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Alex Newburg Product Design Portfolio

I am a 21-year-old designer living in Bristol, England. I study Product Design Technology at the University of the West of England and I have just finished my second year of study. I have a strong passion for good design and I live and breath what I do. I bring that obsession into every project I work on, and I feel that this shines through in my work. Outside of design my other interests include; digital and film photography, scuba diving, cycling, travelling and coffee.

Shaving Brush for Brewdog Design for brand project

For a 2nd year design studio project, we were asked to create a product for a brand that projected their visual language. As a group, we analysed the brand, focusing on the brand identity, colours and graphics used, along with materials, textures, form and general characteristics. The brand that we chose to analyse was Brewdog, a UK based craft-beer company. I decided to create a shaving brush for Brewdog as I felt like it was a product that fit with the Brewdog.

Final Model

Hand-Machined out of recycled wood & aluminuim

Sketching & Ideation Drawn with Marker-Pens & Pencil

Model Development Hand-Machined on different lathes, out of recycled wood & aluminuim

Research Based Project Medical Design research project.

For this project, we conducted primary and secondary research into issues that appear in the medical field. I decided to look into issues that Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technitians experience in a typical working day. After undertaking extensive research into problems faced by paramedics I came across a very specific issue. When removing a patient from a dangerous situation quickly there is no way to specifically secure the c-spine and prevent damage. I decided to focus on this issue.

Idea Development Pen, Pencil, Paper & Hands on testing

Storyboard of the product in use.

Exhibition Design

Design work done for DesignWest, an in-house design studio at UWE Bristol.

During my first year at university I was employed by DesignWest, an in-house design consultancy based at UWE Bristol. I was hired as part of a team of students. Our goal was to organize and design several components of the 2017 graduate show. Our main focuses included; a floorplan and layout for the main entry room, as well as a map, which showed where independent studios were based within the university, and the main contacts for those studios.

Exhibition Design

Designed for the 2017 graduate show on behalf of DesignWest

One of the tasks for DesignWest was to create a 3D Map displaying the locations of various inhouse studios around campus.

Desert Sunglasses

Designed In Rhino & rendered in Keyshot 7

CAD & Technical Drawing Made with Solidworks & Keyshot 7

Artists task light

Designed and built for an art restoration expert at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The intention of the artist’s task light was to create a portable source of light that could also be used as a storage and multi-purpose unit. While providing the same amount of LUX in different environments. The images below show the light being used in the V&A studios in london.

Photography Digital & 35mm Film

Sketching Skills

Drawn with Marker-Pens, Pencils & Pastel

Sketching Skills Pencil, Pastel & Coloured Pencils

DEVELOPMENT An outside company gave the product design second years at UWE the challenge of creating a dog lead that could potentially be manufactured and sold by the company. In a team of four, we set out to create what would become the Duo-Safe dog lead.

2018 live project

Design Studio Project for an outside company. Designing a Dog Lead

2018 live project


The DuoSafe Dog lead was out final design for the company.


Colour control lead Ergonomic handle

Magnetic “snap� connection

Fully adjustable second grip

Alex Newburg +44 (0) 7803 736 554

Education University of the West of England | Bristol, UK Studying Product Design Technology. 2016 - Present Bryanston School | Dorset, UK A-Levels: Design & Technology, History Politics, Economics (AS Only)

Work Experience Craft Distilling Expo London | 2015 - Present Director of Operations (Since 2017). Planning & Management of the annual two-day expo and conference. Working directly with clients and contractors. Running logistics of the show. Managing a four-person team. ( Two Harbors Dive & Rec | May to September 2016 Dive Shop Clerk assisting with sales and rentals at Two Harbors Dive & Recreation, Two Harbors on Catalina Island in California. While in Two Harbors I also completed my PADI Divemaster course and assisted in training PADI Students. Storefront Academy Harlem | March 2016 3rd Grade Teaching Assistant at the Storefront Academy Harlem, in New York. ( Bruce Silverstein Gallery | February to March 2016 Interning at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in Chelsea NYC. Moving artworks, packing artworks, inventory, InDesign work, and general intern jobs. (

References Mr Richard Mawle, Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Product Design

University of the West of England, Bristol | Mrs Anna Smith, Director, Creative Arts Technology, London |

Key Skills Photoshop Illustrator InDesign Solidworks Keyshot 7 Rapid Prototyping Modelling Team Management Arduino Rhinoceros Javascript Sketching

Thank You! I hope to hear from you soon. +44 (0) 7803736554 If you would like to see more of my work you can visit my website:

Alex Newburg portfolio  
Alex Newburg portfolio