Gavin Keane

Lead Engineer, Design

Gavin Keane graduated from Maynooth University in BSc Product Design, Marketing & Innovation with a first-class honours degree in 2016. Following a keen interest in polymers and product development, Gavin joined CISD and is currently working towards a PhD in Polymer additive manufactured tooling part-time. Since joining the CISD team Gavin has gained a wide range of experience developing products across all sectors and has been involved in over 150 projects, managing feasibility studies, innovation vouchers, partnerships and commercial industrial design projects. His expertise includes being a very creative problem solver that can effectively communicate ideas and thought process. Highly efficient using 2D/3D cad software with DFM principles. Hard-working, self-motivated and enthusiastic designer with a proven track record of bringing ideas from concept to production.

Gavin strongly believes in applying a user-centred design approach to projects he is involved in. “User research is one of my strongest attributes as a designer, alongside my ability to adapt to challenging situations, I enjoy exploring new approaches to solving everyday design challenges and pride myself in identifying unexpected, hidden needs and developing sound solutions”.

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