MgA. Jakub Mendel

As a highly organised individual I consider myself as a dedicated, self-motivated reliable team player and individual contributor with proven great communication skills. I pride myself on efficiency, versatility, work load prioritisation and being able to achieve set targets in time.
Since I was a child, I’ve been drawing cars and been interested in the car culture. I also like to observe and discover nowadays’ modern technologies and was always highly drawn by aesthetics and how products are made and how they function. In 2011, I started to study Product design at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod which gave me huge improvement in the whole design thinking process and deep experience and practice in prestigious companies. I value the fact, that I’ve been making many different things (from toys for children to bank safes) but at the same time I’ve been improving myself at other subjects, UX/UI design in particular.

After graduation, I went straight to Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague to study Industrial design, which was more focused on car design itself. Besides other companies, we've collaborated with car companies such as Skoda or Volkswagen.

During my studies I've done few internships, like (now former) gaming studio in Birmingham, UK and Future development for VOLKSWAGEN Group in Wolfsburg, Germany.


Work Experience

2023           Now
Experience Designer
Munich, Germany

Design Strategy
Munich, Germany

2019           2021
Designer at ŠKODA AUTO a.s.
Technical Development
Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

Internship at HMI Technology & Concept
Volkswagen Group Research & Development,
Wolfsburg, Germany

Olgoj–Chorchoj studio
Collaborating on urban furnishings for city of Prague

Concept car UX project for Volkswagen AG

Brand identity for Festival of Art Glass, Glassfest Karlovy Vary

Internship as a Graphic Designer at We:Wanna Play
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Internship at Moser a.s.
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic


Master of Arts
Industrial design
2015           2021

Product design
High School
2011           2015
Competitions & Awards

Laureate of Laurin & Klement Award 2021 by ŠKODA AUTO
for Master Thesis

Nomination for Czech National Award for Student Design 2017
for vase Stratis for Moser glass a.s.

TourFilm Festival Award in Karlovy Vary for commercial spot for Ústí region        Gate to Bohemia (vimeo link)

Awarded in design competition for Tatra Trucks a.s. 
design of next Tatra

2nd place in competition for race car livery for Sport        Press a.s.

9th place in international design competition Talente 2016 for vase Stratis for Moser glass a.s. 

Awarded Best Graduation Work 2015 at SUPŠS

Laureate of Students Design Award 2015 for vase Stratis for Moser glass a.s. 

Winner in competition for installation of exhibition
Window Gallery České Spořitelny
Palác Rytířská, Prague 1

Winner in design competition of new beer for brewery Rohozec a.s. 

Ludwig Moser Award 2013 for glass vases for Moser glass a.s.

Winner in design competition of new safe for Charvát s.r.o.

Awarded for glass objects at Symposium of Applied Art Schools 2013