Joe Parker

Product & Furniture Designer

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Furniture Designer at Marks & Spencer. Responsible for new product development across all indoor and outdoor categories. Awarded the 2017 Innovation Award from the UK Furniture Maker's Guild. Highly competent in a wide array of design and development related processes and skills including: SolidWorks, Keyshot and the Adobe Creative Suite. Over three years experience across product and furniture design. Capable of delivering creative and commercial solutions to projects from initial conceptual sketching, CAD modelling, KeyShot and Photoshop visualisation through to technical drawing and briefing for manufacture. 2017 First Class Honours Graduate of Product Design from Nottingham Trent University. Originally from Oxford, I’ve always been involved in both art and design with the latter hugely influencing my outlook on life. A keen cyclist and motorsport enthusiast, if i’m not designing i’m often found sketching, making furniture and homewares in the workshop or planning my next cycling trip. For more examples of work please go to my website

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  • Concept Sketching
  • Development Sketching
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Soildworks
  • Keyshot
  • Autocad
  • Furniture Design
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Retail

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sainsbury's


    • Non Creative Industries
  • Marks and Spencer

    Marks and Spencer

    • Retail
  • W

    Webb DeVlam

    Work history


    Furniture Designer

    Marks and Spencer

    Nov 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Responsible for all design developments across indoor and outdoor categories In collaboration with a senior product development colleague. Tasked with completely refreshing the offering and implementing new strategic ways of working with the wider furniture team to create more profitable ranges.


    Junior Designer


    Nov 2017 - Nov 2019
    • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Leading in-house furniture developments for the Lounge, Storage, Bathroom and Garden categories whilst also assisting the team in other areas. Working closely across buying, merchandising and sourcing teams to deliver commercially successful products. Tasks include trend research, concept ideation, product development and presenting outcomes to the wider business and offering insight and experience into the design and manufacture of furniture including product development trips in both the UK/EU and Asia.


    Junior Product Designer

    Webb DeVlam

    Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • 3D Design Team Junior Designer, working on a range of client projects and products across a variety of industries including: Homewares, Spirits, Packaging and User-Experience. Tasks included concept ideation and development, design strategy, CAD modelling and visualisation using software including SolidWorks, KeyShot and the Adobe Creative Suite. Responsible for photo-realistic concept visuals, 3D-printing prototypes, creative thinking and concept ideation whilst assisting both 2D and 3D Senior Designers.



    1st BA (Hons) Product Design

    Nottingham Trent University

    Jul 2013 - Jul 2017
    • Nottingham, United Kingdom
    • Nottingham Trent University Product Design (BA) Graduate. Gaining a first class degree after a placement year with Webb deVlam, working as a junior designer. Awarded 'Best in Expo' and 'Design Student of the Year' for 2017.



    • Awarded by the Head of Product Design for work displayed during the 2017 graduate degree show Nottingham Trent Design Industries.


    Product Design Student of the Year

    Nottingham Trent University

    • Awarded by the Head of Product Design as recognition for accomplishments during my studies at Nottingham Trent University.


    YFM Innovation Award

    The Furniture Makers' Company

    • The Young Furniture Makers Innovation Award recognises students researching a design idea that could lead to an innovative product or service. Awarded for the folding chair work.