Name

Gavin Harvey

About

Creatively Driven, Has a passion about design and problem solving at a high standard, self motivated and a hard working designer, able to work well under pressure to meet required deadlines.

Get in touch by e-mail gavin.harvey86@gmail.com

Skills
Fully experienced in CAD and CAM which range in design software packages such as :-
-Adobe Photoshop
-Illustrator
-Flash
-In Design
-Autodesk Maya 3D modelling and animation software
Also fully capable and experienced in prototyping with wood, plastics and metal with a clear understanding of the design process which includes:-
-Idea Generation and Market Analysis
-Detailed sketch work and hard rendered illustrations

Experience
-Competition Brief for Alphason UK leader in audio and television stand design
-Competition Brief for Michelin Lifestyles developing a new cycle security
-Competition Brief Kite Related Design creating a sculptural lighting unit

Placements
-Jamiedia- Designing leaflets and booklets to advertise the company
-The co-operative academy at Brownhill- Designing posters and leaflets
-Wedgwood- two week experience working inside the design studio, using Adobe Photoshop to design mugs for the next Olympics, this developed my understanding of deadlines, being self motivated to look at research from past designs, and to present my work to other designer

Work History
-Nhs Hospital- 2010 2months- admin and secretary work
-Arc Car Wash-2008-2010-
-Arc Car Wash-2005-2008- Three years self employed operator of an international known franchise, where I learnt to become self motivated and business aware, I employed four staff where I had to fund and motivate my self, look after a million pound machinery, advertise using posters, leaflets, banners etc which where all designed by my self, as well as looking after the general running of the business.
-Next- 2004-2005-One year where I learnt about time keeping, cash handling, stock taking and working within a team

Education
-Staffordshire University 2006-2011
BA-hons Product Design

-Fenton Sixth Form Collage 2004-2006
Three A-Levels (Product Design, Art, Business Studies)
Adult and Community Programme-Drawing and Painting level one and two,
Computer Aided design course level one and two,
New Vocation Horizons level two

-Blythe Bridge Sixth Form 2002-2004
A-level in ICT, GNVQ in business studies

-Blythe Bridge High School 1997-2002
8 GCSE'S Grade A-c including Maths and English

Interests
My interests include painting, pencil drawing which range from people to buildings; I am very interested in architecture, and photography, which I try to improve and develop on a regular basis.
I am an active person and enjoy sports, I play for a local darts team twice a week, and recently started to play golf, other hobbies in the past have included swimming, karate, fencing and basketball.