BcA. 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. 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 a 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, graphic design in particular.

After graduation, I went straight to Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague to study Industrial design, which is more focused on car design itself. Besides other companies, we collaborate with car companies such as Skoda or Volkswagen.
(7/2019)



Work Experience
                                 

2019
         
Petr Hák Architecture & Design studio

2018
         
Internship as a Designer at Volkswagen AG, Research & Development Department, HMI Technology & Concept
Wolfsburg, Germany

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

2017
         
Concept car UX project for Volkswagen AG 

Brand identity for Festival of Art Glass, Glassfest Karlovy Vary

2014
         
Internship as a Graphic Designer at We:Wanna Play
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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



Education
                   




Industrial design (under doc. Ivan Dlabač, M.A.)
2015           Now





Product design (under MgA. Zuzana Kynčlová)
2011           2015
Competitions & Awards
                                             

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

2016
         
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.

2015
         
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. 

2014
         
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. 

2013
         
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