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  • Nick Coughlan

    NICK COUGHLAN DESIGN

    Birkenhead, United Kingdom

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

  • Alias Modeller

    • Royal Enfield Motorcycles
    • Leicester, United Kingdom
    • Nov 2016 - Dec 2016 (1 month)

    Engine casing, fuel tanks etc component concept styling and development for new designs

  • Alias Modeller

    • Semcon Germany
    • Stuttgart, Germany
    • Aug 2016 - Nov 2016 (3 months)

    Concept modelling of car interior hardware for next generation Mercedes Benz cars,

  • Alias Designer

    • Drive Design Surrey Uk
    • Woking, United Kingdom
    • Apr 2016 - Aug 2016 (4 months)

    Concept Modelling, Design Development and A class modelling of Williams Supercar project (Exterior)

  • Alias Designer

    • Bentley Motors
    • Crewe, United Kingdom
    • Aug 2015 - Mar 2016 (7 months)

    B surface Modeller supporting the Clay Modelling team for Clay and Rapid Prototype making

  • Alias Designer

    • Concept Group Coventry
    • Coventry, United Kingdom
    • Jan 2015 - Jul 2015 (6 months)

    Alias Designer Working on various projects as a Concept Alias Modeller
    Alloy Wheels and spoilers for JLR SVA, Electric car Exterior with Peter Stevens

  • Alias Designer

    • McLaren Automotive
    • Woking, United Kingdom
    • Aug 2014 - Dec 2014 (4 months)

    McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE WOKING - August 2014 to December 2014
    Alias designer working on interior concept design for new McLaren P14 road car

  • Alias Designer

    • Ford Otosan
    • Turkey
    • Apr 2014 - Aug 2014 (4 months)

    Alias modeller for new Truck Interior program.
    Freeform Concept sketching in 3D and problem solving using Autodesk Alias 2014

  • Alias Designer

    • Design Q
    • Redditch, United Kingdom
    • Feb 2014 - Mar 2014 (1 month)

    Concept modelling and Design problem solving in Autodesk Alias for prototype of Bombardier show aircraft

  • Alias Designer

    • Brian James Trailers
    • Daventry, United Kingdom
    • Sep 2012 - Sep 2013 (1 year)

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

  • Alias Designer

    • Fairline Boats
    • Oundle, United Kingdom
    • Dec 2012 - Feb 2013 (2 months)

    Alias Concept Modeller on new boat concept for 2014 London Boat Show.

  • Alias Designer

    • Davida Moto Helmets
    • Birkenhead, United Kingdom
    • 2013 - 2013

    Concept / Alias Designer designing a new range of Motorcycle helmets and accessories (sketching / renderings / 3D CAD)

  • Alias Designer

    • Design Q
    • Redditch, United Kingdom
    • Jul 2011 - Oct 2011 (3 months)

    Contract Designer for 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

  • Intense Alias Training

    • OPTIC RESOURCING
    • Stony Stratford, United Kingdom
    • May 2011 - Jun 2011 (1 month)

    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.

  • Concept and Production Designer (Contract)

    • LOTUS CARS UK
    • United Kingdom
    • May 2010 - May 2011 (1 year)

    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 SUV Vehicle.

  • Concept Designer (Freelance)

    • Envisage
    • Coventry, United Kingdom
    • 2011 - 2011

    ENVISAGE COVENTRY - Freelance design for one-off Aston Martin Interior

  • Alias Modeller

    • BRIAN JAMES TRAILERS
    • Daventry, United Kingdom
    • Jun 2009 - May 2010 (11 months)

    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

  • Trinee Alias Designer

    • TECHNICON DESIGN RUSSELSHEIM
    • Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany
    • 2009 - 2009

    Trainee Alias Designer, working on new concept and surface development for OEM car compagnie.
    Class A training support

  • Assistant Program Leader

    • UMEA UNIVERSITY SWEDEN permanent
    • Umeå, Sweden
    • Sep 2006 - Jul 2008 (1 year 10 months)

    Assistant Program Leader for Transportation Design
    Conducting lectures, co-ordinating, Planning, Tutoring for BA and MA studies.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Lotus Engineering China
    • Shanghai, China
    • Jul 2007 - Aug 2007 (1 month)

    Designing new vehicles for a Chinese Auto maker partner on a 50% basis whilst teaching at Umea University.

  • Concept Designer (Contract)

    • TECHNICON DESIGN
    • Luton, United Kingdom
    • Sep 2005 - Jul 2006 (10 months)


    Lead Designer, UK based supporting design activities in China.
    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.

  • Concept Designer

    • DAIHATSU DESIGN TOKYO
    • Aug 2004 - Sep 2005 (1 year 1 month)

    Advanced Studio Nihombashi, Tokyo, Japan
    Working on next motor show concepts and next generation Terios and Tanto models for the domestic Japanese market

  • Yacht Designer

    • SEALINE INTERNATIONAL Marine powerboats
    • Kidderminster, United Kingdom
    • Jul 2003 - Aug 2004 (1 year 1 month)

    Interior design for new flagship T60 Motor yacht (sketches and renderings).

  • Concept Designer

    • LOTUS ENGINEERING
    • Jul 2002 - Feb 2003 (7 months)

    Based in Korea for parent company (Lotus / Proton) supporting the engineering company (LG) on next generation Proton small car. (Savvy model). Initial Concepts in sketch fort through to three 3d Models in Clay and Alias
    This model went forward to production.

  • Concept Designer

    • NISSAN EUROPE
    • Cranfield, United Kingdom
    • Oct 2001 - Jul 2002 (9 months)

    Concept Design and development on next generation Almera project for production, also supporting next Nissan Skyline concept (Japan)

  • Contact Designer

    • MG ROVER GROUP
    • Coventry, United Kingdom
    • Oct 2000 - Oct 2001 (1 year)

    Senior Designer 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.

  • Contract Designer

    • BRIAN JAMES TRAILERS
    • Daventry, United Kingdom
    • Jul 2000 - Oct 2000 (3 months)

    Freelance designer Responsible for next generation “RACE SHUTTLE” enclosed car transporter trailer design from initial sketch to final signoff model. (12 year production cycle)

  • Contact Designer

    • Nissan Europe
    • Cranfield, United Kingdom
    • Oct 1999 - Sep 2000 (11 months)

    NISSAN EUROPE SPAIN - August to September 2000
    Chief Designer (contract) for Barcelona studio working on production stage of Terrano 02 MY project, and initial phase of Almera facelift project (Cranfield)

    NISSAN EUROPE UK - May 2000 to June 2000
    Contract designer (Cranfield based) working on new alloy wheel for Nissan Tino

    NISSAN EUROPE SPAIN - October 1999 to January 2000
    Concept sketching for Nissan Terrano facelift and subsequent development into two full size clay models.

  • Contract Concept Designer

    • DAIHATSU Osaka Japan
    • Osaka-shi, Japan
    • May 1999 - Sep 1999 (4 months)

    Under contract from Design and Realizations Ltd (Worthing), working on production facelift models, concept design projects for Toyota V.V.C. (Concept) and Daihatsu Commercial Vehicles (Tokyo Motor Show – 2000 model year proposals).
    V.V.C. project proposal selected for progression to ¼ scale model and subsequent full size model following favourable clinic results.

  • Contact Designer

    • NISSAN EUROPE UK
    • Cranfield, United Kingdom
    • Apr 1998 - May 1999 (1 year 1 month)

    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.

  • Trainee CAD Engineer (Catia V4.5)

    • KDO DESIGN
    • Jan 1998 - Apr 1998 (3 months)

    Stoneleigh Deer Park, Stareton, Coventry
    Intense CATIA training (Level 4), project management (Inalfa Sunroofs), design and presentation support (Jaguar), including one month at KDO Design GmbH, Sindelfingen, Germany (Mercedes Benz/Syrko training and freelance concept design).

  • Mid Level Designer

    • TVR ENGINEERING
    • Blackpool, United Kingdom
    • Jul 1992 - Dec 1997 (5 years 5 months)

    Permanent position
    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
    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)

  • Junior Designer

    • ROVER GROUP - 1990 to July 1992
    • Coventry, United Kingdom
    • Jun 1990 - Jun 1992 (2 years)

    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 ¼ scale modelling experience.

Education

  • Leeds Polytechnic

    • Master's Des
  • Royal College of Art

    • Masters Transportation Design
    • 1987 - 1989
  • Leeds Polytechnic

    • BA Hons Product Design (Engineering)
    • 1984 - 1987
  • Leeds Polytechnic

    • BA Hons Transport Design
    • 1987
  • Wirral Metropolitan College

    • Certificate of Foundation Studies 'A'
    • 1987
  • Wirral Metropolitan College

    • Certificate of Foundation Studies Industrial Design
    • 1982 - 1984

    Prelim and Foundation studies in Art and Design, including Fine Art Photography Sculpture Jewellery Making Ceramics

Specialties

Awards

Guigiaro Prize for innovation 1989

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