Since graduating from the Sheffield Institute of Arts in 2018 with a 1st class honours degree in product design, I’ve gone on to develop patented products for the construction industry as well as see my first product, the SW1 spinning wheel, receive recognition from various industry awards and reputable companies such as Hole & Corner magazine and online retailer, made.com

View my career to date below, or download a pdf copy of my CV here.

August 2018 - Present

Returning to the ideas and innovation department working solely on Gripple new product development and product improvement projects was my first step into commercial product design after graduating from university. The role involved working with the design team either a project lead or assistant designer to deliver new product development projects, primarily in the building services industry.

Gripple Ltd/Loadhog Ltd

September 2016 - September 2017

Taking a year out of study to work in industry with Sheffield based sister companies Gripple and Loadhog was a great first experience of commercial design. Focusing on solving commercial problems, the role involved ideation of concepts and seeing those right through to production and eventually into the hands of the customers. During my time at Gripple I was responsible for the creation of the Cable Basket Clip, a product accessory to support the launch of Gripple's new suspension system.

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