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James McKernan

4 Bramble Court, Glasgow G66 7GH

Full, clean driving licence
2011 2015 University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
BSc (Hons) Product Design & Innovation Expected 1

Principle Subjects: Design Methodologies and Process, Virtual and Computer Aided Design,
Production Engineering and Management, Technology Concepts, Entrepreneurship Theory
and Practice, Design and Manufacturing Management, Prototyping, Production Techniques,
Creativity and Opportunity Recognition, Design Interaction, Product and Enterprise
Development, Marketing Communications and Branding, Design Emotion and Experience
and Business Management.
2005 2011 Lenzie Academy
Higher Grades Higher Product Design (A), Higher Photography (A), Higher Physics (A),
Higher Graphic Communication (A), Higher Business Management (B),
Higher Technological Studies (B)
Standard Grades 8 Subjects at Credit Level 1
Work Experience
Aug 2011 Apr 2013 Da Carlo
Sep 2013 Apr 2014 Dominos
Worked as an efficient and effective team with in store employees and
Developed and perfected customer relation skills.
Acquired exceptional time and team management skills which I utilise daily in
University and other work.
Experience of fast paced environments and working well under pressure as a crucial
part of a large, highly proficient team.
Additional Skills
Languages French (Basic verbal and written)
IT Exceptionally skilled user of all Windows operating systems and MS
Office Packages.
Extremely proficient in the use of Adobe Packages particularly
Photoshop but also well practised in Lightroom, Illustrator and
Fluent and talented user of multiple CAD packages including
SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, Creo and AutoDesk Inventor
Overall outstanding IT skills including maintenance, performance
improvement and organisation.
Drawing Highly talented at communicating ideas quickly and effectively
through illustration. Skilled in rapid and detailed sketching, highly
rendered and realistic drawings.
Photography Outstanding and passionate talent in the field of Photography.
Multiple successful photo blogs as well as several award winning
photographs. Extensive knowledge of cameras and photography field.
Also member of University of Strathclyde Photography Society.
Interests & Additional Information
Hillwalking Avid and fervent hillwalker, I enjoy going at least one or two hikes a
week. Also member of the University of Strathclyde Hillwalking
Charity Organised a charity event in July 2013. Completed the West Highland
Way with friends for Macmillan Cancer Support raising over 1000.
Also donate weekly to both Macmillan and Cancer Research.
Basketball Talented and successful basketball player from 2005 2010 and
recently started again in summer 2013 joining the University of
Strathclyde Basketball Team which I am currently a part of.
Snowboarding Enthusiastic snowboarder and enjoy getting as much time in when I
can. Achieved Grade C.
Other Higher Product Design Best in Year Award
Higher Photography Best in Year Award
Student Award Agency for Scotland Bursary throughout 1st and 2nd
year of university.
University Exceptional Individual Project Award (93/100).
I adore reading, it is one of my greatest passions. I also have a great
love of music and enjoy the cinema, socialising with friends and
visiting art and photography exhibits as often as I can. I also keep up
avidly with the technology and design industry and I am subscribed to
multiple publications including Design Week, IDEO, MIT Technology
Review, InnovateUK and Wired.
References Available on Request