1st in a series of product design alumni talks this morning and what a great way to start with 2015 graduate Martins Elerts all the way from Latvia. Martins talked about his work as project designer for Dixon Yacht Design. Fascinating insight into ‘day in the life of…’
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.
Great to have Product graduate Lewis Brown back in the studios this morning. Lewis is a KTP Associate working with local specialist bathroom equipment supplier Nymas. He gave a talk about his career since graduating in 2018 and his work on the KTP project helping to embed a bespoke New Product Development function into at the company.
Good to see Lewis doing so well.
3rd year Product Design student David Donaghue received his World Packaging Organisation World Star Student Award at the end of May at the awards ceremony and gala dinner at the Empire Hall , Prague.
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.
David is one of 3 overall winners from all over the world. The winners brochure can be found here:
A great achievement. David is 3rd from the right.
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.
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.