Angus Merrell

Angus Merrell

Designer + MakerLondon, United Kingdom
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Angus Merrell

Angus Merrell

Designer + MakerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a designer who specialises in creating and producing hand-made and one-off products that range from sculpture, site-specific installations, light boxes, bicycles and speakers. The majority of my finished works all have a common theme, which is to design and make functional pieces that are aesthetically pleasing yet serve a practical purpose. I have worked with clients to produce bespoke products made to their exact specifications. I spent much of my education and early career in a workshop and am eager to work in such an environment again and to use the skills that I have acquired and then also gain new abilities to apply in the future.
  • Ink
    InkA selection of ink drawings.
  • State of Flow
    State of FlowA short collaborative art film lead by a sound team from Leeds (Tim Raben, Tom Handley & Robbie Henriques) creating an original, ambient and eerie soundtrack most of which was recorded on sight. The film features installations by three artists working in their chosen spaces; Coast (Megan Willis), Woodland (Robin Brignal) and Urban (Angus Merrell). All recorded in three days by film maker Laurence Hills.
  • Stairway to nowhere
    Stairway to nowhereI was commissioned to design and build an installation in a gallery space in West London.
  • Cosmic Roots Pavallion
    Cosmic Roots PavallionI was commissioned to design and build a pavilion for a music & arts festival in Norfolk called Cosmic Roots.
  • Light Boxes
    Light BoxesHaving originally made an individual light box for a music event company, NORD, that I co-founded during university, I was commissioned by other companies around the UK to design and build their own light boxes. Working closely with clients, I selected colours, graphics, materials, and sizes to suit their unique requirements.
  • Sound Sculpture
    Sound SculptureDesigned to improve the listening experience this speaker uses a parabolic dish to reflect the sound to the viewer. This allows for the sound to concentrated into a focal point which in turn, means for diminished noise pollution.
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Work history
    Designer/CarpenterCosmic Roots
     - United KingdomFreelance
    - Commissioned to design and build a site specific installation. - Constructed stages, bars, installations, and other infrastructure for the festival with a team. - Coordinated the delivery of materials and sorted these to enable ease of access. - As part of a large team I had to give advice and collaborate with others.
    Furniture MakerRiz and Mica
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    - Learnt the steps of every process needed to manufacture each piece of furniture. This included: - Selecting and cutting the scaffold boards to size and glueing each board together. - Sanding each finished table to a high level of smoothness using multiple grades of sand paper. - Mixing and applying a varnish or pigment and staining the wood to the required colour. - Packaging and sorting the finished products for delivery.
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  • Wood Working
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Fibreglass Fabrication
  • Art Fabrication
  • Event Curation
  • Event Design
  • Sculptural Installation
  • Basic Metalwork
  • Art Curation
    Leeds Beckett University logo
    Leeds Beckett University logo
    BA Product DesignLeeds Beckett University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    A LevelsStowe School
     - United Kingdom
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    Leeds Beckett University logo
    Leeds Beckett University logo
    The Most Ambitious ProjectLeeds Beckett University
    Awarded this prize for designing and building a sculpture/speaker based on parabolic reflectors.