>> Industrial Designer with extensive experience of taking projects from concept through to production.
>> C R E A T I V E
ALIAS 3D modelling specialist, all-rounder with digital and traditional artworking skills (Showcase, ALIAS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Biro).
>> D E S I G N F O R M A N U F A C T U R E
Definition of viable solutions. Career-long involvement with digital design development, rapid protoyping and production tooling.
>> M A N A G E M E N T
Design Department management: budgetary control / job planning / resource forecasting / personnel mentoring & development / creation and implementation of design documentation: processes, standards & best practice guidelines.
>> E X P E R I E N C E
2011: Head of Industrial Design - JCB Excavators Ltd.
10-11: Studio Manager - JCB Excavators Ltd.
2007 - present: Director - Mike Turner Design Limited.
06-07: Senior Designer - JCB Excavators Ltd.
05-06: Lead Alias Designer - JCB Excavators Ltd.
02-04: Alias Designer - JCB Excavators Ltd.
01-02: Consultant Alias Designer - The Renfrew Group
97-00: Rail vehicle designer - Adtranz (UK and Germany)
1996: Domestic product design – Hayter (UK)
1995: Industrial vehicle design – Hayter (UK)
>> Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
MCSD (Member of the Chartered Society of Designers) 2000
BA (1st Class) Honours in transportation design (Coventry University) 1996
BTEC Foundation Certificate in art and design (Staffordshire University) 1992
>> A W A R D S
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
>> H O B B I E S
I’m lucky enough to get paid to do what I love doing most, so regard my work as a full-time hobby - family life takes up the remainder.
>> R E F E R E N C E S
(an additional suite of professional references can be found on Linked-In: www.linkedin.com/in/miketurnerdesign )
"I hired Mike at Nokia. He delivers great, quick results - able to work independently with minimal direction. A real craftsman when it comes to modeling and quick but beautiful results on rendering. I would Highly recommend him.” (Silas Grant - Design Manager, NOKIA)
“I hired Mike thinking I would get a good Alias modeller. What I got was an exceptionally good all-rounder, who took it upon himself to deal with all communication and data exchange happening within the project assigned to him. Thanks to Mike’s work, I have been able to put my efforts in other areas, knowing I could trust him 100% in doing a perfect job. In addition to having excellent capabilities in modelling, understanding of 3D and organizing, he has also been spreading good humour throughout the team, being the positive man he is. Thank you, Mike, for all your great work here. I sincerely hope we’ll have the chance to cooperate again in the near future.” (Erik Skoglund - CAD Leader, Volkswagen Design Center Potsdam GmbH)
“Mike is a total designer. He brings in the attributes of forward thinking whilst maintaining a philosophical & pragmatic approach to the problems set before him. His communication skills are exemplary & his interaction skills with customers are superb due to his passion for the role & his natural character. Since the structure of the Industrial Design Dept has changed, Mike has proved invaluable in its function, & has played a fundamental part in raising it's profile in the Company. An essential part of the team & an asset to the Company.” (Gary Major – former Head of Industrial Design, JCB)
“Mike is, without doubt, one of the most talented people I have ever worked with. He is a constant source of fresh new ideas, though is not afraid to listen and take on board the ideas of others. He approaches all tasks with enthusiasm, which proves highly infectious amongst his peers and colleagues.” (Stewart Dicks - Senior Engineer, JCB Cab Systems)
“ . . . His ideas show appreciation for all aspects of design. The production machines are a credit to his efforts.”
(Andy Bone - Engineering Manager, Hayter Ltd.)
“Mike has demonstrated a clear creative ability as both a Designer and Alias operator, but has additionally contributed on a team level significantly.” (Alan Ainsworth - Creative Manager / Partner, Renfrew Group)
“Mike is quite possibly the best 3D modeler/designer I have ever worked with. He's a total pro, and has been a tremendous asset to my business. I expect to be working with him for many years to come.”
(Kyle Houchens - Owner, TheOutside)
“You certainly impressed my fellow Directors, who were all very appreciative of the efforts you put into the project and the wealth of excellent ideas that you put forward.”
(Mike Wright - Engineering Director, Hayter Ltd.)