Adam Scott - BA in Product Design 

Fire extinguishers, recycled surfboard furniture and lifesaving medical equipment all feature in Adam Scott’s impressive design portfolio.

Graduating with a first-class honours degree in Product Design and Engineering in 2008, Adam was soon wowing the design industry with his talents.

He was widely acclaimed for his final degree project, the X Sting Wish fire extinguisher, a user-friendly, ergonomic design which made the finals of 2009 INDEX awards in Copenhagen - the world’s largest design prize.

Adam’s talent for design has also been recognised in other prestigious design circles, including the Phillip Starck School of Design and the Liverpool Design Awards.

His other groundbreaking projects include an automated lifeboat system and the SurfChair, a unique design for retail display.

Since graduating, Adam has worked on freelance projects for the BBC’s Dr Who team, as well as with a team of biochemists on design for a portable food allergy detector.

Adam is now Senior Product Design and Development Engineer at Flexicare Medical, an international medical device manufacturer, and leads a team of designers from the conception of an idea for a new product, through to its completion.

Speaking about his achievements, Adam said: “I’ve designed and developed more than 50 products since starting at Flexicare, from implements to increase safety of spinal injections, to LED lit laryngoscopes. It’s a really exciting role and also involves a lot of international travel throughout the year.”

“I’ve always wanted a career in product design, and my degree really helped me to hit the ground running in this field. The three-year course gave me a solid background in materials and processes and also nurtured my creativity into problem-solving techniques. It’s great to be working in a career which I’m really passionate about, and to have recognition for my work.”

Under the spotlight:

2003 - 2005:
A-Levels in Product Design, Art, Psychology and Media
2005 - 2008: BA Product Design and Engineering, 1st Class Honours
2008:  Finalist at the Liverpool Design Show awarded Outstanding Excellence in Product Design at the Noise Design Festival Awards.
2009: Finalist at Index Awards. Joins international medical device manufacturer, Flexicare. 

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