I started my working life as an apprentice mechanical engineer, over the years working in the shipyards of Southampton when they still existed.
I moved into technical sales and marketing before establishing myself as a product designer. Some of my designs have stood the test of time and still pop up on my travels.
Whilst I can't say I made much money from my designs there is a satisfaction that a product is designed well enough for people to chose to use it over another.
Design is important. I have always been a technical designer, enjoying the application of form and function in my work. Due to my experience in making this programme with the BBC I have discovered the need for joy, dialogue and drama in design. This has had a profound and positive effect on my work.
I have had the good fortune to work in multiple disciplines, wood, metal, plastics, composites, silicon, glass. I have hands-on experience of machines, tools and techniques that are now consigned to museums.
I have a passion for design and hope to explore this further in work and media in the future.