about joe

Joe Parker is a British product and furniture designer whose work is characterised by a desire to produce quality objects with a meticulous and materially-driven approach. With a background in woodworking, Joe’s designs combine both contemporary production processes with minimal pared-back aesthetics and an honest approach to craftsmanship and quality.

 

Originally from Oxford, Joe graduated in Product Design at Nottingham Trent University with a first-class honours degree in 2017. With his Danish-inspired folding chair, Joe won the innovation award from the UK's Furniture Maker's Guild and has continued to design with a blend of Scandinavian-style and functional simplicity.

 

Since graduating Joe has worked as both a freelance creative and as an in-house designer at some of the UK's biggest retailers.

cv + portfolio available on request.

awards + exhibitions

 

2019

New Designers x Loft Living

Sainsbury's Argos Stand

Nordgreen Visualisation Competition

1st Place

2018

New Designers x Elin

Sainsbury's Argos Stand

New Horizons Young Talents

China Design Centre, China

2017

YFM Innovation Award

The Furniture Maker's Company

Young Furniture Maker's Exhibition

The Furniture Maker's Company London

First Class BA Hons Product Design

Nottingham Trent University

Folding Chair x New Designers

NTU Part 2 - London

Product Design Student of the Year

Nottingham Trent University

Best Display in Expo

Nottingham Trent Design Industries

Degree Show

Nottingham Trent Design Industries

experience

marks + spencer

Furniture Designer

Nov 2019 - present

sainsbury's argos

assistant furniture designer

sept 2018 - nov 2019

sainsbury's argos

graduate furniture designer

nov 2017 - sept 2018

webb devlam

junior product designer

jun 2015 - jun 2016

bar specialists

freelance designer

mar 2016 - may 2016

education

nottingham trent university

BA Product Design 2013 -2017

First Class Honours

contact

email

jnparker[at]hotmail.co.uk

mobile

+44 (0) 77944 83230

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