Hot ‘n’ Cold

Last week 2nd Year Product Design students presented their final concept proposals to Ebac as part of a ‘live’ brief ‘ with the North East, design and manufacturing company. Senior Designer Engineer and Teesside Alumni , Clyde Pittaway, was delighted with the high standard of the presentations and the level of technical detailing.   The company are now reviewing the proposals.

 

Graduates deliver online masterclasses

This week members of the E3 Design Consultancy, all graduates from Teesside, delivered insightful online workshops in digital illustration, Solidworks and Keyshot sharing hints and tips picked up from working in the industry with our students.
For some years, Product Design has engaged with a professional design consultancy E3 Design, based in Newcastle, in the delivery of future facing, employment skills. Practitioners from the consultancy are involved in sharing their working practices and highlighting their experiences in a professional working environment.

David Fox returns to Teesside

Thank you to David Fox for a fascinating insight into the world of furniture design. Our 2nd year Product students are looking forward to working on a brief set by David along with his support and knowledge.

What are they doing now…

Find out more about the graduates from the class of 2015 – Davey, Mārtiņš, Lui and Stephen

The boys are back in town.

Last week saw the return of four graduates from 2015. It was great to welcome back David Johnson, Martin Elerts, Lui Zatrak and Stephen Mounser . On the morning they delivered a joint presentation to students across design about their time at Teesside, friendships and their careers to date.

In the afternoon they spent time in the studio with our current 3rd year  giving some really good advice and industry insights.

Thanks again to the ‘class of 2015’ until the next time.

Five years in a row…

Final year Product Design students Billy McFaull and Ben Muir have been selected for an award in the Student Starpack 2019 competition ran by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

They are now invited to the awards ceremony in London at the IOM3 Headquarters on the 26th June.

Great achievement and good luck to both.

Grand day out

Great day out visiting the EBAC factory. Thanks to product graduate and Senior Design Engineer at the company, Clyde Pittaway, for arranging what was an immensely enjoyable and detailed tour of their fascinating plant .

Worldwide recognition

3rd year Product Design student David Donaghue has won a World Packaging Organisation World Star Student Award.

The WorldStar Student Awards competition is owned and produced by the World Packaging Organisation. It is an international packaging design competition for students – undergraduate or graduate – from countries around the world who are involved in projects in the field of packaging, including structural design and/or graphic design.

The competition is open to students who have won a legitimate local award in their region or country. David won a gold Award last year for his anti-glugging petrol can design in the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Student Starpack Awards.

The WorldStar Student Awards are designed to encourage and show the talents of students as well as new and innovative ideas and thinking in the field of packaging. Through the publicity of WPO’s global publications and website, student winners are provided the opportunity to gain professional acknowledgement and entrance into a career as a packaging professional.

David is one of 3 overall winners from all over the world. The winners brochure can be found here:

http://www.goldpack.org.za/worldstarstudent/files/page/43/wpo_worldstar_student_winners_brochure_2018.pdf

David has been invited to receive his award at the Awards Ceremony and gala Diner on the 15th May at the Empire Hall, Prague.

Awards Night

A rather belated post but we had a great night at the Student Starpack Awards back in July last year. To celebrate winners of the Schools and Students Starpack 2017 Awards, a presentation was held on 28 June at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining headquarters at 297 Euston Road, London. Product Students Ralph Deloso, Beth Sanderson and David Donaghue picked up there GOLD awards.