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Nathan Sterling Industrial Design Northumbria University

Cranswick Pet Products Live Project To design a bird feeder/bird box; I chose to design a birdbox for the urban environment

DAB DIGITAL RADIO Design a radio with set minimum sizes and specification. Sketch Ideation, quick photoshop renders and finally, a CAD render.

Lacoste Live Project Design a nautical shoe for Spring/Summer 2014 Initially we conducted market research and created personas to gain a better understanding of our target market. The shoe concept we created was accompanied by a marketing campaign focusing on exploration and sharing your adventure through social networks.“Lacoste Voyage� Limited edition colourways would also be released based on extreme environments.

AP Apparel Polo S/S 2014 Commissioned by Apparel Polo to develop concepts for casual footwear to be released Spring/Summer 2014. Initially, I started by looking at AP’s current range, alongside current market competition. Next i created a persona moodboard to understand how the target user spends their time. Ideation and development of concepts followed, then finally marketing and advertising. Due to the success of the project, I was then commissioned to design a tee to accompany the footwear; the AP falcon tee.

SPKRBOXX Commisioned to design the uniforms for the promotions team.

YEH X APPAREL POLO Collaborated with streetwear brand “YEH”.

Delifresh Yorkshire-based food supplier, wanting to expand into new markets. Designed a range of packaging for dried fruit and nut packs.

Boiler Interface Design Redesign the interface to a boiler to support complex decision making.

Press and hold the Power button until the display turns on (max delay. of 3 seconds)

Rotate the Selector dial to the HEATING AND WATER setting.

Double Tap the MASTER BOOST button.

Confirm you want to trigger the MASTER BOOST

Rotate the dial for Radiator 1 to preferred temperature.

Rotate the dial for Radiator 2 to preferred temperature.

To change other rooms settings, tap the Room Menu

Tap the Room you want to change

Edit the Settings in the chosen room. Repeat for each room if desired

Nathan Sterling Profile

Highly motivated and have a passion for solving design related problems.

Contact Details

My strengths lie in ideation, concept development and sketch work Competent using various software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and Rhino


Positive team player, works well with others to come up with creative design solutions.

Education Work Ex & Design Competitions

2009 - High Fernley Primary School

Teaching children simple drawing techniques and experimenting with different media.

Northumbria University,

2011-2015 (expected) Design For Industry (BA Hons)

Huddersfield New College (2009-2011)

2010/11 A2 Design Technology Graphic Products ( B ) Physics ( B ) Mathematics ( C ) 2009/10 AS History (B)

2011 – Ellen Macarthur Foundation Re-Design Competition

Consider the concept of a circular economy and try applying these principles to a manufacturing company.


1 Guildford Place Heaton Newcastle Tyne and Wear NE6 5HQ

2011 – Ellen Macarthur Foundation Design Competition Shortlist My team’s idea was added to the shortlist of the best ideas at the competition in Leeds.

Crossley Heath, Halifax (2004 -2009) 2009 GCSE 3 A*s 6 As 2 Bs

Summer 2011 – North Light Gallery Exhibition

To finish our work year we ran an exhibition of our A Level work at a local Art Gallery. The setup and design of the exhibition was left to the students. This allowed me to work as part of a team and also work with other faculties in design and experience exhibition design


Basketball – Northumbria Team Captain; from basketball i have developed as a leader. team player due to the responsibilities of having to organise transport and practices.

Thank You for reading! Any Enquiries; 07817335987

Nathan Sterling - Industrial Design Portfolio  

A collection of work produced whilst studying at Northumbria University.