Design Futures Lab

Our Staff

Meet our team
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As a certified CNC wizard, Richard is a great person to ask about all your CNC milling and routing projects whether it’s in timber, foam or metal. A skilled navigator of Fusion, Rhino, Grasshopper and Solidworks he can also help untangle those darn CAD files and get you ready to make stuff!

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Our very own workshop Guru and wood-work whisperer, Gabe knows the answer to pretty much everything! Skilled in wood-working, model making, casting, spray painting and vac-forming he will have the answers to all your model making queries.

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With the ability to read the minds of 3D printers, Madi can print pretty much everything. No stranger to the world of digital fabrication, she also boasts expertise in laser cutting. Outside the digital realm, Madi has knowledge in sewing, ceramics and casting and can help get you making stuff in no time!

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A walking encyclopedia of fabrication knowledge, Nichola has years of design experience ready to pass on! An expert in 3d printing, laser cutting, casting, ceramics and sewing she is sure to have the answers to all your burning questions.

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Secret superhero George possess the power to bend and manipulate metal like no other! A talented Industrial Designer with an eye for design and detail, George is also DFL’s expert metal-man, he can help you bend, cut and weld metal to build things that will blow your tutors away.

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As a talented and awarded Engineer, if you have a problem, Heather will solve it! With particular expertise in woodworking, and vacuum forming, no design challenge is too great for Heather who has an incredible ability to come up with all sort of quirky solutions no matter what.

Find Us

The Design Futures Lab is located in the Ground Floor of the Squarehouse E4. If you have any questions, please come and have a chat or write to: and we will endeavour to respond within 24hrs.