Mad about well thought out problem-solving design. Inspiration is drawn from a love of great outdoors leading to products that don't leave behind what wasn't intended to be left by nature. Love coffee, beer and cycling running jumping and general silliness.

latest Vlog.

bit of a delay sorry Robin.

took me a while to work out how to upload a voice recording in to Photoshop timeline

I've learnt that photoshop works for me better than other video software.

That is now I've learnt how to add media and blend and how to record my voice on an app of my phone and upload via airdrop share.

I'm still finding the 9+ hours to up load via you tube a barrier. After trying the upload though university servers, I have discovered that home upload is better as at least there is an overnight option.

There will be a quicker and more convenient way i'm sure!?

Thanks Jayne, this concertina design looks very promising. Looking forward to seeing how you intend to mold it from +ve, -ve or both.

Yes, this does sound like a very troublesome and time consuming process.

Massive day working with Fusion 360.

Communicating design through software.

Lets hope the 12 hour + day producing this works in the CNC machine to produce a successful mould.

using a favourite disposable coffee cup design to test if an alternative opening would avoid the need for a separate lid. It does! :-)

however it would prevent the cup from being stackable.

I am hoping that the smash able concertina design will allow for easy storage in the coffee shop.

My first Vlog

click on the URL link and it does take you through to the video of Kristen and myself planning our brief.

we chose messenger as a way of communicating as we were both working hard but away from uni.


Just a little thing I did to have a break, and warm up to writing Essays.
A story was written for my nephew.

Have a great Holiday.

The build of my Photoshop image...Did it days ago but technical problems have held up the upload.


My fully rendered Cad image.
I'm really pleased with what I have self-taught.
My personal targets for this project, becoming comfortable and navigating around adobe suit and a cad program ( Fusion 360) have far exceeded what I first hoped.
I am pleased with the results of my photographed image and then how I manipulated it in Photoshop, to add context.
the tools I have learnt to use in cad will stand me in good stead for future design projects and add a different perspective and widen my manufacture and material usage.
I have also achieved the target of working with different professionals within the university to achieve goals.
Ben has helped with my Fusion learning, and Antony and Pete have both helped massively with stretching my knowledge taught by Nick.
Also, i have generally improved my digital resilience, for example, the general lack of swearing at the plotter was massively reduced.
and in the main working successfully between different apps and programs.
All this I consider a massive achievement considering I was asking for the on switch last October in year one.


Rendering pod frame.
to do this I have had to find a stock image using google, then change the image in photoshop to import it in.
there must be an easier way than this? homework .