Product Design Engineer. Just my pet projects on here.
Free form challenge
Designing with paper
Octo Design are a highly experienced industrial design consultancy, and my role involves me in projects from early concept development through to detail design. A broad understanding of various manufacturing techniques and processes, aesthetic/interaction/interface design and idea generating processes allows me to make significant contributions throughout projects. As a consultant I am used to working closely with client teams and quickly absorbing a large quantity of technical information and plotting pragmatic routes forward.
I was recruited by the RCID an engineering consultancy based at Newcastle University in 2004 under a scheme called “keeping the best”. The scheme was aimed at keeping talented engineers in the North East of England. The RCID, consisted of mechanical, electronic, electrical and software engineers and was focused on working with local companies and start-ups providing design, visualisation and analysis services. During my time with the RCID, I had the opportunity to work across a range of different types of projects, carrying out various roles.
I worked on some very technically projects while working with the RCID. For example, helping to develop a Free Piston Engine for a Newcastle University research project. As part of moving the engine concept from research to prototype, I developed a simulation model, learning both new software and theory.
I also tackled a number of product design projects, and my role as a design engineer often placed me in a central, responsible and as required leading role.
I also worked on a number of analysis and verification projects, utilising finite element analysis and hand calculations, often working to stringent technical standards. For example, I analysed and prepared technical reports for a range of pressure vessels to ASME standards.