David Holt

David HoltCourse
MA Art and Design: Design Management

Year of graduation

Current job title and company/profession
Design Manager at UniSTAGE Ltd and UniPLAY Ltd


"I feel the Design Management course has broadened my horizons in terms of design thinking. The academic study has enhanced my knowledge regarding the key contexts which contribute to a design project. Each module is up to date with contemporary challenges that are facing industry and thus when conducting on a design project, I feel I am now well prepared to face these challenges. Linking design, project management and marketing together enhanced my abilities to view future project work from different perspectives and thus enriched my scope within the design environment."

David has been working for UniSTAGE Ltd and UniPLAY Ltd as a design manager since April 2011. His current role involves integrating Product Design as a core function into the business. He has introduced and implemented a comprehensive New Product Development (NPD) process into the company. Before this, David had set up his own design consultancy when he successfully completed this course in August 2010.

He worked for a range of projects in the field of design and design management, including market research, concept generation, product design and development for production.