- Bicester, GB
- £25 /hr
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I am an Engineer by day and an illustrator by night! Having my first illustrated art book out as soon as my publisher announces the release date!
I am a creative, award winningmore...I am an Engineer by day and an illustrator by night! Having my first illustrated art book out as soon as my publisher announces the release date!
I am a creative, award winning product design engineer with mechanical engineering background and over ten years professional experience. I am currently working for a revolutionary technology company based in Oxford, where I am design lead on a product that has recently launched in Japan and already picked up a Good Design Award and won the top Gold prize at the Asian Innovation Awards and been featured in Wall Street Asia. (See youtube, "Emergensee").I am looking for freelance opportunities where I can work remotely and expand my professional portfolio. Interested in a diverse range of product areas, consumer, medical injection moulded/ die cast/ CNC formed products. 3D modelling/ product visualization and product design are my experience and strength, please see my resume and look forward to potentially working with you.
Area Covered: Product Design/ Graphic Design/3D Design.
Summary: Creative, award winning product design engineer with mechanical engineering background and seven years professional experience. Worked on staplers, punches, guillotines, free-form surface products, electronic casings, automotive products, stationery, conceptual products, fixtures, jigs, optical products, presently adaptable eyeglasses.
Job Title: Design Engineer
Description: Work placement for undergraduate sandwich degree.
Product design/development, including branding work, concept development, idea pitching to Hasbro and MOD. Idea funnelling from central database of ideas – essentially in charge of screening and selection of a "think-tank" for spin-off company Uniquest – involved in NPD and IP generation. Developed stack-able buffet tray and Roro gripper prototypes, toys, games, baby products, bag dispensers, 3D Studio Max for visualizing children's furniture and using a 3D Rapid prototyping using a wax resin machine.
Job Title: Conceptual Product Designer
Company: Thorn CRL.
Description: Thorn (EMI) CRL – Central Research Laboratories – Easter placement, self arranged at Undergraduate level.
Easter placement conceptual design –"front-end" of the design process - brainstorming, sketching, working with Sensaura – sound engineers, developing range of products "Cyberpots" and developing concepts for RFID technology.
Job Title: 3D design visualizer.
Company: Phillips Design, Faringdon
Description: Self-arranged work placement at Masters, not part of course requirement. Extra -curricular activity.
Freelancing for a small London-based team, involved with animating a product to inform prototyping stages and presentation.
Job Title: Product Design Engineer
Company: Centurion Electronics Plc
Description: Centurion Electronics Plc
Product Design Engineer, repackaging
product range to OEM standards, dealing with suppliers, feasibility studies for concepts, exhibition work. ProE Wildfire, RP components, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash MX. Working on in-car entertainment systems, drawing wiring diagrams for loom feed on car interiors, visualizing stereo systems and fitting DVD screens in head rests for BMWs, Jaguars, Peugeots and Renaults. Designing bespoke solutions to fit entertainment systems into car interiors, which meet with regulatory standards for car safety sledge tests. I-pod cradle development for Renault.
Job Title: Product Design Engineer
Company: Acco Brands UK Ltd.
Description: Acco Brands UK
Product Designer, Workspace tools department. Working on a new range of products for punching and stapling consumables. Packaging projects, restyling projects, manufacturing problems, running brainstorms, market research, project management, Pro E WF2, including Pro Mechanica, surface training, Maya training, visualization projects and proof of principal prototyping and aesthetic models including RP of Sls & Sla parts. SolidWorks 2008, including CosMos. Small plastic injection moulded (PP, PC ABS, POMs) components and simple sheet metal components eg brackets. Liasing with Chinese and Eastern European manufacturers for production sign-offs.
Job Title: Senior/ Lead Product Design Engineer
Company: Adlens UK Ltd.
Description: Adlens UK Ltd
Senior Product Design Engineer. Design and Development department. Solid Works 2009, frames for Adaptive power lenses, from concept, POP models, RP models, to bridge to production tooling and tooling sign-off for plastic injection moulded parts. Liasing with Chinese suppliers, UK tool makers, moulders, designing production ready parts in Nylon, PC, POM, PP materials. Distributing and assessing appropriate products to people in Rwanda as part of a humanitarian programme for Vision for a Nation programme.
Responsible for developing mechanism, frame and lens periphery and all mechanical function for Emergensee product as well as aesthetic design. Developed pre-production runs for lenses and frame, designed, tested and ran reliability rigs for lens mechanical performance, pull-off nose bridge tests on McMesin machines, FDA drop ball tests, fixtures for FS Systems, torque tests, backlash tests etc.
Won Good Design Award for Emergensee product - Lead Engineer. June 2011.
Won Top Gold Prize for Asian Innovation Awards, featured in Asian Wall Street Journal and Times. October 2011
See youtube: Emergensee.
Education Summary: Academic Qualifications
Post-graduate certificate and masters MSc IID – Brunel University
1st Class Honours degree BSc Engineering Product Design – London, South Bank University.
Completed 1st year BSc Aerospace Engineering. – Coventry University
A-levels: English Literature A, Graphic Design B, Mathematics C, Physics C - Sir Frank Markham Sixth Form
GCSEs: English Literature A*, English Language B, Drama A, Art and Design A*, French B, Design and Technology A*, Physical Education B, History A*, Geography A, Maths B, Sciences 1 & 2 B - Sir Frank Markham Community School
Awards and Achievements
European Commission’s Archimedes 2001 1st prize award winner: £28,000. Awarded in Munich, European Patent Office. Under the Fifth Framework, for concepts to aid the disabled – in order to fund masters degree, sustenance, accommodation and any travel.
Highly Commended by Toly of Malta – supplier of plastic injection moulded parts to fashion houses such as Channel and Estee Lauder.
Du-Pont award for innovation in European competition Imagineering ‘Safety scissors’ – awarded at New Designers. Patent written for commercial development with Du-Pont.
Audi Foundation Grant of £2,800 awarded by Michael Farmer
Illustrator/ Artist/ Senior Product Design Engineer
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Good communication and excellent design work
Working with Chris was great. He has a mind for the engineering side of concept art and is very receptive to specifics. I would recommend working with him.
Working with Chris has been really great!
He is punctual, hardworking and honest.
I look forward to working with him again in the future!
I am not easily pleased. Chris has met and surpassed my expectations. Chris will now have first refusal on my work moving forward.
An excellent work, very professional and delivered on time.
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