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Brook Middlecott Banham
Explorer of possibilities. Design is not only the manifestation of a physical object but a way of thinking. Brook is an entrepreneurial industrial designer with over 10 years of professional design and branding experience. Continually forging new grounds with his entrepreneurial spirit he looks for new and different design approaches to problems. Concept orientated and working mainly in automotive, footwear, product design and branding, he has worked on projects for many Fortune 500 companies including: Audi, Adobe, Daimler Benz, Frog Design, Nike, Volkswagen, Fila, Herman Miller, Delta Sky, BMW, Adidas, Hasbro/ Transformers, General Motors/ Chevrolet, SATA, Mobsteel, Hewlett Packard, Mattel/ Hot Wheels, VW, Victorianox/ Swiss Army, Sony Entertainment, Nike, Phat Farm, Microsoft, Toshiba, Panasonic, Decathlon, Autorama and more. Brook currently helps run Middlecott with his partner Judith. Together along with their team of highly talented partners they create award winning brands and designs from their Downtown Detroit studio. Brook is also the founder of the live design contest, a Fight Club of Design; the Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment where 'the best sketch wins'. www.middlecott.com Working and living in the US and Europe, Brook has gained valuable international design experience from countries; Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria as well as in China and India. Graduating in 2000 from UKs' Coventry University Transportation Design course, he created a sound foundation from which he has built his design career. More recently Brook has completed grad school from the CCS (College fro Creative Studies) MFA Transport Design program at the top of his class. As well as being named on several US patents as the inventor he has been featured in a number of periodicals and won several design awards like Peugeot Design Competition, Michelin Challenge Design, Car Design News/ General Motors Interactive Design Challenge. Brook has been featured in a number of books, magazines and websites such as Time Magazine, Wired, Edge, MG World, Maxim Fashion, CARR, Car Design News, Car Body Design, Core 77, Jalopnik, Lurning Curves, Concept Kicks, and more. Brook was recently a docent at the 2015 EyesOn Design event. Brooks specialties are rooted in sketching and rendering concepts: art direction, vehicle design, consumer electronics, footwear design, product design, sketching, illustration, concept design, branding, soft goods design. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design , Rhino3D, basic Alias Automotive, Alias Sketch, Alias Sketchbook Pro, Hypershot, Bunkspeed . Brook also has experience with product development in China, Europe, India and the USA.
Desktop Speaker System Industrial Design
Shelby Cobra re-design Commission
"http://www.coroflot.com/brook/footwear-design/26 year temporary contract designing ranges of running shoes.
"http://www.coroflot.com/brook/footwear-design/12, designing advanced footwear concepts with teams (London/ Italy)
hired to add horspower to the industrial design team I created high-end consumer electronics concepts and designs for Fortune 500 clients.
We designed entirely a concept car exterior and interior for SEMA 2013. Founded Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment: an automotive sketching competition for NAIAS 2013. 2012: Pixel Bullies, Formula Force: I designed the video game concept and vehicles - release date 2013. 2011: College for Creative Studies (CCS): resposible as a Teaching Assistant for a 10 day VisCom design workshop in Pune, India. 2010: VW "http://www.behance.net/gallery/VW-Polo-444/967091" Polo 444 limited edition of only 100 cars, I designed the interior together with a matching pair of sneakers from concept to production as a freelance project. 2007: HUMVEE replacement initiative called "http://www.coroflot.com/brook/Humvee-Replacement*keywords=banham&" TAC-V, a design commission to evolve the vehicle styling that went to a working and tested full-size prototype. 2005: Sony Entertainment, designed a range of vehicles for Playstation 3 launch game "http://www.mobygames.com/game/ps3/motorstorm/credits" Motorstorm as one of many comissioned projects for this client. 2002: Design A Storz, Zell Am Zee, Austria, 6 month internship designing a kinder seat for BMW and an advanced soccar research design study for Adidas.
successfully completed projects for Mattel/ Hot Wheels, Frog Design, Swiss Army/ Victorianox, Targus and Pentagram Design. Projects includued consumer electronics, shoes, bags and transportation solutions. Skills Design: design management, art direction, sketching, storyboards, illustration, graphics, concept orientated and conceptual mood boards, experience in China and Europe and working with prototypes, fabricators and manufacturing. Technically highly proficient in: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Acrobat Pro. Alias Sketchbook Pro, Alias Sketch, Rhino 3D, Bunkspeed, Hypershot. Basic Knowledge: Alias Automotive, Microsoft: Excel, Power Point, Word Design Awards and Publications 2013: Named as United States US Patent No: D620,095 2012: Featured work in book Learning Curves, Design Sketch Skills by Klara Sjolen and Allan Macdonald 2011: "http://www.cardesignnews.com/site/home/new_cars/display/store4/item248206/" Winner in GM and CDN Interactive Design Competition, "http://www.cardesigncontest.com/entry.php*e=9jg14j6bGiekemKAyA8Jih8uCNjg785H" interiors phase and "http://www.cardesigncontest.com/entry.php*e=junBA8F2BDNFwxEGwHnt9rYxkHbCEiwJ" exterior phase. 2011: Learning Curves, KEEOS Design Books AB, designs and sketches "http://www.designsketching.com/links.php" published 2010: 3D Automotive Modeling, by Andrew Gahen, featured 2x complete designs in two chapters "http://books.google.com/books*id=_VQS1jTnuWMC&pg=PR7&lpg=PR7&dq=3D+Automotive+Modeling, +by+Andrew+Gahan, +banham&source=bl&ots=sGp_mKDlK-&sig=imDNL0ytqp90HxrxGOaOocGxqhA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=P1JRT-fPBoPi0QGc9LXZDQ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false" published 2009: "http://ilikemystyle.net/" I Like My Style, Issue #2, commissioned for a range of fashion-based vehicle illustrations, "http://www.coroflot.com/brook/I-Like-My-Style-Quarterly-cars*keywords=banham&" published
Adding horsepower to the team.