During my second year of studies at Northumbria University, I undertook a work placement with Deadgood Ltd. based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Deadgood produce modern and bespoke furniture, lighting, and interior products to commercial projects globally. I worked on a number of projects including a lighting brief; looking into shadows and experimenting with upholstered lamp shades.
The lighting brief involved ideation and exploration into form. I also expanded my knowledge of design for manufacture and designing for function as well as form.
A highlight of my placement with Deadgood was Clerkenwell Design Week. I was actively involved with the preparations for the 2018 Clerkenwell Design Week and the organisation of displays. This included their exhibition space which was located at the Crypt on the Green, and helping to arrange their new showroom located on Old Street. Deadgood has a great team of designers and a strong work ethic which I aim to emulate in my career as a designer.