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.
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.
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.
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
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.