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STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD

AN EXPERIENCED, INNOVATIONS - FOCUSED INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONSULTANCY DELIVERING LARGE CONSULTANCY SERVICES WITH THE INTIMACY, PASSION AND COMPETITIVENESS OF A SMALLER AGENCY. FORMERLY OF PENTAGRAM DESIGN AND FACTORY DESIGN, GAVIN THOMSON MCSD FRSA HAS 20 YEARS OF FRONTLINE COMMERCIAL AND CONSUMER CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH START-UPS, ENTREPRENEURS AND INTERNATIONAL HOUSEHOLD BRANDS INCLUDING: ADSHEL, AIRBUS, BOOTS, BRITAX, BRITISH AIRWAYS, BT, FORD, HALFORDS, KENWOOD, MONTBLANC, OTIS, PHILIP MORRIS, SAMSUNG, SINGAPORE AIRLINES, SPEAR & JACKSON, TANNOY, UNILEVER, VIRGIN ATLANTIC, WILKINSON SWORD AND YAMAHA. GAVIN THOMSON HEADS UP A TEAM SPECIALISING IN ALL AREAS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DESIGN. FORMULATED AN APPROACH ­ DESIGN EMOTION® ­ WHICH RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CLIENT, THE CONSUMER AND THE DESIGNER IN THE MODERN DESIGN PROCESS. AS WELL AS WORKING WITH HIGH PROFILE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS, GAVIN THOMSON DESIGN HAS UNIQUE COMMERCIAL AND PRACTICAL INSIGHT AND BUSINESS AWARENESS THROUGH THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF ITS OWN CONSUMER PRODUCTS. ESTABLISHED BICYGNALS LIMITED WHICH PRODUCES A RANGE OF REVOLUTIONARY BICYCLE LIGHTING ACCESSORIES - BICYGNALS®. GAVIN THOMSON IS ALSO A DESIGN ASSOCIATE FOR THE DESIGN COUNCIL. GAVIN THOMSON DESIGN WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOU...

Good commercial design looks at solving problems first and foremost

These problems can be symptomatic of existing product formats or problems that throw up new opportunities. Gavin Thomson Design has creativity and ideas at its core and looks to bring consumer-driven invention and/or innovation to any project. We are conscious of the diversity of the end user, whether young or old, male or female or with special needs and where possible we look to provide a fully `inclusive design' solution. Strong innovation and ideas are then adapted to suit specific brand values, manufacturing and marketing constraints. Observations on saucepan storage and lifting led us to create innovations that have significant commercial consequences on a conservative market.

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Eazistore saucepans (prototype)

We have protected the intellectual property rights on these innovations and negotiated a global third party license, reinforcing our understanding of the challenges some clients face in finding routes to market.

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1. Eazistore saucepans (stored & exploded). 2. Eazistore saucepans section view. 3. Eazistore frying pans (stored & exploded). 4. Eazistore casseroles (stored & exploded). 5. Eazilift saucepan prototype and full range concept. (stored & in use). 5

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The most effective use of design services happens with strong client/designer relationships

No two clients are the same ­ not just in size and market sector but in their company culture and proximity to the end user. Gavin Thomson Design understands the importance of balancing the requirements of client customers, where relevant, with end user experiences, which ultimately determine the success of a product. We tailor the design process to use budgets efficiently and effectively and identify how best to accommodate decision making. For example, the impact and assessment of a simple full size mock-up provides much more feedback than a computer visual, especially when scale is a factor and ergonomic requirements need to be

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`These designs have created great excitement at Cityspace and are being extremely well received by our very demanding customers...' Peter Quinlan, Head of Product Development, Cityspace Limited

Smartpoint: modular Information point Client: Cityspace.

resolved. We provide considered strategic solutions, helping clients to establish design as an integral part of their business structure. Clients enjoy our passion, creativity and commercial `eye'.

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Smartpoint case study 1. Smartpoint concept generation. 2 & 3. Full size modular mock-ups. 4. Modular range - CAD visuals. 5. Smartpoint street side. Smartscreen case study 6. Initial sketches. 7. Full size mock-up. 8. CAD visuals. 9. Smartscreen in bus shelter. 5

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There is nothing like firsthand experience when advising clients on how to use design

Alongside designing products for clients, Gavin Thomson Design has invested in self-generated designs and brought products to market. We created Bicygnals Limited to produce a range of bicycle lights, indicators and torches currently 7 products. These experiences have given us a unique and enhanced insight into a client's commercial challenges and the role that design plays in new product development. We have an in-depth knowledge of intellectual property rights including patent protection and design registration; concept design and development; 3D Computer Aided Design both engineering and manufacturing; sourcing of and liaison with manufacturers; market

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Bicygnals `indicators' Bicycle lights with wirefree front and rear indicators.

legislations; packaging; stock financing and invoice discounting; international sales and distribution; buyer negotiations; margin structures and dealing with currency fluctuations; shipping and delivery logistics; brand strategy; website design; online sales; exhibition design; sales forecasting; marketing initiatives; PR and advertising; promotional material; user instructions and customer services.

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1. CAD development. 2. CAD exploded assembly. 3. First working prototypes. 4. Production line. 5. Packaging. 6. Exhibition stand. 7. Indicator operation. 8. Indicators on bicycle - plan view. 9. Bicygnals product range. 8 9

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What do these products have in common? They all follow the same design process, tailored to suit the client's needs and budget.

DESIGN PROCESS

Briefing Functional principles Concept exploration Sketch modelmaking Concept development Appearance modelmaking Formal creative event

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Design detail Prototyping Design production Consumer feedback

Design protection

Manufacturing

On-going liaison

Design Emotion describes our approach to industrial design services that maximises consumer and client experience

Whatever your problem, product or market sector, Gavin Thomson Design will deliver a considered and exciting design solution... to help you stand out from the crowd.

Gavin Thomson Design Limited 8 The Green Richmond Surrey TW9 1PL United Kingdom T: +44 (0) 20 8332 9395 F: +44 (0) 20 8332 9397

[email protected]

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