What are your interests outside of work?
Outside of work, I spend my time playing and listening to music, doing DIY projects, reading, painting, and hiking. I love learning new skills so have recently started learning how to build websites, and plan to keep up the learning curve while at HD!
What attracted you to design & engineering and, what was the pathway to your role?
I remember loving Physics in school and being fascinated with how things work, so Engineering seemed like the obvious choice. I also love practical work and making things with my hands (I had a lot of Lego and Airfix kits as a kid!), which further solidified in my mind in terms of what I wanted to be.
I studied Maths, Physics and Chemistry in Sixth Form before moving on to do a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham University. There, I got involved in the Robotics Society and started my passion for 3D printing.
My previous role was in the Automotive industry as a Mechanical Designer for a Tier 1 supplier, where I was responsible for the engineering of large Exterior Trim assemblies for Jaguar Land Rover. This sparked my interest in injection moulding and plastics, which I hope to continue at HD, though at a much smaller scale!