An experienced product designer, project manager, and company director with an eye for detail and a hands-on practical approach to development of products, systems and mechanisms. Principal design tools include SolidWorks 3D CAD and sketching, to produce rendered visualisations, 3D printed parts, prototypes and manufacturing specifications. Worked in regulated sectors i.e. automotive systems and medical devices using controlled design processes e.g. hazard analysis, risk management, performance verification and product validation. Responsible for managing the effectiveness and welfare of designers and engineers in a variety of settings. Experienced in new business development, contract negotiation, project budget and managing customer expectations. Principal objective is to deliver practical solutions that surprise and delight the customer at affordable cost.
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XK Design, Southampton, Hampshire.
Freelance Product Design Engineer: Mar 2015 to Present
Providing professional design engineering services to a range of companies including NBB Outtdoor Shelters, Saunders Energy, Nautilus Marine Services, Wärtsilä, Water2Energy and Maddison Ltd.
Maddison Limited, Fittleworth, West Sussex.
Product Development Director: May 2003 to Sep 2014
Maddison Limited is a product design consultancy that that works in a range of markets, focusing on the medical and scientific sectors.
Responsibilities: Project management and client liaison at every stage from introductory briefing meetings through all steps of development to final handover. Preparation of 3D CAD geometry, 2D control drawings and customer presentations; cost estimation and rapid prototypes.
TWR Automotive, Worthing, West Sussex
Principal Engineer: April 2001 – February 2003
Daewoo Worthing Technical Centre
Manager-Interior Trim Systems: January 1994 to April 2001
International Automotive Design, Worthing
Senior Design Engineer: February 1990 to January 1994
Maddison Product Design, Pulborough, West Sussex
Product Designer: September 1986 to February 1990
Crayonne Plastics, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middx.
Product Designer: January 1985 – September 1986
Chester University - Westminster Theological Centre
Graduate Diploma - Kingdom Theology
University of London – Goldsmiths College
1983 - 1984
Post Graduate Certificate of Education – Design Technology
Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic
1979 – 1983
2:1 BA Hons Industrial Design (Transportation)
Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne, Dorset.
1972 - 1979