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AIDAN SMITH DESIGN PORTFOLIO


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AIDAN SMITH

EDUCATION

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

B A ( H O N S ) D E S I G N F O R I N D U S T R Y / / SEP 2015 - MAY 2019 N O R T H U M B R I A U N I V E R S I T Y , NEWCASTLE, UK

A L E V E L - G R A P H I C D E S I G N , P H O T O G R A P H Y , M E D I A S T U D I E S / / SEP 2013 - MAY 2015 Q U E E N E L I Z A B E T H S I X T H F O R M C O L L E G E , DARLINGTON, UK

PROFILE I

am currently a

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D esign

G C S E - P R O D U C T D E S I G N / / SEP 2008 - JUN 2013 for I ndustry

H U M M E R S K N OT T AC A D E M Y , DARLINGTON, UK

N orthumbria U niversity N ewcastle . huge ambition for design , I believe that

student at

H aving

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products should be made with a sense of curiosity ,

EXPERIENCE

passion , imagination and creativity .

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am always striving to achieve new skills and

techniques to help develop my design direction .

I N D U S T R I A L D E S I G N E R / / JUL 2013 - SEP 2016 D ACE UK LTD & ENER-G BIO: BIO SOLUTIONS -

working for a north east waste and environmental consultancy being involved with

a wide range of design work from logo / web design , graphic design , commercial / industrial photography , product development .

H aving studied various areas of design such as G raphic D esign , P roduct D esign , F ilm & TV and P hotography , it has allowed me to become the designer that I am today . T his portfolio not only showcases my design work . I t shows the progression through university life and my development as a designer .

F R E E L A N C E / / MAY 2013 - DEC 2015 providing a range of design work / material such as photography , brand I dentity , product development for various companies in the north east of england from local bars to waste disposal businesses .

PERSONAL SKILLS COMMUNICATION PRESENTATION TEAM BUILDING TIME MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION

TECHNICAL SKILLS


STICK N’ STORE / /

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NON LITERAL FORM / /

P E D L O C K - I N N OVAT I O N

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IN PLASTICS COMPETITION

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CONTENTS AL FRESCO / /

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MODEL MAKING / /

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B I O - M I M I C RY: S C U B A PAC K / /

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STICK N’ STORE Stick n’ Store is a platform that allows the user to check and monitor the life expectancy of the food that is stored in their fridge . The stickers will gradually change colour over time and once they are a bold colour, the food should be discarded . The app will allow the user to scan the stickers and see what they have available in their fridge, look at recipes and also receive reminders .


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Sticker Applied to food/packaging

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Scan the sticker into the Stick N’ Store app. The circle will gradually change colour over the set time period - 24/48/72 hours

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Once the circle is fully coloured - the food should then be discarded

Stick n’ Store App Prototype


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NON-LITERAL FORM Non-Literal form is an exercise that explores the form, communication and product interaction. This results in a design with no clear function but with an instantly recognisable interaction, communicated to the user only through its aesthetic .


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PEDLOCK

I N N OVAT I O N I N P L AST I C S C O M P E T I T I O N Pedlock was designed as part of an Innovation in Plastics competition to make a product primarily made from plastic to enhance the travelling experience . P edlock has been created to make securing your bike safer and easier . T he P edlock acts as a new and interesting deterrent for bike thieves as it locks the rear end of the bike making it unable to use , immobilising the bike . A s it located on the pedal it provides a subtle and unique commuting experience .


DuPont™

Zytel® HTN : High Performance Amide Zytel® RS : Renewably sourced Nylon Resin Ultramid® 8333G HI HS BK-102 - Polyamide 6

Ultramid® 8333G HI HS BK-102 - Polyamide 6 Injection Moulding

Bicyle reflector - Moulded Polycarbonate - semi transparent outer with micro-prisms formed inside to create a reflective surface

Two possible material choices: Zytel® RS nylon resin - lightweight, strong, impact resitant

Nylon - strong & durable to support everyday use as it is a moving part

Aluminium - corrosion resistant, low density, low cost Overmould the pedal around this component creating a secure and more durable unit

Pedlock is designed to make securing your bike safer and easier. Pedlock acts as a new and interesting deterrent for bike thieves as it locks the rear end of the bike making it unable to use , as it located on the pedal it provides a subtle and unique commuting experience .

Zytel® RS 30G30L NC010 - 30% glass reinforced nylon resin. Minimum 40% renewably sourced. Injection Moulded

Main component - this beam will be used to place inbetween the chain/rear wheel of the bike.


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AL FRESCO Al Fresco is all about eating outdoors. For this project I wanted to enhance the expericene of eating at the cinema but also encourage recycling . The unique and interesting popcorn box is aesthetically pleasing when using but it can also be compacted to make it more enjoyable to the user to throw it away . The user can also scan the interactive popcorn box to recieve rewards and find ‘Go Green’ information in association with the participating cinemas .


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MODEL MAKING // CAD Model Making and CAD was a project set out to experiment with a range of materials and hand crafting techniques to produce a variety of models . F rom a set of H ierarchical F orms to a R eplica of an electronic product . I t was also used to develop our computer skills and experiment with a range of surfaces and solids .


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B I O - M I M I C RY: S C U B A PAC K The Scuba Pack was delevoped through a project called ‘Biomimicry’. This was to create an innovative and interesting product that was inspired by the characteristics within nature . The Scuba Pack is inspired by the unique defense mechanism of Puffer Fish, pumping itself up, but also the wingsuit like form of the B lanket O ctopus providing it with an easier ascent and descent . The Scuba Pack can be retro fit to a scuba tank and whilst diving it can inflate/deflate automatically or manually allowing the diver to safely travel through the ocean .


THANK YOU

AIDAN SMITH aidansmithdesign@gmail.com linkedin.com/in/aidansmithdesign


Industrial Design Portfolio - Aidan Smith