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NICK CARNIE

Degree: Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
Occupation: Industrial Designer & Product Manager
Employer: Volgren Australia

Nick Carnie

I work at Volgren Australia, a company in Dandenong that designs and manufactures bus bodies for use in Australia and around the world. In my job as an Industrial Designer & Product Manager, I work with customers to design custom-configured bus products and with manufacturing to ensure they’re built to specification. Recently, I've been working with a number of clients from Japan, who require a much higher level of specification than local customers. From a design perspective, this has presented a unique set of challenges and rewards, but it’s a welcome challenge – I think my capabilities as both a manager and a product designer have grown as a result of the work.

My success in a professional design / engineering office is, in part, because of the skills and core competencies I learned at Monash. The projects I worked on as a student helped me gain experience in creating bespoke solutions to suit specific needs, and the models and prototypes I made taught me to ensure each design concept serves its function. Ultimately, Monash helped me to become an employable, capable and dedicated designer with vast career opportunities.

Nick Carnie
Nishitetsu Bus

A bus I helped design at Volgren Australia for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Fukuoka, Japan.

Nick Carnie
Nick Carnie

With an art, design, or architecture degree from Monash University, a world of opportunities, and the opportunity to change the world, await you.

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