Curriculum Vitae

Work :


Creative Director - Whippet Bicycle (2013 +)

Designing, developing and making a new folding bicycle - operating from a design studio/workshop based in Warwickshire (UK). Project supported by leading industry experts and Innovate UK (launched at Bespoked 2017). More information at Whippet Bicycle.


Design Editor - Design Hunter (2009 +)

Editorial writing, image creation and technical services for the award winning design and lifestyle blog Design Hunter.


Visiting Tutor - Birmingham City University (2015 +)

Visiting Tutor on the MA Product Design,  MA Interior Design and MA Design & Visualisation programmes - Lectures, Workshops, Tutoring and guiding students on a range of Post Graduate modules 2015+


Co-Founder & Editor - Obsessionistas - Warwickshire (2011 - 2015)

Obsessionistas was a cultural website that focused on the role collections play in relating personal narratives, sharing heritage, tracing design history and inspiring creativity. We also curated events and exhibitions that explored the inter-connectedness of collecting and collections in our contemporary culture (Obsessionistas was closed down in Nov 2015 to pursue other projects). 


Programme Director of MA Product Design - Birmingham Institute of Art & Design - (2008 - 2013)

Overall responsibility for running and delivering the postgraduate programme,  including redesign and re-validation, all course documentation, managing staff, visiting lecturers/tutors, admissions, collaborative projects with industry, workshops, exhibitions, lectures and advising / guiding students with their personal design projects and career ambitions etc. 


Senior Lecturer - University Central England (2002 - 2008)

Senior Lecturer on the BA & MA Product Design programmes (also delivering lectures for the MA Design Management and MA Interior Design programmes).


Founder / Designer - Guinea Pig Design (Ltd) - Warwickshire (2001 - 2008)

Conceptual Product Design proposals exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Spring gallery (New York), 3 x London Design Festivals, 2 x Birmingham Design exhibitions and a solo show in Leamington Spa's Art Gallery.


Visiting Lecturer and Tutor - Royal College of Art - London (2002 - 2006)

Visiting Lecturer and Tutor on the Industrial Design Engineering programme (lectures, workshops and tutorials).


Visiting Tutor - Central Saint Martins - London (2003 - 2005)

Visiting Tutor on the BA Product Design and MA Industrial Design programmes


Visiting Lecturer and Tutor - Aston University - Birmingham (2001 - 2003) 

Visiting Lecturer and Tutor on the B.Eng Product Design and B.Eng Industrial Product Design programmes (lectures, workshops and tutorials). 


Head of Product Design and Development - Mathmos (Ltd) - London and Poole (1999 - 2001)

Responsibility over the product design team (both sites) - developing and manufacturing new Lava Lamp and LED based products. Collaborative projects were undertaken with designers Ross Lovegrove & Marc Newson on new lighting products and concepts.


Design Manager - Babysphere (Ltd)  - Warwickshire (1996 - 1999)

Design, development and manufacture of an innovative new pushchair - from early conception, through to total manufacture and retail (all aspects of the design process covered). 


Design Engineer - Dyson - Malmesbury, Wiltshire (1995 - 1996) 

Design and development of the DC01, DC02 & DC03 vacuum cleaners (concept generation, prototyping, model-making, testing, standards, Patent filing, manufacturing etc). 


Art and Design Technician - Stafford College (1991 - 1993)

Prime technician for both staff and students on the Foundation in Art & Design programme


Technician Apprenticeship - GEC Measurements - Stafford (1982 - 1986) 

Comprehensive traditional electrical & electronic engineering training (skills and theory based) at both the GEC factory and during day-release at Stafford College & Polytechnic. 



Education :


M.Des & Dip. IC - Industrial Design Engineering (1993 - 95)

Royal College of Art / Imperial College (London)


BA Hons - 3D Design (1987 - 90)

Wolverhampton Polytechnic


Foundation in Art & Design (1986 - 87)

Stafford College


BTEC & ONC - Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1982 - 85)

Stafford Polytechnic