Since graduating with First Class Honours in 2010 I have gained specific experience as a designer in the 3D Laser Scanning and Rotational Moulding industries. I am extremely competent in the use of a wide range of design software and have experience in developing a diverse selection of projects from concept to final product. I thrive on challenges and really enjoy conjuring up solutions to problems.
In additional to my main employment I have been using these skills to work on a freelance basis, providing design solutions for a range of clients.
Fluent in the following: SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, Inventor, 3ds Max, Navisworks, Showcase, AutoCAD, Pointools Edit, Faro Scene, Rhino, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5
I joined Bioquell in the early stages of an exciting new project, the ICE-pod (http://www.bioquell.com/products/bioquell-ice-pod/). I have assisted in the progression from prototype to installation of final products in multiple top UK Hospitals. Joining the project so early meant a varied role including site surveys, 3D laser scanning, liaising with customers, CAD, CAM, machining and assembly work. As the team has grown my role has become more focused and I have taken control of the analysis of 3D laser scanned data, compiling documents stating whether or not ICE-pods can be installed and CAD modelling prospective rooms from the scanned data.
I work on a diverse range of projects providing design solutions for multiple clients including Petz Podz (www.petzpodz.com), The Cool Ice Box Company (www.coolicebox.co.uk) and PackSaddle (www.packsaddle.co.uk).
Being the only designer in the company meant I had a large amount of responsibility and freedom. As can be seen in my Portfolio, I worked on a numerous projects including cool boxes and kayaks. I took, Petz Podz (www.petzpodz.com), a range of Luxury Pet Homes from early design concepts to final moulded products. I was in charge of sourcing a large variety of components from both the UK and Far East. Combining my graphics skills and 3D CAD skills, I created adverts, user guides and POS’s. My CAD skills improved tremendously as I created 3D models and technical drawings on a daily basis. Spending time both in the office and workshop meant I gained a deep understanding of the rotational moulding process. I liaised with numerous companies on various projects including injection moulded and vacuum formed plastic products and machined metal products.
Job titles: Machine Minder, Test Piece Cell Machining, Material Selection, Packer
Boundary manufactures components and assemblies for GKN Westland, one of the largest helicopter companies in the world. Working here provided me with practical experience and gave me an insight as to how a company really runs.
Product Design and Innovation - University of Portsmouth Degree Classification: First Class Honours Degree focussed on: The management of product design as well as design aspects including human centred product design, 3D modelling and illustration techniques. University Results: Year 3: Management of Product Design (80%), Preparation for Product Launch (79%), Individual Project (76%), Product Modelling Documentation (74%), Project Management (74%), Knowledge Management and Innovation (73%) Year 2: Cultural Context of Design (74%), User Research for Product Designers (71%), Illustration Techniques 2 (70%), Problem Solving (70%), Materials and Manufacture 2 (66%);