Elise Hounslow
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Elise Hounslow

Product DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Elise Hounslow

Product DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hi There, I'm a toy designer based in London, UK, and have worked for companies like Hasbro and WOW Toys. Please see my website www.elisetoydesign.com for more about me and my work. Thanks, Elise
Projects credited in
  • Hasbro - My Little Pony
    Hasbro - My Little Pony
  • E-Tree
    E-TreeThe obtrusive appearance and movement of current hybrid wind/solar energy systems caused a lack of appeal within the consumer market, subsequently, there have been minimal developments in models. Principles of 'biophilic design' indicate the advantages exposure to organic forms can have on well-being and general vitality. The E-tree looks to harvest energy from organic sway and solar radiation, with the intent of reducing aesthetic pollution in urban environments. Trees are able to endure large
Work history
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    Toy DesignerWOW Toys
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Working on the full design process from research, concept development to final product sample sign-off, liaising with FE factories for 7 toys, including the design of new product categories and soft-lines for the company and sourcing relevant factories such as RNLI Baby Toy Range. • Concept ideation both hard and soft-line girls and boys toys • Developing bespoke lines such as RNLI, John Lewis, Longleat Safari • Sketching (hand and digital), concept illustrations, visuals • Rendering, Photoshop + Vector illustrations for concept development and presentations • Future design thinking, materials knowledge + creating sustainability strategy for the company • Working with external licenses on a collectible product line for 2021 • CAD design + engineering of components and products, technical manufacturing specifications • 3D printing + character design model making • Digital media design, content creation, planning + engagement strategy - web + social UX/UI • Instagram, Facebook, Amazon Seller + Vendor Central advertising strategy and implementation
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    Head of Design (Product and Garment)Xcel Concepts
     - 3001 Stanmore Buisness and Innovation Centre, Howard Rd, Stanmore HA7 1GB, UKFull Time
    Working in a fast-paced environment, designing toys for kids magazines, bespoke merchandise garments and product, for major brands such as Disney, Ted Baker, Benefit, Bacardi, Milwaukee, Orla Kiely and many more. • Lead concept product design development, + engineering, 60+ products to production • Managed the design team including overseas freelancers – ≈1920 projects • Worked for high-end clients, pitching to their in-house team • Influenced design led thinking across the business • Developed concepts and product ranges that met the business objectives of the organisation and that advanced the brand and proposition strategy • Deliver with time management constraints and to budget, ensuring commercial success • Working as direct point of contact with the factories + vendors • Provided quality control over design outputs and production, testing and photography • Established and developed best practice with the design and creative team including quality control, testing forms and documentation and all aspects of project management • Rebranding the sub-company Xcel Bespoke, web design and coding concept to SEO • Social media channels and content development for rebrand, LinkedIn + Facebook
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Skills
  • Toy Design
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • 3D Modeling
  • CAD Design
  • Concept Design
  • Solid Works
  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • Sketching
  • Adobe Create Suite
Education
    B
    B
    Industrial Design and Technology with Professional PracticeBrunel
    Uxbridge, United Kingdom
    Level 3: Human Factors, Environmentally Sustainable Design, Innovation Management, Major Project Placement Year A+ Level 2: Design Process, Systems Design, Website Design, Electronics with C programming, DFM Major - SolarBotanic E-Tree
Awards
    3M Company logo
    3M Company logo
    BPMA-3M Design Award3M Company
    4th prize for Squeezy Soap Dispenser