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About Me.

I am a CAD designer and former architecture student based in Milton Keynes.
 

My journey started in 2011 when after drawing house designs in detail on grid paper I was encouraged to change my career path entirely and focus on studying architectural design. With that came the decision to enrol at Milton Keynes College onto a two year course in 3D Design. This is where I truly realised my own potential as a competent and creative designer for the built environment and end the course on a high with a triple distinction BTEC qualification and subsequently earning a scholarship at the University of Kent.
 

Technicalities with student funding meant that my enrolment at university was delayed for a year. So alongside regular employment, I found an opportunity for work experience over the summer in Milton Keynes which came from Avebury Projects Ltd. I gained here a good understanding of the workings of a small architectural practise. I was able to hit the ground running transferring hand drawings to AutoCAD leaving some free time to follow one of their courses in using Revit Architecture. For the first time, I was conversing with suppliers and invited to sit into consultation meetings. I've also adopted a filing system used with every project.
 

University got off to a great start with creativity increasing quickly with my knowledge in design generally becoming quite specialised and my approach becoming quite original. I understood that the fictitious nature of some academic projects allowed for experimentation of original ideas that could reoccur later if the ideas developed into convincing solutions. Cost of living and a bad financial situation at the time meant that I had to take hiatus from study. Despite going back to regular employment, I was still able to undertake a couple of private projects using fresh knowledge from university. SketchUp & AutoCAD were key tools in these projects. The clients were pleased and have given permission for these projects to be shared.

I am currently seeking employment in this field so if you see qualities that match a requirement for a CAD technician to join your team, please see my qualifications and skills below.

Thank you for visiting

Rhys,       

Education

Certificate of Architecture
(Kent School of Architecture)

University of Kent

2014-2017

Merit

BTEC Extended National Diploma

Art & Design (3D Design)
Milton Keynes College

2011-2013

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.

A thoroughly engaging experience that saw me progress previous skills to more a industry grade standard. Drawing discipline improved while scale modelling became more intricate and precise. Mock projects and critiques did well to emulate client consultation. I also gained a greater appreciation for different design movements and have retained a lot of photography and research for very useful reference.

    Having started as CAD proficient, I had some freedom to experiment with workflows. This included working out to use Express Tools in AutoCAD to produce presentations if InDesign was not available. I also gained some understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM) whilst using Revit.

The beginning of my academic journey into architectural design. A two year course of technical drawing, sculpture, AutoCAD, fine art and history. Here I also obtained an improved understanding of the design process while the course structure allowed me to tailor coursework towards architecture.

Proficient Skills

Setup

SketchUp (Annual Pro License), AutoCAD,

OMEN 30L Desktop GT13-1xxx:

Adobe PhotoShop & InDesign, Microsoft Office,

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 3.80 GHz

Technical Drawing, Scale Modelling,

NVIDIA RTX 3070Ti (8GB GDDR6X)

Photography. (Canon EOS 400D)

32GB DDR4

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