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Dean Pankhurst

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Dean Pankhurst

DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Experienced cross-platform designer and project manager working in the craft and manufacturing sectors. Skilled in a wide variety of practical skills including CNC manufacturing, fabrication, graphic and print design, film production, front-end web development, accounting and mass manufacturing / supply chain management. Additional experience as a practicing artist and designer, with work presented in numerous publications and conferences, as well as experience with teaching and pedagogical studies.
Projects
  • Pocket SynthesizerPocket 8 step sequencer and synthesiser with carry case for Mayku.
  • Dusk LampA subtle and contemporary tabletop lamp that features an exposed LED lightbulb which you twist directly to activate and dim.
  • Stone Headphones for Bompass & ParrCast Jesmonite headphones produced for Lyon & Lyon for Bompass & Parr's Spa of Unconscious Desires Event.
  • Concrete Gravestones for Mr BingoProduction of an extended run of cast concrete decorative artwork, including packaging for illustrator, Mr Bingo.
  • Mayku FormBoxCo-design of the entire Mayku FormBox product, including industrial design elements of the main product, starter kit, packaging and consumables.
  • Rubber Coasters for DiorEdition of 50 produced for Another A Story for Dior.
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Projects credited in
  • Mayku Teach — MaykuAn online teaching portal that works seamlessly with Mayku’s primary product – a tabletop vacuum former – to bring the national curriculum to life through making. The portal will launch in October with an initial focus on year 5 science, technology, engineering, art and maths. I was part of the core team brought together to define and develop the education product, iterating fast alongside user research and testing. In addition to designing the online portal itself, we also collaborated with te
  • Theresa May in Conversation with the Bill of Human RightsIn Paris on 10th December 1948 The United Nations General Assembly declared a list of fundamental human rights to be universally protected by member states around the world. Although not legally binding, the declaration laid the foundations for numerous treaties and laws, including the European Convention on Human Rights. On the 25th April 2016, in her first major speech of the EU referendum campaign, Home Secretary Theresa May states that the UK should quit the European Convention on Human Rig
  • Time Is MoneyHow much is your time worth? If you are over the age of 21 in the United Kingdom in 2014, the government valued an hour at a minimum of £6.50. What does this amount of money feel like when it trickles into your bank account? We usually quantify the passage of time with minutes and seconds, hours, days, years. This watch is programmed to show you exactly how much money you are earning, in real ‘time’. Depending on your wage, glancing at its face could be excruciating or gratifying; manipulating
  • Things Theatre PowerRoom 441 of The Millennium Hotel, Mayfair is the site of Alexander Litvinenko’s assassination. Much of what we know about the incident is collated from various disparate media sources. A forensic examination of the room enables a reconstruction of the site into a set. 
Select pieces of furniture are reduced to low resolution versions that act as green-screen props, later used to reinsert the media’s portrayal of the story back into the space, collapsing the site into a backdrop for its own hist
  • Memoir of An Anti-Homeless SpikeFeature for EYESORE Magazine, Issue 4 "‘A deterrent stud’ they called me. My employers decided it would be better for public image if I were removed. Thousands of people walked past me each day and rarely noticed me, but since the Guardian thinkpiece, some people struggled to come to terms with my savage elegance. And now, plied unceremoniously from the slab of granite I had been protecting, I’m here, in a recycling plant where I’ll probably be melted down into a door knob or something shitty l
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Work history
    Studio Manager & Co-FounderSubject
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Co-Founder and Studio Manager of Subject, a critical design studio which examines hairline fractures at the intersection of data, architecture, society and politics, using design as an experimental vehicle for research and journalism. Manager of accounts, communications and operational duties of the company with a focus on project management and creative direction across arts and fabrication contracts.
    Visiting LecturerGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Methods and Processes workshops for BA Design. Introducing mass manufacture methods, material culture and globalisation to students through model-making by using consumer goods as raw materials.
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Skills
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Model Building
  • 3D Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • 3D Casting
  • Art Fabrication
  • Interior Architecture
  • Electronics
  • Web Design
Education
    Bachelors Degree in Design - First Class HonoursGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom