Nikhil Kapoor ID

Experience

Here are some of my experiences with design studios / companies I worked for during my internships and while freelancing. 

Freelance Work

1. HOVERBOARD

Transport

The brief of this project was to re design the hoverboard keeping in mind the future of personal commute, having an integrated system of design and technology, fused in. The Hoverboard 2.0 is designed to emphasize on the subtle details that enhances the use of modern technology creating a premium experience with a minimal design language. 

2. GREYHOURS

Watch

 GREYHOURS gives a new colour to time, synonymous with a delicate balance between aesthetics and technical ingenuity. Their values are sobriety, refinement and creativity, placed at the service of accuracy and functionality. The brief of the project was to design a new collection of watches that would be built on the minimal architecture of the existing Essential Variant. The idea was to create the right balance between the sharpness and the subtle-ness and represent the Greyhours brand evolution through form.

3. CRYTPOCURRENCY WALLET

Consumer Electronic

 This project revolves around a cryptocurrency exchange app that pairs with storage device to store your bitcoins or other types of crypto currencies. With an approach to minimalism, this design is durable and portable. It also accommodates a small screen to show when the wallet is locked, synced and connected. 

4. HOPPER

Beer Tower + Kiosk

HOPPER is produced in the Bavikhove, Belgian municipality of Harelbeke within the Flemish province of West Flanders, this craft beer is produced at a family owned and operated brewery founded in 1894. Hopper is distinguishable at every point of interaction, owing to its design architecture and foundation inspiration. The idea is to create a bespoken dispenser and bucket design to present the design ethos of the brand at all consumer interventions.

5. AIRLINE DESIGN (Ongoing)

Consumer Electronics, Kitchen Appliances, Robots, Graphic Design, Packaging, Branding

Airline is a multidisciplinary design consultancy based in Tokyo, Japan. The company identify what products their customers need and then crafts how those products should look, feel and be experienced. Their services range from product design, graphic design to branding and prototyping. My role is to to work on various process of the design right from user research, sketches to 3D modelling and then further visualising them for various clients. 


Internships

 6 Months in London as an Industrial Design Intern (2017)

Duffy London’s design ideas are based on combining art and function and playing with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion. All the products are made in house by skilled craftsmen. During my 6 months at Duffy London, I contributed in designing over 15 products, out of which I prepared 10 designs for manufacturing. Whilst working with the design team, I also helped the makers to assemble and build the products. 


 6 Months in Gelsenkirchen, Germany as an Industrial Design Intern (2015)

Wilddesign is Europe's leading design agency in the medical and healthcare industry. It's headquarters are based in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. I worked on both conceptual and live projects which associated with product, user interface and packaging design. During my time I understood that medical product design is not, to surprise the consumer or to delight. It is designed for it’s utility purposes. Our job as designers is to improve this utility by making it more user friendly and welcoming not just for the person using it but also on whom it is being used on. Through this internship, I learnt how to work around these constraints of the industry. I also got a chance to work and interact with multiple clients and engineers that helped me understand the pros and cons of the solutions that I proposed. During this Internship, I worked on over 16 projects, out of which 10 products are in the market.