I'm a Product Design Engineer with a passion for the outdoors. My design style is heavily influenced by my love of the outdoors, the whole industry has driven me to make my designs more open, accessible and durable than regular designers.
As so often is the case with products designed for the outdoor market, I try to make sure my designs look equally at home on the daily commute as they do halfway up a cliff face coated in mud.
My aim for my designs is to continuously improve life outside of the office, outside of the 9-5 routine. Getting people into the wilderness and enjoying the journey along the way.
If you go through my portfolio I can show you how I could design for you. By leaning on my strengths, 3D visualisation and CAD technical skills. Designing products that are functional, first and foremost, but are also beautiful and modern designs. Often leaning on the side of overly industrial but never steering away from it looking beautiful.
As you can tell from the title of my degree I specialise in concept generation whilst also having the technical knowledge to make feasibly manufacturable products.
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LACOSTE PCL 2019-
3D Design Engineer 1;
Working within the 3D CAD team to build, design and model Lacoste footwear. Both for visualisation and prototyping purposes. Most of the modelling is done within Rhino, inducing rebuilding artec eva 3D scan data and reverse engineering the models from 3D scans within Rhino. Rendering completed with Keyshot 8/9 to create photo-realistic images of the shoes in order to cut down on the amount of required samples and the cost and time associated with that.
CAD modelling in Rhino & Solidworks. Rendering in Keyshot. Animation in Blender
SOLAR TECHNOLOGY INT. 2017-2018
Lead Product Design & Development for a year placement at Solar Technology International based in Gloucestershire, UK.
Project Managing over 20 projects in the year, Helping to develop their new range of hiking projects for the Freeloader Brand. (For further detail see Dedicated placement page)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON 2015-2019
Product Design Engineering with Professional Practice BSc - First Class Honours
Trained in CAD/CAM software;
SolidWorks, Rhino, ProDesktop, Adams, Keyshot, ANSYS
Proficient in Adobe Design software;
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
Basic Carpentry skills, Metal Fabrication, Plastic manufacturing.
Trained on Metal and wood lathes
as well as Bridgeport metal mills.
Design for manufacture;
Designing whilst factoring in final manufacture.
Further Mathematics, Mechanics and Electronics.
Design Process with four major projects for Canon, Bosch and Xicato amongst others.
Modules in Graphic communication and presentation using Adobe creative suite.
Taught Dynamics, Mechanics and Stress Analysis and applying these to design.
SHARNBROOK UPPER SCHOOL 2010 – 2015
Electronics (A), Product Design(B), Physics(B), Maths (B)-As.
THE NORTH FACE - SUNUP
The project was the development of an articulating photovoltaic array for generating power whilst backpacking. It removed the current main points of failure by replacing soldered wire connections with a mechanical interlocking conductive joint that connects.
For more information about the project feel free to request a copy of my final dissertation. The year provided a unique opportunity to become familiar with a standard industry workflow due to the nature of the collaborative project. Designs were proposed and discussed all throughout the development process. The project is ongoing and going to be developed further in future. Skills: A more Industry based workflow and timeline understanding, CAD design, development, simulation and testing as well as utilising workshops for prototyping and final construction.
Awards/Notable Coverage: SunUp was the 2019 national runner up in the James Dyson Award, one of 3 selected for an award from the whole country. This gained articles in Dezeen.com as well as several other publications.
I have produced a series of 16 Art Deco Space Travel Posters, inspired by the solar system and
beyond as well as my love of science fiction series such as Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. They are
currently being sold online, available in both poster form and as postcards.
Having an interest in both design and hiking it is only natural to have begun designing gear for
hiking and camping. I have designed and built various outdoor products in my spare time such
as a 70l backpack with a unique vertical zip design, Which I have used for roughly 500 miles (and counting) in terms of total distance walked (Including brutal testing on the Gabbro up in the Black Cuillins, a known pack killer). This pack I use for prototyping various design ideas. Along with the pack, I have hand built a series of knives, 1 large batoning knife for heavier duty work and the others, a pair for smaller fine work. The second of which incorporated a pan grip into the handle design.