hey, my name is james and i am a uk-born industrial designer based in sydney, australia
I have been a creative person ever since I could walk, taking apart everything I could lay my hands on whenever my parents were brave enough to let me out of the house.​​​​​​​
In highschool, I started my own small woodworking business making one of a kind wooden products In a small workshop out of my garage. 
I am a hard worker, having undertaken work as an electrician as well as a construction labourer.
I have a fundamental understanding of what workers must do to repair or demolish bad design, and how to design for correct and efficient assembly and disassembly.
Since I have known what industrial design is, I have consumed knowledge, rapidly building my skillset over the years and gaining freelance work and high praise including a publication in Acta Astronautica on Science Direct.
I have also been born to fill leadership roles. Instructing other toddlers to build sand castles in Europe even though we didn't speak a word of the same language. 
I have also been a member of the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) where I honed my discipline and leadership skills further leading teams of cadets in deep bush bivoacs in various scenarios. 
my design philosophy
I love design that feels strong, rugged, and quality. Seeing products from previous generations when things lasted forever and could be repaired by hand fill me with a passion to create iconic, enduring, and functional posessions in a sustainable manner that will stay with people until they can hand them down to the next generation.

instagram - @i_eat_food_and_draw
contact - mrjamesrhill@gmail.com
bio
Design Freelancer   2019 - present 
Pharmaceutical Opertations Officer  2020 - present
publications
Featured In - Acta Astronautica 2021
Designing for Astronaut Health and Wellbeing


awards
Venture Makers Innovation Challenge Winner
Western Sydney Univeristy Widevision 2022 Innovation Award
DIA Graduate of the Year Award (Nominee)
WHAT IVE BEEN READING RECENTLY 
Makers - Chris Anderson
The Secret Lives of Colour - Kassia St Clair
Mythos - Steven Fry
The Design of Everyday Things - Don Norman​​​​​​​

PERSONAL FAVOURITE 
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien 
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