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Alexander James Vescio Product Design Portfolio


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PHYSIOTHERAPY AID MAIN PROJECT INDIVIDUAL

EXPERIENCE

ROLLFITNESS COMPETITION PROJECT INDIVIDUAL

WOODCUT & CO BUSINESS PROJECT TEAM


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ABOUT

I’m Alexander James Vescio, a junior product design engineer and graduate of Northumbria University. From an early age I have had both a creative flair and an analytical mind, bringing both together as a product designer has helped me produce bold and viable solutions to diverse problems. Seeing the progress of a project from start to finish is captivating and continues to inspire me


with each new venture. Working collaboratively, creating concepts and developing through to manufacture, whilst evaluating along the way is a process of satisfaction and one I am continuously passionate about. Having always had a keen eye for detail, I strive towards achieving the best solution in every situation, whilst appreciating when “perfection� is not necessary. Outside my academic studies I enjoy keeping fit through many sports from rowing to football

and most recently CrossFit. Having played guitar for over eleven years now, it provides a relaxing balance and individual enjoyment. This portfolio displays a small amount of work completed throughout my final year at University, intended to give a brief overview of my own design style and skillset.


eg technology - Product Design Engineering Intern A one year industrial placement at a leading Product Design and Engineering Consultancy helped further develop knowledge and skills via real world experience. Throughout the year I worked on a number of live projects in both the medical technology and consumer goods sectors. I had input in all aspects of the product development process; project start up meetings, brainstorming sessions, concept creation and development, detail design, prototyping, design for assembly and transfer to manufacture.

EXPERIENCE

Having the opportunity to produce real work on live projects, communicating with clients and suppliers and producing end products was a very rewarding experience. It provided independence and the ability to be proactive and self-motivating whilst having experienced designers and engineers on hand to guide me.

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sing in novelty wooden gifts, Woodcut and Co d, manufactured and retailed products in northgland. The University start-up was set up in tion with Young Enterprise.

mpany Director, I had responsibilities in project g, business development, financial planning and ons, as well as coordinating and driving the team. n role as lead product designer concerned the of our products, from initial concept, through ent, manufacture and post production processes.

George Smith - Product Development Engineer A British, handmade furniture company set in North East England who design and manufacture bespoke, high-end products to exact client specification. As a graduate product developer, my role involved the detailed design and rapid turnaround of bespoke furniture models and engineering drawings to be manufactured onsite, before shipping to clients worldwide. I was also tasked with developing the “highest sales value� George Smith products, optimising design for manufacture and design for assembly principles, resulting in significant cost reductions and company progress.

Currently Seeking employment primarily within product design and engineering.


A PHYSIOTHERA THROUGH EARL

PHYSIOTHERAPY AID MAIN PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL


APY AID TO PROMOTE GREATER SUCCESS LY STAGES OF REHABILITATION.


BACKGROUND

CONCEPT GENERATION

In order to recover from a physical injury or operation, patients go through a process of daily rehabilitation. Post operation injuries require consistent structured exercise for best recovery. Poor adherence to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation leads to: • Patients functional improvement is lower than potential. • Time patients spend completing rehabilitation before discharge is dramatically increased. Therefore, a method of recording exercise, specific to physiotherapy is designed to promote adherence and better communication between patient and physiotherapist.

- Records and te app for patien


Chosen Concept

- Device attaches to the patients leg. Theraband ties to a fixed object.

emporarily stores exercise information syncing with nt and physiotherapist communication and review. - Wide range of exercises possible


Main Body Housing Sub-Assembly


Detachable Clip Sub-Assembly


FINAL PROTOTYPE • Utilising rapid prototyping techniques, a working prototype was achieved. Finishing techniques were employed to replicate the product, should it go into full scale manufacture.

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A MULTIFUNCTIO BOTH PHYSICAL

ROLLFITNESS COMPETITION PROJECT - INDIVIDUAL


ONAL FITNESS PRODUCT ENABLING L ACTIVITY AND RECOVERY.


COMPETITION BRIEF Produce any new design of a product in which the use of aluminium extrusions forms an integral part.


RollFitness


1) DETACH CARRY STRAP 2) SQUEEZE AND PULL SPRING LOCK END CAP 3) REMOVE PRODUCT CONTENTS 4) REMOVE FOAM & FOLD INTO EXERCISE MAT 5) COMPLETE WORKOUT USING EXERCISE TOOLS CONTAINED INSIDE


*FOAM ROLLING CAN BE DONE BEFORE AND AFTER THE WORKOUT

USER INTERACTION


A WOODEN GIFT COMPANY BASE

WOODCUT & CO BUSINESS PROJECT - TEAM


TS MANUFACTURE AND RETAIL ED IN NORTHUMBERLAND


Plan As part of a final year university module aiming to develop business, management, and enterprise skills and experience, our multidisciplinary student team formed the idea for Woodcut and Co. Producing a detailed business plan was key to success. Early consideration of factors such as value proposition, revenue streams and key resources, amongst others, promoted objective thinking, exposed potential problem areas and served as a reference point throughout business operations.


Design As lead product designer, I was in charge of all product design and development, whilst having input on all our designed media.

Produce Utilising university laser cutting facilities, we were able to rapidly turnaround new, authentic products, consistently adding to our collection.


Sell

Face to face trading at local markets, and online sales through “www.woodcutandco com� were employed to generate business

Advertise To promote our product range and create strong customer relations, Woodcut and Co exploit a number of social media platforms.


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Expand Initial revenue reinvested back into Woodcut and Co allowed early expansion of our product range into larger items and specialist items such as earphone tidies. As finalists at a regional final event held by Young Enterprise, Woodcut and Co pitched to local business people aiming to seek investment to gain assets and allow growth.


Contact Alexander James Vescio 3 The Knoll Ellington Morpeth Northumberland NE61 5LQ 07896885414 alexjamesv@gmail.com

Alexander James Vescio Product Design Portfolio  
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