I'm an experienced product developer and 3D CAD surfacing specialist. I collaborate with multidisciplinary teams blending aesthetic sensitivity with technical requirements to realise ideas across diverse sectors. I believe collaboration and understanding between people is key to create the best outcomes and solutions to the challenges we face. I'm passionate about contributing to the realisation of ideas and seeing them come to life with all the people who make it possible.
I graduated in industrial product design from Coventry University in 2001. As part of my course, I gained experience during a year working at the lighting manufacturing company, Marlin. I produced new lighting concepts developing them with the team and gaining experience in the lighting industry, design-for-manufacture, engineering and testing,
From there, I continued in lighting, working for a custom lighting manufacturer where I designed products to client requirements. I learned how to design efficiently for manufacture, working closely with metal fabricators to bring ideas to life through prototyping and production.
In 2005, the ambition of starting an industrial design studio with my brother materialised in the form of ChauhanStudio. We created products including the iconic Colombo range of home telephones, and many other exciting projects. I had the opportunity to hone my understanding of how to develop and define form language across multiple physical products. I managed the 3D CAD side of the business taking projects from initial concept, developing them with multidisciplinary teams internationally, to final design sign-off and hand over to manufacturers.
I joined Seymourpowell in 2012 as a development focussed product designer working on diverse projects, from homewares for John Lewis, to industrial projects for Transport for London. I designed and managed multiple projects, coordinating clients, in-house model-makers, external prototypers and global manufacturing partners.
Since 2016, I have been working as an independent designer. Typical of my experience, my projects in 3-dimensional design are diverse. I approach all projects with the same level of attention to detail, from airline seating concepts, hairdryers, and commercial kitchen equipment, to optical microscopes and FMCG packaging amongst others.
As an authorised Rhino 3D CAD trainer, I have been delivering courses to designers for over 10 years. Recently, this has focussed on bespoke course creation and delivery.
This website has a selection of projects that I have had the opportunity to be involved with.