Eifion Davies - MSc in Advanced Product Design 

When design student Eifion Davies began his undergraduate degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2006, he had never travelled abroad. Fast-forward a few years and Eifion has worked and studied as far afield as Beijing and South Korea.

Eifion studied the MSc in Product Design at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, after completing his undergraduate degree.

He said: “I was very keen to continue with my studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and I really benefited from the small class sizes and one-to-one support offered by the course tutors.”

During his MSc, Eifion was given the opportunity to study at the Samsung Art & Design Institute (SADI) in South Korea, as part of Cardiff Metropolitan University’s ongoing collaboration and partnership with the institution.

Eifion said: “The exchange programme was my first experience of travelling abroad, and I found it really interesting. South Asia is a really exciting place for a designer, and South Korea in particular is developing as the future hub of the design industry. It was great to have the opportunity to take part in a SADI workshop.”

Following his MSc qualification, Eifion was invited back to a further exchange project at SADI where he spent three months as a Professor’s Assistant. He then applied and was accepted for a role PER Design – an award-winning product design group, based in Beijing.

Speaking about the experience, Eifion said: “It was a fantastic experience to work at one of the world’s most well-respected product design companies. My time at Cardiff Metropolitan University has sparked my passion for research and also helped me to make some great contacts across the world. I have now secured a role as Foreign Scholar at the Industrial Design department at Dong-A University in South Korea, where I will be teaching, as well as continuing to develop my interests in product design and research.”

Under the spotlight:

2006: Left school with A Levels in Art and Design, Design and Technology and History
2009: Graduates with a BSc in Product Design
2010: Graduates with an MSc in Product Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University
2011: Works at the Samsung Institute of Art and Design in South Korea
2011: Works at PER Design in Beijing
2012: Secures a post as Foreign Scholar at Dong-A University, South Korea

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