Hello! I’m Ian Dera, a London-based freelance product designer. Here you will find a showcase of my design experience and capabilities alongside a supplementary collection of musings and occasional doodlings on design and the related fields.



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I was previously a project manager and lead designer/strategist at a leading innovation consultancy in London. I have spent the last 12 years managing and delivering projects for some magnificent clients from entrepreneurs and start-ups to global corporations and government departments.


• A thinker and a doer

• Broad and rounded skill-set

• 12+ years consultancy experience

• 160+ projects

• Consumer, industrial & medical product design

I offer project support and resource from early-stage research through to design and manufacture:


• qualitative design research;

• research synthesis & translation;

• scenario generation and storytelling;

• idea generation;

• concept design & development;

• 2D and 3D CAD;

• concept and product visualisation;

• design for manufacture; and

• project planning and management.

I am proficient with a wide range of industry-standard software. My primary software is listed below:


• Solidworks –– own licence

• Adobe Creative Suite –– own licence

• Luxion Keyshot (+animation) –– own licence

• Maxwell Render –– own licence

• Pro Engineer


(All software licences are kept up to date with the latest available versions to ensure file compatibility with colleagues and clients)

Ian Dera Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 7599085. VAT Registration GB110746741.

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