Simon Andresen

Simon AndresenSimon Andresen

Simon is an experienced Industrial Designer who has been involved in ID and product development consulting since 1997.

After completing a Bachelor of Design (ID) with distinction at RMIT University in 1996, Simon completed a post-graduate honours year at RMIT while commencing work at a fledgling Melbourne-based ID consultancy. Over the next 12 years, he played a key role in the growth of this firm seeing it become one of the largest in Melbourne, eventually holding the role of Design Manager for 5 years.

He has contributed to projects in a wide range of markets including; scientific instruments, medical devices, green technology, sports/ leisure, consumer goods, and structural packaging. During his career he has worked with clients ranging from large multi-nationals to start-ups and sole inventors.

Several of these projects have received accolades including; Australian Packaging Awards for Plastic packaging & Design innovation, and several Australian International Design Awards – Design Marks & Design Awards.

“The most successful (and enjoyable) projects result from the opportunity to collaborate with clients that strive to be leaders in their industry, and are enthusiastic about achieving a result that is ‘better than’ rather than ‘equal to’.”

Simon has a pragmatic results-driven approach to projects, and a focus on providing highly responsive and personalised service.  A broad skillset enables him to work with clients from initial concept sketches, CAD modelling & product engineering, prototyping, product communications, to final specification for tooling and production.

With experience designing for a wide range of manufacturing processes, he inherently seeks to simplify production and minimise unnecessary risk and cost. He generally uses a mix of 3D CAD surfacing and hand sketching in earlier concept development to develop well-resolved designs, and adds value to products either with improved function or advantages in manufacturing.

Married with two children, outside of work Simon is a DIY junkie and can usually be found recycling old timber into furniture, undertaking never-ending house and garden improvements, or hacking golf balls out of the rough.