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  • Mike Turner

    Mike Turner

    Derby, United Kingdom

>> Industrial Designer with extensive experience of overseeing projects from initial concept through to production.

Work Samples

  • JCB Command Plus Cab

  • Volkswagen Nils

  • JCB Hydradig

Work History

  • Senior Designer

    • DGDESIGN
    • Derby, United Kingdom
    • May 2016 - Present (1 year 3 months)

    Industrial Design
    Design Project Management
    Freeform concept and production A-surface development (Alias)
    Design visualisation (vRED)
    Colour, Trim and Branding.

  • Head of Design

    • JCB Excavators
    • United Kingdom
    • Jun 2011 - Apr 2016 (4 years 10 months)

    Leader & Manager of JCB’s Global Industrial Design Team.
    Responsible for creating and delivering the Industrial Design DNA of all products within JCB Group.
    Team consisted of industrial designers and human factors specialists.

    Lead role in the development of all new Machines.
    Concurrent concept work to unlock competitive advantage through disruptive Innovation.

    • NPI & Concept activity – multiple projects run concurrently. (8-10 typically)
    • Stakeholder alignment – Project Teams, Operators, Owners, Dealers, JCB Exec.
    • Governance - Technical & Peer reviews, process controls, Standards, Best Practice Guidelines.
    • Design strategy - Product & Sub-system development roadmaps.

    Process & Team Development Milestones:
    • Doubled Group Industrial Design capacity (2011-2015)
    • Designed Innovation Centre / Studio space (1500+ Sq.M) - 2013
    • Introduced digital Stakeholder reviews to accelerate pace and accuracy of Design - 2013
    • Introduced Group Ergonomics & HMI (UI/UX) capability - 2014
    • Introduced advanced visualisation - 2015

    Project Milestones:
    • CommandPlus Cab - common Group Ergonomics & system interface (Physical & Digital HMI)
    • Hydradig 110w exterior & CommandPlus Cab.
    • 3CX Compact
    • Fastrac: 4000 & 8000 Series exterior & CommandPlus Cab.
    • Compact: 19C-1, 48Z-1, 51R-1, 55Z-1, 57C-1, 65R-1, 67C-1, 85Z-1, 86C-1, 90Z-1, 100C-1
    • WLS: 404-409, 411-417, 427-457 Range exteriors & CommandPlus Cab.
    • Telemaster Range: TM220-TM320s
    • Compaction: VMT380, VM117
    • LDL: 525-60

Education

  • Coventry University

    • 1st class Honours Transportation Design
    • 1992 - 1996

Specialties

Affiliations

Member of the Chartered Society of Designers (MCSD)

Awards

FIA approved land speed record 2006 (JCB Dieselmax) Construction vehicle interior voted “best in class” by German market 2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed – outright winnner - soapbox design: Ricardo RS/02 2003 Nominated for RNIB design award (Braille interior labels) 1998 PPG AutoTrends design award 1996

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