Achieved an MA in design. Primary areas of focus were with creative design, product design, jewellery design, Computer Aided Design (CAD). All helped advance a wide range of techniques and methodologies for creating winning products.
Including painting, sculpture, ceramics, architecture and furniture I studied art-history covering the ancient to modern periods. My key influencers in Philosophy and Art were Platon, Rousseau, Danto, Eliade and Baudrillard.
I studied and practiced traditional metal and silversmithing techniques and gained first-hand experience about the nature and behavior of different materials.
Experience in developing a wide range of product types, from tailored to mass produced products that are solely tangible, digital, or “hybrid” constructions. Working with containing sensors and actuators capable of providing real-time interaction or augmented reality.
Managed and coordinated several production runs and managed the partnerships with a variety of localised manufacturers, small workshops and / or factories based in Shenzhen, Asia.
Preparing and packaging product pieces to be production ready – in scales of 1,000,000+. Additionally created numerous rapid prototypes for singular production and development.
In the last decade I gained experience in running London and Budapest based firms, Small Sized Businesses in the SMEs category
I closed one angle and two seed investments - one within the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). I have additional experience in applying for EU tenders in the R&D startup sector
Through previous projects and positions I gained skills in management of small (1-10 persons) teams and projects. I also gained experience in defining the core values of company and business culture