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Geoffrey Leahy

Geoffrey Leahy

Manchester, GB

 

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About 

A creative and resourceful individual who always strives to achieve a very high standard in whatever is undertaken. A designer who takes a sophisticated yet quirky approach to the design process whilst bringing an upbeat/ vibrant atmosphere to the design studio. Experience from many design fields, with the majority of projects focused around issues of sustainability and community interaction. Able to work individually or as part of a team to efficiently achieve a solution.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Sheridan & Co, London, Design Intern

• Mapping of global sites
• Creation of promotional video using renderings and animations
• Creation of illustrations for local community development scheme
• Liaising with clients to locate new sites for a new store

May 2013 - Jun 2013
 

Castle Properties, Lancaster, GB, Design Contractor

• Creation of company logo & overall branding style
• Hands on landscaping & regeneration of properties
• Antique furniture restoration for properties

May 2011 - Feb 2013
 

Mossy Mossy Design, London, Landscape Design Assistant

• Assist redesign of properties grounds
• Manual operations and installations

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
 

MYO Design, Liverpool, GB, Design Intern

• Creation of design briefs, proposals & mood boards for restaurant & hotel sites
• Creation of floor plans of new design for restaurant & apartments
• Filtering of materials & furnishings for application to new design
• Shadowed client meetings, design development meetings

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Christopher Taylor Design, Leek, GB, Architect Assistant

• On site analysis, surveying and sketching of site state
• Meeting with clients & creation of brief from client requirements
• Create design solutions to a client brief using Sketchup

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, Urban Design

Grade Obtained: Merit

Relevant Modules: History & Theory of Urban Design, Strategic Urban Design, Detailed Urban Design, Urban Design Report, Urban Design Assignments in Hong Kong and Athens.

Skills Developed
• In depth urban analysis techniques both on site and from the design studio
• Advanced skills in mapping & Space Syntax urban analysis software
• Intricate urban model making and visualization techniques
• Ability to engage with communities at the local level whilst simultaneously tackling problems that exist at a larger scale
• Creating detailed urban briefs
• Undertaking of the coordination and construction of an urban Exhibition

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
 

University of Leeds, Leeds, GB, Bachelors, Product Design

Grade obtained: Upper Second Class

Relevant Modules: Main Design Project, Manufacture Systems, Mechanical Systems, Professional Skills, Economics & Management, Advanced Electronics, Statics, Design Psychology, Ergonomics & Contextual Studies.

Skills Developed
• Creating a detailed design specification, manufacturing plan, business plan, life cycle plan, evaluation report
• Ability to work within both a large & small team, as well as being the leader of a design team
• Creating Detailed Models both by hand and 3D printing
• Creation of technical orthographic drawings
• Creating detailed Gantt charts for time organization
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
 

Uppingham School, Uppingham, GB, High School, 4 A-levels

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
 

Uppingham School, Uppingham, GB, High School, 10 GCSEs

Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
 

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