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Adam Paterson

MA work

I’m a Scottish-born engineer/designer with a passion for experimentation, failure, inspiration and discovery.

I enjoy finding simple solutions to complex problems, fixing things that don’t work and never settling for mediocrity.

My project looks at our global marketplace and our current approach to transporting products from the manufacturer to the consumer. Millions of products are sent across the world every hour of every day. How can design be used to remove, reduce or facilitate these journeys?

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2010

  • I’m a Scottish-born engineer/designer with a passion for experimentation, failure, inspiration and discovery.

    I enjoy finding simple solutions to complex problems, fixing things that don’t work and never settling for mediocrity.

    My project looks at our global marketplace and our current approach to transporting products from the manufacturer to the consumer. Millions of products are sent across the world every hour of every day. How can design be used to remove, reduce or facilitate these journeys?

  • Degrees

  • BSc, Integrated Product Design, Heriot Watt University & Edinburgh College of Art, 2007
  • Experience

  • Design engineer, Art Lebedev Studio, Moscow, Russia, 2009; Freelance interface design, Tangerine, London, 2009; Design engineer, Mike Stoane Lighting, Edinburgh, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Ron Arad: Restless, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2010; Ideal Home Show, Earls Court, London, 2010; China National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing, China, 2010; Six Cities Design Festival, Evolution House, Edinburgh, 2007
  • Awards

  • First prize, Valpak Design for a Better Environment Communication Award, 2010; First prize, Adobe Design Achievement Packaging Award, 2009; Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Design Studentship, 2009