Winner of the 2016/2017 ‘Wearing Intelligence’ brief set by Kinneir Dufort for the RSA Student Design Awards.
The design utilises ‘Smart’ polymers to create a peristaltic pumping action around a urinary leg bag, allowing users fitted with catheters to empty their leg bag without the aid of a carer, increasing user independence and providing dignity.
WHSmiths - Gatwick Health and Beauty
A three month project from Arno GB, to develop, manufacture and install a section of WHSmith’s store in Gatwick Airport, rolling out their new ‘Health and Beauty’ section, including 4 types of interchangeable wall bays, a circular pillar wrap around unit to display medicines, 3 free standing units and a pharmacy area, all to an airport fire and safety rating.
One particular aspect that I developed was achieving the a smooth curve to the wall bays, and developing the modules that were part of that section.
I also assisted with all the other units, quality control, electrical design and maintenance manual for store staff.
WHSmith's - Tech Express
A three week value engineering project from my time at Arno GB for WHSmith’s that took an existing unit and re-designed it for easier installation, maintenance and modularity, saving the client 45% on unit cost, in three weeks from brief to delivery.
By splitting the development into phases we could overlap areas of development and condense the timeline. My main role was development the wall bay units and assisting in quality control reviews.
RW15 - Leaning Wheelchair
A live project run for Robot Bike Company utilising additive manufacture as a means of personalising wheelchairs to each individual user.
The design embodied the idea that an everyday wheelchair should be fun, not just functional. This particular design played on being able to lean to steer like when riding a skateboard or bicycle, whilst still working as an everyday chair.
Winning group of 11 competitor, with the only functioning proof of concept prototype.
A production project from my placement year of university, developing an illuminated bollard module that could be removed if damaged, unlike existing units where the whole bollard must be removed and even scrapped in some cases.
The design utilises standard fixings and minimal processes to produce a design that can be stripped down to core components and separated out into individual materials at end of life.
Designed for CE marking, and IP68 rating.
A local live music event that required a bespoke light box on a tight budget, value engineering but with a strong emphasis on brand identity.
The product now features in the photography for every band that plays at that event, becoming the centrepiece of the stage equipment.