Adam Wolstenholme BA Product Design (Nottingham Trent University)
About me: As a keen film and digital photographer it has always been natural to apply the process of taking a photo to my design work, as well as frame and seek inspiration from the outside world. I remain fascinated by design outside of my studies, building on my collection of design magazines from which I find creativity including Design Anthology and Cabana Magazine. I continue this spare time designing and photography onto my instagram blog which allows me to vent any creative thinking. I have self-taught myself how to use a range of design software from the young age at which I decided that I wanted to create and innovate - this includes Inventor, Solidworks, Photoshop, and other Adobe products. My art background has also allowed me to put sketching skills to good use, whether I am designing solo or wishing to communicate my ideas in a group situation.
Contact me: email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +44 07821 109212 instagram: @adam.wolstenholme.portfolio
Designing for production
Storage project with live partner
Pendant lighting project with Deadgood
DESK LIGHTING. The brief for this project challenged me to produce a homeware item with primarily sheet material. The clientele were creative professionals who live in the Barbican residency in London - the lack of office/ surface space and effective lighting led me to take the project in the direction of designing a desk light/ organiser.
KITCHEN STORAGE. This project with a live partner saw me look at the company consumer to produce a decorative storage or organisational product with a stylish contemporary aesthetic. The research I carried out led me to design a kitchen organiser for my empty-nester target consumer. The product function is to store cooking utensils safely in a stylish and unobtrusive manner to aid the user whilst preparing food - without the use of plastics.
PENDANT LIGHTING. I worked with Deadgood to design a pendant light to fit alongside their current collection, considering environmental impact, emotional durability and longevity. I sought out coffee bars and restaurants in my area, eventually creating a pendant light for Homemade Cafe that reflected the down to earth and rustic aesthetic that can be found in many coffee bars. It needed to highlight the bar to customers whilst giving the workers a brighter workspace.