WELCOME to my mind

This blog will allow you to follow my creative journey.

After completing honours year project, See Buoy, which heavily featured in my blog, I am now completing MSc Product Design and will share some highlights along the way. Have a browse through my blog, ignore my rambling and ping me an email if you have any queries about my work.

 
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300 WORDS: Under the sea, an environment we never see is a world we destroy daily. Scotland’s seafood industry is critical to our...

35/ A summary of SEE BUOY 300 words

300 Word Statement: Witnessing the fishing industry from a young age, living in the west coast of Scotland opened my eyes to the need for...

34/ STORYBOARD

After placing my storyboarding aside to concentrate on my CAD work, I got back into the swing of drawing and sketching to illustrate how...

33/ HERO IMAGE

After completing the final model of See Buoy on CAD, I have incorporated the renders taken into an image to create an environment shot...

32/ FINAL CAD MODEL IS HERE!

The CAD model of See Buoy is complete and have been working on illustrating its internal components through an exploded view! Below is...

31/ Materials and Manufacture!

This blog will cover my thought regarding the material choices for See Buoy... Throughout the research process I have been aware that the...

30/ Critical Reflection

Beginning fourth year I was set on creating a response to ocean waste, in particular the waste produced from the fishing industry which...

29/ Branding & Logo design

Deciding a few weeks back with Fraser that I wanted my product to take a heavy lead in branding and design communication meant that I...

28/ CAD Modelling

It has taken some time, but the CAD model has made a leap in progress over the past week. My aim for the CAD model was to illustrate the...

27/ VISUALISATION

This week my focus has been on developing the final model of the buoy on Fushion for the final presentation of the design solution... and...

26/ MARK 2!

On Monday I had my Mark 2 tutorial with Chris Lim and Fraser Bruce. For anyone reading this that may not be aware of what this entails,...

25/ STORY TIME!

This week has been full of drawing and illustrating, which I have actually loved, even if my eyes hurt from staring at my screen all day!...

24/ Design Storytelling!

DJCAD is now closed and I am working from home the forceable future! For me that meant travelling home to Helensburgh on the West coast...

23/ CORONA HITS

Over the course of the past three weeks Coronavirus hit the UK and it has became a bit of a crazy time! Last week we were told that DJCAD...

22/ Detail is key

Previously I had considered an element of personalisation for the product. The aim was to allow fishermen to identify each others...

21/ MAKING...a mess

This week I began to make a 1:3 scaled prototype to represent my design concept. I started on the lathe lathe and worked with yellow foam...

20/ Function and form!

Set back to the concept of wave energy to power a light within the buoy after supportive comments from both ferry captain and navigation...

19/ Prototyping!

This week I have began some prototyping of my current concept in preparation for the mark 1 prototype on Tuesday. Speaking with my mentor...

18/ The rules of the sea

Last week I spoke with Angus young, an Admiral Pilots at HMNB Faslane Naval base who's role is to navigate ships to manoeuvre safely...

17/ From a Ferry's perspective

My phone interview with Richard Littlefield, a ferry skipper, finally came around today. I was interested in asking him some vital...

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