Jim is developing a new collection of playful, functional, sculptural products that behave in unexpected ways.
Working with the School for Creative Startups, Rokos is supported by several mentors - serial entrepreneur and celebrity, Doug Richard is guiding the business. Jamie Scrimgeour, who has a proven background in design and manufacturing has been advising Rokos on manufacturing strategy. Wine connoisseur and celebrity chief Arno Maasdorp who runs the Saltoun Supper Club gives insights that enrich the experience of enjoying a Rokos.
London based industrial designer Jim Rokos had explored many creative areas, before discovering his passion for Industrial Design. Originally trained as a model-maker in the film and television industry (The Muppet Treasure Island, Band of Brothers, Tomb Raider, Victoria and Albert), then a photographer’s assistant, then a film extra, Jim went on to design an innovative cat-food bowl – over 50,000 have been sold throughout Europe.
Jim then went on to teach at a special needs school in London, before completing a Master’s degree (2006) in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, part of London’s University of the Arts. He observes people’s behavior and his products can encourage a user to reflect. Fantasy and poetic elements can be seen in his works.
Jim is passionate to explore materials to create original and visually beautiful, refined concepts. He enjoys every stage of the design process. Research, creative exploration, problem solving, refinement and execution. New creative techniques are sought to generate original ideas. Understanding and engaging with user psychology is key and users are observed within their local context. Jim is interested to apply these techniques, for the improvement of people’s lives.