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About William Volcoff : French at heart. Shanghai brewed. With over 15 years of creative and strategic design management in various industries and countries, William Volcoff found and run Octopus Innovation for over 14 years before launching his new agency WOLKOV in 2018. With WOLKOV he design and develop limited edition of high quality products for analog lovers, worldwide. He also provides full art direction and strategic design management to plan and develop products, brands and retail spaces. He cares about quality, innovation and style. He excels at blending cultures and design into compelling outputs that bring business success to his clients.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is not eye candy, it drives business and generate value for user.

ORGANIZATION:
WOLKOV

EDUCATION:
2004, Product Designer, BA, ENSAAMA, PARIS/FRANCE.
2006, Industrial Designer, BA, BIAD, BIRMINGHAM/UK
2009, International Design Strategy, MA, AALTO University, HELSINKI/FINLAND.

EXPERIENCE:
2006-2009, Art Director, Mobidiag, HELSINKI/FINLAND.
2009-2011, Senior strategy Designer, Wilddesign, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2011-2016, Studio manager, Octopus Innovation, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2016-2020, Studio Manager, Detao Group, SHANGHAI/CHINA.
2019-2020, Creative Director, Wolkov, SHANGHAI/CHINA.

AWARDS:
2009, Finalist, Braun Prize, KRONBERG/GERMANY
2015, Gold, IDA Product, LOS ANGELES/USA
2015, Silver, IDA Product, LOS ANGELES/USA
2015, Honorable mention, IDA Product, LOS ANGELES/USA
2017, First Prize, Craft Design competition, LINFEN/CHINA.
2018, Bronze, IDA Product, LOS ANGELES/USA
2019, Silver, EPDA Interior, BUDAPEST/HUNGARY.
2019, Silver, EPDA Product, BUDAPEST/HUNGARY.
2020, Gold, A'Design Award, ITALY

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
French, (Native)
English (Advanced)
Chinese (Pre-intermediate)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Maxon Cinema4D, Expert
Fusion360, Intermediate
Adobe Illustrator, Advanced
Adobe Photoshop, Intermediate
Adobe InDesign, Advanced
Adobe Bridge, Advanced

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2017, Good Design for Business, ENACTUS, HANGZHOU/CHINA
2018, Good Design forInnovation, Women Association, SHANGHAI/CHINA
2018, Good Design is Good Business, International World Fitness, SHANGHAI/CHINA

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2016, What is Design?, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, SHANGHAI/CHINA
2017, What is Innovation?, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, SHANGHAI/CHINA
2017, Innovation and Business, Beijing University, BEIJING/CHINA
2018, What is Good Design?, Wuhan Institute of Visual Arts, CHENGDU/CHINA
2019, Teaching Innovation, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, SHANGHAI/CHINA

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2009, Ryushinkan, SHANGHAI/CHINA
2011, AFFC, SHANGHAI/CHINA

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2016, ENACTUS world cup, SHANGHAI/CHINA
2018, EcoTrash Competition, SONGJIANG/CHINA

HOBBIES:
Judo

CLIENTELE:
2005, Cartier, Window Display, London store.
2006-2008, Breil, Watch development.
2006-2009, Mobidiag, Full Strategy and Branding development.
2009, Tony’s Farm, Design Strategy and Eco-Product Development.
2009, Datacolor, Product development Color Checker.
2010, Keysheen, Fitness equipment Design Development.
2010, General Sensing, Tracking devices for hospital.
2011, Disney, Booth Design.
2011-2019, Fissler China, Retail design development.
2011-2015, SDFZ, Branding and Campus design.
2012-2014, Fissler China, Full marketing and Online account management.
2013-2015, IchiMore, Full strategy, Branding and Product Development.
2015, Croissant de France, Full branding and strategy development.

WEB SITE:
www.wolkov.design

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.wolkov.design

REGISTRATION DATE:
2020-03-04 09:40:45

COUNTRY:
China

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Startup

Awards received by William Volcoff


Janus Watch

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category in 2019
William Volcoff for Wolkov

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