & Strategic analysis tools

    Team management & Strategic analysis tools
  • Strate College Designers

    Issy Les Moulineaux 2001 - 2003 MASTER OF ART & DESIGN / high honors

    Industrial/ product design - Graduated with High Honors
  • Coventry University UK BEEng (Coventry)

    Coventry 1999 - 2001 BACHELOR OF ART in Consumer Product Design /Honors

    School of Art and Design - Graduated with Honors

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