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Christopher Woollett

London, United Kingdom
I'm interested in design of a very technical nature and look to find novel applications for materials both new and old, appreciating qualities that give a greater purpose or appeal. I enjoy the challenge of bringing a concept to life - to consider the user and what is being asked of me by the company or brand and create solutions from the technical to purely aesthetic.
I have worked in teams to bring projects from initial idea to manufacture, with both hard products and footwear. I always make an effort to learn the processes involved so I can keep them in mind when starting a new project of the same nature.
I have also designed, produced and managed office environment installations that have been successfully implemented. This has developed my project management and communication skills through dealing with external contractors, strict deadlines and budgetary requirements.

Work Experience

Mitre

Perfomance Footwear & Equipment Design

- Future Trend Forecasting & Creative Direction
- Performance Footwear Range & Mitre Ball Graphic 2012-2014
- 2014-2016 Ball Graphic Innovation increasing ink application efficiency by 80%
- Innovative totally breathable Shin-Guard design, development and 3D modelling
- Innovative goal post joint design, engineering and 3D modelling
- Footwear Direction & CADs for international partners
- Graphic Design & Logo Design
- Boardroom & International Conference Presentation Builds
- POS, Planograms & Store front concepts
- Interior Design - Mitre Office, London & I.T. Department, Pentland Central Services
April 2011 - Present London, United Kingdom

LEGO

Product Designer

Creative Designer for Lego Bionicle
From initial idea, to concept through to production -

- Imaginative design to engage with a large age group from five years to early teens.
- Comprehensive knowledge of plastics and molds to implement component design.
- End user and quality testing to ensure the high standards of LEGO are maintained.
September 2008 - September 2009 Billund, Denmark

Skew Studio

3D Visualisations - Freelance

3D productions for a popular, televised game show for program pitches in Russia, America and Europe
September 2010 - October 2010 London, United Kingdom

Trader Media

3D Visualizations - Freelance

Static 3D visualizations of their trademark robot for use in Trader Media magazines.
August 2009 - August 2009 London, United Kingdom

Education

Coventry University

1st Bachelor of Arts in Automotive Design

4 year course including 1 year in industry involving all aspects of industrial, product and automotive design.
September 2004 - July 2008 Coventry, United Kingdom

University For The Creative Arts

Merit - Btec Foundation in 3D Design

The BTEC Extended Diploma is a two year full-time practical course, designed to be taken following GCSEs or equivalent, which allows you to experience a broad range of art and design activities.

It is a nationally recognised qualification that enables you to gain the professional skills and assemble the portfolio you need to go on to a BA (Hons) course or a foundation degree
September 2003 - July 2004 Rocester, United Kingdom

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Mac Platform, Microsoft Office Suite, PC Platform, Wacom Tablet, Drawing & Sketching, Marker Rendering, Maxwell Render, Rhino 3d,

Competitions

Counterkicks.com & New Balance Competition
Short-listed Top 5

Brief -
To design the next iconic New Balance sprint spike. The spike should be the lightest in the industry. It is a shoe that us designed to get you up on your toes explosively and keep you from holding nothing back.


Counterkicks.com & PEAK Competition
Short-listed Top 5

Brief -
When the Lights are Off
Design basketball shoes that are not only structurally-innovative and visually appealing, but will be inspired by the notion of "When the lights are off" emphasizing what elite athlete's do to better themselves in their own time.