Transport designer currently working as an Alias Designer Experience of designing a range of products from Motorcycles to Automobiles / enclosed car transport trailers / motorboat projects

Work Samples

  • Motorcycles

  • Nissan Work

  • Lotus concepts

Work History

    • DAIHATSU DESIGN TOKYO

    (contract) Working on next motor show concepts and next generation Terios and Tanto models for the domestic Japanese market Nihombashi

  • Assistant Program Leader

    • UMEA UNIVERSITY SWEDEN (permanent)

    Transportation Design Conducting lectures, co-ordinating, Planning, Tutoring for BA and MA studies. LOTUS ENGINEERING CHINA (freelance) (2007) Designing new vehicles for a Chinese Auto maker partner on a 50% basis whilst teaching at Umea University.

  • Lead Designer, UK based supporting design activities in China

    • TECHNICON DESIGN

    (contract) Designing new B and C segment Vehicle Concepts for various Chinese Auto makers. Responsible for up-front research support, including Marketing / Packaging and Product Planning for the Shanghai office Commercial team. Supporting Chosen design based in Boa-Ding China.

  • Senior Designer

    • M.G.ROVER GROUP

    responsible for conceptual ideation and development for facelift of current vehicles and new concepts, both interior and exterior with an emphasis on traditional methods of design through sketching and tape drawings to final clay model sign-off stage.

  • Freelance designer

    • OTHER CONTRACTS AND FREELANCE (pre 2000)

    BRIAN JAMES TRAILERS Freelance designer Responsible for next generation "RACE SHUTTLE" enclosed car transporter trailer design from initial sketch to final signoff model.

  • Contract designer (Cranfield based) working

    • NISSAN EUROPE UK

    on new alloy wheel for Nissan Tino

    • NISSAN EUROPE UK

    Responsible for concept design themes developed to production sign-off clay models in full size and scale for new Nissan Micra face-lift, new Primera five door and Almera (Tino) MPV.

  • Stoneleigh Deer Park

    • KDO DESIGN

    Stareton, Coventry Intense CATIA training (Level 4), project management (Inalfa Sunroofs), design and presentation support (Jaguar), including one month at KDO

  • Senior Designer (Interior/Exterior)

    • Design GmbH

    (Mercedes Benz/Syrko training and freelance concept design). TVR ENGINEERING (Permanent) Bristol Avenue Blackpool Senior Designer (Interior/Exterior) responsible for concept development of various projects, which included production for the following: TVR Chimaera Interior 1992 (also part of exterior team) - produced TVR Chimaera Coupe 1992 - not produced TVR Tuscan Road Car 1993 - not produced

  • Designer

    • ROVER GROUP

    Building 41 Canley Coventry Designer, working on small, medium and large car programmes both interior and exterior. T.Q.I. training, also teaching experience at Birmingham University and various schools. Attended lectures on aerodynamics and engineering materials and processes. Concept sketching, presentation rendering, tape drawing and * scale modelling experience.

    • NISSAN EUROPE SPAIN

    Concept sketching for Nissan Terrano facelift and subsequent development into two full size clay models.

  • Ikeda City

    • DAIHATSU DESIGN
    • TVR Cerbera

    1994/5 Chief Interior Designer - produced TVR Speed Six Interior 1996 Show Car Head Designer TVR 12/7 Show Car Concept (jointly responsible for exterior 1996)

  • FAIRLINE BOATS Oundle

    • CURRENT

    Peterborough (Contract) Alias Concept Modeller on new boat concept for 2014 London Boat Show, BRIAN JAMES TRAILERS Concept design / Alias Modeller new model range of Race and enclosed transporter trailers. Responsible for Design / Project management / Supplier CAM support for final milling of production models

    • DAVIDA MOTO UK

    Freelance - Concept / Alias Designer designing a new range of Motorcycle helmets and accessories (sketching / renderings / 3D CAD) ENVISAGE (Coventry) Freelance design for one-off Aston Martin Interior .

  • Contract Designer

    • DESIGN Q REDDITCH

    Design Q (Redditch UK), working on production and show car projects for OEM and Sub- tier supplier in sketch and concept generation in Alias model form Aircraft Interior design and build and showroom installation for 'The Jet Business' London

    • OPTIC RESOURCING ALIAS TRAINING

    Intense Alias training with an emphasis on Concept Modelling. Group training building on existing experience ( Technicon Design GMBH). Building from Blueprints, sketches and Scan Data, also designing in Freeform within the Alias environment for problem solving and alternative concept proposals. LOTUS concept and Production Design

  • BRIAN JAMES TRAILERS

    • SUV Vehicle.

    May 011) Concept design / Production design work for new Lotus models UK and Consulting Design for a Chinese client - (Youngman Passenger Group). Responsible for Design / Project management / CAD evaluation Engineering support Managing two clay Fascia programmes (front and rear SUV facelift) Replacement concept design and facelift programmes for GEN2 and Persona base models for Youngman Design changes to HPE Turbo Variant of 007D

    • TECHNICON DESIGN

    Concept design / Alias modeller working on new model range of enclosed transporter trailers. Responsible for Design / Project management / Supplier CAM support for final milling of production models

    • LOTUS ENGINEERING

    (contract) Based in Korea for parent company supporting the engineering company (LG) on next generation Proton small car.

    • NISSAN EUROPE

    (contract) next generation Almera project for production, and Skyline concept.

  • DESIGN RELIZATIONS

    • Freelance designer

    working on various projects including Subaru and Nissan Japan.

  • Chief Designer

    • NISSAN EUROPE SPAIN

    (contract) for Barcelona studio working on production stage of Terrano 02 MY project, and initial phase of Almera facelift project (Cranfield)

Education

  • not provided

    • Masters Des
  • not provided

    • BA Hons Transport Design
    • 1987
  • Leeds Polytechnic

    • Certificate of Foundation Studies Industrial Design
    • 1987
  • Wirral Metropolitan College

    • ceramics
    • 1984

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