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Professor Sharon Baurley
Professor Sharon Baurley

The Design Products programme is about creativity for purpose - educating students to be design-thinkers who address real world challenges through balancing high levels of creativity and technical capability with contextual insight.

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Student stories

  • Helen Paine

    Helen Paine

    During my MA at the RCA, I met people from the engineering institute TWI who became the funding company for my PhD. It was that first connection that set me up for the PhD. During the MA, I had started to develop surfacing techniques for knitted fabrics. It was a drop-stitch technique that I was coating with a combination of print pastes.

     
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  • Sven Ladiges

    Sven Ladiges

    I studied Product Design at undergraduate level in Germany at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. Afterwards, I worked for about two and a half years in a shipyard, mainly designing the interiors of power boats and sailing yachts. When I left, I came to London to do a four-month internship, and then joined the Royal College of Art.

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  • Gillian Russell

    Gillian Russell

    I’d been a practicing designer in Canada for some years before deciding that my real interest was design criticism. This shift in practice brought me to London where I began teaching on the MA Curating Contemporary Design programme at Kingston University. Parallel to this, I co-founded the design blog DeTnk and its offline counterpart DeTnk.TV.

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  • Neil Merry

    Neil Merry

    I studied Product Design at Brunel. Prior to graduating in 2002, I won an internal competition with Bentley Motor Cars and got a work placement – this set me on a path in the automotive industry.

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