Felix Newall-Smith
Global rank:
1,786 / 28,321
Skill pts: 11

About

My sense of adventure and love of challenges have always been my driving forces as a person and Designer. Being adventurous, I explore all creative possibilities during problem solving. No matter how challenging, I always ensure the solution to a problem or design brief is realistic and achievable.

As a self driven multi-tasker, working as a freelancer suits me. I help clients in many areas, from concept generation, photo realistic renderings, detail 3D design production and evaluation of rapid prototypes, production of engineering drawings for injection, blow moulded, machined & fabricated parts amongst many other activities.

Experience

  • Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Talley Group LTD · Sep 2012 – Dec 2019 7 yrs 3 mos Hampshire, UK Working on a variety of projects from Medical devices through to non-medical Sanitising devices. Wholly responsible for the development of a Sanistising fogging machine, I managed the project from Sketch to Fully Working device. With over 100 custom parts, & excess of 50 off the shelf, managing the BOM costs, tooling costs, directors expectations & Review deadlines was demanding. Routinely carrying out a range of activities, including, Developmental Testing, Component selection & Sourcing, Regulation Review, Test Equipment design, Firmware Algorithm development & production support, the project grew my engineering skills.
  • Mechanical Design Engineer Corintech · Jun 2010 – Sep 2012 2 yrs 3 mos Wiltshire, UK As Corintech’s Mechanical Design Engineer, I worked within a team who developed a range of WiFi and custom products. I was responsible for design and manufacture of all mechanical parts, from concept through to production, assembly, and testing.
  • Design Engineer Vector Developments · Oct 2009 – Jun 2010 8 mos Dorset, UK The team’s Design Engineer, I helped design, develop and manufacture Security cameras for the Marine Industry. My role included concept development, 3D design, engineering drawings, and liaising with manufacturers. I was responsible for EMC testing and as quality manager, processing returns and rejects.
  • Plant Engineer Visteon · Jun 2008 – Jun 2009 1 yrs France My years’ University work placement with Visteon in Northern France, As AutoCAD draughtsman, I helped design component production lines for Jaguar and Ford among others. I had input into all movements of stock and machines within the factories, and designed components for Injection mould tools.

Education

  • Prion Cutting Edge N/A, SolidEdge, Pass 2013 – 2013 Activities and Societies: N/A Five days of taught sessions, enhanced my abilities in Solid Edge, exposure to non-parametric Synchronous 3D modelling techniques & FEA benefited CAD development techniques.
  • Arts university college Bournemouth N/A, Introduction to Model Making, Pass 2011 – 2011 Activities and Societies: N/A New techniques, Silicone casting, architectural model making, & armature building with application of, silicone, glass fibre & modelling clay, inspired me to try new methods, when designing at work.
  • Solid Solutions N/A, SolidWorks, Pass 2011 – 2011 Activities and Societies: N/A Three two day taught sessions, strengthened my knowledge of SolidWorks, enabling the use of new 3D modelling methods when designing. This in turn speeds up my design process.
  • Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti N/A, Advanced Product Design, Pass 2009 – 2009 Activities and Societies: N/A Product Design Course, teaching fast development techniques, of product concepts.
  • Bournemouth University BA Hons, Product Design, 2:1 2005 – 2009 Activities and Societies: Waterports, Skiing, Climbing At University, I designed VisAble©, an electric kettle ergonomically and technically suited to the needs of Visually Impaired or Blind Users. During development, I had insight into many different areas of product design, such as working with focus groups, conceptualisation, detail design, and prototyping. I believe I created an extremely marketable product for an overlooked market. “VisAble©” was shortlisted in the James Dyson design award.
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Languages

English Native or bilingual proficiency

French Limited working proficiency

Location

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom