Gareth Houghton

Gareth Houghton

Industrial DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Gareth Houghton

Gareth Houghton

Industrial DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
A B O U T M E When I think about work and what I can bring to a company or team, I think about how I am a very adaptable person who is able to commit to most tasks with confidence and a positive attitude. If a task is challenging I will look at it logically and is able to think outside the box to overcome the challenge. I am also comfortable expressing myself clearly, and likes to voice ideas in order help a team perform effectively and efficiently. My outlook is that every day is an opportunity to learn something new and gaining new knowledge is something I find exciting as self-improvement builds character and enables greater ideas. Being a motivated and adaptable person, I am very organised and can carry out multiple tasks at one time. With that in mind I enjoy working in a fast paced environment, being driven by high standards and working well under pressure. Growing up in Newcastle with parents of a military background and also serving in the Army myself, I found has gave me a humble attitude but also the drive to achieve more and never settling for second best. I pride myself on hard work and determination, along with the desire to keep learning.
Work history
    Industrial DesignerHachi-Asia
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
    Mothercare logo
    Mothercare logo
    Hard Goods DesignerMothercare
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Designer of all of Mothercare’s hard products including highchairs, pushchairs and some toys. • Responsible for creating new ranges in line with Mothercare strategy. • Design and create ranges in line with trend direction and the Mothercare global product handwriting. • Work closely with the Commercial product developers in delivering a balanced range • To be involved in the whole development process from concept sketch generation to production in the Far East and post launch improvements. • Regular inspiration shopping trips and research in line with the seasonal ranges. • Drive newness and innovation in products in line with trend direction • Drive financial results by designing and developing products that are innovative and cater to needs of our customers, especially our six critical global markets • Ensure all market requirements of Mothercare franchisees are considered and incorporated into the ranges • Ensure GBB is considered when designing ranges • Ensure the ranges are designed on time and in line with the critical path for all of your departments • Work closely with graphic designer to effectively capture Mothercare style/handwriting • Work with Range Architecture team to define product and range requirements in line with the global option framework • Work with Commercial team to ensure a balanced, commercial range is produced • Liaise with Sourcing agent to ensure that product brief is captured and understood including appropriate factory contact to access relevant design intelligence • Work closely with technical team to ensure Mothercare quality and safety standards are • Create 3D models of designs to aid with product sign off and manufacturing • Research the current market to guide innovation.
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  • Industrial Design
  • Photoshop
  • Rhinoceros
  • Product Design
  • Model Making
  • Illustrator
  • 3D Sketching
  • Product Development
  • 3D Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Design
  • Design Innovation
  • Design Methodologies
  • Design Direction
  • Design Process
  • Design Research
  • User-centered Design
  • Sketching
  • Sketching Ideation
  • Concept Sketching
  • 3D Modeling
  • Cad Solidworks
  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • Keyshot
    MA Design ManagementNorthumbria University
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Part time and remote
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Northumbria at Newcastle
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Graduated from BA (Hons) Design for Industry with a 1st Class honours
    iF student design awardiF Design Award
    Won the iF Student Design award for my project ‘SHELL’, which was a modular and sustainable bicycle helmet made of recycled cardboard. Using the destruction of material to protect, the card compresses on impact, cushioning the force.