Design & studio management

Project briefing, Project planning, Timelines, Resourcing, Client ‘wants and desires’, Project management, Budgeting, Perception testing, Studio practises, Schedules, Studio running, Staff management

Research

Market understanding, Persona and lifestyle building, Ethnographic research, Profile creation, Opportunity extraction, Analysis, Workshop support, Concept testing, Home visits, Day in the life,Consumer journeys, Trend awareness

Design creation

User centric design, Brainstorming, Theme creation, First thoughts, Sketching, Component configuration, Concept generation, Detail design, Photoshop, Rendering, 2D cad

Design communication

3D & 2D rendering, Presentation boards, Presentation documents, Story boarding, Presentation planning, Art direction, Roadmaps, Client meetings and presentations, Location finding, Component breakdown and assembly. (I have communicated presentations from flat board presentation to full live action HD filming)

Implementation

Detail design, 3D Surface modelling (Alias studio), Part breakdown, Data management, Colour, Material and Finish specification and breakdown, Assembly methods, Engineering constraints and overview, Production methods, Moulding and part checks for sign off

  • I have a proven track record with over 13 years professional experience working with major brands and companies, from strategy user centric projects to full design implementation.
  • Someone who can provide help and assistance in all areas of the design business and projects, who can work on their own or as part of a team.
  • A creative thinker who always tries to achieve great designs within the project boundaries.
  • Known for my hands on approach to design and design management. My philosophy is to lead by example using implementation, influence & empowerment.
  • By reviewing and reporting on existing design projects I can ensure you are achieving efficiency from your consultancies.
  • A wealth of experience in presenting to VP’s & MD’s and have pushed project communication to new levels by using many new media tools with great success.
  • My well established network of highly creative people would be available to assist on projects, so no job is too big or diverse.
  • Over 8 years experience of Alias studio (levels 1, 2 & 3) as well as other Adobe, MS software.
I am currently available for consultancy and freelance work within various areas of product design, ranging from a day’s brainstorming to several months full design contracts and can work from your office/studio or from my studio.
To discuss your needs in more detail please contact:-

+44 (0) 7771 847 700
or
chris_woodward@mac.com

Linkin profile and recommendations:-

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