Where I Work with Max and Hannah

This series of blog posts takes an insider look at the workspaces of Loughborough Design School’s final year students. Inspired by Design Milk [www.design-milk.com/column/where-i-work] it offers a unique insight into the personalities and lives of our designers.

Name: Max Cartwright

Course: Industrial Design and Technology (BA)

Final Year Project Title: Motion capture device for strength athletes.


“The workspace isn’t too much of an issue, but I need a lot of floorspace around me because I need to stretch regularly. Every hour or so I have to do dislocations – 50 or whatever, and then pull aparts.”

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“It’s nice to have things that give you ideas, so I have lots of interesting books about physics and stuff if I need to look up whether something will work. Or books that give you lots of alternative ideas which gets you in a good head space to solve problems.”



Name: Hannah McDermid

Course: Industrial Design and Technology (BA)

Final Year Project Title: Kinetic lamp to promote natural wind-down before sleep


“It’s a nice breather. When you play, it completely takes your mind off everything else – you’re not thinking about anything else. It’s just nice to be creative.”


“If it was just the black stand I wouldn’t be able to play anything. If I had a white piece of paper I could play a tune. It’s that subconscious, “I’ve got something there”, and then I can visualise the piece of music in my head.”



Photographed and Edited by Mitchell Leigh, Ellie MacLeod and Hannah Revie

This post was brought to you by the School’s Exhibitions Team.  This team is made up of volunteer final year undergraduates who are working with staff from the School to prepare the annual Degree Show and New Designers exhibitions.

All content has been written, edited and captured by this student team.

Loughborough Design School Degree Show

10 – 14 June 2016
10am – 4pm daily

Year 12 schools event 10 June –  contact us to book your place.

Business event 14 June 14:00 – 17:00 – contact us to book your place.


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