MA Design for Development
Sep 2012 - Present (9 years 3 months)
The end of my one year Masters course in Design for Development is approaching very fast, I'm excited to continue creating new opportunities and networks.
The Design for Development MA is aimed at designers who want to redirect their practice towards progressive sustainability and social agendas. The course focuses on the value of design as a vehicle for addressing social and ecological concerns in both developed and developing world settings.
Redman Whiteley Dixon Limited
Jan 2008 - Aug 2012 (4 years 7 months)
Having advanced within this internationally renowned consultancy from Junior Designer over a three-year period, to confidently designing and managing the build of beautiful yacht interiors that surpass clients’ expectations. Translating a design language into workable architecture, furniture and spaces whilst ensuring the integrity of the initial concept is not lost through the lengthy build and development process.
Designer and Project Manager on several projects over a five year period, most notably a new build 65m Motor Yacht built in Italy, now launched and winning awards internationally. Also, through to the closing stages a new build 39m Explorer Yacht built in New Zealand and launched at the end of 2012. As a parting project, I lead the design and project management of a series of three 41m semi-custom motor yatch interiors, now in production in Italy.
May 2006 - Sep 2007 (1 year 4 months)
Lead Designer and front-of-house within a digital and lithographic print franchise. Working closely with clients nation-wide to understand objectives; producing fresh, creative and in budget graphics, marketing and promotional material. Co-ordinated the running of lithographic and digital machines.
CC and Partners
Sep 2006 - Apr 2007 (7 months)
Innovative concept generation and development on self-directed furniture projects, primarily modular seating concepts, relying heavily on hand sketching as a means of communication.
Spoken Italian was at a confident conversational level after six months. I learnt to drive Rhino and AutoCAD to industry standard whilst working and existing skills on 3DStudio Max were greatly improved.