Resumé

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In a (sizeable) nutshell
Brookvale, Sydney
NSW, Australia
e. danielonsymalik@hotmail.com
m. 0433 887 087

I am a graduate of the University of Sydney's Bachelor of Design in Architecture program and am currently undertaking a Masters of Architecture degree from the same school. As well as architecture, my passions include product, web and graphic design. I have a large digital skill-set covering CAD, 2D digital and print design, 3D modelling and rendering, web design, photography & video, as well as experience with digital manufacturing processes such as 3D printing and CNC processes.

ARCHITECTURE
I have been part of the team at Alphaplus Architecture for over 9 years, where I've been able to take on an autonomous role as an architectural designer. My experience ranges from small residential and retail projects to large corporate developments. My love of architecture revolves around a unique nature of the industry; Architecture is one of the few creative disciplines requiring the integration of creative, artistic thinking with a mathematical, engineered output. I have found Architectural design to be a far more challenging, and therefore rewarding field, compared to other design disciplines.

WEB DESIGN
As well as working in Architecture, I have previously worked for over a year focusing on web design and development for a Sydney design agency. In this role I was able to design, build and manage many website projects for a large range of clients in many industries. Web design introduces an interactive element to graphic design which I have found very interesting to explore.

GRAPHIC
Graphic design is integral to all forms of media and is a necessary skill for any designer, in any field. Through studies at uni, freelance work and employment at Lokal Design I have become a skilled graphic designer, working on a range of projects including brand design, print layout design, digital design, corporate stationary, etc.

PRODUCT
I have previously studied a year of industrial design, which is a field closely tied to architecture. I'm especially interested in digital manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing, laser cutting & CNC milling, and how these processes can contribute to and advance methods of design and construction.



WORK EXPERIENCE
Alphaplus architecture
2011 – Present
Sydney, Australia
Architectural Design Services

6 years experience working for a small architecture firm, alphaplus architecture, which has established itself as a specialist firm in architectural design for the pharmaceutical industry. The role is far reaching and autonomous - leading, designing, implementing and delivering full suite solutions from concept stages, through full documentation, to construction and completion.

This experience has been invaluable as an introduction to the role of an architect. I have developed a full understanding of the architectural process and have developed the skills necessary to work through and fulfil that process.

Being a small office, I've had the privilege of being involved at all stages of the design and construction process, and have had the opportunity to take on the lead architectural role in multi-million dollar projects for multi-national pharmaceutical companies.

Lokal Design Workshop
2015 – 2016
Sydney, Australia
Designer (Digital & Print Media)

A year long period working as a graphic designer, focused on digital web design. Lokal Design Workshop is a Sydney design studio founded on principles of good quality craftsmanship in design. During this time with Lokal I was involved in brand development and print media jobs; However, my main role was to oversee the digital media arm of the business. I designed and managed all web based projects that Lokal received during my time there.

Working at Lokal greatly strengthened skills in graphic and web design & development, as well as improving IT skills. The education received, regarding branding, marketing and design principles have been invaluable. I see involvement in a variety of design industries to be greatly beneficial, as they all play a part and can contribute to architectural design & practice.

Stilnest
2015
Germany
Jewellery Design

Contracted to design a collection of rings for German jewellery company Stilnest. Stilnest specialises in designer jewellery; 3D printed and produced in precious metals.

This involved 3D modelling a collection suitable for metal 3D printing processes, which are made to order and were available from the Stilnest website.

McDonald's
2007 – 2009
Beacon Hill, Australia
Crew Member

Employed as a front counter crew member at McDonald's for two years during early High school. Although just a casual job, it was of great value as it introduced me to the workplace, taught me about business and developed in me a strong work ethic.



EDUCATION
Masters of Architecture (cURRENT)
2017 – Present
Sydney, Australia
University of Sydney

Currently undertaking a Masters of Architecture course. The course is an intensive continuation of the Bachelor of design in Architecture course and prepares students for professional practice. Completion of the course is a necessary requirement for qualification as a registered architect with the NSW board of registered architects.

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (complete)
2012 – 2014
Sydney, Australia
University of Sydney

Completed an undergraduate degree in architecture.

The course was comprised of intensive studio design subjects as well as subjects focusing on architectural history, communications and technology. I also undertook elective subjects which developed my skills in other creative areas such as manufacturing and photography.

This degree helped me develop skills in creativity and the design process in ways that office training could not. This, paired with the technical and practical training received from employment in an architectural office for several years, has developed me as a highly qualified graduate.

Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design (not complete)
Mar 2011 – Nov 2011
Sydney, Australia
University of Technology, Sydney

Undertook one year of an industrial design degree before commencing a degree in architecture.

This year was highly beneficial, equipping me with skills in product design, production and manufacturing techniques, graphic & typographic design, as well as 3D modelling and rendering skills.



SKILLS / Technologies

.3D Modelling
.3D Printing
.After Effects
.Autocad
.CAD
.Grasshopper
.HTML/CSS
.Illustrator
.Indesign
.Lightroom
.Microsoft Office
.Photoshop
.Premiere Pro
.Rhinoceros
.Web Design
.Wordpress



PERSONAL Statement

"I am a young architect who is dedicated to and passionate about what I create. Expression of creativity through design is a fundamental part of my identity and drives the way I observe the world around me, as well as the way in which I wish to make a positive impact to it.

I work tirelessly to finish the job at hand to its fullest potential, working well under pressure and meeting deadlines whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

I follow direction and mentoring well, and am a capable team member, communicating well and able to negotiate with other parties. I am also very capable of showing initiative, able to lead and execute tasks and entire projects.

I believe my hard working attitude, attention to detail, passion for design and willingness to serve qualifies me as a suitable candidate for any work environment and position."


LANGUAGES
.English (Native)
.Boardroom Proper
.Worksite Smack



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