TAAVET KUTSAR

freelance designer

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INTRO

I am a final year student at the University of Edinburgh, studying structural engineering with architecture. I value thoughtful design tailored for purpose. Currently working on a thesis researching the value of public spaces in achieving urban sustainability goals and exploring modeling methods to evaluate that.

Founder of a company promoting science among Estonian kids and a freelance graphic designer, co-author of few mobile games.

Not a fan of fashion and fossil fuels.

CV

education

2014 - 2019 University of Edinburgh. Structural Engineering with Architecture (BEng Hons).

The programme combines a focus on structural engineering with an appreciation of the architectural context. Builds on many fundamental concepts of civil and environmental engineering including the application of scientific knowledge and modern engineering tools. Architectural design and technologies are also taught.

2011 - 2014 Hugo Treffner Gymnasium. Mathematics and physics class.

School curriculum with emphasis on mathematics and physics. Graduated with silver medal.

experience

2017/2018 - Kodumaja Projekteerimise OÜ. Assistant Design Engineer.

The company specialises in multi-storey modular timber frame buildings. I worked as an assistant design engineer, building and analysing 3D Revit models of several multi-storey residential houses. I also helped to strategically develop BIM implementation in the company with a goal of optimizing production and design processes.

2016 - Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication. Intern.

Summer internship in Public sector. My task was to research and analyse BIM strategies in order to accelerate BIM implentation in the country's construction sector.

2015 - Nordecon AS. Intern.

I worked as assistant design engineer. Helped to build a 3D Revit model of a commercial office building.

2013 - 2014 - OÜ Kolm Põrsakest. Co-founder.

I am a co-founder of a science promoting company mainly conducting science shows and workshops for children. Kolm Põrsakest won the Company of the Year award in JA-YE Europe Student Company of the Year competition. My tasks included all the design work and illustrations, organizing shows and managing the personal as well as performing in the shows. As a board member I took part in strategic planning and overall development of the company

organisations

2017 - 2018 - Estonian Defence Forces. Team head.

Completed the service as a conscript in Estonia. Graduated as the best soldier from the 3 month long Soldier's Basic Course and became the team head in a radio-link team.

2015 - 2017 - Edinburgh Estonian Society. President

I was the treasurer and committee member of the society in 2015-16 academic year, managing the finances and taking part in organising different events. In 2016 I was elected the president of the society, leading the society's every-day work and representing Estonians living in Edinburgh.

PORTFOLIO

I do freelance design and animation work.

Have a glance at it on my portfolio page:

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