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About Me

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I’m Jaden, and I’m an industrial designer based in Toronto, Canada.

I am very passionate about footwear and I love to create. I’m a frequent concertgoer, and I spend my free time discovering new music, playing basketball, and (occasionally) lining up for sneakers.

I have proficient skills in sketching, rapid prototyping, and storytelling. I'm also proficient in design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate. Due to my factory visits in China, I possess a significant understanding of footwear production and manufacturing. Whether independently or collaborating as a team, I have always produced quality design solutions within strict deadlines.


Contact me:

contact@jadenzhai.com


EXPERIENCE

Power Footwear
Junior Designer/Developer
Toronto ON | Feb. 2018

IPPINKA Inc.
Design Intern
Toronto ON | Summer 2016

Footlocker Inc.
Sales Associate
Ottawa ON | 2012 – 2016

EDUCATION

Carleton University
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Ottawa ON | 2012-2017

Pensole Footwear Design Academy
adidas Futurecraft Master Class
Portland OR | July - Aug. 2016


SKILLS

  • Industrial Design

  • Visual Communication

  • Sketching

  • Digital Rendering

  • Ideation

  • Trend Research

TOOLS

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop

  • Sketchbook Pro

  • Procreate

  • Solidworks (basic)

  • Keyshot (basic)


ACHIEVEMENTS

ACIDO Rocket 2017
1 of 25 students in Ontario shortlisted for exhibition
Toronto ON | June 2017

CTV News Ottawa
H.I.A Footwear project featured on CTV Morning Live segment
Ottawa ON | May 2017