Freddy Jack Whitten

I am an industrial design graduate with a strong passion for solving problems and crafting user experiences.

Fred Whitten - Industrial Designer

About Me

Given a device, most people know how to operate it. Some may understand how that device works but only a few want to use that understanding to make that device work better, easier, longer, with less environmental impact…. the list goes on.

That’s me. I have always been curious and creative, so Design Engineering is in my DNA. That hunger for knowledge has been fed through school and university, with side portions of self tuition, and hours upon hours of hard work. Numerous awards have been the icing on the cake, but nothing satisfies like a completed project well done.

Awards

  • 2019

    MEng Project Award
    The Institution of Engineering Designers

    Awarded to the best individual project on the MEng Product Design & Manufacture course.

  • 2019

    Best MEng Individual Project
    The University of Nottingham

    Awarded to the best MEng Individual Project on the Product Design and Manufacture course.

  • 2019

    Best Student on the Product Design & Manufacture Course
    The University of Nottingham

    Awarded for outstanding achievement at first class level to the top performing student on the MEng Product Design and Manufacture Course.

  • 2015

    Diamond Jubilee Scholarship
    The IET

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the largest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in the world. Each year, the IET chooses approximately 100 students to receive Scholarships during their University degree.

  • 2015

    Subject Prize for D&T
    Colchester Royal Grammar School

    For my work and contribution throughout the year to the Design and Technology department at CRGS, I was awarded the D&T subject prize at the annual speech day on the last day of term.

  • 2015

    Engineering Project of the Year
    Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society

    In June, I took my A2 Product Design project to the annual CSES School's competition where I presented my project to a team of judges, teachers and fellow students. At the awards ceremony in July, I was awarded the top prize Engineering Project of the Year.

  • 2015

    Students' Choice Award
    Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society

    At the annual CSES School's Competition, my fellow students voted my A2 Product Design project the winner of the Students' Choice Award.

  • 2014

    Subject Proze for D&T
    Colchester Royal Grammar School

    For my work and contribution throughout the year to the Design and Technology department at CRGS, I was awarded the D&T subject prize at the annual speech day on the last day of term.

  • 2014

    IET Award for Outstanding Individual Innovation
    Chelmsford Science and Engineering Society

    In June, I took my AS Product Design project to the annual CSES School's competition where I presented my project to a team of judges, teachers and fellow students. At the awards ceremony in July, I was awarded the IET award for innovation.

  • 2013

    Arkwright Scholarship
    Arkwright Scholarships Trust

    The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is a registered charity that administers the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK. They identify, inspire and nurture future leaders in engineering and related areas of design. I was awarded a scholarship through my A level studies at CRGS.