Where I work

12 April 2017

Paul Robbins, director of Product Resolutions Ltd in Norwich

“We’re an industrial design agency working for a wide range of clients big and small. We take products from the concept stage through to manufacture with our Hong Kong company. A typical day for me can involve sketching, working in SolidWorks and liaising with our team in Hong Kong and China.

Studio shots x 2

We moved into our current office – a doublefronted Edwardian building in the centre of Norwich – about ten months ago. We have a studio and workshop space and then share the boardroom and kitchen with ad agency Creative Sponge.

As a small company (there’s just two of us) it’s nice to have some other people to speak to!”

Lucky cat – brings us new business (as long as it keeps waving)

What are your weapons of choice?

It’s a tie between my iPad pro, which I now use as my main sketching tool (using Autodesk Sketchbook), and the 3D printers – two Makerbots and an Autodesk Ember, which we actually designed.

Aquarium – BiOrb Halo aquarium, which we designed, is a recent addition to the studio

Weapon of choice – iPad pro, my main sketching tool nowadays

What technology/product couldn’t you live without in your workspace?
It would have to be the CAD packages, we mostly use SolidWorks although we also use Autodesk Fusion and Inventor.

Studio shot with business partner Nick Harvey, who gets the window seat

What is missing from your toolset?I’d love to get a Carvey desktop CNC, it would be a nice addition to the workshop.

Is there anything that would make your design process run smoother?
We could probably do with another person really (but that’s not a job advert!)

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