Posts tagged ‘product design’

August 10, 2011

Nail It – Graduate impresses in national exhibition

DIY tool attracts national retailer. A Product Design student from the University of Huddersfield has wowed major companies at a national exhibition, landing an award and production contract. Martin Jordan, who has recently graduated with a first-class degree, showcased his final year project at the New Designers Exhibition in London, and caught the eye of one of the nation’s major retailers.Martin’s safety-conscious DIY invention took the show by storm, earning him the New Designers Wilkinson Award for Product Design and the recognition of major retailer Wilkinson. Indeed, so impressed were Wilkinson – the judges of the New Designers competition – that they have offered Martin the chance to produce his new tool.

Called Nail It, Martin’s product is a culmination of a year’s worth of research and design, concentrating on a DIY tool from a wide and extensive brief. The concept of the tool is to aid hammering a nail which is self standing, to avoid injury and improve quality.

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July 15, 2011

James Whitfield

Congratulations James! James_W_Design James Whitfield

“Just found out that I am being awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for outstanding performance from the University of Huddersfield!”

Having just finished 4 years of studying BA Product Design at the University of Huddersfield, I am currently undertaking small design jobs as a freelance Product Designer.”

“Anything design fire’s my imagination and enthusiasm, but I particularly enjoy the challenges of 3D design and industrial design.  I love a challenge and problem solving and I am always pushing myself to learn new techniques and keeping on top of new design innovations.”

Via James Whitfield (james_w_design) on Twitter.

July 8, 2011

New Designers 2011 – New Designers Wilkinson Award for Product Design

New Designers Wilkinson Award for Product Design Winner: Martin Jordan,  Huddersfield University

Project: Piece titled ‘Nail It

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Award Prize:£1,000 cash prize OR a £500 cash prize and a work placement with the opportunity to develop a product for Wilkinson.

Judges Comments:We instantly warmed to Martins innovative DIY product. His functional, practical solution for an everyday problem was presented with great care and attention to detail. His idea has great potential to expand into a broader range of DIY products.

via New Designers 2011 – New Designers Wilkinson Award for Product Design.

April 12, 2011

Centuries-Old Craft Can Evolve To Meet Today’s Product Design Needs

“Craft is proving to be an incredibly versatile area of human experience, enduring the increasing amount of digital interaction we conduct and evolving through nimble digital:analog crossovers.

And amid the recent clamour and excitement over what 3D printing will mean for the future of product design comes Stephen Burk’s ‘Man Made’  exhibition at The Studio Museum in Harlem, a stunning celebration of human craft, and an important touchstone for all those concerned with designing functional and beautiful products.

‘Man Made’ exhibition is inspired by Burks collaboration with Senegalese basket weavers based in New York and Dakar as well as projects with artisans in South Africa, Peru and India. Basket weaving technique will be applied in a number of different objects, from tables and lamps to chairs.” Read more …via Centuries-Old Craft Can Evolve To Meet Today’s Product Design Needs [Pics] – PSFK.