Senior Designer - Perceived Quality
Design Engineer - Bertrandt.Ing
Coordinated crash and durability test program for Euro models.
CSA Ltd, UK (Vehicle sealing)
Program launch support and testing responsibility for:
Escort CE14 (2 months Germany)
Sweden, United States
SAAB Rover BMW - Rover 75 Ford - Crown Victoria (2 months, US)
Senior Lecturer, Automotive and Transport Design
Coventry University UK
+ Delivering challenging industry-contextual automotive design content to 2nd+4th year graduates. 1:1 mentoring to realise full creative potential of an international cohort, aligned with world-class course expectations. Research and delivery of Automotive design-process international research papers. Instrumental in developing collaborations with Nissan Global Design Centre, Inﬁniti Design Europe, Cranﬁeld engineering Centre, McLaren technical centre, Ford Europe, JLR, and Roll-Royce. Automotive Design Trend Analyst / Industry Consultant / Journalist Core77 and Poached 2007 + Editorial contributor to Core77.com and Inmotion.im focusing on auto-design trends, and mobility innovation. Advisor to OEMs and suppliers through AlphaSights consultancy. Author of automotive-design blog Poached, with an 8-year history. Documented design process of an award-winning concept, using crowd-sourcing input in its infancy to develop a personalisable concept vehicle.
Design Europe UK
Development of active-aerodynamic front-face design strategy for ﬂagship sports-sedan, Reﬁnement of design surfacing and signature design elements to optimise design quality perception for best-selling X-over volume sellers, Liaised with Japanese and EU studios to align design feature-content and key design elements, Managed benchmark analysis of competitor vehicles, future technology landscapes, and trend research.
Advanced Product Group - Ford Technical Centre UK
Design and development of key interior features for an entry-level low-cost car for emerging world markets seating, IP and HVAC controls, Design and development of exterior and interior features for a best-selling B-segment customisation strategy, Supported future program-management reviews with professional-quality visual presentation materials - from Photoshop renderings to Alias models, Generated white-space vehicle concepts, Applied key future mega-trends, evolving relevant innovations to support cross-car line and commodity-level strategies. Design Consultancy Me2 2007 Project Manager for 'The Rebel' - a youth-market iconic car that explored customisation and the eﬃcient use of personal space, Winner: Best Lifestyle, Best Personalisation categories, 2007 InteriorMotives awards, Project featured in Top-Gear magazine, CarDesignNews, CarBodyDesign, Auto-Express. Shell UK promotional material used in UK automotive publications, CarDesignNews.com - NAIAS Detroit show, published design-trend article.