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ASHLEY BOWES PORTFOLIO DESIGN FOR INDUSTRY NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY


CURRICULUM VITAE CONTACT

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

ASHLEY BOWES (+44) 7817654110 ashleybowes@hotmail.co.uk Loft 42 The Turnbull Queens Lane Newcastle NE1 1NA

Unit44 - Art Gallery and Creative Studio Creative placement

PROFILE

My responsibilities at Unit 44 included: - Creative input incorporating bespoke design into gallery products and print releases. Utilizing the screen printing process and applying it in experimental ways. - Creative input and assistance with the Darren Henderson solo show. Aiding the Australian artist on his full install at Unit44. - Introduction to all elements of the business.

Nicklin - Furniture Design Internship I am a curiously creative 25 yr old Industrial design undergraduate, currently in my 2nd year of study. Starting university a little later in life has allowed me to travel the world, explore different cultures, gain a valuable work ethic and a lot of life experience. I have a real thirst for learning and am always very eager to expand my knowledge and skills in terms of design. With this in mind I am looking forward to finding a challenging internship that will allow me to develop my skills as a young designer and give me valuable insight into the product design industry.

Nicklin deal internationally designing and manufacturing high quality bespoke furniture. The company works predominately with timber and specializes in unique surface finishes. This internship enabled to work very closely with the companies’ director, I was given the opportunity to contribute in client meetings and allowed me to witness to professionalism and fast pace of the design industry. My responsibilities at Nicklin included: - Creative research for the company re-brand. - Research and experimentation with surface finishes. - Designing bespoke fixings for furniture, including door handles and drawer inserts.


WORK

INTERESTS

Hoochie Coochie 2012 - Present, Bartender Orange PLC 2008 - 2010, Sales Advisor Digital - Stereocorp 2005 - 2008, Bar Manager

I am passionate about experiencing different cultures and try to do this as much as possible through independent travel as well as reading travel-based literature. I have lived and worked in Australia and Spain and traveled throughout Thailand, Canada and Europe. I have strong interest in art and frequent art galleries and museums as much as possible and as many different cities as possible. I have been involved in a couple of community art projects and was recently commissioned in a project based in Gateshead. My other interests include film, cooking, reading, snowboarding and climbing.

EDUCATION 2009 - 2010 Gateshead College BTEC National Diploma Foundation Art and Design - Distinction 1999 - 2005 Hillhead High School Scottish Highers - 1 x A grade 1x B grade Scottish Standard Grades - 7 x A grade

SKILLS Include : Sketching, Model Making, Concept modeling Abode Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Rhinoceros 4.0 Graphite V8, Google SketchUp

REFERENCES Unit44 : danny@unit-44.com, 07590 273503, Hoults Yard, Unit 44, Walker Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 2HL Nicklin Furniture : becky@rsnicklin.co.uk, 0191 276 4350, Unit 9-10 Cobblestone Court Hoults Estate Walker Rd Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 1AB More available on request


CONTENTS

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live project with live project with model making non literal forms with detailing - pens + radio corrugami mollycoddle external work


LIVE PROJECT - SNEAKER DESIGN WITH LUP

concept It can be said that a particular shoe can define an era. Sneakers in particular have become artefacts of societal shifts, reflecting revolution in the 60s, punk rock rebellion in the 70s and the hip hop identity and street culture of the 80s. The era we live in today is one of multiculturalism, global communication and diversity. This sneaker is a celebration of that diversity and in particular the growing multiculturalism within Britain by recognising the 160 nationalities that reside there today.

moodboard


sneaker · ideation As a celebration of multicultural diversity the design of the shoe needs to follow some key points. · Universal and unisex.

160 · ideation Each line represents all 160 nationalities that currently live in Britain. Starting from London, in alphabetical order to every capital city within that group. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and eventually back to London

· Simple. Current yet classic. Different yet subtle. · An abstract representation of our era. · Made from natural material materials, made in Britain where possible. conceptual application


design solution

masked shoe lasts

experimentation with contours

cutting pattern

final concepts


GA drawing

structure + materials

embossed beige suede

gray mesh

white embossed leather

padded collar

concealed zip


photoshop renderings


magazine ad

project book

SNEAKERS THAT DEFINED AN ERA... Cons swung in the 60s. Docs rocked the 70s. Dunks dropped in the 80s. defines today...

a handmade, laser etched fold out project book was presented to the client, which they kept.


LIVE PROJECT - GROUP COLLABORATION

Research

Sketch Development

Leading innovator Philips, asked us to design a hair removal product targeted specifically at first time shavers. After an extensive period of research, we translated our findings into a product that promoted choice among young females.

Soft Modelling

express


LIVE PROJECT - GROUP COLLABORATION

Rapid Prototyping

Concept Modelling

Packaging + Services

Advertisement

express


MODEL MAKING - STYRENE WATCH


MODEL MAKING - HIERARCHAL GAME PIECES


NON LITERAL FORM - BANG & OLUFSEN


NON LITERAL FORM - MODEL + RHINO RENDER

by Ashley Bowes

NON LITERAL FORM - RHINO RENDER


PEN SKETCHES


RADIO DETAILING - SKETCHES + RENDER

RADIO - PHOTOSHOP RENDER


CORRUGAMI - LOW COST STORAGE SOLUTION


MOLLYCODDLE - GROUP PROJECT

Brief : design an interactive soft toy for young girls between the ages of 3 and 6.


EXTERNAL WORK

Life drawing

Community art project

Film Photography - Amsterdam, Paris


THANK YOU ashleybowes@hotmail.co.uk (+44) 7817654110

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