BSc Product Design Graduate
currently seeking employment at entry level or an Internship in a Product Design firm.
I have always wanted to be a designer. Even in my early years I knew I wanted to make things for a living and because of that I studied product design in college. I enjoy brainstorming new ideas and creating innovative solutions to everyday problems. I hope in the future to develop some of my designs and bring them to market. I am a big thinker, a hard worker and a team player.
Dublin Institute of Technology (2007-2011) Dublin, Ireland
This course contained all training necessary to be a great industrial designer. It contained just as much focus on the engineering aspects as well as aesthetics principles. During this course I developed top aesthetic skills as well as credible innovations using engineering knowledge and the know-how to bring these products to market. Marketing, law and communications were ever present in this course. I was also fortunate enough to attend a college with a number of Rapid Prototyping Machines, which helped me to understand the design for mass production process. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in university and I believe I will continue to use the skills this course taught me throughout my career as a designer.
The Bolton Trust Competition; quarter final award (D.I.T. Ireland 2010)
I succeeded in reaching the quarter finals of The Bolton Trust Competition with the product ‘Easywrap’ that I helped design as part of a team. This is the largest university competition of its kind in Ireland with a total prize valued at €15,000. Over 85 teams applied with business plans submitted from across many different programs including Retail & Service Management, Business & Management, Product Design and International Business and Languages. This shows an ability to develop a concept and a business plan to ensure its success. This also shows knowledge of what it takes to bring a product to market, not just what it takes to make a great product.
Enable Ireland; Assistive Technology design; Best Poster Award (D.I.T. Ireland 2011)
Enable Ireland is an organization that provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families in Ireland. Enable Ireland held an assistive technology product design competition in which I won an award for Best Poster Presentation for the product; ‘Posture Perfect Back Brace’ which I designed. This shows my ability to develop an idea and present it to a team of peers at a professional level.
St Vincent de Paul (January 2005)
Operations Manager for the St Vincent de Paul annual charity fashion show. This job involved many aspects of organization and management. I was involved in staging the fashion show, seeking sponsorship deals and appointing and managing teams. This position developed my leadership and management skills. The show was a huge success raising a substantial amount for the charity.
Extreme Pizza Ireland (2009)
I was commissioned to complete a graphic piece on the wall of this Dublin restaurant. This was my first spray paint job and it was well received by the client which in turn led to another job from the same employer.
I was then commissioned to develop a universal attachable delivery box to attach to a motorbike. This custom job had specific size, time, and budget requirements. The job was completed within the constraints and to the pleasing of the client. These commissioned works can be seen in the above sets