Harry Vos
Experience Designer

Experience

In my five-odd years as a designer, I've worked with brands big and small, in many different industries, through full-time jobs, internships, live projects, competitions, and freelance work. And I picked up a few awards along the way.

Royal Society of Arts Student Design Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Project: Airbnb Stories. Presented to Airbnb at their London offices off the back of the shortlisting process.

MARS - Design Research Consultant

January 2016 - February 2016

Trialling new MARS products in different global markets, and developing an understanding of how snacking can be balanced with a healthy lifestyle. Invited to join a team of MARS and Wood for Trees designers on an international fact-finding trip, having won their design thinking competition in 2014.

Unilever - Live Project

January 2015 - March 2015

Awarded a First for a confidential live group project that reinvigorated one of their brands which currently sells in a stagnant market. We did this through a brand and packaging redesign.

Douwe Egberts - Live Project

January 2015 - February 2015

Live project and branding workshop in collaboration with Xanobia, a leading archetypal branding agency.

Smart Minds - Branding Identity Consultant

July 2015 - January 2016

Creating a brand to connect investors with entrepreneurs: designing a company logo and initial service flows to explain the process to potential partners.

Codlo - Freelance Film Producer / Marketer

April 2015 - June 2015

Rethinking the initial Codlo experience, and producing video content to go on their website and to share on social media. The video aims to align their communication with what Codlo can do with food, rather than what the technicalities of the cooking process are.

MARS & Wood for Trees Design Thinking Competition - Winner

Won a design thinking competition set by MARS and Wood for Trees. Northumbria University students were given one day to understand and interpret market, user and competitive insights to create thought provoking solutions to a strategic design problem across international markets. Shortlisted students were asked to build on their solutions, presenting them to a panel of judges from both MARS and Wood for Trees. Three winners were chosen, and two were asked to join the team on an international fact-finding trip, myself included.

Northumbrian Water - Live Project

Project: Grease Buster

Heatherwick Studio - Designer

June 2014 - September 2014

Designing furniture and lighting for the proposed Thames Garden Bridge, London.

Blaze - Industrial Design Intern

March 2014 - June 2014

Designing accessories for urban cyclists. Creating content for the Blaze blog. Managing prototyping for their next product. Aiding UK and EU distribution, fulfilment and customer enquiries.

Lexus Design Award 2014 - Finalist

Project: The Udder.

Newcastle City Council - Live Project

January 2014 - March 2014

Project: Pedal NCL

Philips - Live Project

November 2013 - January 2014

Rethinking the first shave for young teens.

Moxon - Work Experience

March 2011 - April 2011

Worked on RIBA's "Forgotten Spaces" Competition entry, which later got shortlisted. Found, and photographed potential sites. Developed designs though sketching, and use of AutoCAD, considering scale and functions of each site. Created a coherent development plan, linking the sites, and regenerating the area.

Experienced live projects through a site visit, and producing sketch models for clients.