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Luke Hazlehurst

Industrial DesignerSt Albans, United Kingdom
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Luke Hazlehurst

Industrial DesignerSt Albans, United Kingdom
About me
I recently graduated from Northumbria University where I studied Design for Industry BA (Hons) and achieved a 2:1. At New Designers 2020 my project Alveo won the ‘Kenwood Appliances Award’, the award was sponsored by Kenwood. During my studies I gained relevant industry experience from my time at Sophisti in Amsterdam, a product design studio; and Deadgood Ltd in Newcastle and London, a British furniture company. I am a determined and committed person with effective communication skills that thrives in a team environment as well as on individual projects. This stems from my time as an elite competitive swimmer, where I developed a strong sense of focus, drive and determination. Human-centred design is always at the forefront of my design thinking. I always aim to have a feel for consumer interactions as well as designing products which have real world applications. These are two crucial features that I feel contribute to a well-rounded product. Through this way of thinking I know I could be a valuable addition to the design practice bringing a fresh and innovative eye to each new project. During my studies I had the opportunity to complete two successful internships, as mentioned above. I worked for Deadgood Ltd, where I was an active participant in design projects, working closely with designers and directors gaining valuable industry experience. I was also actively involved with the preparations for the 2018 Clerkenwell Design Week. I also had the exciting opportunity to work as a junior interactive design intern at Studio Sophisti in Amsterdam. During my four months there I worked on NBANK, a project to educate young children in finance. I successfully executed research, conceptualisation, design and prototyping as an integrated part of the project team. I learnt a new 3D modelling software, Fusion 360, to a high level, as well as participating in design sprints. All of which helped to widen my skill set whilst gaining valuable experience. I believe this is great evidence of my ability to adapt to a new working environment and thrive in a real-world scenario, while learning on the job. I am available to start immediately and would appreciate an opportunity for a personal or virtual meeting to discuss my portfolio and what I can bring to your team.
Projects
  • ALVEOALVEO is an at-home photobioreactor and cultivation tank which allows consumers to grow and harvest fresh, flavour free and ready to consume spirulina. Home cultivation of spirulina helps to reduce the food mileage of the consumer whilst simultaneously transforming carbon dioxide by photosynthesis into oxygen, aiding a better air quality in the home. ALVEO aims to bring a sense of wellness to both the kitchen and consumer by introducing this superfood of the future to the home.
Work history
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    Junior Interactive Design InternStudio Sophisti
     - Amsterdam, NetherlandsInternship
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    Design InternDeadgood
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United KingdomInternship
Skills
  • Fusion360
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Keyshot
  • Sketching Ideation
  • Model Making
  • Design Research
  • Marketing
  • Innovation
  • Design Process
  • Solid Works
  • Scale Model-making
  • Prototyping
Education
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    Design for IndustryNorthumbria University
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Four year course with two placement periods.
Awards
    Kenwood Appliances AwardNew Designers
    Kenwood asked the designers to design a product for the changing demands of the consumer in the modern kitchen. "Luke Hazlehurst’s concept and presentation gave us the whole package. It was his thoughts on the full product ecosystem, from the product itself, to packaging, app and e-commerce solutions that gave him the edge above the others. As a proposition, Luke’s design addressed most of the points in our brief and would be in line with the Kenwood Brand." - Sean Sweeney, Senior Industrial Designer at Kenwood Ltd