Mr Jean Payette

Mr Jean Payette

Industrial Design

Industrial Design


Jean is an accomplished industrial designer with over 20 years experience in the R&D, design and marketing of numerous medical, household as well as electronic products. Jean specialises in- design of laboratory equipment in medical and biopharmaceutical applications product development using injection moulding product development using design software such as 3D solid modelling application of ergonomics to the design process feature-based design methods in design and manufacturing incorporating cost-effective production processes to reduce product development time and costs. After obtaining his B.ID from the University of Montreal, Jean worked as an industrial designer in Canada for 6 years before moving to Australia. He was product manager for Dorel Industry, a manufacturer of children?s products where he designed branded products such as their infant car seat, a baby walker, a child swing, and a child?s playpen.

In addition, Jean designed novel lighting systems for the lighting manufacturer Chalvignac Ceramic Ltd. and introduced new manufacturing processes to the company using ceramic, spinning, stamping, gravity and sand casting. Jean founded the Industrial Design firm, Suntech Inc where he designed products for the domestic and industrial markets including a variety of lighting systems for indoor and outdoor use, a number of bathroom accessories and specialized furniture for knock-down applications.

In Australia, Jean worked at Westech Ltd to commercialise the company?s line of CD racks and helped in the design of several accessories for export to the US market. Jean is currently a technical design consultant for medical and laboratory equipment. Successful products include an electronic pill dispenser, an emergency medical pack. 

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  • BIndDes University of Montreal
  • BSc University of Quebec, Montreal

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Design


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Conference Papers

  • Yevenes, K., Payette, J., Alexander, S. and Berry, J. (2020), 'Partnerships in an industrial design studio : augmenting the master-apprentice model to inspire collaboration', Design Research Society. Conference, Online.

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'A lux meter and a system for generating light reading reports', Patent

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