University of Plymouth
My interests lie within the realms of exploring innovative design methods to make new products that contribute towards a sustainable future. Whilst studying at Plymouth University, I realised that I had a real passion for designing products that can be made more efficiently (fewer materials, packaging, and effort.) Being a product designer has given me the power to identify and come up with design solutions for the everyday problems we all face. I make a conscious effort to challenge common issues, knowing that technology is also improving every second. The notion that the technological products we use can profoundly affect our lives intrigues me and pushes me towards improved sustainable design thinking.
Transport Designer | Dual-Purpose Vehicle | Plymouth | (4w) February 2020 Commissioned by a local inventor called Bill Wakeham, I participated in designing a dual-purpose vehicle that needed to transform from a flatbed to a fully supported panel van with raised sides. In a team, I collaborated with other students, generating multiple high resolution renders and animations through the computer-aided design programme called ‘Fusion 360’. Hand sketching, computer-aided design, communication, and timing skills were tested throughout this task. Customer Assistant | Tesco Superstore | Exmouth | (Sep 2016 - Present) I have multiple tasks given to me every day, these include approaching and helping out customers, using the tills at the checkouts, and pulling out the back stock in the evening for the night shift workers to begin their job. By working at Tesco, it has helped me develop my communicational skills as well as constantly being able to work under pressure to help the customers shopping experience easier every day. Office Administrator | Mark Muir Architect | Exmouth | (2w) July 2015 Tasks that I was given while I was at Mark Muir Architect included compiling spreadsheets, reception work, filing, enabling printers, plotting technology, and making card models to scale for client presentations. These skills have been essential for my recent work experiences and have been developed further. Studio Assistant | GJR Architects | Exeter | (1w) July 2014 Surveying buildings, inserting survey data sets into drawing plans and Auto Cad design spreadsheets were the core skills I gained and learnt from during my time. I also confidently used the programme Google Sketch-up for several days for a large project on creating an accurate model of the GJR Architect office building.