My Design Perspective

When I see ‘good design’, I’m immediately aware that I’m enjoying something that has been well thought out and presented.
Through my work, I aim to achieve this outcome with the aid of thought-provoking design that is immediately intelligible.
I have explored a multitude of disciplines in my years of learning and working as a designer and have developed a skillset that can be applied and adapted to a vast number of working environments. I am always interested in expanding my knowledge and I’m currently learning web design, app design & After Effects animation.
I am very detail-oriented and ensure everything I create is to a standard I and the client or company I’m working for are extremely happy with.

The projects I enjoy working on most either involve something I am interested in or know very little about, this allows me to explore a completely new avenue of inspiration and further extend my design understanding.

Design Proficiency

Web Design
HTML
CSS
Bootstrap
Wordpress
Digital Design
Logo & Identity Design
Photo Editing
Unique Presentations
3D Rendering
Print & Technical Design
Desktop Publishing
Posters, Adverts & Banners
Product Conceptualisation
Architectural & Product CAD

Software Proficiency

Career

HAGS-SMP Playgrounds Ltd.

3D Play Space Designer // April 2013 - Present

Designed multiple original play areas each week using AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Photoshop & InDesign to accurately represent a proposed site.
Worked closely with sales representatives to ensure the best possible solution is submitted.
This ensures that everyone is happy with what the customer is going to be presented.
Lead the design and quotation on jobs with budgets regularly exceeding £100,000.
Helped with the design and development of new equipment and worked on several elements of company branding material.
Gained a large amount of understanding how digital designs are translated into real world installations.

Greengage Lighting

Lead Designer // January 2013 - April 2013

Managed several websites from re-design to everyday maintenance.
Responsible for several projects involving liaising with manufacturers in China concerning the design and engineering of a new product.
Designed new artwork and branding for the company as they were expanding to explore different elements of the market.
This included new logos, brochures, websites, presentations and convention displays.
Management and organisation of the entire Greengage product library.
Designed concepts for a new lighting system being developed for football stadiums to aid with grass growth.

Other Relevant Employment

Harlequin Mills & Boon Creative Artworker Sept 2012 - Dec 2012
Doncasters Aerospace Undergraduate Engineer July 2010 - June 2011

Education

Aston University, Birmingham
2008-2012
2.1 BSc Honours in Industrial Product Design
Esher College, Thames Ditton
2006-2008
3 A-B A Levels in Product Design, Maths with Mechanics and Art & Design
Tiffin School, Kingston
2001-2006
12 A-C GCSE Qualifications including Design, Maths, English and French

Personal Activities, Interests & Achievements

TV & FilmGamingGeek CultureTechnologyDesign Trends
TriviaPiano & MusicThe OutdoorsCookingRacket Sports

I pride myself on having a multitude of interests and don’t like to let myself be confined to a certain genre or activity; throughout my life I have developed skills and learnt about a variety of different aspects of entertainment. This has led me to take part in exciting adventures including visiting the Glaciers of Iceland and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

I have also found myself in a variety of positions of authority and responsibility; in College, I was elected the IT Manager of Young Enterprise, during University, members of the Ultimate Frisbee team and committee chose me for Vice President and recently, I was unanimously voted as Foreman during Jury Service.