Daniel Easton

Daniel Easton

Technical DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Daniel Easton

Daniel Easton

Technical DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
I'm interested in our relationship with objects, how we interact with them, how we value them, and how we discard them. I often reflect these ideas in my work; how components connect, interact and move in relation to one another, how light hits it, or how a person may touch or use an object. Many of my previous projects have an engineered quality to them- they feature sharp edges, smooth arcs, proportionate geometry and simplistic forms. My methodical way of working is derived from my interests in mathematics and science.
  • A bit of inlay experimentation
    A bit of inlay experimentationSome weekends I would come into the workshop and start playing around with an idea or process. I thought it'd be quite satisfying to do some inlay work, and had a go at a few designs myself.
  • Projects I've been a part of...
    Projects I've been a part of...I've collated a couple of photographs of projects where I've had a role in their production. Mainly CNC programming and machining, some a bit of drawing work. I've put this up to showcase some fantastic work I've had the pleasure to be a part of in the past couple of years. Each came with their own individual challenges - but it's all worth it when you see the end product!
  • Hexasphericon
    HexasphericonThis little project was born out of a fascination for shape- it's called a hexasphericon. Its surface is smoothly wrapped around the body, meaning it can roll just as a cylinder might. The great thing about it is that it sort of meanders as it rolls. It's very satisfying! I keep it on my desk as I work- giving it a roll every now and again provides a bit of relief and escape. You can see a clip of it rolling on my Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxDFMCph3CZ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_
  • More CNC Joints!
    More CNC Joints!Last week I had an idea about creating some CNC joints. This week I developed the idea further, I took on more complex geometry and created a set of joints uniform in size. I'm able to fairly compare the designs and develop them into an object at a later date. currently I'm thinking I'll start out small, and develop a neat little box.
  • World map
    World mapI traced over a World map with straight lines and began connecting the geometry to create an artistic, geometric style map. It's made from Formica laminated birch ply wood. I used a 1.5mm dia. cutter to machine away the laminate. It's an effective technique that could be great for home decor.
  • CNC joint experiment
    CNC joint experimentToday I thought I’d have a go at creating some unique joinery with the help of a CNC. I’m excited to see how this develops.
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Projects credited in
  • Ash Key Tray
    Ash Key Tray
Work history
    CNC MachinistTouch design group
    Exeter, United KingdomFull Time
    Slashed machine times, improved programming efficiency and developed various machining and organisation strategies to enhance work flow. My main duties included programming and machining a diverse range of projects to very high standards, tight deadlines, and precise tolerances.
    Plymouth University BA 3D Design logo
    Plymouth University BA 3D Design logo
    New Designers ExhibitorPlymouth University BA 3D Design
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Exhibiting my Human Connections project!
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  • CAD Rhinoceros
  • Rhino Grasshopper
  • Fusion360
  • 2d/3d Autocad
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • V-ray
  • Wood Working
  • Keyshot Rendering
  • 2D Drawing
  • Austodesk Inventor
    3D Design Designer MakerPlymouth University
     - Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Three year course enhancing making skills and design skills to build a portfolio ready for work in the industry. As part of the course I spent a semester abroad at the prestigious NABA Milano with excellent results.
    Plymouth University BA 3D Design logo
    Plymouth University BA 3D Design logo
    Sports trophy competition winnerPlymouth University BA 3D Design
    Design students at the university are asked to produce design proposals for trophies to be given away at an awards ceremony a few months later. My design proposal was accepted and realised.
    Plymouth University BA 3D Design logo
    Plymouth University BA 3D Design logo
    Shortlisted External Factors projectPlymouth University BA 3D Design
    3D design students were asked to propose designs that would fit within Vitra's range of furniture and products. My design was shortlisted by a Vitra employee in sales.
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