I'm Alexander

Wood Pattern maker, Engineer


Industrial Designer

"I am driven by a passion for creating elaborate and detailed products. For me,  each individual stage of the product development have a high value, but I am particularly focused on how we can develop, create and produce the product in the easiest and most cost beneficial way, while still achieving the highest possible user satisfaction."


I have a wide range of competencies, practical as well as theoretical, below is a list

showing where, when and how I have acquired some of these skills

Intern - Technical constructor

xtrn ApS Aug. 2018 - Sep. 2018

Technical constructor position in a small startup. At xtrn I participated in all the different phases of the projects, attended customer meetings, drew construction drawings in SolidWorks, made drawing changes as well as technical drawings on existing projects, in addition, I participated in the development of an in-house robot project.
SolidWorks   •
Technical drawings   •
Product maturation   •
Customer meetings   •

Cabinet Maker

Malte Gormsen ApS 2006 - 2012


Manufacturing of custom-made furniture for restaurants and shops, including NOMA, Malene Birger and Geranium. Production drawings were to varying degrees prepared for the individual tasks, therefore the cabinet maker were responsible for the assignment ensuring it was done correctly and of satisfactory quality. The daily task was done in close collegiate sparring to achieve the best results. Furthermore, I had various roles during my time in the workshop, such as a safety representative, as well as the responsibility for the machinery, including contact to various suppliers and technicians. In addition to the above, I had various tasks developing and in production of prototypes. I found these tasks highly interesting and went to a great extent to complete these tasks, which often meant I got the main responsibility for the execution of the prototypes.

Contact to subcontractors   •

Prototypes   •

Manufacture of furniture and fixtures   •

Safety representative   •

Maintenance of machinery   •

Intern - Technical constructor

Bent Hansen A/S Sep. 2017 - Dec. 2017


Design position at Bent Hansen ApS as part of the Master program at Aalborg University. I was assigned to the development department, which included developing the technical aspects of new furniture concepts. I was responsible for communicating with the designer and creating models of the results in SolidWorks on a specific chair. I was responsible for the development of a project for an institution in Aalborg, including contact with the subcontractors involved. I was also responsible for their newly purchased 3D printer, including maintenance, getting the files ready for the print in Cura and making sure everything went smoothly on the often up to 6 days long prints.
•   SolidWorks
•   Furniture Construction
•   Customer meetings
•   3D print

Student Assistant

Aalborg University Sep. 2014 - Oct. 2014


Student Assistant at Drawing Course on Hand Drawing techniques (Assistant Teacher). Guidance of students at Architecture and Design, Aalborg University. My role consisted of guidance in various drawing techniques such as perspective drawing, techniques on shadows/ highlights and techniques related to markers. The instructions were both on individually plane as well as in plenary for the students.
Feedback   •
Drawing instructions   •
Hand renditions   •


Fitness Instructor

Dansk Fitness A.M.B.A 2008 - 2011


Fitness Instructor at Dansk Fitness in Præstø - As an receptionist with administrative assignments, as well as fitness instructor, planning personal programs for the users of the center as well as general instructions on exercises and machines. Furthermore, light cleaning and maintenance of the center's furniture and premises.

•   Customer contact

•   Administration

•   Maintenance and cleaning

Wood Patternmaker

Brdr. Christensen Haner ApS 2003 - 2004


At Brdr. Christensen Haner ApS, I created new models for the metal foundry, as well as continuous repairs on the company's large collection of models for pumps and taps for the oil- and water industry.
  Production of new models
•   Repairing old models

Cabinet Maker

PJ Furnite ApS 2004 - 2006

Part of the daily production of classic architect-designed furniture such as Ole Wanscher and Finn Juhl. I held an "octopus" role which consisted of helping where there was a need in the workshop, it could be in the department which was responsible for cutting, gluing, sanding and preparation phase or as the last step in quality control and packaging.

Production of classic furniture   •

Quality control   •

Packing   •

Technical Designer - cabinet maker

Chr. Juul Andersen A/S - Current


At CJA, I am responsible for a large part of the technical aspects of our production of custom made furnitures. I'll review the tasks with our foreman, receive a draft of an idea from the architect or the customer, after which I translate these drafts and ideas into production drawings which I pass on to our own production or to one of our partners.
   SolidWorks    •
Technical drawings    •
Construction    •

Product maturation    •


Arth Engineering ApS 2018 - Current


At Arth Engineering we are developing of a new unique 'Mobile routing robot' for professional workshops in the wood working industry - a router which is capable of making complex cutouts in wood sheet materials. The battery powered router with a weight of only 15kg, is capable of making cutouts larger than 2x2m, which accommodates most requirements in the industry.

•   Business plans
•   Find suppliers and prices
•   SolidWorks
•   Product development
•   User surveys
•   Customer contact
•   Prototyping


Frick 2010 - 2012

One-man business with the responsibilities for the daily operations; contact with customers, design based on customer requirements and needs, contact to subcontractors and production of custom-made furniture’s for private and associations.
•   Customer contact
•   Design
•   Development and production of furniture’s
•   Accounting
•   Contracts with customers and subcontractors
•   Procurement of materials etc.

Wood Patternmaker

SP Modeller ApS 2002 - 2003


At SP Modeller, I primarily build new models in wood or thermosetting plastics for metal foundries, the vacuum forming industry or scale models for water- and wind tunnel tests. As a wood patternmaker, you work with very small tolerances, often <0.2mm depending on which production method the model is to be used for.

Development   •

Production of new models   •

Repairing old models   •


Wood Pattern maker

SP Modeller ApS & Techcollege Hamlet 1998 - 2002


To become a wood patternmaker required a 4-year apprenticeship education, it is no longer possible to obtain this education in Denmark. As a wood pattern maker, the daily work consisted of developing and production of models for foundries, vacuum forming, visual models and test models for ocean liners etc. It is a high precision industry, it often requires tolerances less than 0.2mm. depending of the industry the model is often made in wood, after which you make a cast in thermosetting plastics.

Bachelor - Architechture & Design

Aalborg University 2013 - 2016


I chose the Bachelor at Aalborg University, because it grants access to the engineering degree.
The bachelor’s degree in architecture and design at Aalborg University is a mix of lecturers in architecture and in industrial design. At Aalborg University the projects take offset from a problem which the students must solve in teams of 5-7 members. This grants the student the ability to work in different teams, and to find solutions to a given assignment.

Cand.polyt. - Industrial Design

Aalborg University June 2018


I finished my Master's Degree as an Engineer with Industrial Design as specialization from one of the top 5 Engineering Universities in the world - Aalborg University.
The education centers around product development, how to design products for the end-user, how to implement the products in a production line and how to get the products to market. The business setup from initial user-need to the final business plan is the primary focus of the master’s degree program.


Programs I use on a regular basis


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A small selection of some of my drawings done with pens & marker

Sketch Ivy
Sketch Fjordbyen Aalborg
Sketch fishing net
Sketch train bridge Aalborg
Sketch Venice
Sketch Venice
Sketch exhauste concept
Sketch Copic Marker

Render study - BRIO train

A render studie in 3D studio Max from Autodesk. The train is modeled in SolidWorks

BRIO Train photo
BRIO Train SolidWorks
BRIO Train SolidWorks render
BRIO Train SolidWorks render
BRIO Train
BRIO Train
BRIO Train
BRIO Train

Form study - Aston Martin remote

A study in form, here I tried to imagine how a remote control for an Aston Martin would look like. First I analysed the lines of an Aston Martin DBS, then I did some rough sketches followed by some more detailed sketeches in Autodesk Sketchbook and some 1:1 modeles build in clay. When I had settled on a final form, I modeled the remote in SolidWorks, and made a small series of renders using the render engine inside SolidWorks

Remote spatial lines
Remote hand sketch
Remote sketchbook
Remote clay
Remote logo

3D print - Pokemon cardbox

My son plays pokemon cards and he needed a new cardbox to carry his pokedex when he was attending tournaments. So I made a few sketches, modeled the box in SolidWorks and printed it on our 3d printer at home.

Pokemon cardbox sketch
Pokemon cardbox open
Pokemon cardbox closed
Pokemon cardbox

Re-designed milk carton

Approximately 50,000 people in Denmark has Rheumatoid arthritis, and for those people, small daily tasks such as opening a milk carton can be a huge struggle. I was part of a team of 5 members which made a new design proposal on how we can re-design the carton and eliminate these unnecessary challenges. We had a meeting with the dairy Thise, they found the new design very interesting, unfortunately the collaboration never succeeded.

Milk carton sketches
Milk carton foam models
Milk carton user test
Milk carton
Milk carton
Milk carton
Milk carton
Milk carton crate

Proposal - House for a Botanist - 60 sqm

Proposal for a small house for a botanist, it was part of 7 houses located near the harbour in Aalborg. One of the challenges was the limitation of 60 sqm which had to include living quarters and a small greenhouse. The house is modelled in SketchUp and rendered with Vray.



Henriette Munch Christensen

UX Designer - UV Data A/S

David Qvist

UX Designer - FaunaPhotonics

"Alexander er det mest ordentlige menneske jeg kender - både fagligt og personligt. Han gør alting 100%. Alexander er god til at tænke andeledes og innovativt, og ideerne er baseret på grundige overvejelser og erfaringer fra “den virkelige verden”. Alexander er god til at visualisere sine ideer med skitsering og modeller, og kan herigennem forbedre på sit design for hver iteration, hvilket i sidste ende giver en gennemtænkt og brugervenligt resultat."

”Jeg kender Alexander fra adskillige projekter fra vores fælles tid på Aalborg Universitet. Helt grundlæggende er det en fornøjelse at arbejde sammen med ham, da han er pålidelig og omhyggelig. Alexanders syn for detaljen er uovertruffen, og hans arbejde er konsekvent gennemarbejdet.

Det er desuden mit klare indtryk, at Alexanders tidligere arbejdserfaring tydeligt differentierer ham i hans evner til at løse teknisk komplekse problemer. Han besidder slet og ret en ballast, som ikke kan læres på universitetet, og som vi andre derfor ikke kan konkurrere med.

Hvis I værdsætter stærk faglighed, en behagelig personlighed og høj integritet, kan jeg kun anbefale at tage fat i Alexander.”


Alexander Frick

"Feel free to reach out - I'd love to talk with you!"