Design Researcher


September 19, 2019


Xavier Ferré, Designer & Design Researcher
Keio University Graduate school of Media Design.

“I find inspiration in people and the cities surrounding them”

ABOUT – Xavier has 12+ years of experience as a Designer and Creative Director spanning all disciplines of visual design, branding, and product development including 3D modelling, renderings, production processes, advertising campaigns, e-commerce photography, POS, packaging, websites, logo creation, and social media campaigns.

In Hong Kong, Xavier was the Design and Product Development Manager at 113 Solution (a division of Seven Friday in Switzerland), in charge of creating and developing complete annual eyewear collections. Before that, he was a Lead Designer at RPS leading a team of designers creating products for Vodafone, Belkin, HAMA and other clients from the consumer electronics and service provider industry. In parallel to his work at RPS, he was also directing design, marketing, social media and eyewear projects for Eyestyle, MYKITA Asia and DesignLink.

His early experience in the Philippines as a Designer at Le Coin Des Enfants (French toys made out of wood) allowed him to start his career in Asia. This position encompassed defining creative strategy, designing various products, packaging and ensuring the smooth delivery of high-quality prototypes for these processes.

Clients include Vodafone, MYKITA, Belkin, Energizer, Shanghai Tang, Seven Friday and other fortune-500 corporations. Not limited to consumer electronics and fashion, he has also worked on branding projects across different sectors, including hospitality and toys.

Currently, Xavier is living in Tokyo, Japan, where he has founded “X. Design Studio” and continues his work for an international and Japan-based clientele. He is also a researcher at the prestigious Keio University Graduate School of Media Design [KMD] as part of Professor Matthew Waldman’s Samcara design lab. The Samcara design lab focuses on circular design and innovation as well as the linguistics of design.