Product Design Engineer. Just my pet projects on here.

Work Samples

  • Free form challenge

  • designing co-creation

  • Designing with paper

Work History

Peter Simon Coyle Key Skills: • Problem solving/reasoning/creativity. • Project management. • Sketching/rendering/visualisation. • CAD/CAE proficient. • Quick learner with diverse technical knowledge base. • Visual, verbal and written communication. Personal Statement: As an experienced and design literate professional engineer, I am an excellent problem solver; confident in my ability to get the best outcomes for my clients, my employer and for our end users. I am driven to expand and develop my knowledge and skills, maximising my contribution to any given project. Education & Qualifications: 2011 CEng MIMechE Chartered Engineer, Membership of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. 2010 – 2011 MA Master of Arts with Distinction in Design, Northumbria University, School of Design. 2000 – 2004 MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Hons Design (1st)Newcastle University, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. 1998 – 2000 A-Levels (3) Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Computing (A) - South Tyneside College. 1993 – 1998 GSCE (9) Mathematics (A*), English literature (C), English language (C), Sciences(2A’s), Graphic Products (A), Art (B), History(B) and IT (B). - Hedworthfield Comp. School Employment History: 2012 – Present Product Design Engineer Octo Design Ltd -->Work in progress<-- 2004 – 2012 Mechanical Design Engineer RCID, University of Newcastle. Multi-discipline engineering consultancy based at Newcastle University working with local companies and start-ups providing design, visualisation and analysis services. The RCID consists of 15 engineers drawn from mechanical, electronic and software backgrounds. The organisation has a flat structure and I report directly to a technical director. I am typically responsible for the mechanical design aspects of 3-4 live projects at any given time; often in a lead role, project managing and working closely with clients, developing specifications and proposals. I also often work closely with suppliers, technical experts and fellow designers and engineers. In these relationships, I am used to taking the initiative and key project decisions - tabling creative solutions. My projects have varying scopes and I can be involved at any point of a design process, from early concept development and ideation, through to design verification and fault finding existing designs. This necessitates a range of both technical skill and underlying knowledge. My typical activities include: • Meetings with clients to discuss potential and ongoing work. • Brainstorming (chairing or participating). • Ideation sketching. • Solid and/or surface CAD modelling. • Rendering and animation. • Embodiment/design detailing. • Stress, thermal, fatigue and vibration analysis via finite element analysis and/or calculation. • Prototyping. • Designing for production and/or prototype manufacture. • Preparing and carrying out testing. • Technical report writing. • Designing to codes/legislation. This position was part time during my studies in 2010/2011. 2000 - 2004 Batch Preparation Officer Prescription Pricing Authority, Newcastle upon Tyne. A part time job in which I worked as part of a team processing NHS prescriptions slips. The team was initially created to address a 1 year backlog in the processing of prescription slips. The team was extremely successful, and I was given additional responsibilities such as training of new staff and quality control as the scheme was expanded. Software Proficiencies: Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe PhotoShop Adobe Premiere AMESim Autodesk Inventor MathCAD MatLab/Simulink Microsoft Office Suite Mechanica Pro Engineer Wildfire Rhino Solidworks Solidworks Simulation Sony Vegas Visual Basic Additional Details: Driving License: Full/Clean Nationality: British Date of Birth: 12/12/1981 Interests: Cycling, football, music (listening/playing), emerging technology (blogs/magazines), photography, origami, reading (typically sci-fi and work on innovation/creativity).


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