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Mentor Simon Dennehy

Expertise: Product design, graphic design and branding, new technologies, prototyping and production, merchandising

Personal Summary:

I have worked in both a design and project management capacity for over 10 years with both Irish and international companies. I have experience working with wood, metal and plastics.

Mentoring Experience:

I have worked with many manufacturers, from both a mass production and one-off basis. I am very experienced with rapid prototyping technologies of all kinds. I have mentored many small business start-ups from a design perspective as well as tutoring Design and Craft students in various colleges. As a design consultancy, we mentor many individuals and organisations. I have worked as a judge/mentor with the Student Enterprise Awards in Cork, as well as returning as a mentor for Midleton College.


External Examiner in BSc in Craft Technology with Business - Cork Institute of Technology, November 2012 - Present

Adjunct lecturer and Design Director at TFE Research - NCAD: FP7 IAPP-funded programme, February 2012 - Present

Visiting lecturer at NUI Maynooth, September 2011 - Present

CEO at Perch Dynamic Solutions Limited, July 2008 - Present

Adjunct lecturer at National College of Art and Design, Dublin, January 2008 - Present

Owner at KABLAMO Design Services, June 2007 - November 2009

Design manager at Store Design Ltd, May 2006 - September 2007

Designer at Featureline Ltd, January 2005 - April 2006

Industrial Designer at Freefoam Plastics Limited, July 2003 - January 2005

National College of Art and Design, PhD Candidate, Industrial Design, 2009

National College of Art and Design, Master of Arts (M.A.), Industrial Design, 2006 - 2008

The Design of School Furniture for Primary School Students, Cork Institute of Technology

Certificate, Project Management Context, 2004

National College of Art and Design, B.Des, Industrial Design, 1999 - 2003


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