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I am an experienced and capable product designer with over eight years of professional experience. I have recently completed a Masters Degree at the world renowned Royal College of Art. There, I was fortunate enough to be taught by some of the best design professionals in the world. This experience has further expanded my abilities as a designer. Prior to attending the RCA, I ran a successful design studio in London and worked on numerous freelance projects for companies such as Established & Sons and DKNY. My designs have been manufactured by companies such as Habitat in the UK and Anthropologie in the US. Products manufactured under my own brand have been retailed by the likes of Thorsten Van Elten and Liberty. I have had several installation pieces commissioned including by Apple Retail in the UK.


My approach to design

-  Hard working, ambitious, outgoing, with a passion for creativity and learning.

-  I am good at communicating ideas and working as part of a team.

-  I thrive on new challenges and enjoy working with people with high expectations.

-  Substantial knowledge of manufacturing processes, materials and emerging technologies.

-  Enjoy employing new and challenging materials and processes.

-  An excellent understanding of electronics and lighting.

-  I am a highly proficient SolidWorks user, but I also like to use sketching and maquette model making to create, develop and communicate ideas.

-  I have also utilised demanding materials such as carbon fibre, titanium and plastic composite materials.


Employment
Freelance: June 2004 – Present
- Working to tight deadlines / varying budgets with suppliers and manufactures to deliver products - Collaborating with and contracted by many other companies and brands on design projects
- Creative consulting and advising clients on manufacturability
- Producing CAD models and technical drawings for myself and clients
- Generating press material, web content and brand PR
- Clients: Very Good & Proper, Established & Sons, DKNY, TFL, Apple, Habitat, Decode London, Innermost, On|Off, Oasis, The Doll, Bërubë, Middlesex University, Anthropologie, Beyond the Valley, Thorsten van Elten, Liberty, 2MZ, RoboFold.

Royal College of Art: June 2012 – Present
- InnovationRCA Selected Works Associate and Dyson Fellow
- Employed by the University to continue to develop and market the Grow CNC router

Established & Sons : 2008 - 2011 (Freelance)

-  Working alongside the Product Development team.

-  Worked with designers, suppliers and manufacturers, electrical safety certification, production
and supply chain, designed product manuals and assisted on the Milan and London Exhibition builds.


Education & Qualifications

Royal College of Art 2012

Masters Degree, Design Products


University of Brighton 2004
BA Hons (2:1) Three Dimensional Design for Production


Chelsea College of Art & Design 2001

Foundation Studies Art & Design


Chiswick Community School 1999 (High School)
3x A Level Design Technology, Design Technology: Communication, Photography


Driving License: Clean UK driving license held since 1999

Dual Nationality: British and US Passport held


Notable Achievements

-  ARCC Fellowship winner 2012

-  Out of the Woods exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival

-  Dyson Fellowship winner 2012

-  InnovationRCA Selected Works winner

-  Solo Exhibition at ‘The Dock’ alongside Tom Dixon

-  Designed an interactive installation for Apple, utilising 50 iPod Touches for London Fashion Week

  1. - Exhibited with British Council in Shanghai for the Shanghai design Biennale

  2. - Organised FuseDesignCollective’s I♥Design exhibition for the London Design Festival

-  DesignBoom: Selected designer for the London Design Festival

-  Max Fraser at Design UK selected designer

-  Produced large lighting installation for DKNY’s flag ship store, Bond Street

-  Exhibited work at the Super Studio, Milan with Transport for London’s AllZones

- Organised and exhibited at FuseDesignCollective exhibition in conjunction with Partridge Fine Art, New Bond Street during London Design Festival

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