Industrial Design, Strategy & Creative Direction
Michael is open to new work opportunities
Industrial Design - A proven track record designing products across multiple categories, including watches, technical products, fashion and accessories, as well as their packaging and POS, with a clear vision of brand building, technical development and communication. Product Development - Taking products from ideation & prototyping through to testing, production & delivery, with a sharp attention to detail, holistic understanding of technical manufacturing processes, supply chain management and bringing products to market. Creative Direction - In-depth market awareness and the ability to analyse, forecast and develop full product and brand strategies. Able to plan and co-ordinate multi-disciplinary creative projects from research to design, production, marketing and delivery. Business Strategy - orchestrated successful business collaborations and developed new products and brands from initial conception through to internationally successful businesses. Solid experience planning, directing and managing all aspects of a project. Building the teams behind them and coordinating with everyone from shareholders, management and staff to suppliers, partners and customers. Thought Leadership - Collaborated with iconic designers such as Dietrich Lubs, designing and developing award-winning products for high-profile brands such as Braun (P&G), Vivienne Westwood and Uniform Wares, with particular experience across technical products, fashion & homewares. Featured lecturer, content creator and regular contributor to press, industry publications and academia.
Open to relocation
Open to Full-time work
Design, Innovation & Strategy Consultant
Oct 2020 - Present
Working on several projects in product categories including watches, technical products, furniture and fashion accessories, to support a range of brands and organisations. Operating at various levels ...
Senior Industrial Designer & New Business Developer
Aug 2008 - Apr 2010
Designed and developed mens and womens watches, clocks, technical products and accessories, winning a number of accolades including iF and Red Dot awards, as well as a personal commendation from iconi...
Junior Technical Designer
Feb 2007 - Apr 2007
Designed and visualised lighting plans for both urban and commercial spaces.
Trend Forecaster & Creative Consultant
Jul 2005 - Feb 2007
Trend forecasting and idea generation think tank. Working on products, packaging and branding for clients such as Unilever and Pepsi.
Appointed as overall Creative Director, as well as continuing previous responsibilities (see Design Director).
•Design & Creative Direction for all Uniform Wares watches, accessories, communication a...
Adobe Creative Suite
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