I am a multi-disciplinary designer with 13 years experience of all aspects pf of in-house design in a high technology environment. I use an Industrial Design skill set to bridge the gaps between traditional departments, and am able to quickly pick up up new skills as required. For the last year, I have been seconded to an R&D project related to helicopter performance. I am specialising in new technologies to improve user experience (UX) and interface design (UI). I am passionate about design, and search out problems and develop novel solutions, all with an eye on technical innovation. I use both a Mac and a PC every day, and am constantly looking for ways to improve real workflows using digital tools. Specialities: PC - Adobe Creative Suite / Autodesk 3DStudio Max / MIcrosoft Office / Pano2VR Mac - Apple iOS Development (Xcode) / iBooks Author / iPad deployment & management Skills Mobile product design / UX & UI for mobile devices / Print design / 3D design for visualisation & rapid prototyping / Typography / Illustration.

Work Samples

  • Branding

  • 3D Printing - Helicopter Cabin

Work History

  • Principal Multimedia Developer

    • AgustaWestland
    • Apr 2007 - Present (7 years 5 months)

    I produce a wide range of media for the iPad, including ibooks, HTML5 apps and native applications.
    For traditional interactive work, I use my many years of Flash experience to create bespoke presentations and animations. Using our in-house Xerox digital print shop, I also produce the company annual report, marketing brochures, high end bid documentation, and large format print work for exhibitions and special events.

  • Senior Multimedia Designer

    • Westland Helicopters Ltd.
    • Mar 2003 - Mar 2007 (4 years)

    I was responsible for the creation and documentation of production standards for a team of ten designers. This followed through into full production and the management of sub-teams on major projects.

    VH71 Presidential Helicopter (2005-8)
    Collaborative development (with Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter) of multimedia production standards for the e-learning programme. The implementation was completed with the customer and end users – Navair (US Naval Air Systems Command) and HMX-1 (US Marine Corps helicopter squadron). Introduction of new end-to-end 3D process from engineering to training. Produced a speculative training module rated as "95% of what we wanted" by the customer.

    Bowman Army Radio (2002-6)
    Full development of multimedia standards and conventions for the e-learning programme, including workflow design and implementation, 3D modelling and lighting templates.

    Fleet Air Arm Museum (2006)
    Designed a 120 sq m building wrap for the front face of the museum which is still in use today. The illustration includes vector artwork, photos and 3D visualisations.

    Gold Standard (2006)
    Brand development and design for a joint Cabinet Office project together with the Emergency Planning College (EPC).

    Apache AH Mk1 Attack Helicopter (2000-5)
    Production of 50 Apache-on-a-stick training aids for the Army Air Corps using a 3D printer to prototype, and vacuum cast nylon models for the final product. They survived the Army 'drop test'.

  • Junior Graphics Illustrator

    • Westland Helicopters Ltd
    • Jan 2000 - Mar 2003 (3 years 2 months)

    Apache AH Mk1 Attack Helicopter (2000-5)
    Production of illustrations and multimedia for e-learning for the AH Mk1 Apache helicopter.
    Responsible for thousands of illustrations by the end of the project.
    Helped to develop team procedures and introduced 3DStudio Max workflow, and 3D as a new capability.

Education

  • Brunel University

    • BSc (Hons) 2.1 Industrial Design Engineering
    • 1995 - 1999

    Final year project was a three-speed epicyclic gearbox for a mountain bike. A working prototype was produced.

  • Bournemouth School

    • Maths, Physics, Technology
    • 1988 - 1995

    Dr. Fenwick Prize for Technology

Specialties

Awards

Typographic piece published in the book 'Type Image' by Barbara Brownie. 6th place finish in the Coversourcing book design competition.

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