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Rodion Usaev is a expert in the field of industrial design with extensive experience in electronic devices, household appliances, 3D printed gadgets & accessories.

Rodion Usaev is an industrial designer, living and working between Italy and Russia. During more than 10 years of professional experience, he worked in different areas and environments, getting several design awards and growing from junior to lead designer.

A small Milanese design team, a multinational appliances manufacturer and a leading Italian design & engineering studio are among places where he gained invaluable experience and worked on a variety of design projects, from concept till market.

He has been conducting personal practice since 2020, applying his unique experience and successfully designing mass-produced, technological and electronic products with a focus on a balance between purpose, technology, aesthetics and comfort.

He collaborates with design studios and does industrial design projects for startups &  companies from all over the world, joining forces with select professionals to meet the unique needs of each client.

We are always glad to new acquaintances or challenges.

Let us know if you have any question.


TIMELINE


EVENTS

2022
· Jury. Design Challenge 2050, Moscow
· Speaker. Russian Industrial Design Day
· Speaker. Lecture “Career in Industrial Design“, BHSAD
· Speaker & Moderator. Public talk “How to create cool products and build a career“, BHSAD
· Publication at Komsomolskaya Pravda

2020
· Online lecturer. “Introduction Art&Design” by British Higher School of Design

2017
· Tutor. Workshop “Inside the Designers Mind”. Design Innovation, Sony Global

2016
· Tutor. Workshop “Inside the Designers Mind”. Design Innovation, Sony Global
· Participant. “106 Elevator Pitch” by Domus Acdemy and Audi

2014
– Participant. Exhibition “Fai la cosa Giusta“, Mian

2013
· Speaker. Design Master Class by Coolhunting & Heineken. Milan

2010
· Speaker. TV Show “Good mood. Repair”. BST channel, Ufa


AWARDS

2018
· 2nd place. Competition “My Design Accessories” by Mything.com
· Winner. Hackathon “Innovation Starts with a Green Dot” by Deloitte. Milan
· Shortlisted.  Add Awards. “Ambient Kitchen”

2014
· 2nd place. Competition “CIAO & IED accendono la creatività”. Milan
· Winner. Competition “Mission Gifts” by Formabilio.com

2022
· Curator and Lecturer. “Industrial design” course at BHSAD
· IED Brand Ambassador in Russia

2021
· Lead industrial Designer at High Tech Engineering
· Lecturer. “Thesis Project for Sber Devices”. Industrial design course at BHSAD

2020-Now
· Senior Industrial Designer at DV8 ID

2020
· IED Brand Ambassador in Russia
· Moved to Moscow. Started industrial design consulting and freelance

2019
· Industrial Designer at Studio Volpi

2017-2018
· Industrial Designer at Whirlpool EMEA.

2014-2016
· Industrial Designer at Studio&Partners.

2014
· Graduated Istituto Europeo di Design with degree in Product Design
· Part-time product designer at IdeaFactoryStore

2011
· Moved to Milan. Enrolled to Istituto Europeo di Design
· Graduated Ufa State Petroleum Technological University with a degree in Design


INTERVIEWS

2022
· Podcast “Designer with a Microphone
· “Britanka Small Talk” about Industrial Design

2020
· “Q&A: Rodion Usaev“, www.design-mate.ru

2019
· “Industrial Design Career in Italy with IED

2015
· “Stolnik” magazie: Mecca of Design