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Scott)Taylor)

Objective)

!I!have!a!huge!passion!for!engineering! and!design!within!the!theme!park! industry.!I!would!like!to!use!my! previous!experience!that!I!gained!in! my!engineering!and!design! background!to!become!the!best!I!can! be.!As!a!hard!working!individual!I!am! always!up!for!a!challenge!and!will! tackle!it!with!all!I!have!to!achieve!the! best!of!my!knowledge!and!ability,!I!am! also!a!very!ambitious!person!always! willing!to!go!the!extra!mile!to!achieve! my!goal.!I!have!generated!an! impressive!portfolio!containing!my! own!personal!work!done!within!my! own!time!and!also!work!experience! gained!within!the!industry.!! I!have!attached!my!own!personal! portfolio,!which!describes!in!depth! work!done!and!my!passion!for! engineering!and!design!within!the! theme!park!and!amusement!ride! industry.!

! Education) !

2D/3D! Computer! Aided! Design! Aug!10!–!Present! ! StCHelens!College! 2D/!3D!Computer!Aided!Design!(CAD)! AutoCAD!V2011!–!City!&!Guilds!L3!

2D!Computer!Aided! Design! Sept!09!C05/07/10! !!!!!! Wigan!&!Leigh!College! 2D!Computer!Aided!Design!(CAD)! AutoCAD!V2010!–!City!&!Guilds!L2!

Deanery!High!School! !

2004!–!2008!!!!!GCSE!Grades! Info!&!Com!Teach!(ICT)!C!A! D&T!Electronics!C!B! English!C!C! ! Mathematics!C!C! Science!!C!C! ! Additional!Science!C!C!

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Experience) !

Blackpool!Pleasure!Beach! Oct!2008!C!Nov!2010! I!was!a!Mechanical!Engineer!Apprentice!on!the!rides!and!attractions!whilst!attending! college!once!a!week!to!gain!knowledge!and!training.!I!worked!within!a!team!of!28! engineers!and!have!worked!both!in!groups!and!alone!but!always!carried!out!work!with! confidence!and!to!the!best!of!knowledge,!to!complete!all!work!set!to!the!best!of!my! ability.!My!role!involved!attending!breakdowns!and!working!in!a!busy!environment! whilst!working!to!tight!timescales!to!keep!the!rides!and!attraction!running.!It!was!one!of! my!responsibilities!to!perform!ride!safety!checks!each!morning!to!ensure!that!the!rides! where!in!the!correct!working!order!and!where!safe!to!open,!this!also!included!carrying! out!any!work!necessary.!I!also!had!to!perform!preventative,!routine!and!noneCroutine! maintenance!during!the!season!and!also!throughout!the!winter!months!to!prepare!for! the!next!season.!As!an!extra!addCon!to!my!apprenticeship!I!offered!to!carry!out!an! additional!college!course!in!L3!City!&!Guilds!Computer!Aided!Design!(CAD)!at!StCHelens! College,!which!was!accepted.!I!attended!StCHelens!College!two!hours!a!week!for!a!year! to!achieve!my!qualification.!Whilst!working!for!Pleasure!Beach!I!have!passed/!gained!a! number!of!training!certificates/!qualifications!which!are!listed!in!education!section!of!my! CV.!

Pleasure!Beach!Ice!Arena!! Oct!2008!–!Nov!2010! As!part!of!my!work!at!Blackpool!Pleasure!Beach!in!the!engineering!department,!I!also! worked!within!the!ice!arena,!preparing!the!stage!and!ice!for!the!Hot!Ice!Show.!My!duties! included!transferring!the!wood!stage!into!a!custom!ice!stage,!dealing!with!ice!arena! plant!maintenance!and!general!maintenance!within!the!arena.!!

Adrenaline!Zone!! ! 02!July!2007!–!13!July!2007! As!part!of!my!course!at!Secondary!School!I!had!to!carry!out!2!weeks!work!experience.!! I!carried!out!my!work!experience!at!Adrenaline!Zone,!which!is!an!adrenaline!ride! experience!company.!I!fitted!in!well!with!the!team,!picking!up!tasks!easily!and!carrying! them!out!with!maturity!and!confidence.!I!was!not!afraid!to!engage!with!the!public,! helping!attract!them!to!the!rides!and!offering!information.!

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Skills)and)Training)

! Certificates!gained! !IOSH!Working!Safely!

! ! ! ! 13/02/09! Working!At!Height!Awareness/!Harness!Training! ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!24/06/09! !Manual!handling! ! ! ! ! ! 14/04/10! Fire!Extinguisher!Training!Course! ! ! ! 07/07/10! ! Martin!Mac!3K,!2K,!700!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!21/05/11! Varilite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!25/05/11! ! !

Training!2000!C!Sept!09!–!July!10! Electrical!Maintenance!! Mechanical!Maintenance! Fitting!&!Key!Skills!

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Setting)the)standards)for)the) future)thrill)rides)and)attractions)

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Starting!with!a…!

Story!Ending!up!with…!

Reality!

Starting!my!designs!with! some!sort!of!meaning!or!in! other!words!a!story!to!tell! is!the!whole!point!in!my! attractions.!

There!are!no!limits!to!how! mad!or!crazy!story’s!can!be! that’s!why!my!designs! incorporate!that.!

Combining!these!together! creates!experiences!like!no! other!!!!

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Starting)with)a)story…) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ending&with&reality.& Trying!with!passion!and!determination!to! create!the!greatest!attractions!on!earth!!! I!take!great!honour!in!presenting!my!work! and!hope!you!enjoy!reading!it!as!much!as! I!enjoy!creating!it.! I!take!great!pride!in!my!work!and!use!the! name!‘STCDesign’!meaning!Scott!Taylor’s! Designs!to!represent!myself.! At!present!in!my!spare!time!I!try!to!create! rides!to!set!the!standards!for!the!future.! Meaning!I!am!always!trying!to!design! something!completely!new,!a!never!seen! before!ride!in!other!worlds.! The!real!strength!within!my!projects!is!the!

2! !story!behind!everything.!Every!design!has! and!starts!with!a!story,!being!part!of!that!

story!is!what!you!would!experience!on!all! my!attractions,!from!exterritorial! incurrence’s!to!Horror,!From!Fantasy!to! space!missions.!The!principle!is!the!same.! This!keyCpoint!of!story!telling!combined! with!an!incredible!ride!design!makes!the! riding!experience!even!more!amazing.!!!!

of!the!attraction!and!lets!me!work!out! forces,!speeds!and!the!overall! performance!of!the!ride.!It!also!lets!me! operate!it!so!I!can!put!the!ride!in!a! situation!such!as!emergency!stop!or! rollback!scenario!and!see!what!will! happen!so!I!can!adjust!the!design!to!suit.!

Using!Apple!Macintosh!and!Microsoft! operating!systems!I!try!and!design!as! professional!as!possible.!I!use!‘Computer! Aided!Design’!to!design!the!attraction! itself!and!then!translate!that!into!a! simulation!to!get!a!real!idea!of!what!the! final!result!will!look!like.!This!generated! realClife!simulation!gives!me!a!virtual!view!

I!also!create!advertisements!and!video! presentations.!Which!are!included!on!the! DVD.! This!folder!contains!brief!information! about!past!and!upcoming!

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The$Design$That$ Started$it$All!$ Project!Laznar!is!a!space!theme! based!attraction!that!combines!a! thrilling!experience!along!with! stunning!special!effects!and!preC launch!show.! ! Shooting!riders!vertical.! Dropping!beyond!vertical.!

(Laznar)Poster)as)well)as)a)CAD)drawing)and) simulation)screenshot)on)left))

Project!lanzar!was!my!very!first!major! project!and!is!still!one!of!my!best.!Lanzar! is!a!highCspeed!shuttle!destined!to!go!on!a! space!mission!never!attempted!until!now!! The!ride!starts!by!the!passengers!being! left!sitting!vertical!in!the!shuttle!(coaster! car)!on!the!track!for!what!seems!an! eternity!whilst!watching!a!preCshow!of!the! mission!about!to!take!place.!The!amazing! show!consists!of!the!latest!in!laser! technology,!video!projection!and!other! intelligent!lighting!to!produce!an! unbelievable!futuristic!virtual!space! station.!The!riders!are!being!told!in!the! preCshow!that!the!chances!are!unknown! for!the!success!of!the!mission.!Just!before! the!launch!is!about!to!take!place! something!goes!wrong!with!the! communication!system!and!they!start! having!technical!errors,!the!shuttle! (coaster!cars)!start!to!vibrate!and!shake! and!slowly!start!to!roll!backwards,! creating!an!intense!and!incredibly!real! experience.!Suddenly!the!shuttle!(coaster! car)!launches!from!0!to!100+mph!!in!a! mere!3!seconds!vertically!up!into!the!

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outside!area!which!the!rest!of!the!ride!will! take!place.!When!the!coaster!car!reaches! the!top!of!the!launch!hill!sensors!read!the! speed!and!adjust!a!series!of!kinetic!brakes! to!decrease!the!speed!of!the!coaster!car! to!around!8mph.!This!will!increase!the! adrenaline!boost!for!the!riders!as!they! prepare!for!the!beyond!vertical!drop! down!to!earth.!The!shuttle!now!carries!on! around!the!thrilling!ride!until!it!reaches! the!brake!run!when!the!second!preCshow! begins!in!the!brake!run!tunnel.!The!preC show!apologises!for!the!technical!failure! and!explains!that!the!mission!was!a! successful!one.! This!project!was!a!huge!success!and!the! video!adverts,!merchandise!and!posters! are!just!as!impressive!and!support!this! great!achievement,!along!side!that!I!have! two!A4!information!folders!on!the!project! and!an!A3!engineer!designCdrawing!folder.! I!have!gone!all!the!way!with!this! attraction,!as!I!do!with!most!projects!I! undertake.! I!used!professional!video!editing!and!

photo!editing/!production!software! (Adobe!After!Effects,!Adobe!Premier!Pro,! Adobe!Photoshop,!Adobe!fireworks!&! Sony!Vegas)!to!produce!the!Television! advertisements.! I!used!professional!rollercoaster!software! pack!that!uses!CAD!for!the!design!presses! and!translates!it!into!real!life!simulations.! The!graphics!and!realist!appearance!is! quite!impressive.! This!project!started!the!entire!design! hobby!that!is!now!an!obsession.!! !

This&project&was&based& around&a&UK&theme&park& (Pleasure&Beach&Resort),&

An!additional! folder!with!detailed! ride!information,! design!drawings! and!more!has!been! created!for!this! project& &

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An extraterrestrial experience like no other!

My$First$Disney$based$Project$

A!huge!attraction!is!born!to!stun!guests! with!its!ambience!alone.! Race!to!which!mountain:!The!Hidden!Passage!is!one!of!my!latest! projects!where!I!tried!to!design!as!much!like!an!Imagineer!as! possible,!going!more!inCdepth!with!the!story!and!integrating!that! into!the!attraction!more!than!before.! This!project!was!started!once!again!with!the!idea!for!a!thrill!ride! of!the!future.!!I!had!to!put!a!lot!more!thought!and!research!into! this!project!than!before!as!all!my!recent!projects!have!been! based!around!a!story!that!I!have!personally!created,!unlike!this! one!where!I!am!designing!an!attraction!to!fit!around!a!story!that! already!exists.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The!ride!itself!for!this!attraction!is!still!in!the!designing!stages,! and!hasn’t!yet!made!it!into!a!finished!simulation!of!the!real!thing,! but!hopefully!it!will!be!very!soon.! This!attraction!is!very!true!to!the!story!with!you!(the!rider)! following!two!human!looking!aliens!to!their!spaceship!hidden! within!Witch!Mountain.!The!story!of!the!attraction!starts!when!

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you!first!step!into!the!queuing!system!were!guests!find!them! selves!in!a!Planet!Hollywood!restaurant!where!guests!wait!to! enter!a!preCshow,!where!they!will!be!told!to!go!outside.!This!is! where!the!next!part!of!the!queuing!system!starts.!An!outside! area!themed!as!a!back!alley!will!lead!guests!to!a!car!simulator! where!guests!will!enter!a!simulator!and!(sticking!to!the!story)!will! be!in!a!hurry!to!get!you!to!a!extraterrestrial!mountain!before!the! spaceship!leaves.!There!is!no!way!that!you!will!make!it!time!so! the!two!aliens!reveal!a!secret!passage!and!that!is!the!rout!you! take.!Finally!you!arrive!at!the!mountain,!this!is!where!the!guests! leave!to!simulator!and!find!themselves!at!Witch!Mountain.!This!is! where!the!actual!ride!starts.!The!guests!enter!the!mountain! through!a!secret!hidden!passage!that!is!very!futuristically/!space! themed.!Now!you!embark!on!a!wild!rollercoaster!experience! resembling!a!crazy!transport!system!within!the!huge!mountain.! The!mountain!inside!is!breathtakingly!themed!to!resemble!the! inside!of!a!futuristic!space!station.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By!sticking!the!story!but!adding!little!changes!to!make!the! attraction!fit,!when!finished!I!will!end!up!with!another!great! project.!

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Horror has never been so horrifyingly realistic! So!realistic!it!will!make!yoProject!lanzar!was!my!very!first!major!project!and!is!still!one!of!my!best.!Lanzar!is!a!

highCspeed!shuttle!destined!to!go!on!a!space!mission!never!attempted!until!now!!The!ride!starts!by!the! passengers!being!left!sitting!vertical!in!the!shuttle!(coaster!car)!on!the!track!for!what!seems!an!eternity!whilst! The!mist!is!the!first!horror!attraction!I!have!attempted.!Whilst!still!in!the!design!stages!at!present!this!ride!promises!to!be!a!huge! success.! This!ride!combines!a!horrifying!environment!with!the!ultimate!in!highCspeed!thrill,!and!with!a!custom!roller!coaster!built!to!suite!the! attraction!in!more!ways!than!one,!it!is!sure!to!send!the!adrenaline!levels!flying.! This!is!a!completely!enclosed!attraction,!making!it!a!complete!surprise!to!riders.!The!whole!environment!is!based!on!a!hostile!part!of! Slovakia!where!due!to!its!weird!disappearance!rumours!and!strange!happenings!it!has!been!made!into!a!wasteland!of!abundance,!and! every!winter!a!natural!phenomenon!occurs!which!covers!this!remote!place!with!a!huge!gulf!of!mist.!Why!it!does!this!is!unknown,!but! one!thing!is!for!certain.!No!one!dares!enters!the!mist.!As!it!is!told!that!you!will!never!return!! Riders!will!be!put!on!the!ultimate!highCspeed!attraction,!whizzing!through!the!thick!mist,!looking!at!what!has!become!of!this!hostile! environment!and!be!put!in!a!horrifyingly!realistic!situation.! Guests!will!have!to!look!closely!as!the!whole!attraction!will!be!surrounded!with!artificial!smoke!and!dry!ice.!

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Having&an&idea&is&one& thing.& Actually&making&that&idea& work&is&another.& & The!hardest!bit!for!me!is!the!actual! explanation!of!how!it!works.!For! most!of!my!projects!I!use!the! best!of!my!knowledge!to!try!and! explain!the!mechanical!and! electrical!side!of!things.!I!use!a!lot! of!computer!aided!design!(CAD)! drawing!packages!such!as!Autodesk! AutoCAD!2010!to!illustrate!the! actual!device.! The!latest!concept!that!I!have! included!in!‘lanzar’!and!‘The!Mist’!is! my!new!launch!concept.!Using!highly! compressed!air!to!launch!the!coaster! trains!to!staggering!speeds.!!!!!

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With!no!background!in!engineering!design!or!any! forms!of!design!I!decided!to!take!a!course!in! ‘Computer!Aided!Design!(CAD)’.!The!course!that!I’m! currently!on!is!a!City!&!Guilds!Level!3,!which!is!nearly! completed.!I!am!going!to!continue!in!September!and! go!onto!the!advanced!level!2D,!3D!and!3D!Modelling.! The!roller!coaster/!ride!design!package!I!use!has!been! specially!made!for!the!amusement!ride!design! industry!and!has!been!rated!by!designers!to!be!one!of! the!best!for!roller!coaster!design.! The!software!package!allows!me!to!create!with!a! separate!CAD!package!the!design!of!the!ride,!and! then!at!any!stage!view!it!in!realClife!form!to!A!real! idea!of!how!it!will!look!in!the!real!world.!

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and!at!college!with!my!engineering!skills!from!my! apprenticeship!is!leading!me!on!a!great!path!hoping! for!great!opportunities!at!the!end.! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

! I!am!also!enrolling!for!another!partCtime!design! course!in!Graphic!Design.!This!will!be!a!Foundation! Degree!course!and!take!up!to!3!Years!to!complete.! Combining!my!design!skills!being!gained!personally!

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‘The&change& happens!’& & Feeling!more! ambitious!than! the!previous! years,!I!am!hoping! that!2011!will! bring!bigger!and! more!exiting! projects!on!the!STC Design!drawing! board!bursting! with!adventure!to! bring!the!next!big! thrill.!!

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Diverse$design,$ $$$$$$$The$perfect$result.$$

Designing&from&scratch&my& own&ideas&is&what&brings& my&imaginative&creations& to&life.& Designing&for&others&and& other&industries&is&just&as& exiting.&

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With&ride&design&being&the&biggest&passion,&I& also&like&to&be&diverse,&bringing&other&types&of& exiting&&&imaginative&projects&to&the&drawing& board.&

STRDesign’s&version&of&Enhanced& Model&of&already&existing&ride& type.&

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Bringing!the!most!imaginative!thrill! rides!to!life!with!my!ideas!for!the! ! next!big!thrill!is!my!biggest!passion,! expanding!my!skills!into!other! industries!is!just!as!exiting.!! From!enhancing!previous!designs!for! thrill!rides!already!on!the!marked!to! something!completely!different.! As!seen!below!you!can!see!one!of! my!Event!stage!concept!designs.! With!the!words!‘Diverse&Design’!in! mind,!I!set!to!create!something! within!the!performing!arts/!music! industry.!Proving!that!my!skills!can! be!used!within!more!than!one! industry.!

My&first&stage&design&concept& from&STRDesign,&incorporating& the&latest&in&sounds&and&lighting.&&

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Impressive$media$and$marketing,$ A$lasting$memory.$ The$promotion$for$any$product$is$important.$Creating$impressive$and$eyeDcatching$media$ is$another$department$that$I$get$involved$in.$Alongside$my$projects$its$important$for$me$ to$impress$and$excite$people$with$promotional$products$such$as$posters,$TV$trailers$and$ advertisements$to$get$the$correct$impression$across$the$public.$An$impressive$and$eyeD catching$media$product$is$essential$for$marketing$to$make$it$stick$in$the$viewers$minds.$

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The$Best$training$ and$experience.$ From!a!young!age!it!was!a!dream! of!mine!to!work!in!engineering! within!the!amusement!park! industry!to!combine!with!my! designs.! ! When!offered!an!apprenticeship! position!within!the!engineering! department!at!the!UK’s!leading! amusement!Park!it!was!a!dream! come!true.! ! !

A life long ambition, A dream come true.& This is more than a job! To me it’s my passion and ! I will try with determination to succeed. After!leaving!school!knowing!what!I! wanted!to!achieve!in!life,!I!wasted!no!time! in!contacting!Pleasure!Beach!Resort!in! Blackpool,!UK.!I!was!delighted!to!be!asked! for!an!interview!for!an!engineering! apprenticeship,!which!went!brilliantly.! Already!having!basic!knowledge!of!rides! and!the!way!they!work!impressed!the! department!managers.!I!was!successful!in! my!interview!and!it!felt!like!a!dream!come! true.!At!the!age!of!17!I!was!already! making!my!way!up!the!ladder!to!a! successful!future!within!the!amusement! park!industry!fulfilling!my!dream!job!of! engineering.!It!felt!so!rewarding!that!I! could!combine!my!knowledge!gained! from!working!at!Pleasure!beach!within! engineering!department!with!my!ride! designs,!giving!me!knowledge!and!more! enthusiasm!than!ever!to!perform!at!work!

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to!the!best!of!my!ability.! As!my!time!at!Pleasure!Beach!Resort! lengthened,!so!did!my!knowledge!and! confidence!to!perform!tasks!given!to! me!to!the!best!of!my!ability.!! It!was!my!duty!to!work!alongside! my!work!colleagues!carrying!out! tasks!such!as,!preventative!and! routine!maintenance,!ride/!attraction! safety!checks,!ride/!attraction! breakdowns!and!general!engineering! throughout!the!park.! I!incorporated!my!design!work!well!as!my! supervisors!and!managers!where!aware! of,!my!supervisor!especially.!He!was! always!interested!and!impressed!by!my! design!and!video!production!work.!

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This!praise!received!from!work!made!me!undergo!my!biggest! project!yet.!I!called!it!‘Lanzar’.!It!was!a!ride!custom!designed!for!the! park!and!would!be!located!where!Nickelodeon!Land!now!sits.!It! was!a!long!process!but!when!I!presented!the!project!to!my! supervisor!he!was!blown!away,!with!the!amount!of!detail!gone!into! the!project!and!how!professional!it!was.!He!was!also!blown!away! with!the!TV!advert!I!created!(can&be&seen&on&DVD&included&within& this&folder),&He!was!so!impressed!he!passed!it!onto!other!people! within!the!company!and!everyone!was!impressed!and!blown!away! that!I!achieved!such!a!task.! This!gave!me!the!confidence!to!go!more!inCdepth!with!my! designing,!combining!it!with!my!engineering!at!Pleasure!Beach! Resort.! ! ! !

I stay positive, passionate and determined. That one day I will take the next step to a promising future& !

Images!below!where!taken!whilst!carrying!out!tasks!at!Pleasure!Beach!Resort.!

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Theme Park, Ride & Attraction Design and Engineering Portfolio

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