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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

3 rd

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

year design for industry

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

student at northumbria university newcastle .

H aving

a huge ambition for design , i believe that

products should be made with a sense of curiosity ,

EXPERIENCE

passion , imagination and creativity .

I

am always striving to achieve new skills and

techniques to help develop my design direction .

J U N I O R 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

graphic design , product design , film

&

tv and

photography , it has allowed me to become the designer that i am today .

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

this portfolio not only showcases my design work .

It

shows the progression through university life and

my development as a designer .

PERSONAL SKILLS COMMUNICATION PRESENTATION TEAM BUILDING TIME MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION

TECHNICAL SKILLS


STICK N’ STORE / /

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NON LITERAL FORM / /

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

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IN PLASTICS COMPETITION

MODEL MAKING / CAD / /

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F M C G PAC K AG I N G : TO OT H PAST E / /

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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 the Innovation in Plastics competition, to make a product primarily made from plastic to enhance a travelling experience . P edlock has been created to make securing your bike safer and easier acting 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 . as it located on the pedal it provides a subtle and unique commuting experience .

Pedlock was shortlisted and a finalist for the Innovation in Plastics competition 2017

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RTP VLF 80211 EM HS (60% long glass fibre) Nylon long fibre compound

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

Excellent strength & high impact resistance Available in a range of pigmentations Great mould-ability Injection Moudled

Alloy barrel lock Torx Screws


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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 . from a set of hierarchical forms to a replica of an electronic product . it was also used to develop our computer skills and experiment with a range of surfaces and solids .


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F M C G PAC K AG I N G : TO OT H PAST E A project focused on the packaging of fmcg products and how they can be improved for the consumer . toothpaste packaging is something that hasn ’ t changed much over the years , so i looked into creating toothpaste packaging that would be easier to use for all ages but also reduce the wastage that is usually left inside of the tube when it is finished with . this project was a category winner for the international student packaging designer of the year competition .

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THANK YOU

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

Industrial Design Portfolio - Aidan Smith  

3rd Year Industrial Design student at Northumbria University - Currently seeking a Design Internship for Summer 2018.

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