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3D Printing

Prototyping and virtual user testing were conducted to evaluate and improve the key interaction elements including aesthetics, ergonomics and scenario of use. 3D printed models helped to achieve this, providing high-fidelity, quick iterations of the design.

The Internals

The Packaging

Thea Willmott

Empathetic, multi-faceted designer with a maker attitude interested in the power of technology to improve user experience through product and spatial design, whilst considering social consequence and sustainability.

Throughout my degree I've developed not only my technical skills but my ability to empathise with an end-user, carrying out research and testing to understand how each part of the user journey plays a role in providing a great experience. Many of my projects have focused on wellbeing, which I find rewarding due to my interest in improving people's day-to-day lives. With a passion for interiors as well as product design, I hope to combine these skill sets in my future career prospects.

Final year project

Reducing nutritional deficiency and unnecessary supplement consumption, particularly amongst those on a plant-based diet, by making the full process of micronutrient testing more accessible at home.


2020 Diploma in Professional Studies
Completed a year in the industry, and an investigative report on ’The Future of Retail Through Experiential Design’.

2019 World Packaging Organisation WorldStar Student Certificate of Recognition
Consumer packaging design competition.

2018 Iom3 Starpack Bronze Award
Consumer packaging design competition.

Work Experience

July 2019 - July 2020
19 Limited, Designer
Worked with global brands including Next, Tissot, Marks & Spencer and Hugo Boss to boost the in-store retail experience, creating concepts for shop window displays, interiors, point of sale units, and pop-up shops. Assisted in every area of the process, from briefing and initial ideation to development and production, enabling me to gain a broad range of industry experience and develop my commercial awareness.

July 2017
StudioHooton, Design Assistant (Work Experience)
Worked from plans to create interior concepts, for which I ordered swatches and built a rapport with suppliers whilst also assisting in the installation of a luxury show home.

February 2018 - February 2019
Loughborough University, Media Representative
Coordinated my love for social events with my passion for photography and utilising graphics-based software such as Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator for photo editing and hall marketing material production.

September 2018 - June 2019
Loughborough University, Peer mentor
Supported a group of first-year students in the Design School. Taking on this responsibility enabled me to develop my leadership skills and utilise my knowledge to guide others on submissions, the course and university life.