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Michael Torrans, BEng, BSc.
Product Designer at James Leckey Design
Everyday Activity Chair
2007-2011: 1st Class Hons Degree in Product Design D.I.T
2004 – 2007: Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering D.I.T
2004 Jan –May: FAS City and Guilds award in 2D/3D CAD
1997 -2003: Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Dublin
2011-Present Product Designer at James Leckey Design
2010 – 2011 Present: Working with the Hothouse Entrepreneur Centre to licence my product to potential companies.
2009 – 2010: Freelance design of specialised home gym equipment for client.
2003 May – September: Ashbrook Engineering Mechanical Services Contractors (2D AutoCAD related drafting work)
2010 Aug: Work placement, Design Research project on environmental controls and independent living for the disabled for Enable Ireland
2004 – 2011: Rock-climbing instructor assistant for schools and summer camps.
2007-2010: Part-time Special Needs Assistant, Marino School Bray for children with Cerebral Palsy.
2007 – 2009: Part-time sales assistant in Musicmail.ie Bray.
Proficient in the following software packages: Solidworks, Solidedge AutoCAD 2D/3D, Cinema4D, Photoview360, Adobe Photoshop, Rhino, Camtasia7, Algor, AlphaCAM, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
Strong understanding of design theory, design management, product visualization, rapid prototyping operations, model making, manufacturing processes, materials science, time compression technologies, product marketing and research.
2004 City and Guilds award in 2D,3D CAD Level 3
2007 1st in BEng Mechanical Engineering Degree
2006 Steron Prize for Highest Results in Mechanical Engineering Degree
2007 Enterprise Ireland Engineering Innovation Award for Academic Excellence
2009 3rd Place in the Dyson Student Creativity Day
2010 1st Place in Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Marketing Plan Competition
2010 Michael A. Griffin Innovation Award for most Innovative Product at the Bolton Trust Enterprise Competition
2010 Semi Finalist in the iF Poster Design Competition 2010.
2011 Finalist in the
Peugeot/DIT Concept Car Design Competition.
2011 DIT Award for the best Thesis.
2011 1st Class Honors Degree in Product Design
Dublin Institute of Technology
Enterprise Ireland Engineering Innovation Award for Academic Excellence
1st in Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Marketing Plan Competition
Most Innovative Product at the Bolton Trust Enterprise Competition