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I am an enthusiastic designer currently working at ADI.TV. I graduated with an MA in Transdisciplinary Design at the Northern School of Design, and am eager to continue designing products that will be brought to market.
From 2008 to 2011, I worked at North-West based toy company 8th Wonder, as part of a design team and pitched concepts to the likes of Toys ‘R Us, Woolworths, Argos and Asda. I also designed packaging for various existing toys. This gave me an invaluable insight into how the industry works, with my designs being produced in China to be sold in the Winter ‘09 Argos catalogue and from the shelves of Asda stores across the country. Also in 2008, I was the product designer for a government-funded design project led by GlobiGames. The brief was to create a haptic interface device for use with mobile phones, specifically for people with impaired manual dexterity who have difficulty pressing the buttons on modern-day handsets. It was very important to find primary research for this task, so models were regularly tested and interviews conducted with potential users. After providing freelance design services for the UK's leading provider of mobile giant LED screens, I was taken on full-time and have enjoyed my position at ADI.TV for almost 3 years. This has provided some excellent experience and allowed me to work in conjunction with some iconic brands. I am also co-founder of ‘Ideas by Splendid’, a startup group built upon a passion to design light-hearted products with a personal appeal. You can follow our blog at www.ideasbysplendid.com One of our projects was to provide a set of four bespoke trophies to our client, MyDeco, which were presented at the V&A during London Design Festival three weeks after the initial brief! EDUCATION Sept. ‘98 - July ‘04 Bolton School Boys’ Division 11 GCSE A-C Sept. ‘04 - July ‘06 Runshaw College 3 A-Levels inc. Product Design Sept. ‘06 - July ‘09 University of Central Lancashire (BSc Hons.) Product Design Awarded First-Class Honours ‘Best in Show’ Sept. ‘09 - Feb ‘11 University of Central Lancashire (MA) Transdisciplinary Design Awarded MA with Distinction EXPERIENCE June ‘10 - Present Ideas by Splendid Product, Graphic Oct ‘09 - Present ADI.TV Product, Graphic, Packaging, Animation, Interior Sept. ‘08 - Dec ‘08 GlobiGames Ltd Product July ‘08 - Oct ‘08; July ‘10 - Oct ‘10 8th Wonder Ltd Product and Packaging SOFTWARE Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe After Effects Solidworks 2007-2011 Maxon Cinema 4D Photoview 360 Pro-Desktop/Pro-Engineer Corel Painter Microsoft Office Suite Highly competent with both Macs and PCs
University of Central Lancashire