Patrick Bean

Patrick Bean

Angers, FR



Personal profile
Patrick BEAN (preferred method of contact)
Tel: 0033 (0)2 41 47 98 59    Mobile: 0033 (0)647230853
7 rue Central du Martreau, 49190 Rochefort sur Loire, France
Nationality : British
I’m an experienced designer, with a passion for ideas and creating strong concepts.
I also regard myself as an enthusiastic person that strives to create aesthetic designs that produce contented clients that engage and inform their audience
My background has taught me to take projects from concept to completion both independently and as a team player/leader, dealing with clients, other designers, architects, structural engineers and suppliers. I strive for excellence in every project delivered. I design, deliver and support clients whilst maintaining best practice in every area of work. I seek to provide cost-effective solutions to clients and complete transparency at every stage of the business process. Seeking to advise clients about environmentally friendly materials and propose sustainable solutions where possible.
Job Requirements
To constantly update and further develop my skills in any other area which will further my
career/profession and general development.
To work with a growing and established company who are forward thinking, ambitious and creative
with opportunities to further develop and grow within the company.
Work experience
Head of design
Interior and furniture design specialists. Private, exhibition, hotels, restaurants, bars, Corporate offices, healthcare.
Bluefish sarl. Angers, France. January 2007 - Current
Established and managed successful business. Bluefish sarl was created in 2007. Our work has included retail outlets, corporate offices, restaurants, private accommodation and hotels. Leading a team of designers and a marketing assistant, we have worked with many Blue chip companies and practice both interior and furniture design, recently exhibiting at Maison & Objet Paris and other Leading design exhibitions throughout europe.
We have coordinated many design schemes and led multi-year projects creating "look and feel" for all newly acquired spaces whilst serving as Design Consultant and Project Manager overseeing all aspects of the project.
Concept, project and design management for clients such as Astra Zeneca, Abode Hotels, Four pillar hotels, Northern University Consortium and Intercontinental Hotel Group.
Recruited, trained, and directed activities of 5 design professionals.
Selected architects and engineers, tracked costs, managed oversight efforts.
Prepared and managed company’s marketing and public relations efforts.
Determined schemes and negotiated purchases to produce cost savings on high end products.
Initiated partnerships with other firms for business development purposes.
Tutor in Spatial design - part/time
EEGP L’ecole des creatifs.Angers, France. September 2010 - current.
Gives me the opportunity to stay on top of design as it develops, keeping an art greedy class of 19/20 year olds up to date is no mean feat, helps me keep my eye on the ball.
Responsible for teaching Spatial and three-dimensional design and Digital Presentation courses.
Perform tasks like imparting knowledge on creating combination of shapes and forms, as well as words and images.
Teach students on the applications of arts, techniques, disciplines and processes in communicating interpretive work.
Conduct exams and grade students based on their performance.
Perform other essential tasks as required as per the instruction of head of the school.
Consultant in commercial and business English and Liaison, department directors, Rhone Alpes Region.
Bureau Veritas. Lyon , France. January 2005 - JANUARY 2007
Bureau Veritas offer health and safety consulting. I was employed to help the directors put in place a business strategy that encompassed fluency in English and a much greater understanding of technical language as it is translated. This meant signing off on documentation understanding that both parties knew exactly what they were committed too and following through projects with the consulting directors to see fluency in the handover to skilled personnel. This period allowed me to gain a thorough understanding of health and safety as it relates to both construction and fit-out, and offered a great opportunity to improve my french.
Formulated environmental health and safety plans to be practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes.
Served as liaison for client and facilities departments
Freelance Interior Architect
Exhibition, property development, hotels, restaurants, bars, offices, health.
Freelance. Lyon, France, January 2003 - January 2005
Having moved to France I kept contacts with previous employers and continued designing on a range of projects with my those existing Uk based contacts, and opening new opportunities within the  broader European market.
created conceptual designs and prepared space plans mood boards etc.
Developed relationships with clients, vendors, architects and other project team members.
Ensured customer problems/inquiries were handled quickly and efficiently, with courtesy, fairness and equity.
Ensured each customer had an informative and positive experience.
Head of Design
Office, hospitality, education, health, furniture.
Broadstock Design. Manchester, UK. March 2000 - January 2003
Broadstock are a leading Office furniture designer and were looking for somebody who could help steer the company not only towards a new interior design market but could also manage the business shedding its skin and reinventing itself as both a design led business and quality manufacturer. This was achieved with a design team including a interior designers, CAD designers and Graphic designers with the companies new showrooms, office, corporate identity and business targets being reached within a two year timescale.
Create aesthetically pleasing environments that represented the client's lifestyle and taste.
Planned, designed, and furnished interior commercial, and industrial environments.
Created and modified drawings, preparing design and contract documents, and developing space plans.
Researched and collected new product specifications to be incorporated into production documents.
Examined and selected finishes.
Made professional presentations to clients and attended site and snagging meetings.
Maintain effective relationships with all established design studio resources.
Carried out facility planning, systems specification, design conceptualization, on-site construction management and relocation management
Design and development manager
Cruise ship, hospitality, hotels, restaurants, bars.
Morgan ltd. Emsworth, UK. January 1998 - February 2000
Morgan are a renowned name in the design and furniture marketplace and offered me the opportunity to expand my skill base into untouched territory, mainly cruise ship design and the prestigious hotel market, this was an important step in my career and taught me much about sales and marketing.
Determined architectural preferences based on purpose, function, and budget.
Interpreted the goals of the project into an appropriate design.
Incorporated details, elevations, lighting plans and architectural finishes into design plan.
Developed and maintained appropriate client base through effective marketing.
Planned and followed up with referrals and potential prospects.
Created proposals and presented designs to clients.
Achieved sales and design goals.

Tutor in 3D Design - Part/time

Blackburn college of Art & Design. Blackburn, UK, September 1998 - July 2000.
Teaching concept design and rendering
Design Manager
Furniture, hotels, golf clubs, education, office, hospitality, health.
Tetrad Contracts Plc.Preston, UK. September 1995 -January 1998
Tetrad contracts allowed me to fully understand the commercial market, working with other designers and a sales team we produced bespoke furniture and interior design solutions for a very high end market of both Independent and large chain hotels as well as golf clubs and private clubs.
Involvement in initial client meetings/briefings.
On site Project Management experience.
General day to day running of projects.
Dealing with planning & building control issues.
Overseeing production of detailed drawing packages, CAD based, (Vectorworks)
Responsible for concepts/scheme development
Graduate assistant/tutor 3D degree course
Manchester University Manchester, UK, September 1993 - July 1994
Associate professor of design studies.
Department of Design, Louisiana State University. September 1991 - July 1992

MA ‘Interior Design’ Manchester University, Manchester, UK. June 1995.
BA(hons) Degree ‘3D Design’  2:1 Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, UK. June 1993.
Dean’s List ‘for academic achievement’ Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. 1993
Design Diploma ‘3D Studies’ Cleveland College of Art & Design, Middlesbrough, UK. 1989.
English Education, Conyers, Yarm, UK.

Hobbies & Interests

Favorite sports: Sailing – Flying fifteen 7m offshore -  Diving BSAC & PADI  buddy         systems, Flying 35hrs solo in piper Cherokee.
Memberships: Chartered Society of designers. European design initiative. Nova Child.
Favorite magazines: Blueprint, ID, Architects Journal, Icon.

Favorite books: Weekend Wooster, P. G. Wodehouse. Rocket boys, Homer  H Hickam.

Personal skills

Strong verbal and personal communication skills.
Decision-making, critical thinking.
Self-motivated, initiative, maintain a high level of energy.
Accuracy and Attention to detail.
Tolerant and flexible, adjust to different situations.
Excellent communicator, with the experience and ability to perform presentations to clients, consultants, architect etc
Experience in reviewing agreed fee proposals to understand and be fully aware of scope and deliverables.
Providing a full and detailed appraisal of the project requirements as issued by the client.
Problem analysis, use of judgment and ability to solve problems efficiently.
Taking full ownership of draft design brief to be presented for comment and approval prior to beginning the next stage.
Fully developing designs and conveying by means of mood boards, flavour statements and materials palettes etc.
Project management skills: Influencing, leading, negotiating and delegating abilities.coordination Sub Consultants, Senior Architect - Interiors and Junior Interior Designers.
Organization and prioritisation skills.
Tolerant to stressed situations.
Manage Interior Design team.
Experienced in High-End Interiors such as, Private, exhibition, hotels, restaurants, bars, Corporate offices, offices, health etc


Apple mac and PC literate   Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator    Sketchup Pro
Autocad     3D Studio Max
Dreamweaver (basic)   Flash (basic)
iWorks     Quark Xpress
Microsoft Powerpoint, Word and Excel

Client list

AstraZeneca. The Co-operative bank. Intercontinental group. The Knightsbridge Green Hotel. Lee Wood. Capio Sante. Abode Hotels. Rydges Hotel. Michel Bras Restaurant. British airways. Mount Pleasant Hotel.Big Blue Hotel. Trinity College-Cambridge. Label restaurant. The Armathwaite Hall Hotel. Cotswold park hotels. malmaison Hotels. Empire Hotel.Formby Hall Golf and Country Club.Hotel Sheraton hotels.Multibuild Ltd-Cheshire. Old Hall.Pizza Express. Rondel & Rondel. Ski Scott Dunn. Optegra eye clinic. Soar Designs. St Johns College-Cambridge.The Headland Hotel.The Regency Hotel.The Royal Oak-Conwy.Vogue Interiors. Manchester airport. The Welcome Break Group. Yassaya Angers. The Hilton Group.Lake Vyrnwy Hotel.


University of Manchester, Manchester, GB, MArch, Interior design

Sep 1993 - Jul 1995

University of Manchester, Manchester, GB, BArch, Three dimensional design

Sep 1990 - Jul 1993

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