Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Jul 2010 - Present (11 years 3 months)
Advanced Military and Marine Clothing
I have been Instrumental in the development of the Mk50 Helicopter Passenger Flight Jacket
Developed partnerships with regulatory bodies and experts.
Responsible for the design and development of new and existing Life Jackets, Immersion Suits, luggage, pockets, PPE and Chemical and Biological garments.
Led integration of technical design data from companies brought into Survitec Group.
Heavily involved in research, development and testing of products, visiting suppliers, customers and test houses internationally.
Strong knowledge of designing waterproof garments, air holding bladders, and sewn garments.
Worked to contract timelines, developing product within set budgets.
Accessories Design and Developer
Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 2009 - Jul 2010 (1 year 5 months)
Outdoor clothing wholesaler
Designer and Developer for luggage and soft accessories across the Craghoppers, Bear Gryll’s and Hawkshead product lines.
Responsible for the research and development of two ranges per year for each brand, from concept through to hand over to the purchasing teams following critical paths.
Experienced in travel to Far Eastern suppliers to build relations, develop product and ensure quality.
Conducted supplier audits to internal ethics checks and performed REACH assessments on products.
Visited trade shows to provide design support in a sales capacity and research trends and markets.
Sports Accessories and Luggage Designer
Wigan, United Kingdom
May 2008 - Jan 2009 (8 months)
High Street sports retailer
I was responsible for design and development of seasonal luggage and accessories ranges for sports and leisure wear licenses (Ellesse, Sondico, Champion).
I developed product utilising brands seasonal assets.
As an Accessories Designer I was able to aid graphical and product development of the brand Run365.
I have experienced travelling to suppliers to build relations, develop product and ensure quality.
Product and Graphic Designer
Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 2007 - May 2008 (1 year)
Licensed toy wholesaler
As a part of the graphics team, I was responsible for designing graphics and packaging for use on children's toys for major international brands (BBC, Nickelodeon, Mattel).
I worked closely with brand ambassadors and brand guidelines, toys were developed for sales around the globe under license.
My role required me to develop graphics and marketing materials for in house brands and external golf brand Ben Sayers.
Other projects worked on included designing golf clubs, luggage and accessories for the Ben Sayers Brand for 2009.