- Preston, GB
- £100 /hr
- Available now
Medical, consumer products and clean tech
I am the Product Development Director and joint CEO of Mudskipper Design Ltd, with a 25% shareholding in the company. I am responsible for leading new product development projectsmore...I am the Product Development Director and joint CEO of Mudskipper Design Ltd, with a 25% shareholding in the company. I am responsible for leading new product development projects and managing the strategic direction of the company along with my fellow board of directors.
I am also owner of Buff Industrial Design, a boutique product design consultancy in Cornwall.
I am Technical Consultant to Rimblades Ltd and a minority shareholder.
My products have to date generated in excess of £400 million pound (Retail) and I have made tens of millions of pound in savings for my client. I have directly and indirectly contributed to the creation of 50 jobs.
Buff Design are an industrial design company based in Cornwall, UK. We specialise in industrial design, product development, rapid prototype and manufacturing, as well as product testing and compliance. Businesses across Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall and throughout the UK call upon us to help them turn their ideas into exciting new product.
We are a company that believes every idea has potential. We create product concepts that consumers love to use. We get product to market quicker, at a lower cost to make sure your product is commercially viable. And we use our depth of knowledge to add financial and intellectual value to every product we work on. That includes yours. Let's bring it to life.
Area Covered: Southwest, Northwest, West of England, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Avon, Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, M6, M5 and M4 corridors
Company Name: Mudskipper Design Ltd and Buff Industrial Design
Job Title: Director of Product Development
Company: Mudskipper Design
Description: Mudskipper Design supports forward thinking companies to create growth through research, design and innovation.
Ensuring new product introductions are market desirable, technically feasible, commercial viable and sustainable. We protect our clients return on investment through an advanced design philosophy and speed to market.
We design innovative products to create emotional resonance with consumers, building market opportunities and brand loyalty.
We provide insight into peoples lives, innovation prospects and market opportunities, through ethnographic research, technical research and market research.
We help you shape your business and design strategies to reduce your risk, ensure your competitive edge and maximize your return on investment.
WORKING WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU
From start-ups and Non-profits... to SME's and global brands.
WE HELP YOU
Develop ideas; from concept... to product realization, creating a great user experience for your customer... and a profitable product for you.
Job Title: Technical Consultant
Job Title: Owner
Company: Buff Design
Description: Assertive, influential and dynamic person, able to inspire and lead others by example with infectious enthusiasm, whilst being unassuming, empathetic and co-operative with my peers and superiors allowing me to be quickly accepted as a positive member of an already established team.
Successful in developing emerging technologies, capable of taking on new challenges, ability to demonstrate transfer of skills and knowledge in an effective manner, positive attitude to lifelong learning and development.
Good in crisis situations and working under adverse circumstances, with limited resources, a tenacious individual, remaining in control and self-motivated, with a sound understanding of commerce.
Excellent presentation and communication skills; being articulate, confident and cognisant of audience reaction. I write coherent and succinct reports, suited to the target audience. Handles rejection with ease and unshaken confidence,
Powerful negotiator and mediator, good listener, responds rapidly to questions with sound reasoning. Ability to close a sale. Qualify clients needs by open ended questioning,
Inventive, intuitive and logical pragmatist, taking an empirical approach to problem solving, very much "hands on". Balanced by judicious use of theory and analytical skills.
My personal maxim is honesty, integrity and diligence.
Job Title: freelance/contract mechanical and production engineer
Company: Lloyd Pennington Ltd
Description: Self employed freelance/contract manufacturing engineer. Designed tools, gauges, jigs and fixtures for aerospace and automotive and high end consumer electronics industries. Designed special purpose machines and power tools.
Improved manufacturing processes, increased OEE, implemented kanbans, set up visual management systems, run six sigma projects and more.
SMED, 5S, 7W's, SPC, Kaizen, Takt, Poka Yoke, KPI's, FMEA, Value Engineering. Project management. NPI. Costing. Sales/Marketing/Negotiating. Supplier development. Jig & tool, special machine. Industrial/product design. Design for manufacture/assembly. AutoCAD, Inventor, Pro/E, SolidEdge, NX, Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook. Machining/grinding (inc CNC). EDM. Sheetmetal. Welding/brazing. Fitting/assembly. Maintenance
University / College: Southlands High School
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
University / College: Bolton Institute
Industrial designer and product developer
Excellent knowledge, service and regular communication. Very happy to recommend and would definitely use again.
Great work - developed initial ideas into good models suitable for demos, and put extra time and effort into the job to ensure great deliverables.
Great work - many thanks! Timely, detailed, and completely meeting (even exceeding!) the project brief.