Congratulations to Henry Smith *10 weeks milestone*

Henry is a designer with a BA Hons in Industrial Design from Loughborough University. During his final year, he developed a keen interest in brain-computer interface technology and novel human interface design, developing fully functional electronic and aesthetic prototypes.

He joined Round Peg Cambridge in May 2021. In his spare time, Henry is an avid photographer, who loves experimenting with different mediums – from analogue film photography and developing, to creating stunning drone panoramas.

How have you found the first few weeks in your new role, Henry?

This is my first, full-time permanent role since graduating from Loughborough University, and I feel incredibly lucky to have been given this opportunity with Round Peg Cambridge.

Round Peg moved to new offices back in March this year during lockdown, so I’ve joined the team at a very exciting time and have been helping set up the new office, workshops and lab.  My role here has been very hands-on from day one. Supporting Nick and the team, I have been involved with multiple projects including, designing bespoke office furniture for the new reception area, designing the new office sign, setting up new equipment for the workshop and re-organising the new manufacturing support department.

Also, I have been supporting marketing with new photos of the team, using my drone for an upcoming business article in the Cambridge Independent. This includes aerial shots of the new  office and business park. I enjoy creative projects and any opportunity to use my passion for photography.

Working within a commercial design consultancy has improved my organisation skills and time management. Live client projects have pushed me to find ways to maximise my productivity, learning new CAD modelling techniques and building my experience in SolidWorks and Creo. In the workshop, I have been shadowing the senior team, and building engineering prototypes for clients.

The past ten weeks has flown by, and I am delighted to be part of the Round Peg team – they have all made me feel very welcomed and already I feel valued member of this family business. Working for a smaller design consultancy has given me more of a “hands on” approach to work, and the projects here are exciting, fast-paced and varied, no day is the same, – which is why I enjoy working here so much.