I am an industrial designer with a degree in Product Design Technology. I am currently employed as Design Engineer for an international system furniture manufacturer and exporter,more...I am an industrial designer with a degree in Product Design Technology. I am currently employed as Design Engineer for an international system furniture manufacturer and exporter, where I have gained a considerable body of industry experience. In the role I have quickly asserted myself to become a valued and indispensable team member, whilst working on challenging and engaging projects.
I have a range of experience in creating innovative concepts and taking them through to product realisation by way of careful development. I am versed in evaluating materials, new technology and costing throughout all stages of the design process. I am also well practiced in advancing product development using the technical engineering based knowledge I have acquired via my unique degree and professional experience. Justifying project choices using a range of testing has been a must in all of my previous briefs.
I have been using the Solidworks modelling application to develop and productionise concepts for over 6 years and consider myself to be an advanced user. I have experience in both complex assemblies and surface modelling so all design work can be created/recreated accurately and true to it's original vision. I also have a strong background in creating detailed technical drawings that can be sent straight to manufacture.
Whether you seek a designer, or simply someone professional to recreate your concepts in a digital 3D model, I can work quickly and effectively whilst communicating progress as required.
Area Covered: United Kingdom
Summary: Throughout my emerging professional career I have strived to challenge myself at each step: seeking engaging roles and projects.
Job Title: Product Design Engineer
Company: Zoeftig Ltd.
Description: Developing new and existing products for an international exporter of contract furniture.
Employing my ability, in both engineering and innovation, the role demands that I can progress and enhance the company"s new products from the concept generation stage and take a fully developed idea through to manufacture, productionising the concept for the marketplace. Working within a small design team, which requires all members to take on full responsibility and leadership of their own projects, I am encouraged to actively seek improvements to our existing product range, in function, quality and cost. Since my arrival within the company, I have broadened my knowledge of materials and manufacturing process immeasurably: working across a range of innovative research & development projects on the cutting edge of material and process technology. In conducting a range of quality, costing and tolerance studies, I have also expanded my research led development skills substantially, as well as accumulating a great deal more experience in producing technical drawings for manufacture.
Job Title: Creative Collaboration
Company: GSPK Electronics Ltd.
Description: Leading a product design project undertaken in conjunction with GSPK.
In order to advance the project"s development a constant dialogue was sought and maintained between the company and myself, creating a strong professional relationship. The project was seen as a vehicle for the company"s lighting technology. Ideas and feedback were exchanged throughout the design process on concepts, technical development and final outcome in written, conference and presentation form. The partnership helped to ensure the projects success.
HESS Educational Organisation
Summary: Throughout my studies I have developed extensive skills in both design and engineering. The programme allowed me to hone the quintessential skills a designer requires, such as understanding of form, semantics and aesthetics. Alongside this, I have acquired a substantial knowledge of the technical fields which modern industry demands designers to be proficient in; these include design for manufacture (DFM), materials science, mechanical system design, electronics, manufacturing, quality control, computer modelling (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA) and project management. All technical modules of the course were run in parallel with practical assignments, allowing me to demonstrate the skills learned by advancing design briefs from inception to completion. Through comprehensive visual and verbal presentations I was able to display my expertise in both creative and technical areas.
Degree: BSc (Hons)
Field of Study: Product Design Technology
University / College: Northumbria University, Newcastle