Devoted to Industrial Design

Recognised for his holistic approach to industrial design, Alain is devoted to bringing quality and longevity to the products he designs. From raw concept through to prototype production data, he operates at every stage of the product creation process, seamlessly collaborating with your team to turn your vision into beautiful, functional products.

Every product has a unique set of requirements that reflect its purpose in the world. As an industrial designer, it is Alain's mission to synthesise these requirements into one elegant solution. The result is a design that is thoroughly considered, enriching and desirable.

Alain's journey into the global freelance industrial design market began with seven years of dedicated study, laying the groundwork for his design expertise. After earning his Bachelor of Design degree in 2004 from Auckland, New Zealand, he pursued two years of post-graduate studies in transport design in Germany, where he became the first New Zealander to study transportation design at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences. His formative years included a pivotal internship at Audi-Lamborghini in 2008, where he contributed to projects in exterior design and design strategy.

Following his academic pursuits, Alain's professional path led him to Switzerland, where he co-founded Designwerk Technologies AG, specialising in electric vehicle development. He then ventured to Italy, collaborating with leading product design companies on projects for renowned brands such as Scott, TechnoAlpin, Microtec, and Salewa.

Alain's journey is defined by continual growth, refining his craft with each project. Based on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, he channels his extensive experience into crafting exceptional product and vehicle designs for clients like Blunt, Vessev Boats, EV Maritime and Manta5

Alain Brideson


Product Design

Automotive Design

Vehicle Concept Design

Creative Brainstorming and concept foundation

Hand-drawn sketching & illustration

Virtual Reality 3D sketching/sculpting

CAD - Class-A Surface modelling - Autodesk Alias

CAD - Solid form modelling - Autodesk Fusion360

Clay modelling

Digital & marker renderings

CNC & 3D printing data preparation

Technical & aesthetic concept refinement

Selected Clients

Blunt Umbrellas

Environmental Science and Research (ESR) NZ

EV Maritime

Globex Engineering

Robotics Plus

Vessev Boats

Spa World


Vesper Marine

Relevant stories from the media

2023 NZ Best Awards - Gold Pin See

IKON Feature - Australia By Design Watch

Innovative approach reaps golden result for Nelson spa company Read

Breaking The Mould - The Vortex IKON Read

A car for the future – the 2019 Rinspeed ‘microSNAP’ – designed by Alain Brideson. Read

President Obama takes a shine to a Kiwi-designed concept car designed by Alain Brideson Watch

Alain Brideson talks about autonomous car design on Radio New Zealand. Listen

Alain Brideson talks about the future of urban transport on Radio New Zealand. Listen

Alain Brideson discusses transportation design at Pecha Kucha Night. Watch

An MTA presentation about the Rinspeed concept car, designed by Alain Brideson. Listen

Futuristic transport options – an interview with Alain Brideson. Read