© 2019 by Thomas Launders

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Originally from Yorkshire, I have migrated down south following graduation from Sheffield Hallam's MDes Product Design course with 1st class honours. My professional experience has been built from working nationally and internationally, working in both in-house and consultancy environments. The clients I have worked with reflect my broad and adapting skill set including leading and managing projects for large multinationals and innovative start-ups.

 

When out of the office I can be found cooking up a mean stir-fry (if I do say so myself) or keeping fit through sports such as squash, climbing and snowboarding. I have a personal passion for the products we carry around including product related fashion wear such as, footwear, rucksacks and wearable tech. An online browse usually consists of, but is not limited to, High Snobiety, Core 77 and Wired.

Awards & Achievements
2017: CEP Prize, Winner 'titch
  • Chartered Society of Designers
2017: Best in show, Winner 'titch
(Awarded by two separate industry professionals.)
  • HJC: Best in show
  • W'innovate: Best in show
2017: New Designers special mention, 'titch
  • Pentland brands
2017: Honourable mention and finalist, 'titch
  • TISDC- International student design competition with over 18,000 applicants. 
2017: Best in class, Winner Hush
  • Northern Lights- A Light range in development for manufacture
2015: Shortlisted for presentation
Selected by two individual clients during university life briefs for presentation.
  • Berghaus, Pentland brands
  • Kenwood
Exhibitions
YODEX 2017: World trade centre, Taipei
New Designers: Business Design Centre, London
BCFA Open: The Truman Brewery, London
Life On the Hill: Made North Gallery, Sheffield
To a Degree: SIA The head postoffice, Sheffield