Natalie Walker
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About

Hi, I’m Natalie Walker, an energetic Mechanical Design Engineer from Hove (UK) and the creator of Dead Cherry Design Ltd. (Website password to my work history is cherry)

I’m the powerhouse that pushes concept consumer products through manufacturing and into mass production. I work with hand-picked partners bringing design and engineering expertise from various sectors, ranging from medical equipment to hygiene products.

My manufacturing facts of life:
- Projects are nearly ALWAYS urgent
- Vision rarely meets manufacturing reality
- Entrepreneurs and technical professionals are (on the most part of it) on completely different wavelengths

I believe that close communication between entrepreneurs, investors and technical contractors can do more than just weather the problems that come out of these facts, it creates an alliance.

I need an alliance with my clients. Period.

Good communication leads to harmonized visions, harmonized visions lead to trust, trust leads to intuitive decision making, and, intuitive decision making leads to bulletproof support – the manufacturing powerhouse!

I like to have a phone call and chat about the idea and get a feel of what stage it's at. Then I can mentally break down the product into all the different parts and put them back together. I mentally manufacture them and stress-test them, then put them in packaging onto my imaginary production line.

It’s an enlightening conversation doing end-of-the-line thinking right at the beginning, and, it is THE best way to paint that manufacturing picture.

The aim is to get accurate timescales to my clients as quickly as possible so they have an idea of what lays ahead. I can also give the lowdown on when costs and lead times come into play.

Experience

  • Design Engineer Kennedy Hygiene · Full-time Feb 2017 – Jan 2020 2 yrs 11 mos Uckfield, England, United Kingdom Smart Connected Soap Dispenser:

    This was a new concept soap dispenser that could sense how low the soap levels were and sent to an app to a cleaner to be changed

    My mission was to create the soap dispenser around the shape of the soap bottle and the PCB/Battery size whilst keeping inline with the looks of the other supplied hygiene products.

    This soap dispenser comes with a leak resistant valve to place onto the bottle and a 200ml reserve tank. when the soap reached the reservior the sensor would trigger and the message would be sent.
  • CAD Project Engineer Starkstrom LTD · Full-time Oct 2015 – Jan 2017 1 yrs 3 mos London, England, United Kingdom - Successfully commissioned a re-design of Starktsrom’s Equipment Transfer Trolley (PETT) after Mechanical testing in line with BS EN 60601 ME Equipment Standards

    - Responsible for bespoke changes to design to achieve a competitive advantage over competitors or meet tender requirements

    - Generating job packs to manufacture Starkstrom’s medical gas pendants, including manufacturing drawings for both in house and external manufacturing. less

Education

  • City University BEng, Mechanical Engineering, 2:1 2004 – 2007
  • Bromely College BTEC higher National Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, BTEC National Diploma 2002 – 2004

Other experience

  • Estimating UK Estimating Manager - Starkstrom Ltd

    - Supporting the sales team in selling Operating Theatre infrastructural medical equipment whilst managing and training new estimators

    - Successfully collaborated and closed one of the largest tenders the company has taken on just shy of £1m. Equipment included Medical Gas Pendants, IPS/UPS, Operating Lights, OR AV systems with TCPs and Diathermy products

    - Building client relationships, market research, collating budget pricing, technical support for the sales team and quoting for large UK hospital tenders

Licenses & Certifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering City University of London Sep 2004 – Jun 2007 See credential