We received over 150 applications for our ever popular graduate internship scheme, and are excited to announce that after a lot of consideration, we’ve selected Heather Guyan. We have no doubt, Heather will be a great addition to the team at 4c Design over the next few months.
Hello I’m Heather!
Graduating from Strathclyde University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Product Design and Innovation in 2015, I started my career in the personal protection industry. Working as a ‘Product Design and Support Engineer’ for a company located in Milton Keynes. This role gave me invaluable experience and skills, focusing on product development and working as a test houses liaison to ensure all products produced met the British quality standards and regulations. However, as beneficial as this position was in starting my career, it soon became apparent there was very little design freedom due to the industry culture and restrictions.
After this realisation I decided to pursue my own entrepreneurial ambitions. Entering competitions such as the SIE ‘I’m an Innovator’ competition (placing highly commended) and the ‘Converge Challenge – Social Enterprise category’ where I am currently a finalist waiting on the results to be released at the Converge Challenge 2016 Awards Ceremony. Competitions such as this provide a large platform to gain feedback and assist in evaluating my business’s potential along with cash prizes, advice and support.
However being so young in my career, I realise there is still a lot to learn before taking the plunge of starting my own company and 4c has offered me the chance to move into a more creative environment. To me this is the golden opportunity, allowing me to return back to Glasgow, develop new and existing skills, all the while gaining support and advice on my own endeavors and progressing my portfolio. The consultancy nature, with such a broad range of clients and projects 4c undertake; ranging from design and market research, to prototyping and following through to assisting in the development and delivery of a exciting new project, are just a few of the many factors that drew me to 4c.
The team here have been so welcoming and I am very much looking forward to everything 4c has in store for me.