I was flicking through a back copy of Blueprint magazine and spotted this advert for a product designed by Teesside graduate David Fox. It is always nice to see professional work by our alumni. I should not really be surprised. Teesside product designers have been making their mark since 1972! Coincidentally, I also saw this Chair on Newsnight recently.
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…
This week we had a very special guest delivering a Wednesday Lecture
Helen Hughes graduated in 1997 from Teesside University with a BA(hons) Design Marketing degree and we have kept in touch with Helen and her career ever since.
She has worked for
- Field Packaging as a designer
- Wrap (Waste & Resources Action Programme) which is an independent not-for-profit company as a Project Manager and Packaging Design Advisor in the retail innovation team where she helped brands and FMCG owners deliver against sustainability targets
- She is currently the Sustainability Strategist at Design Bridge, London
Helen’s talk was both inspiring and eyeopening around the subject of sustainability within design – a subject important to all of us.