I started this course because I was interested in drawing and creativity; what I learned is that good design is so much more than that. As I progressed through the course, I found myself more interested in design for manufacture and functional design rather than exercises in aesthetic.
Over the 4-year degree I learned about each element of design, and in my final year I focused on the elements in which I want to specialise after college. I am now pursuing a career in medical device design to use the skills I’ve gained to put better solutions in the places that matter.
This project aimed to tackle the issue of safety around the loading of horses for transport. Having sketched some very blue-sky concepts in the ideation phase of the project I was happy to have landed on the simple yet effective LoadSafe solution.
The LoadSafe pulley and handle in my project are designed to be retrofitted into any horse box to instantly improve the safety and loading experience for both horse and handler. The materials and processes were carefully selected to make components durable and weather resistant. Soft moulding techniques make this product economical to produce in low/ medium volumes.