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Kane Lochhead Industrial Designer

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Design Engineer

My name is Kane Lochhead. I have recently moved to London from New Zealand to pursue my career within the Design sector. The following pages have been put together to showcase some of my work. Please take a look around and feel free to contact me at kanelochhead@gmail.com.


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alu lid

Aluminium Hard Tonneau Cover- I had the role as project leader for this venture working with new business partners, senior management and engineers. I led the team from strategising and concept generation through to the development stages, to the sourcing of offshore manufacturers and suppliers. The aim of this project was to create a lid that would be market leading through its functionality and useability, as well having a durable & robust appeal. The lid was designed to integrate with Proform’s growing family of Pick up Truck accessories and utilised common components. My creative and practicable approach led to new patent pending features such as the ‘Tailgate Locking Tab’ and the ‘Adjustable Hinge Connector Plate’. As well as this, I developed a Solidworks design generator that allows designers to enter key dimensions into a design table with the generator producing a new variation and engineering drawings. Currently there have been 14 variations generated for the different makes & models of Pick up Trucks.


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alu lid


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sport lid

One of Proform’s core and most successful products to-date. As an R&D team we refined the design, creating an integrated look with each vehicle. Design templates were developed to minimise the design time for the development of new variations. From user based research we improved functionality and user-ability of the lids with features like easy installation, quick release and one arm push button opening. The improvements that were made in the efficiency in design stage, tool construction and manufacture allowed, and still allow, Proform to compete competitively internationally.


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sprint

Sprint Canopy was a collaborative project between ARB Australia and Proform NZ. At the time this project pushed the boundaries of tool design and construction, thermoforming and Robotic trimming. http://www.arb.com.au/


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eken

This is the result of some recent concept work that I produced for a family friend and owner of EKEN - a sports supplement company. The brief was to create a product that would display and promote EKEN’s “Powerbands” as foremost in the market. The display stand that resulted was elite and slick, featuring an LCD screen, gravity feed product and good stack ability for shipping. The stand was constructed out of 4 thermoformed panels that click together with hidden plastic rivets.


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move

A final-year University project that addressed the negative consequences of office work environments. Move is a third generation desktop system that returns physical form back to the digital desktop, which despite its many conveniences and virtual icons, has significant impact on the health, wellbeing and efficiency in the work place. Move facilitates a higher level of physical activity and reintroduces opportunity for spontaneous interaction with colleagues, as formerly sedentary office workers find themselves no longer locked to their monitors. Move breaks up the monotony of office work by bringing physicality back into daily tasks, getting employees out of their seats in the physical management of digital information. The move system is based on RFID technology and consists of a personal electronic tile, which interfaces with RFID readers including Recycle bins, Filing Depots and mail drops, identifiable as physical icons throughout the office environment. Each tile contains a touch activated heart rate monitor to measure daily activity and fitness levels, encouraging the use to set goals and monitor progress through a desktop application. In the move environment, employees become more motivated and efficient, increasing overall performance, living healthier and more active lifestyles, both inside and out side the workplace.


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GPS

Matefinder- A third-year University project that explored fluid form on a hand held electronic devise. The intention of this project was to explore and control fluid form through various mediums including Sketch, modelling clay, foam models, 3D Printing and mould making. The applied application of this devise was a GPS that displays your position in relation to your friends and family, amongst densely populated crowds or within an environment that has little visual aid. The devise features a robust design, a urethane body and spinning mechanism for charging.


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stroller

This urban stroller/car seat was the result of a third-year University paper sponsored by Phil & Teds – a New Zealand-based company who design baby accessories. The brief was to address the issues that parents and caregivers have surrounding transportation of their young babies and toddlers within urban environments. My design allowed the quick and easy transformation from an urban stroller into car seat.


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chaise

This piece was the result of a second-year University furniture paper that required a design of a chaise lounge for a chosen space. I chose the “Weather Project� - an installation by Olafur Eliasson in the Tate Modern museum in London, a project that transported exhibitors from the typical cold wet weather from outside into a warm artificial environment with a dazzling half sun reflected by a ceiling of mirrors. My design played on the idea of manmade environment extending it to the ground with a bed of articulating flowers.

Kane Lochhead [Portfolio]  

Hello this is the work of Kane Lochhead from his studies, Careere, and experience