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Mentor Marianna Kane

Expertise: Product design. 

Personal Summary:

Marianna Kane is a fully qualified product designer who has been active in Ireland’s design sector for the past eight years. Her design ability and insight in to engineering practices lead to her to opening DesignBurst, a centre dedicated to high quality product design for international markets. To date she has worked on over 30 products and her training and mentoring has received positive recognition from professional designers and the Crafts Council of Ireland.

"I regularly provide insight into how to use software (Solid Works, Space Claim, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver), machines (Dimension 3D printer, Haas CNC machine, lathe and saw) and equipment (spray paints, foam, hand tools, power tools and soldering irons).”


Mentoring Experience:

2012 - Delivered training focused on design and 3D programmes

2011 - Mentored a winning team at the Universal Design Challenge

2011 - Guest speaker for a number of design career events, including Higher Options event in the RDS

2011 - Conducted a project in DIT linking design students with industry

2008-2011 - Mentored a number of intern designers and engineers while working as a professional designer



BSc Hons Degree in Product Design - DIT (2003-2007)

Fetac Award - Start your own business - Meath CEB (June 2011)

Fetac Award - Discovery Zone Business Course - Kells (2011-2012)

Fetac Award - Train the Trainer - Midas Group (2012)

Fetac Award - New Frontiers Business Programme (2012)


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