Bachelor of Industrial Design


David PowersDavid Powers

Blending creativity and practicality, graduate David designed a folding skateboard for his major design project. David's son, who was refused access to a bus because his long skateboard wouldn't fit in a backpack, originally inspired his design. Recognising just how popular skateboarding has become in the Hunter and across the globe, David decided to design a board that could fold in two. Given that many new and older skaters enjoy cruising on more stable, longer boards, he feels his design is a winner - unlike past similar designs, it retains the flexibility and feel of a normal board.

Armed with the appropriate skills for the industry, since graduation David has set himself up as a freelance industrial designer consultant on a diverse range of projects for a variety of companies.

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