Artist/ Danielle Fleming

Harrogate, United Kingdom

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daniellefleming

Danielle Fleming

Designer / Aspiring Entrepreneur /

introduction

I'm a creative and passionate product design graduate with a flair in homeware, crafts and textiles. I'm an aspiring entrepreneur, owning my own business has inspired me to push my ideas and boundaries further. I established my own online business selling my designs which included home furnishings and giftware.

I'm a creative and passionate product design graduate with a flair in homeware, crafts and textiles. I'm currently working on a furniture design competition alongside Vitra and Make Architects for Hiscox Insurance as part of the "Tomorrow's Workplace" competition run by York St John University. I'm an aspiring entrepreneur, owning my own business has inspired me to push my ideas and boundaries further. I established my own online business selling my designs which included home furnishings and giftware. I made a hard decision at the start of the year to close my business so that I could fully concentrate on my final year studies, however, I hope to re-brand in the summer and continue to sell my designs alongside a full-time design job, which I am currently seeking.

What's Happening

Education / Qualifications

09/19/2011 - 05/16/2014

York St John University

Qualification:

Product Design (BA)

Location:

York

2:1 in Product Design (BA)

Employment

02/28/2013 - 07/10/2014

Buzz Creative Spaces

Location:

York

- Designing bespoke outdoor schemes for the education and care industries- Designed projects for special needs schools, secure hospitals and play parks

- Producing 3D CAD Visualisations on Sketchup Pro and rendering on ArielVision

- Providing suppliers with technicial drawings and clients with Layout sheets

- Designing new products such as 'Troll Bridges', 'Mud Kitchens' and Line Markings- Providing the team with detailed materials sheets for manufacture

- Working on projects with budgets up to £80,000

- The introduction of my role has directly contributed to increased turnover due to the design package we can now offer as a company

- Site Visits - Measuring up the area and creating client 'Wish Lists'

- Producing marketing material which includes pop-up banners, adverts and flyers

- Completed Dementia Training with Care2Learn

Pocket Mirrors
Dachshund Chalkboard

Skill

Skills

Focus: Product and Graphic Design

- Adobe Illustrator CS6
- Adobe Photoshop CS6
- Solidworks
- SketchUp Pro
- Surface Pattern Design
- Concept Generation
- Sketch Development
- Microsoft Office
- Presentation Skills
- Research Skills

Showcase

05/15/2014 - 05/31/2014

Create14 Degree Showcase

Role:

Exhibitior

Location:

York St John University

Enterprise - Start-up business

10/01/2013 - 04/01/2014

Blossom & Willow

Role:

Owner & Designer

- Established my own online business selling giftware and home furnishings - including my 'Woodland Wonders' collection.
- I produced design-led gifts such as greetings cards and pocket mirrors.
- Homeware products included quirky chalkboards and printed cushions- My products were available on Society6, Etsy and Folksy.
- Managed the website, social media and accounts and I broke even within the first month of trading.

Education / Qualifications

09/01/2009 - 05/31/2011

Rossett Sixth Form

Qualification:

A-Level's - Product Design, Business Studies, English Literature

Location:

Harrogate

Botanical Stags Head  Mauve

Dream Job

Furniture & Home Furnishings Designer

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Part-Time, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off