A self-motivated individual with a hunger for design. The passion for sketching and visual communication naturally evolved throughout the journey of education, developing into an organised collection of skills. The knowledge obtained from previous employment along with internships and freelance activities has proven the capability of succeeding in the industry as well as having a thorough grounding of the process of new product development. Having successfully obtained a first class honours degree in BSc Product Design, and a growing understanding of the commercial world, I am equipped with a creative mind, excellent communication abilities and I am now ready to push my potential to new and diverse heights. My Purpose: To achieve employment within the design industry and become a successful professional designer within the product/industrial or automotive fields. Through the products that I design, the projects I undertake, I believe there is a chance to create influential solutions which improve everyday living - whether this be in a little or large way. For more work, follow me online: Website: www.raheelmughal.wix.com/productdesign Issuu: http://issuu.com/raheelmughal9 Thanks for stopping by!

Work Samples

  • Luta. Lean a different way...

  • Chop 'n' Roll. Roll it. Wash it. Store it.

  • Index 24 hour challenge sketches.

Work History

  • Freelance Product Designer

    Established in December 2014, working as a freelance designer providing a client focussed service with an emphasis on the development of user specific products. Most recent successes include working with a start up company in London to provide professional visuals and presentation renderings of a design based around open-source robotics. Other key project successes include creating CAD models and manufacturing specifications for a range of 31 homeware gift products for a small South Yorkshire consultancy and designing a smart backpack aimed at the vlogging community for two clients in the South East.

    Website: www.razdesignservices.co.uk

  • Product Designer

    Working as part of the in house marketing and design team I was responsible for:

    Developing the current product lines to improve aesthetic/function with far eastern suppliers, utilising SolidWorks as the main design tool to visualise new products from research to concept stage, liaising with the marketing department about product improvements and customer wants/needs presented in the form of professional research presentations, prototyping and testing of product developments using 3D printing, being actively involved with NPD meetings.

    As the design department was still fairly new to the business, it was very interesting to see the research and development structure being developed to ensure further company growth, based on the efforts of the marketing department.

  • Junior POP/POS Designer

    Working as part of the in house marketing and design team I was responsible for:

    Developing the current product lines to improve aesthetic/function with far eastern suppliers, utilising SolidWorks as the main design tool to visualise new products from research to concept stage, liaising with the marketing department about product improvements and customer wants/needs presented in the form of professional research presentations, prototyping and testing of product developments using 3D printing, being actively involved with NPD meetings.

    As the design department was still fairly new to the business, it was very interesting to see the research and development structure being developed to ensure further company growth, based on the efforts of the marketing department.

  • Junior Product Designer

    Working as part of the in house marketing and design team I was responsible for:

    Developing the current product lines to improve aesthetic/function with far eastern suppliers, utilising SolidWorks as the main design tool to visualise new products from research to concept stage, liaising with the marketing department about product improvements and customer wants/needs presented in the form of professional research presentations, prototyping and testing of product developments using 3D printing, being actively involved with NPD meetings.

    As the design department was still fairly new to the business, it was very interesting to see the research and development structure being developed to ensure further company growth, based on the efforts of the marketing department.

Education

  • The University of Huddersfield

    • First Class Honours BSc (Hons) Product Design
    • 2010 - 2014

    Subjects that the degree included were: working with CAD software packages, stress and strain analyses, surface and solid modelling, prototyping, manufacturing and fabrication methods, ergonomics, anthropometrics, hand sketching/rendering, business/market strategies and personal design projects. As well as providing a thorough grounding of the design process, the degree work has also taught me effective time management and prioritisation skills, organisation skills and analytical skills. During the degree, presentations to seminar groups as well as professional design consultancies as part of live projects were undertaken. This has aided in developing strong presentation and communication skills.

  • Shipley College

    • Level 3 BTEC National Diploma Art & Design
    • 2008 - 2010

    Achieved the Triple Distinction grade (DDD) in the Textile and Fashion, Graphics and Fine Art subject areas.

  • Allerton Grange High School

    • 10 GCSE's A-C Maths, English, Sciences
    • 2003 - 2008

    KS4 Highest Grade - Design & Technology (Graphics), 2008 Achievement Award - KS4 Science, 2008 Achievement Award - KS4 Maths, 2008

Specialties

Awards

2014 - New Designers Exhibitor. Was one out of 16 other students to have the opportunity to participate and exhibit my work for the New Designers 2014 event in London. 2012 - Second prize working as part of design team of 5 other people, in the 24 hour design challenge: Design...
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