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  • Craig Foster

    Furniture, Lighting and Product Designer

    United Kingdom

I am a hard working and dedicated individual who gains immense satisfaction from being involved in all stages of a product’s development. New challenges are something I relish and I consider myself to be a multi-faceted designer. I have gained experience in all aspects of the design process; from product conception and visualisation, to model making, to sourcing materials and manufacturers. contact: craig@dweebdesign.co.uk & +44 (0)7940595541 The design principles I work with are: • design simple and well manufactured products. • sustainability should be a standard. • effective communication between the designer and the client. • a sense of humour is important. • always look to learn new skills and develop existing ones. The hands on experience I gained at my time working for Isao Hosoe Design in Milan, and the varied role I played at Established & Sons in London has prepared me for a product/furniture design role. I am still growing, as both a designer and an individual, and would like to do this within a design company that shares similar principles to mine. I pride myself on my time management and organisation skills, and aim to develop the knowledge and experience that I have gained so far, by being an important asset to a company’s design department.

Work Samples

  • Kurk

  • Love/hate

  • Design for The Apocalypse

Work History

Industry Experience 2011 - Internship at Established & Sons in London. Duties included - • producing technical drawings. • liaising with manufacturers/designers. • assisting with project management. • creating manuals for the product range. • exhibition design and installation. • producing visuals and renders. 2010 - Internship at Isao Hosoe Design in Milan, Italy. Duties included - • assisting in numerous design projects [ranging from kitchenware to high end glass coffee tables]. • model making and prototyping. • technical drawings, packaging design, branding. • in-depth research for future projects. 2009 - Freelance CAD work for Ergonamics Innovation, a Product Design Consultancy from South Wales. 2006 - Placement at Desklink Tafarnaubach, Office Furniture Design and Manufacturers. 2004 - Placement at Signrite Graphic Design Company (CAD experience). Other Experience 2012- NTU Design Industries Exhibition • Part of a team that designed, managed and installed the NTU Furniture & Product Design Exhibition. The website, blogs, brochure and invitations were also designed by this team. 2011- Established & Sons London Design Week • Part of a team that installed the exhibition, curated by Nendo, at the Established & Sons studio in Islington. 2011- Established & Sons Salone Del Mobile Exhibition • Assisted in designing, planning, managing and installing the exhibition at the Versace Theatre in Milan. Technical Skills Confident in - • Solidworks • 3D Studio Max • Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesgin •AutoCad 2012 • Microsoft Office Also knowledge of - • Rhino • Maxwell Render • Shark FX • HTML & CSS coding


Education & Qualifications 1999 - 2006 - Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni Comprehensive School. • A levels: Art; Design Technology; History. • GCSEs: 12 including English, Maths & Welsh. 2006 - 2007 - Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Technology, Glyntaff College of Art and Design. • Merit • City and Guilds Life Drawing and Key Skills 3 qualifications. 2008 - 2012 - BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design, Nottingham Trent University. • 1st Class Honours. Other attributes/skills: • fluent in Welsh. • full U.K. driver’s licence [held for over 5 years].



Awards • BDC New Designer of the Year award 2012 [for Kurk]. • 1st place in the Biome Lifestyle Ethical Design Competition. • 2nd place in the Student Lighting Design Awards Competition 2012 [for Kurk]. • Award for Best Student on Furniture & Product Design at Nottingham Trent 2012.