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Matt Tams YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY Work 09-12


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Skillset key:

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Client consultation

Adobe Photoshop

Hand crafted

Sketching / Illustrated by hand

Adobe Illustrator

SolidWorks

Adobe InDesign


http://matttams.co.uk

09-12

mattjtams@gmail.com

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york st john university Other work: p30 / CV: P48


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Peacock Following the Pelican and Puffin, Peacock is proposed as the next functional and aesthetic step in pedestrian signal crossings. The touch-screen display slopes gracefully to make signals easy for all to see and read. Rising elegantly from the ground, the unit reaches an optimal height for pedestrians to both read and reach to. LEDs sitting beneath the display panel provide feedback on the demand to cross in the form of a uniform circle of lights, accompanied by a subtle but distinct cheep noise.

The biggest change to function is the audio-visual fifteen-second countdown, indicating time remaining until crossing becomes safe. Sensors featured in Puffin crossings are incorporated, neatly rehoused beneath the display. Peacock standardises tactility: by rising and sinking appropriately, the housings of the circularly-aligned lights inform users that it is safe to cross. Black and yellow rendering helps make the object’s function unmistakable.

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Reduce’d For residents of apartments, managing kerbside collection recycling facilities can prove cumbersome and a frequent cause of clutter in narrow hallways. Reduce’d is a slim, wall hugging bin box, with a removable, reusable liner, which aims to change this. Its diminuitive dimensions help to reduce clutter around the home, whilst allowing for it to be placed where it is both easy to see and access. Cutting the size of the kerbside box by 75% also makes it easy to transport and stow away, whilst its 13.75 litre capacity still holds plenty at a time. Collections of full liners are made from a dedicated collection point (placed in the most suitable location). Upon collection, fresh, clean liners are delivered - washed from when they had last been collected. Such a system keeps the Reduce’d concept in harmony with its task to recycle. It is recommended that residencies have one box per category of recycling, with four liners for every box.

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Development of the Reduce’d concept


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Simple Simple by name, simple by nature. The design is dictated by function; made for the hospital bedside, this cabinet can be seamlessly integrated into the hopsital workflow, where its use by patients, visitors and staff alike will pose minimum fuss and minimum risk to health. Overleaf: sketch development models

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All parts of the cabinet rely on basic shapes, greatly simplifying manufacture. Whilst the eight ABS components are injectionmoulded, the plywood need only be shaped and treated. All components clock, snap or slide into place, eliminating screws and adhesives at both the points of manufacture and use. Its configurable, flexible construction not only offers greater versatility to the patient, but also allows for any damages to be repaired partby-part, rather than ordering in a whole new cabinet.


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E.ON Wave Wave is the result of a foray into the values of E.ON’s brand, with a view to creating a product to expand their presence in the market. E.ON pride themselves on being seen as warm, friendly, environmentally conscious, practical and efficient. Wave is therefore a product designed to encapsulate these values. In ‘standard’ mode, Wave is a quite typical heater - useful for heating up one room of the house when only one is occupied. In ‘personal’ mode, together with its soft, huggable pouch, Wave becomes a personal heater - thus rendering energyinefficient hot water bottles obsolete.

The final outcome of this project was an A3 presentation board, illustrated by hand. This can be made available to see upon request.

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ND Exhibition stand May 11 Conceptual stand design for the space occupied by YSJ at 2011’s New Designers, featuring space-enhancing mirrored surfaces.

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Gravitate Jan 11 A group concept for the redevelopment of Parliament Street, York. Conducted with the City of York Council, our work earned us a placement there.

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Centurion May 10

Scorch Jan 10

twoseventy Jan 10

An exploration into the ergonomics of the kitchen manifested in a kettle which features a pivoting handle and widediameter grip.

A dual-purpose decorative wall sconce and torch for the home. Affixed with a simple magnetic strip, it is always within easy reach.

A sculptural bench of concrete and ash wood. Designed for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, it is inspired by folds, cantilevers and the Park itself.


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other work


May 12 Strictly Panto - ‘Snow White’

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SNOW WHITE AND THE

SEVEN AT THE

BLOKES

CAMBOURNE CHURCH

FRIDAY 18 JANUARY

7PM

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY

2PM & 7:30PM

£10 ADULT £7.50 CHILD

£30 FAMILY TICKET

TWO ADULTS TWO CHILDREN

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MaR - Jul 12 York Print Company ad hoc

YORKPRINT company.co.uk

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Sep 11 branding for ‘The Saint’ student magazine Dec 11 Layout & Front Cover for ‘The Saint’ issue 1 (online only) MaR 12 Layout for ‘The Saint’ Issue 2 (Online & Print)

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Be the first to see the new magazine!

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Friday December 9th 7.30 ‘til late

Absolute Buble The Alistair Griffin Band Montego Bay Yorkulele /

PLUS Festive market traders, real reindeer, live bands and much more

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Nov 11 YSJSU Winter Ball Branding & promotional material

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Oct 11 Programme Rep ‘Hero’ campaign

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Sep 11 Thinking Out Loud ‘11 student conference branding & poster

Oct 11 Boney Fish - Tribal John Dory

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Jun 11 Spare the Air ‘11 branding & events Planning

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Mar 11 Angry Toy Productions Branding Jan 11 YSJSU Entertainments branding

oct 10 Qrait.com branding

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Matt Tams CV

Graphics, Communications & Product Designer matttams.co.uk mattjtams@gmail.com

About A recent graduate possessing a range of experience from freelance and other ad hoc work, I am a confident and openminded practitioner of branding, print and product design. Particularly interested in and passionate about graphic design, I am always ready to take on a new challenge and offer fresh perspective and creative input.

Education BA (Hons) Product Design, York St John University, 09-12

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Skills gained:

Ability to work closely in a team Ability to pitch ideas to clients Brand analysis and development Conducting market research Rendering and presentation by hand, in CAD (SolidWorks) and in Adobe packages (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) Craft of scale/facsimile models

Experience York Print Company, 2012 Ad hoc designer at York Print Company, working on brochures, business cards, logos etc. The Saint student magazine, 2011-12 Joint founder of a new student magazine, fully responsible for all web and print design and layout for issues 1 and 2. York St John Students’ Union, 2010-12 Ents logo design; design director of the Programme Rep ‘Hero’ campaign; brand creation & event promotion for Winter Ball ‘11.


Programme Rep for Product Design, 2009-12 Representing the views of peers on the Product Design course at various programme and faculty meetings, raising their concerns and feeding back relevant information. Programme Rep of the Year for the Faculty of Arts, 2011. City of York Council, 2011 Work placement at the City of York Council, working in a small team to produce the Spare the Air ‘11 event programme and branding. Freelance work, 2010-12 Various pieces of ad hoc design work, producing logos, web design, event promotion, custom T-shirt design, etc.

Skills 2D, branding & print:

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

CAD:

SolidWorks

Communication:

Programme Rep Sketching & presentation techniques

Interests When I’m not designing for work, I’m often designing for fun; reworking logos and branding for existing firms, or creating identities for conceptual companies. I’m also strongly interested in typography and iconography, and a casual illustrator - I share a lot of what I find and do through social media, such as Twitter. Beyond design, I cycle wherever and whenever possible. I have grand designs on travelling the world - my bike will have to do for now though. I’m something of an amateur guitarist, a huge football enthusiast, and I don’t read nearly as much as I’d like to.

Referees Available upon request.

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