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Brassey - Garden Design - Birmingham, England, UK

Mark Brassey

Birmingham, England, UK

Services

Garden Design

Summary:

I have been designing and creating garden designs since 2005 and have a City&Guilds qualification in garden design from jefferson studios, Leamington Spa. Using a combination of 3D and 2D CAD software I generate the best design to suit any pocket and project size. my skills include, General layouts, Planting design, Lighting designs and full installation.

Work History

Director

DesignLED

June 2009 - June 2009

designLED was set up by Mark Brassey as a response to the impending growth of LED or SSL Solid State Lighting. designLED provides expert sales and marketing services of SSL solutions for the architectural, decorative and retail lighting sectors. The fundamental services that designLED offer:
• Route to market through obtaining specification
• Supply of bespoke or standard range product
• Product range development and re-design/re-engineering enhancement
• Lighting design
• designLED has surveyed, designed and supplied projects throughout the UK including: major High Street retail companies, hotels, breweries and museums.
• We’ve sold to: architects, lighting designers, and business users, providing a skillfully lit environment that saves energy. Projects include: Office Shoe stores.

Partner

Brasslands

April 2005 - November 2009

I formed a partnership business, to design and create visually interesting outdoor spaces and gardens.Services offered were landscape design, project management, planting design, garden design, building regulations, surveying.

Studied and obtained a City & Guilds module in Garden design.
Planned and executed all marketing communications including brand identity, website, marketing material
CAD garden design; using lighting design skills for cut-through into a project. For example, by adding a lighting scheme to a design it would create another dimension to the overall feel and use for the garden
Conducted all business development - from design commissions to complete re-landscaping projects - via networking within my social and business groups, following up leads and actively selling to businesses and forming strategic alliances.
Project managed the build for private and business customers
Built turnover from scratch to over £150,000 by year three, with a gross margin of 55%
Employed staff, project managed building work, overseeing every aspect of the business

Light Impressions

overlapped with Light

February 2003 - March 2004

Product design consultant specific to the lighting industry. Producing conceptual ideas and finished designs for production utilising state of the art 3D modelling software. Responsible for introducing clients into new markets through innovative designs
Won and been finalist of design and entrepreneurial competitions which have had cash prizes and national newspaper/magazine coverage
Successfully marketed my business completing design projects for companies such as Robus, Clearvision and The Daylight Co. and with architects including Carey Jones. L
Financed cost of specialist CAD software (worth 000's) plus training costs
Teamed with architects and contractors to design and install architectural lighting in the leisure industry.
Projects included: Volupte Cabaret bar (London) £ 60,000and RAF Heritage museum (£44,000) which were on time and on budget.
Designed high volume mass production products from initial concept right through to manufacture.
Initiated and conducted sales and marketing campaigns overseeing every aspect of the process, resulting in winning new business up to the value of£100,000.

Warwickshire Project Sales Director

designLED (formally Light Impressions)

March 2001 - January 2009

designLED was set up by Mark Brassey as a response to the impending growth of LED or SSL Solid State Lighting. designLED provides expert sales and marketing services of SSL solutions for the architectural, decorative and retail lighting sectors. The fundamental services that designLED offer:
Route to market through obtaining specification
Supply of bespoke or standard range product
Product range development and re-design/re-engineering enhancement
Lighting design
designLED has surveyed, designed and supplied projects throughout the UK including: major High Street retail companies, hotels, breweries and museums.
We've sold to: architects, lighting designers, and business users, providing a skillfully lit environment that saves energy. Projects include

Warwickshire Design Director

TSi Ltd

March 2000 - February 2001

Mark Brassey and 3 other executive directors set up TSI. Mark was Design director and company secretary. Producing business plans, corporate identity and literature. Oversaw and designed all products.
Was instrumental in the conception of the company and the product range.
Significantly increased knowledge of SSL by specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of LED lighting combined with renewable energy sources.
Clients included

Technical Sales Engineer

ERCO Lighting

January 1999 - March 2000

Operating as part of the UK customer service team. Providing product and technical solutions for specification professionals and contractors
Proficiently handled projects with an order value from £1000 to £1,000,000
suggesting new methods of dealing with customer queries
improving level of service which increased productivity

Industrial Designer

Massive Productions UK Ltd

September 1997 - November 1998

Design of domestic and commercial light-fittings for the UK market. Responsible for managing design projects including the analysis of market groups. Creating designs for retail and overseeing manufacture.
Gained excellent model-making/prototype skills,
Amassed superb component knowledge and cost management skills.
Mark's creative flair introduced into the new product range was paramount in attaining new customers; for example BHS and Habitat.

Product Design Engineer

Louis Poulsen

January 1997 - August 1998

Designing architectural light fittings for exterior architectural applications. Responsible for all design work. Preparing new and existing product for UL approval .Managing projects and maintaining a detailed library of 2D & 3D Cad drawings
enforced an enthusiastic and innovative approach to design briefs
Heightened the stream of consciousness about how and why we produce new product.
Ultimately, created commercial success through improved product range.

Product Designer

Concord Sylvania Lighting

January 1997 - September 1997

Working in Concord's Specials department on many prestigious projects as a product designer. Producing concept sketches, detailed drawings, lighting schemes and creating 3D visuals of proposed lighting concepts.
Obtained a fundamental understanding of lighting design principals
Increased my ability to design products in a commercial reality

Qualifications & Certifications

CYQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Birmingham Metropolitan College

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire HND Industrial Design

BA (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire

BTEC National Diploma

Mid - Warwickshire College

Bilton High School

Uni. Hertfordshire, Watford collage

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