about me 

Industrial Product Designer  |  SolidWorks Professional

I am a creative designer with a passion for problem solving. I have ten years of design
experience and I am a certified SolidWorks Professional and Adobe Illustrator Associate.

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Gaudio Awards

Product Design Manager  |  2012 - Present

Senior Product Designer  |  2010 - 2012

Product Designer  |  2009 - 2010

I manage a small but busy team of product designers working to tight deadlines to produce some of the best known awards and trophies in the country. We take a clients brief and turn it into a 2D or 3D visual, cost the designs and make the final design production ready.

I have seen Gaudio Awards grow from 3 people to over 20 staff and my role grow with it to become a member of the senior management team. As well as my management responsibilities I am still involved in the day-to-day design of awards and trophies. Other responsibilities include assisting with marketing, social media, website management and general creative direction of the company and brand.

Freelance

Graphic and Product Design  |  2008 - Present

I have been working freelance casually since leaving university, mostly in graphic design. I have produced wedding stationery, logos, corporate branding, brochures and flyers.

Ideas2Reality

Creative Artworker  |  2008

4 week placement producing visual business tools, marketing literature and presentation aids for a business consultancy specialising in new product development.

 Qualifications & Experience

SolidWorks CAD   |   6+ Years   |   Certified SolidWorks Professional

including Advanced Mold Tools, Advanced Drawing Tools, Advanced Surfacing

Adobe Illustrator   |   8+ Years   |   Certified Illustrator Associate

Adobe Photoshop   |   8+ Years Experience

 education 

BSc (Hons.) Industrial Product Design

First class honours degree with 1 year industrial placement at Doncasters Aerospace.

Multi-discipline design course with focus on function as well as form. Modules included Marketing, Design for Manufacture, Sustainable Process Technology, Aesthetics and Ergonomics.

My dissertation project: Energymate - the design of a home energy monitoring system, was selected to represent Aston University at New Designers in London.

  References Available on Request