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Mr T J Ryan
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
A highly creative undergraduate with excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills. Hard-working, meticulous and honest. I am currently nearing the end of Year 2 on a four-year Product Design degree at the University of Bournemouth. Year 3 is for workplace experience and I am now seeking a work placement from July 2013.
Bits and pieces
The Independent on Sunday Newspaper, Graphic Design Desk (Aug 2012 - Jan 2013).
Organising and assembling draft books for the editors. Also some time spent creating graphic visuals using adobe illustrator.
Betfred-Tote pool, Betting assistant (May 2011 - Aug 2012).
Accommodating and friendly with members of the public. Numeracy skills and selling the product.
Aarnink, Aweja Railsystemen, Deventer, Netherlands (Oct 2010 - Jan 2011)
Living and working abroad. Independence and limited Dutch language skills.
I am currently in 2nd Year of a 4 year sandwich course studying Product Design at Bournemouth University. The course is teaching me to develop the skills I need to become a designer for commercial products. It demands innovation and exercises my ability to visualise ideas, convey my design processes and produce solutions.
Elements of the course include:
Projects and prototypes:
We are required to develop a concept for a fully functional product either as a group or individually, that is applicable for the design brief given. We are then required to present our ideas clearly on presentation boards, state materials and manufacturing processes used, produce technical drawings and justify the market for our products. For some projects we are also required to make fully functional prototypes within a time constraint.
This is the engineering section of the course. We are required to understand physical and mechanical principles by using maths in design. We then consider these rules during the design process, and when selecting materials with the correct properties to meet the demands of its usage within the product.
We learn to use CAD software to aid us in our designs. We are familliar with the solidworks program for 3d modelling (surface and feature), technical
drawing and rendering of the concepts we produce. Modelmaking is also a big part of this unit which serves well as a visual representation when presenting ideas.
Materials and Processing:
In this unit we are taught about the properties and limitations of materials in industry. We then take this knowledge to apply certain materials to our own designs giving considerations to all the factors (cost, sustainability, manufacturing processes).
Design Management and Commercialisation:
An introduction to the business within the design industry. Marketing and Business philosophies behind companies and how their products comply with these philosophies.
EDUCATION (Ranelagh School, Ranelagh Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire).
A2-levels: Resistant Materials (B); Geography (C); Biology (D); AS-level Physical Education.
GCSEs: Maths, English, Art, Religious Studies, Design & Technology, Combined Science, Sports Science (grade B); French (grade C)
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Travel, music, art, particularly sketchwork, rugby, squash, fishing.
- Ranelagh Drive
- GCSEs AS-level: Physical Education.