Interests; I am always bored watching the same shape of an object around me, and to please my eyes I tend to watch futuristic architectural buildings and futuristic car Images and videos on YouTube. I see this as an interest or a hobby, but sometimes I could see myself getting inspired by what I see around me in terms of shape and technology. I use to play football, but currently i am not fit to play. I am also a football fan and a supporter of Manchester United FC. I play Snooker and pool table and practicing golf swing sometimes.

Work Samples

  • RSA Project

  • Advance Research Project

  • Design For Industry

Work History

About me SIMON POKI Address: 8 Old Croft Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3LJ Tel: 00447770826971 Email: Portfolio: Profile • I have 7 Years’ experience of working in the food industry as a production Operative. • Undertaken an industry-based project during placement for Ninja Corporation when I was in university. • Currently working as a Junior Product design engineer in the toy industry with on going experience at Casdon PLC. CAD/software Knowledge • Solid-works 75% • Adobe Photoshop 60% • Adobe Illustrator 55% • Microsoft office 50% • Adobe Acrobat 48% EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION (2009 – 2012) The University of Salford BA (Hon) Product Design (2:2) The course includes research analysis, research methods, exposure to human factors, and design trends and techniques including semantics and semiotics and both computer and hand Sketching techniques, Idea generation, product development and manufacturing, 3D modelling and computer software programmes. (2007 – 2009) Bury Six form College, Bury BTEC National Certificate in Art and Design, with a double grade Distinction. (9/2007 – 6/2009) GNVQ Art & Design, with a Distinction grade. (9/2006 – 6/2007) NCFE Level 2 certificate In Creative Craft in Life Drawing. Units achieved; Use materials and Resources to develop techniques, develop and adapt ideas creatively, create, present and evaluate craft items. WORK EXPERIENCE (2007 – 2014) Production Operative & Hygiene Operative, Kara foodservice, Whitefield, Manchester • Maintaining and controlling quality of food products and also striping machine parts during factory shut down on weekends to be cleaned, sanitized and to be put back in place ready for production start. (2014-2016) Product design engineer, Casdon PLC, Blackpool • Creating concepts from initial ideas into manufacturing. • Creating Photoshop renderings and accurate 3D Solid-Works models ready for manufacture. • Creating miniature consumer products replicas like Dyson products, Murphy Richard products as pretend and play toys for the preschool market. • Liaise with manager and directors on cost effective design and manufacturing techniques. • Doing instructions sheets, story boards, and sometimes rebranding products. • Quality checks on products and liaises with the engineers in China to correct tooling issues and manufacturing issues through the guide of a manager. Technical skills • I have an outstanding knowledge of 3D Solid-works with attention to details, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. • Basic skills in the use of applications including, Microsoft Excel and Word. • I also have a very good sketching skill, concept generations, research and analytical skills, and product development. • I am a very creative individual with an innovative thinking. • I am able to work under pressure both in a team and as well as an individual. • I am also able to generate products from conceptual stage through to manufacture and assembly. • I have the knowledge gained during placement for producing engineering drawings and also produce product technical manuals, user manuals, customer presentations, part drawings, and CAD rendering using Photo-view 360. • I have knowledge of manufacturing processes including vacuum forming, metal casting, ultrasonic welding, and injection moulding materials gained during my involvement with Ninja Corporation and working for Casdon and also during lectures and workshop trainings. SKILLS Excellent problem Solving skills When undertaking analysis of research after finding multiple problems in a particular research project, I always take into account users scenarios and ergonomics. I presented a number of solutions and asked users to rank them. The result being one of my solutions was taken forward for implementation. Clients/Customers I would connect customer needs by doing research projects in order to gain an insight into what customers want and come up with an inventive product design solution. Time Management I am an organized, detail, oriented, and self motivated, with excellent time management, prioritisation, and multiple tasks project coordination skills with strong work ethic and professional attitude emphasizing reliability, integrity, teamwork and independent, and also I have the willingness to work whenever necessary to get the job done. Whilst working in Kara Foodservice, I had to plan and manage school work for myself and to ensure deadlines were met, I also kept an up to date Outlook diary as well as getting weekly check/ project Gantt chats to make sure I hit my deadline targets and this is done through hard working. Interests I love design; I am passionate about design and I am always bored watching the same shape of an object around me, in other words I am very inquisitive and would always want to know how things work. I like watching futuristic architectural buildings and futuristic cars on YouTube and also I love watching experienced designers modelling cars and other products using 3D cad on YouTube videos. I see this as an interest or a hobby to me, but sometimes I could see myself getting inspired by what I see around me in terms of shape and technology. I was a member of the (FC Strong-bow football club), our team won the Manchester FA world cup 2006 fair play and now I am a retired member 0f the team due to lack of time for training. I love football and I am a Manchester United FC fan. I play Pool table and Snooker. Referees Dr Neil Joseph (Doctor) Casdon PLC Minden Family Practices Kara Foodservice Cornford Road Moorgate Primary Care Centre Park 17, Moose lane Blackpool 22 Derby Way, Bury Whitefield Lancashire BL9 0NJ M45 8FJ FY4 4QW 01614478281 01613512383 (HR) 01253766411 As for Chun Kit Li


  • Bury Six form College

    • GNVQ Art & Design
  • The course includes Research Analysis

    • Product Design
  • The University of Salford

    • 2012



BA (Hons) Product Design