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, SamuelLocked Pro Plan feature
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assistance with online shop and set-up of the London Design Festival at Sketch, London
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.
GCSE's and A-Levels