Design and engineering professional and graduate of the Royal College of Art/Imperial College - Industrial Design Engineering (M.Des & Dip. IC).
Specialities: Challenging conventions to turn creative ideas into reality though critical thinking, sketching, mock-ups, model-making, design and engineering, proof of concepts, prototype development, testing, standards, intellectual property, commercial products, marketing, product launch, PR and media. Also working within a wide range of related design areas including writing and managing academic design programmes, lectures, workshops, industry collaborations, exhibitions, conceptual products, design writing and digital platforms.
Experience: Professional Designer and former Post Graduate programme director of Product Design at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and Aston University. Professional design experience at Mathmos, Babysphere, Dyson and GEC. Also Co-founder and editor of Obsessionistas and contributor to Design Hunter websites.
Collaborative design projects undertaken with: AGA Rangemaster, Cadbury, Denby, Ferrari Logic 3, Forest Garden, Marks & Spencer, Pashley Cycles, Richard Burbidge and Triumph Motorcycles.
Most recently - 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).