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David Johnson

David is a Design Manager at IHS UK LTD

David  Johnson

BA (Hons) Product Design

The course was perfect, the lecturers were fantastic and I met some really great people .

How did university help you with your career?

It gave me the core skills to prepare me for the world of work.

Why did you choose Teesside?

It’s closest to home, but I did initially find out about the place from my old school teacher, he attended in the 1980s.

Tell us about your career since graduation

I started straight away designing joinery interior fit outs and then moved up to a design engineer at a lifting engineering company. I then went on to manage a small design team at Nottingham Boat Company and was responsible for all elements of the design process from initial idea to full completion of bespoke narrowboats and wide beams. My current role involves truck bodies.

I’d love to own a business in the future, right now I’d like to help expand the company I’m in.

Would you recommend Teesside?

Definitely! There is free workshops, an open door policy, a big bright studio space, its excellent on all accounts – I’d do it again in a heartbeat.