Product Designer - Intek VCF
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Feb 2013 - Present (8 years 8 months)
Sole Designer since August 2013 Designing bespoke furniture items for office, AV and domestic customers. Integrating electronics into products such as lecterns, desks and boardroom tables. Involved throughout the product development process including Liaising with clients and suppliers, and surveying. Concept development and visualisation using Solidworks and Photoview360 Quoting, costing, and sourcing materials and components. Production planning and CNC programming, with Biesse and Alphacam software
Self Employed Designer
Sep 2009 - Feb 2013 (3 years 5 months)
Ad hoc work for a range of companies CAD, drawings, graphics, model making, mould making and furniture manufacture.
Richard Freeman Joinery - furniture CAD, drawings and manufacture
JWS building supplies ltd - product development, rotocast mould making
Buzz radio - Logo design
Foxes and Fables - Logo design.
Produced business plan for furniture design start up. Developed, prototyped and outsourced production of several new products with a view to selling online and in local retailers.
Llawryglyn, United Kingdom
Apr 2012 - Sep 2012 (5 months)
Designer / Maker
Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
Sep 2011 - Jan 2012 (4 months)
Furniture design placement - MijMoj Designing and producing bespoke hardwood furniture and interior accessories. Participated in client meetings, trade shows and installations. Designed products which are now on sale on several websites. Awarded a City and Guilds Professional Development Award level 4 Product Design.
Model making assistant
Resquip / the Big Beast Company
Crewe, United Kingdom
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010 (3 months)
Helped the head sculptor to create models and moulds for both one off projects, and for the company's on-going range of products. Gained extensive practical experience with fibreglass and resins.