About

I'm a furniture designer with over 9 years experience in the industry.

I have worked for small companies producing upholstered furniture in the UK, business producing large batch quantities in China and companies producing bespoke joinery for the London market.

I'm currently working freelance in Paris, largely for remote clients . I have expertise in conceptual creation, sketching, 3D modelling, rendering models and high-detailed engineering drawings for production.

I have experience in a wide range of software such as, AutoCAD, Fusion360, Solidworks, 3DSMax and Blender.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or enquiries.

CV

Relevant Experience

Freelance - Designer
2020-Present
  • Freelance Design work including furniture, lighting and interiors. Including working on a new range of kitchens for a high-end interiors company in Oxfordshire, banquette design for the national gallery.

Nottingham Trent University - University Lecturer
2017
  • Teaching first year students design process, researching, modelling and sketching.

Blakes London - Designer/Technician
2015-2020
  • Designed and developed several new ranges of kitchen cabinetry and countless bespoke units.

  • Project managed multiple projects worth fifty thousand pounds and above.

  • Oversaw production of kitchen ranges, plus bespoke cabinetry and interior design from early design stages to fully fitted furniture. Frequent communication with customers, fitters,  manufactures/makers, architects and interior designers.

  • Overhauled the back-end management system of company. Created and used a stock management for all appliances and accessories saving thousands of pounds and man hours a year.

  • Frequently problem solved under extremely tight time pressures, finding solutions to clients requirements that work in practice.

  • Started developing a batch-production range of kitchens.

  • High levels of flexibility including taking on roles of technical development and managing purchases.

  • Found new suppliers and negotiated prices.

  • Designed, developed ordered and oversaw installation of all metal work (steel, brass etc)

Live Iconic Ltd - Furniture Designer
2013-2015
  • Designing and developing ranges of upholstered & hardwood furniture.

  • Communicating daily with Chinese manufacturer and visiting China to oversee production.

  • Procured new high end fabric and leather suppliers. Dealign with costs, logistics, order numbers, codes and minimum delivery orders of values of over £100,000.

  • Using a CNC modelled moulds for fibreglass furniture.

& Then Design - Junior Designer
2010-2011
  • Furniture design, concept generation & development.

  • Frequently Visiting UK-based manufacturers.

  • Co-Running design exhibition stands such as 100% Design and Tent London

Education

Nottingham Trent University - 1st BA Hons Furniture Design
2009-2012
  • Furniture design, concept generation & development.

  • Co-Running design exhibition stands such as 100% Design and Tent London

Colchester institute - Foundation Diploma in Art And Design (3D Design)
2009-2012
  • Learning to draw, paint, sculpt, develop the creative process and develop an interest in modern art.

Skills

  • Upholstery knowledge.

  • Sketch work.

  • Model making.

  • DIY Building/repairing including building bicycles.

  • Metal work knowledge.

  • Cabinet making knowledge.

  • Excellent AutoCAD skills.

  • Excellent Fusion 360 Skills

  • Parametric Model making

  • Technical drawings to BS/ISO standards.

  • SolidWorks, Fusion 360, 3DS Max, Sketchup and Vectorworks model making.

  • Designing for, programming, prototyping and manufacture using a 3-Axis CNC machine.

  • High quality computer rendering using Blender, 3DS Max VRay.

  • Good Knowledge of FF&E

  • Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

  • Basic web design skills.

  • Good knowledge of Mac OS, Windows. and MS Office.

Hobbies and Interests

Furniture

Music

Drawing

Cycling

Cooking

Art