I spread my time between Leeds and London and have worked as a product designer since 2011 designing and manufacturing my own products, all within the UK. My design process starts with observation of people and everyday life, identifying problems, then developing simple solutions.
I see my role as a designer is to have a positive affect upon the people and world around me, whether it be as noble as designing something to save a life or simply designing something that makes someone smile.
Problems are good, it means things can be improved.
Keep it simple, honest and clear, the simplest solutions are often the best.
Balanced, clean and simple design aesthetic, yet with character and detail.
Good design should be designed around people and add value to life.
Products should be environmentally responsible, both with the use of resources, their implications and the life cycle of the product.
Products should be ethically designed and manufactured in countries and with companies where workers rights are not ignored for sake of profit.
My Back Story
I was born and raised in an industrial town in Essex, my early years where spent making things and tinkering in my dad's shed. I initially studied engineering, then a spell of product design and manufacturing engineering. I later went on to study Industrial design at Brunel university.