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Fernbrook, Coaghen, Newbliss, Co Monaghan Ireland. M: 00353(0)86 85 19386 E: nhaynes@eircom.net Portfolio: http://issuu.com/nicholashaynes/docs/n_haynes_portfolio_7-9-12

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Thank you for your time, I hope you find something of interest. I strive to provide realistic and imaginative design solutions, take into account your customer needs and production capabilities and work within a timed and budgeted programme. All design work is developed exclusively for the client's requirements and is conducted in a strict and confidential manner. Key Services Domestic Furniture Contract Furniture Upholstery Furniture Interior Design Exhibition Design Market Research PDF Catalogue Work 3d & 2d CAD Assembly Instructions Working Drawings Specification Production Techniques Costings

Profile & Skills I have built a portfolio of successful completed projects over 20+ years in domestic and contract furniture, joinery and exhibition work which I have managed. I aim to provide commercial and practical design solutions which follow a design brief and can be detailed up for manufacturing. My career development has given me a detailed knowledge of working with wood, metal and upholstery and I have the ability to plan, detail and set-out in Auto CAD or in traditional drafting methods. Using Corel Draw Desktop Publication package has allowed me to communicate company sales information and collate hand render drawings and 3d CAD drawings for presentation.

Apr 2008-T0 Date: Freelance/Contract worker. Thomas McGuigan Bar Furniture Used desktop publication (Corel Draw x4) to make PDF downloads for website and laser printed catalogues. Costing of Steel Furniture Range Sherry's Design, 3d Cad drawings for catalogue. Designed a 20 piece bedroom range and 17 piece dinning range for launch at the NEC Birmingham Furniture show January 2011.

Apr 2007-Apr 2008 L A kitchens, Glaslough, Co Monaghan: Designer/Estimator. Bedrooms and kitchen costings using Microsoft Excel and Smart computerized management system, adverts for local papers and showroom assistant.

Mar 2004-Nov 05 Woodfit, Athlone, Co Westmeath: Projects Coordinator. Bespoke Joinery manufacturer, responsibility for the coordination of the following projects: Athlone Civic Centre - fitted furniture items, stainless steel display cabinets, council chamber curved desks, reception counters. Cork County Hall - Fitted furniture items, Council chamber curved desk in Anodized Aluminum. Kildare County Council - Acoustic Wall paneling and fire Doors. Cork Court House reception counters.

1998-2004 Furniture Design Services, Co. Monaghan: Owner. My aim was to provide a design consultancy service for furniture manufacturers. Key projects undertaken were: Woodfit Ltd.: 7 month contract as project coordinator for Joinery fit out of fitted furniture for Castle Hyde, Fermoy, Co Cork. S.F.Quinn: Cabinet products to match existing reproduction range. Thomas McGuigan: The development of bar furniture drafting & design. John Lynch Upholstery: Upholstery suites & Exhibition work. McQ Furniture: Laminated and foil based bedroom range. Croft & Assinder: Concept sketches for cabinet handles. Glenwood Furniture Manufacturing Ltd: Design and development of the Inspirations living, bedroom and home office ranges designed in a contemporary style. Furniture College, Letterfrack: 2 week teaching block for 2nd year students (furniture design and manufacturing course), project title - "Design for Production and Manufacturing" 1999 -2004.


1996-1998 Alpha Concepts Furniture Ltd, New Zealand: Project Engineer. Alpha Concepts is a specialist manufacturer making high to medium production runs of flat pack furniture, these were distributed in New Zealand and Australia. In this fast reaction business, I have had the opportunity to design products for Sony/Sharp, Australian. Sanyo /Mitsubishi, New Zealand.

1995 – 1996 Arena Design Associates, Nottingham, England: Senior Furniture Designer. A design consultancy which specializes in furniture design, point of sale and exhibition work. One of my major projects was for the Airsprung furniture group, which had at the time a £76 million annual turnover. This holding company has several subsidiaries who exhibit their branded furniture at major UK furniture shows. My involvement was to re adjust existing stands for the group exhibition as well as develop new stands for individual companies.

1987 - 1995 Bridgecraft Furniture Ltd, Leeds, England: In-house designer. Designed and developing traditional upholstery and cabinet products for this €6 million turnover company. G.T Rackstraws is a sister company of Bridgecraft. In April 1993, I designed and modified several pieces of furniture for the company which were displayed in Harrods of London.

1986 - Goodrich Design Limited: Upholstery Designer Qualifications: BA Hon’s degree in Wood, Metal and Ceramics 2:1 - Manchester Polytechnic 3 yrs 1983-86. Diploma in Interior and Exhibition Design - Medway College of Design, Rochester Kent 3 yrs 1980-83

Interests: In 2006 I designed & project managed the building of my own house, I drew up plans with specific detailing for a pellet boiler & storage, airtightness, heat recovery and extra insulation. I also enjoy Museums, DIY, Art & Design, Hill Walking and Badminton.

Computer Skills: Apr- Nov 2006 Auto CAD Study Course, FAS course level 5 FETAC. The course was structured to give hands on experience in achieving AutoCAD drawings in 2D, 3D and 3D colour renderings. Work experience with Latimer Associates Architects in Cootehill during this course. Microsoft Word, Excel, Front page, Windows XP & 7, Internet Explore & Outlook. Fire Fox, TrueSpace 6.6 3D modeling, Corel Draw & Photo paint X5 (Compatible to Adobe illustrator & Photo Shop) Smart Computerized Management system, Alibre Design parametric CAD 3D modeling & Keyshot Rendering.


2008-T0 Date: Freelance work

Sherry's Design 3d model created in Alibre Design for Belmont Furniture Brochure.


Apr 2008-T0 Date: Freelance work.

Sherry's Design, 3d model created in Alibre Design for Lavella Furniture Brochure.


Apr 2008-T0 Date: Freelance Work.

Thomas Mc Guigan Desktop publication work. Catalogue for PDF downloads from website and for laser printing.


Apr 2008-T0 Date: Freelance work.

Sherry's Design, I designed a 20 piece bedroom range and 17 piece dinning range for launch at the NEC Birmingham Furniture show January 2011. The scope of work consisted of design concepts using hand drawn illustrations. I developed the full ranges into CAD drawings for manufacture, also product line drawings and specification notes for catalogues.


2007-Apr 2008 L A kitchens, Glaslough, Co Monaghan: Designer/Estimator.

LA Kitchens A selection of local papers adverts and Schematic drawings of standard kitchen carcases.


Mar 2004-Nov 05 Woodfit, Athlone, Co Westmeath: Projects Coordinator.

Woodfit Ltd Cork County Council Chamber. I was given the architects designs and had the job of setting out the joinery items and working out the details for manufacturing and coordinating the fit out.


Mar 2004-Nov 05 Woodfit, Athlone, Co Westmeath: Projects Coordinator.

Woodfit Ltd Athlone County Council Chamber. I was given the architects designs and had the job of setting out the joinery items and working out the details for manufacturing and coordinating the fit out.


1998-2004 Furniture Design Services, Co. Monaghan: Owner

Glenwood Furniture From a agreed design brief, I designed and developed the Inspirations living, bedroom and home office range in a contemporary style. This was produced in pre veneered melamine board with 2mm pvc edge band and transfer foil moulded edges.


1996-1998 Alpha Concepts Furniture Ltd, New Zealand: Project Engineer

Alpha Concepts Specialist manufacturer making high to medium production runs of flat pack furniture, these were distributed in New Zealand and Australia. In this fast reaction business, I had the opportunity to design products for the Sony/Sharp Australian market. Sanyo /Mitsubishi, New Zealand.


1995 – 1996 Arena Design Associates, Nottingham, England: Senior Furniture Designer.

Arena Design Airsprung furniture group at NEC Birmingham furniture show, design proposals for pine bedroom furniture.


1987 - 1995 Bridgecraft Furniture Ltd, Leeds, England: In-house designer.

Bridgecraft Furniture German export range incop0rating laser etched frieze and laser cut split pediment.


1987 - 1995 Bridgecraft Furniture Ltd, Leeds, England: In-house designer.

G.T Rackstraws Sister company of Bridgecraft. I designed and modified several pieces of furniture for the company. These items were sold in Harrods of London.


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