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Product Designer at Flex
I am currently working as a Product Designer for Flex in the Netherlands, being a passionate designer who is constantly pushing to achieve the best in everything I do. My inspiration comes from what I love; all forms of art and design, music, nature, architecture and the latest technical innovations. I am a energetic and creative individual with an eye for innovative design solutions that meet aesthetic, performance and functional criteria. Additionally I have a sound track record using established development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver robust design solutions, in combination with the ability to communicate between teams to ensure effective and timely input. Keeping active and being productive with my time both in and out of work are also key to me.
Deaqua Toilet Brush
The Stable Cable
Successfully developed two patented innovative products from market brief to mass production following all stages of the product design process. My responsibilities include:
Concept Design – Working with a market brief of a luminaire through to concept selection.
Product Development – Ensuring the selected concept is mass producible.
Design for Manufacture/Assembly – Considering the manufacturing location when creating concepts right through to industrialisation.
Design – The product must match the brands image with evident touch points.
Product Presentation – Presenting concepts to a range of other departments such as product management, quality, production, purchasing, supply chain and senior management.
Working within the Concept Engineering Design department I was responsible for transforming concept luminaire designs to mass production manufacture. My responsibilities included:
Project Management – Managing and communicating with multiple departments to ensure each project was out for delivery six weeks after receiving the order.
Prototyping – Organising production prototypes and line trials.
Technical Drawings – Creating technical drawings for suppliers and in-house manufacturing.
Bills of Material – Population of the BOM’s, modification and management.
Personnel Development – Successfully mentored a new member of staff within the department.
Designed, modelled and manufactured Lightning cable protectors for Apple products as part of a Young Enterprise company.
The company has had excellent success, receiving multiple awards and recognition in local press such as The Chronicle, The Times North, The Journal and also various technology blogs.
Industrial Drawing, Manufacturing Systems, Materials, Product Design Methodologies, Electronic Product Design, CAD, Engineering Product Design, Economics and Mechanical Engineering.
One year placement within the design and development team, working on various injection moulded parts of interior trim for current and future Nissan projects.
Keeping to strict deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic work environment. Planning ahead, prioritising tasks and coordinating with the work of others is essential, while problem solving and analytical skills are utilised on a daily basis.
Team leader on the café bar/restaurant, accountable for the training of staff including Costa Coffee procedures and standards.
As part of the customer service team I was responsible for customers billing, quality of service and general enquiries about their BT Vision/Mobile tariffs.
Managing Self and Leading Others, Consultancy Study
Industrial Drawing, Manufacturing Systems, Materials, Product Design Methodologies, Electronic Product Design, CAD, Engineering Product Design, Economics, Marketing and Mechanical Engineering.
3 x A-Levels (Maths, English Language, Fine Art) 1 x AS-Levels (Physics)
12 x GCSE's (Incl. Maths, English and Separate Sciences)