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Gareth Jones

Candidate ID: 1292386

Career Summary

Furniture design Graduate with 5 years design and 15 years architectural model making experience. This includes working for three years in Saudi Arabia designing high end furniture and interiors for residential buildings. You can see my portfolio of work at www.garethrhysjones.com

Skill Set

Furniture Design, Interior Design, Architectural Model Making, AutoCAD, Sketch Up, 3ds Max, V-Ray and Photoshop

Professional Information

Total Experience : 20

Nationality : United Kingdom

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : Architect / Interior Design / Structural Design

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Curriculum Vitae
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Name: Gareth Rhys Jones

DOB: 14.02.1973

Website: www.garethrhysjones.com

Currently located in the United Kingdom looking to relocate to the Gulf.
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Profile

A focused and motivated furniture design graduate with twenty years workshop experience, this has included working directly with professional architects, designers and manufacturers on a variety of projects from initial sketch ideas through to final concepts.

My skills include running and organising my own projects, CAD development of architectural and manufacturing drawings and extensive use of workshop machinery.
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Key Skills

An excellent understanding of manufacturing processes and construction methods.
A creative approach for solving problems and generating new ideas.
A sound knowledge of computer based design software.
An excellent grasp of design techniques and their practical application.
Excellent communication skills.
Good team working skills.
An appreciation of business demands and deadlines.
An awareness of the environmental impact of design ideas.
Extensive experience of work shop machinery, 3D printing machines and laser cutting equipment.
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Experience

March 2018 - Present
Alexander Bullock Furniture (UK)
Furniture Designer

Following up client enquiries to discuss project briefs.
Creating initial design concepts and providing quotations following client meetings.
Working with clients to provide creative design ideas which meet the brief.
Overseeing the project including keeping the client up to date with progress.
Keeping financial statements for each project up to date.
Designing furniture including kitchens, dressing rooms, wardrobes and other furniture using Sketch up and AutoCAD.
Adding technical/construction details ready for the workshop production.

September 2008 – February 2018
AHMM, AIA, Toro Rosso, Unit 22, Model Craft (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Freelance Architectural Model Maker

Analysis of architectural drawings to establish project parameters.
Creation of AutoCAD drawings for laser cutting operation.
Interpretation of Sketch Up and Rhino drawings.
Creation of 3D models for 3D printing.
Use of workshop machinery to develop models and prototypes.
Spray paint finishing and final assembly of buildings and baseboards.

January 2005 – August 2008
Alford Hall Monaghan Morris (UK)
Senior Architectural Model Maker

Provided architects with a resource to develop and realise the form and function of a space via development and presentation models.
Project management and planning in order to receive appropriate drawings and materials to adhere to organised time frames.
Analysis of architectural drawings to establish project parameters.
Management and performance reviews of model makers.
Technical operation and upkeep of laser cutting and general workshop machinery..
Organisation of quotations for outsourced models.

September 2001 – December 2004
Squire & Partners, Hopkins, Model Makers Ltd & Model Craft (Australia)
Freelance Architectural Model Maker

Construction of architectural models.
AutoCAD and laser cutting operation.
Exhibition stands manufacture and installation.

April 1998 - August 2001
S.M.D.A (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Furniture Designer

Design and detailing of bespoke, freestanding and fitted furniture for a variety of high-end residential and commercial projects throughout Saudi Arabia.
Production of manufacturing drawings using AutoCAD.
Sourcing of suitable fixtures and fittings.
Site supervision and snagging for the above mentioned projects.

April 1997 - April 1998
Allermuir Contract Furniture LTD (UK)
Furniture Development Designer

Used in-house facilities to develop and manufacture contract furniture.
AutoCAD production drawings.
Co-ordination of new product literature.
Exhibition Stand design and production.

December 1996 - April 1997
Conran Design Partnership (UK)

Design led work experience.
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Education

1993 - 1996
Ravensbourne College for Design and Communication
BA Hon’s in Furniture Related Product Design (2:1)

Development of design led projects from brief through to final prototypes.

February 2004 - April 2005
Escape Studios - Maya Comprehensive

12 week course in 3d modelling, texturing, lighting, rigging and animation.
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Software Skills

AutoCAD 3ds Max V-Ray Photoshop Sketch up
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Additional Information

My interests include mountain biking, keeping fit, snowboarding, rugby and softball. I have a clean driving licence and I am a non smoker.