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A Western Industrial Designer working in China

Steven Gutteridge BA Industrial Design and Technology School of Engineering and Design | StudyLink

Steven Gutteridge BA Industrial Design and Technology School of Engineering and Design

Steven Gutteridge

BA Industrial Design and Technology

School of Engineering and Design

Brunel University has a wide variety of opportunities for international work experience and placements. Read Steven’s story below and find out how studying at Brunel University could take you on an adventure that will shape your future.

How did you come across and why did you take up this placement in China? Did you learn Mandarin before?

At Brunel, we spend the third year of our course working with a partner organisation in industry. Illumitron International, an American Energy Management company based in Hangzhou, China, advertised a Junior Designer intern position within Brunel University’s Placement and Career Centre which I applied for and got.  I was particularly keen to move to China.  I longed to be as close to manufacturing as possible and when it comes to designing new product solutions, there is arguably nowhere better to learn this lesson from the Chinese manufacturing industry.

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