Sam Morris

Furniture Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Hi, how are you doing? I’m on a mission to find new challenges, stories and relationships because we know we wont be around forever. I’m looking to work as part of a problem solving creative team and/or individually on a freelance basis with demanding clients. I believe that deadlines are our friends and teamwork makes the dream work. With good planning and a strong work-rate, anything is possible. With reference to digital skills, I'm very confident using Rhino 3D, AutoCAD 2D and Adobe packages including Indesign and Photoshop. I have experience in sourcing and costing projects and have worked with both small scale, industry-standard manufacturers and organisations such as The Design Museum, London. To include practical project management, time management, organisational and scheduling.  I believe people are hard-wired to respond to objects and I enjoy trying to play with peoples’ expectations. This is demonstrated in my passion for creating beautiful and unique products. I love getting my hands dirty and using my melon so please don’t hesitate to not email me if you are not looking for someone (not): - Outgoing - Approachable - Positive - Energetic - Creative - Talented - Enthusiastic - Sociable Thanks, Samuel

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Skills

  • Rhino
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Concept Development
  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Woodwork Metalwork
  • Project Management
  • Communications
  • Administration

Companies I’ve worked with

  • London Design Festival

    London Design Festival

    • Design
  • Design Museum

    Design Museum

    • Design
  • Swoon

    Swoon

    • Design
  • S

    Swoon Editions

    Work history

    Currently

    Furniture Designer

    Francis Sultana

    Sep 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2019

    Junior Designer

    Swoon

    May 2018 - Sep 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • At Swoon I work as a Junior Furniture Designer where I use Rhino 3D, AutoCAD 2D, Adobe Indesign and Photoshop and I’m really quite good. My duties consist of leading products from idea-conception, through development with manufactures and suppliers, to site-drop. At Swoon we needed a new way of thinking when it comes to how we store our designs. Alongside my work as a Designer, I have developed and currently maintain the Swoon Design Library, an organised space where we retain our intellectual assets and preserve them at the cutting-edge of manufacturing standards. In other duties, I worked hard on our office relocation to Old Street and am the current charitable organiser.

    2018

    Industry Expert

    Design Museum

    Apr 2018 - May 2018
    • 306 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TA, UK
    • Freelance
    • For the Young Creatives program at The Design Museum I was invited as an industry expert to help the kids turn their idea into a real platform which they could use at Portobello Road Market to interact with the public. Working with the Young Creatives program is really rewarding for me. Many of the participants hadn’t used tools before and working with them gives them a visible confidence in their physical, creative and cooperative abilities.

    2018

    Intern

    Swoon

    Jan 2018 - May 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2017

    Rubbish Chairs, Workshop

    Design Museum

    Dec 2017 - Dec 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • After having a great time at my London Design Festival, Rubbish Chairs workshop, I was invited by The Design Museum to re-run it for their Young Creatives program. I collected discarded objects from the surrounding area and helped the kids in joining them together to make chairs. Making these unique objects helps the participants to think outside the box separating the individual components for their properties instead of their normal application. It’s my job to help the kids think through making and make some unique stuff.

    2017

    Rubbish Chairs, Workshop

    London Design Festival

    Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • At Old Spitalfields Market for London Design Festival, I ran a workshop in which I invited members of the public to reimagine found-objects that were taken from the streets and surrounding area into chairs. I collected discarded objects from the surrounding area and helped curious members of the public in joining them together to make chairs. It’s a bit like sketching in 3D, making these unique objects helps the participants to think outside the box separating the individual components for their properties instead of their normal application. Rubbish Chairs are curious and as a result of the curiosity comes something new.

    2017

    Internship

    Matter of Stuff

    Sep 2017 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Assistance with online shop and set-up of the London Design Festival at Sketch, London

    Education

    2017

    MA Product & Furniture Design

    Kingston School of Art & Design

    Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • In 2017, I completed a Masters in Product & Furniture Design under Industrial Designer, Sebastian Bergne, in which I received a Distinction and was awarded the Young Furniture Makers Scholarship from The Furniture Maker’s Company.

    2015

    Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
    • Falmouth, United Kingdom

    2012

    Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
    • Totnes, United Kingdom

    2011

    Sep 2004 - Jul 2011
    • Torquay, United Kingdom
    • GCSE's and A-Levels

    Awards

    2016

    Young Furniture Maker's Bursary Award

    Young furniture maker exhibition