A Launch Pad to the World of Work!

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Creative Arts Week is the culmination of 3 years of study for our students in the School of Arts and Media.   This year we were honoured to have Alan Davey, Chief Executive of the Arts Council launching the event and we were pleased to see so many friends at the opening night, joining the proud families of our graduating students in celebrating their hard work and achievements.

Product Design students, as ever, put on a great show with projects ranging from hydroponics to furniture and from vehicles to supermarket trolleys.   I think that the individualism of Teesside graduates makes Design at Teesside stand out from the crowd.   On the night we were joined by many of our business partners and I was pleased to receive so many compliments on the high quality of the work and the refreshing variety of projects on offer.    It is always good to hear such comments from employers particularly when compared favourably against courses with a “predictable” house style.

If you did not catch the show then all is not lost.   We will be exhibiting in London between 3rd – 6th July at the New Designers Exhibition, The Business Design Centre, Islington, London.   New Designers is a fantastic national platform for us and our students.   It’s a venue where leading companies “shop” for their new design talent and they will certainly find that on the Teesside stand.   If you are in London, come and say hello.    You’ll be in good company!

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Creative Teesside – Product Design

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Creative Teesside: 20-24 May

Join us for a celebration of the hard work, dedication and creativity of students from our School of Arts & Media.

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For more information about times and locations visit tees.ac.uk/creativeteesside or email arts@tees.ac.uk to book your place.

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Michelle’s career continues to accelerate

Please excuse the obvious puns!

Michelle graduated in 2010 and, through a knowledge Transfer Partnership, was employed by Multi National automotive component and precision injection moulding manufacturer, Nifco UK.    Michelle was mentored by Senior Lecturer, Peter Reid (that’s me!) to develop new products for the company and to investigate how New Product Development could be more fully utilised within the company.   At the end of the project Michelle was offered a full time position, now manages accounts with Jaguar Land Rover and Ford and travels internationally… but why not let Michelle tell you the rest…

‘Cut’ above the rest

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3rd Year student Abigail Holden has won a silver award in the Institute of Materials Student Starpack Competition. The judges said of her design for scissor packaging using only corrogated cardboard :

Very clever answer to the brief.  The fact it is from one net is very impressive.  It put a smile on all the judges’ faces.  All in all a great concept.”

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Abi, pictured here with her 2 dogs, Ruby and Gracie, was delighted with the win and is looking forward to the award evening at the IOM headquarters on the 11th July in London.

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Abi’s work will be showcased a week earlier in London at the New Designers 2013 Exhibition.

Working with Industry

Godfrey Syrett Visit

This week, students from yr 2 visited North East manufacturer Godfrey Syrett as part of a “live” industry linked project.    The students are developing design solutions to a variety of problems centred on the future office and better learning environments.

The trip included a presentation from Financial Director Craig Billingham, a factory tour and review of a range of existing products.

The students will be presenting their designs to the company in early May but the story is not likely to end there so watch this space…

http://www.godfreysyrett.co.uk/

 

Product Design Discovery Day – PhotoShop Illustration

Today, students from Darlington College along with their Tutor Rob Elliott visited Teesside University and took part in the Product Design Discovery.

“Illustrating ideas is a core skill for designers, regardless of their discipline. Traditionally this is done on paper either freehand or with drawing aids – rulers, compasses and templates. These drawings are then rendered using markers and pastels.
PhotoShop, which was originally developed for photo editing, has been adopted throughout the design and film industry as an illustration package, due to its powerful array of tools. These tools allow you to apply colour and tone in much the same way as using marker and pencils.”

Having no prior experience with digital illustration and PhotoShop the students produced some excellent work. Below are some examples.DD-01

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Student Projects – Submersible Superyacht

Jonathan Pearson – ‘Balena’ Luxury Submarine

Explore coral reefs, ship wrecks, subsea formations and many areas of interest. The Balena presents comfortable viewing without the need or limitations of diving.

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The deck allows the Balena to be used in the same way as an existing yacht when surfaced. The lower deck just below water level provides safe and comfortable access to the sea.

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 Travel unhindered by weather. In the case of a storm submerge below the effects on thesurface and continue your journey smoothly and unaffected.

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 Hydrogen fuel cells help lower environmental impact whilst increasing range and endurance. Twin jets produce a total power output of 1400bhp.

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Jonathan Pearson graduated in 2008 with a 1st class. He now works as a Product Designer for i4 Product Design a Scottish based product development company located in Edinburgh.

Check out their website at: www.i4pd.co.uk

School of Arts & Media

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Product Design is part of the School of Arts & Media at Teesside University.

The School of Arts & Media is a diverse and enterprising group, spanning practice-led subjects like Art and Design and TV production as well as English Studies, History and Media Studies.

If you would like to find out more about the school, its staff and students you can visit :

http://www.tees.ac.uk/schools/sam/

or you can follow the school on Twitter

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Product Design Showreel 2012

Another chance to see the Product Design Showreel that was on show at the New Designers Exhibition in London July 2012. The showreel showcases the work of our graduates from 2012. The exhibiton was a great opportunity for our students to get their work in front of 100’s of professionals from the design and manufacturing industries. This year’s final year students will be presenting there from the 3rd – 6th July. The exhibition is held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

Welcome to Tees Made

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2012 Graduates exhibited their work at the New Designers Exhibition in London

Welcome to the Product Design at Teesside blog – Tees Made. This blog will document and record activities, achievements and newsworthy articles that happen throughout year. Hopefully you will find it as a space for inspiration, creativity and reflection on all things related to the Product Design course, it’s students, staff and alumni.