Arthur Schmitt

Maker with a strong technical background.

http://arthurschmitt.com
ping@arthurschmitt.com

Competences

Workshop design
co-creation
workshop facilitation
prototyping
3D scanning
3D printing
laser cutting
DIY
graphic design
Illustrator
Photoshop
Web design
Wordpress
CSS3
Javascript
Bootstrap
3D modelling
OpenScad
Rhino
TinkerCAD
Sketchup
Collaboration
GDocs
Trello
Slack
Hackpad
Github Creative
curious and open.

Professional experience

2014 > now

Technical director, Museomix MTL

Developing Museomix community in Montreal.

⇒ Securing financement from various sources, managing / working with volunteers, partnership with big institutions (MMFA, MACM), event coordination.

2011 > 2013

Innovation Designer, nod-A

I helped a little start-up grow from one (me) employee to more than 10. We used Open-innovation and rapid prototyping to help companies innovate. I coined the term ‘makestorming’ to describe that activity.

⇒ Working with big companies, workshop facilitation, managing teams, strategic business decisions.

2009 > 2010

Research Associate, D-Labs, ENSCI design school

3 different research projects in partnership with external companies, about Open Data (for La Poste), museography (for Paris’ Museum of Decorative Arts) and technology watch (for SME Plasmasoft)

⇒ Teamwork, understanding of new technologies

2008 > 2009

Research Associate, Helen Hamlyn Research Centre

Research project with Legrand about access to energy in developing countries. Involved research field trips in rural India and in off-grid communes in Wales.

⇒ User-centred research, prototyping

Formation

2006 > 2008

MA Royal College of Art, MSc Imperial College, UK

Industrial Design Engineering, awarded the annual Dyson scholarship. 2nd year projects about energy conservation and rural farming.

⇒ Design thinking, teamwork, user research

2002 > 2006

MEng Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers (ENSAM), France

Master specialization in digital imagery. First exchange student in Zvolen design university, Slovakia.

⇒ Mechanical engineering, industrial fabrication processes, 3D modelling

2008 > pres.

Auto-formation

Slowly becoming a decent coder.

⇒ HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Meteor.js