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Bedford, United Kingdom
Bedford, United Kingdom
Hi, I'm a Toy Designer/Inventor from the UK.
In the recent past I've worked for Little Tikes and Mookie Toys.
Please get in touch if you're interested in freelance work. I also have a very special, top secret invention for license...
Specialist with Solidworks, Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop.
+61 (0)426 603 380
Baby Product Concepts
Pull Along Garden Turtle
Senior Toy Designer
Sep '11 - Sep '13
Senior Toy Designer at Mookie Toys, handling the whole process of development for many different types of toy, from concept to production.
Brand new concepts
I have managed and conducted every stage of the process, including:
- Research of market trends and figures
- Brainstorming, ideation and sketching
- Development to hit budget
- Model making
- Focus group testing
- Engineering and 3D
- Contract, supplier and Far East factory price negotiations
- Cost reduction
- Electronics development and sound recording
- Graphic design
- Photography shoots
- Recruitment of new employees
I have travelled to Hong Kong to meet and manage Chinese factories directly. I have also attended the major Toy Fairs in London and Nuremberg.
Toy Design Intern
The Little Tikes Company
June '11 – August '11 (3 months)
I interned with world-renowned Little Tikes in Hudson, Ohio as their first-ever international design intern.
Within the design department I was given many different tasks which helped develop all of my design and business skills, including sketching and modelling.
Working with world-class designers who have worked for all the major toy companies including Fisher Price and Hasbro, I was able to learn many techniques and skills that I will help me for years to come.
May '10 – May '11 (1 year)
Junior toy designer at Mookie, home of Swingball and Smart Trike.
I was given the responsibility of creating brand new toy concepts and developing existing lines. I have developed toys that will hit stores next year!
Junior Design Engineer
September '06 – September '07 (1 year)
I worked as a Design Engineer in the engineering department of Inductotherm, a world-leading furnace manufacturer. I designed various parts for metal-melting furnaces in Solidworks and AutoCAD.
Amongst my responsibilities was creating Engineering Drawings and 3D CAD files for production of metal furnaces. I also liaised directly with the president of the company in America to produce a 5-yearly exhibition show in Germany.