John Robertson FRSA is a Pioneer in Digital Design, Engineering and RP Rapid Prototyping, with an international portfolio of innovation in design across multiple domains from visualisation to physical materials, with work which has featured in the pages of VOGUE, GQ, TATLER and Good Housekeeping, hosted corporate and creative industry talks, and author of technical reports for British industries, an Independent Consultant and Adult skills trainer.
Creative Arts, Crafts, Design, and Engineeering
The creative Arts, Crafts, Design, and Engineering have helped many throughout the Pandemic, from personal enjoyment as a creative outlet during the social isolation of the lockdowns, to meeting the design and engineering challenges of the new normal, including new work practices which are important as we build a healthier, inclusive more sustainable future.
Rare Digital Art
Gallery of some of Rare Digital Art link with identity verified and NFT certified as a digital asset to be unique using the Hive blockchain, which is being used to build the decentralised Web 3.0.
Awarded Full Fellowship of the RSA
John Robertson link Full Fellow RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) an award granted to individuals that the RSA judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.
Member of the RSA + AUTODESK FOUNDATION Good Work Guild working to tackle the most pressing issues related to economic security and labour-market transforming technologies.
Notable past fellows include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Karl Marx, Nelson Mandela, David Attenborough, and Tim Berners-Lee.
Partner with UK Gov STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council, Hartree Centre. link The Hartree Centre is transforming UK industry through high performance computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
I had the rare pleasure of being invited to the National Center for Digital Innovation at the STFC Hartree Center, and discuss their work on the Worlds first Cognitive Hospital at Alder Hey Children's Hospital link, and view the VR 3D model of the stomach cramps virus newly discovered corkscrew shape presented on the large VR screen, Hartree is at the forefront of antiviral therapeutics research to tackle COVID-19 link.
Member of IDE
Member of IDE the Institute of digital Engineering.
"Digital engineering solutions will play a critical part in the journey to develop the (‘net-zero’) mobility products and services of tomorrow"
Working closely with chartered business manager Aterah Meltz CMgr CMI, we won Global Award for innovation CEO Today, link Financial monthly CEO Awards 2019, Total business European award 2018.
Accredited supplier to The GOLDSMITHS' Centre. the UK's leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths, offers silversmithing and jewellery courses in London.
Design and Craftsmanship
My creative design and craftsmanship with VerticesEdge Ltd using generative design, flawless in structural form designed to show dynamics of flow and structural form without weakness.
Had the great pleasure of escorting the Travancore Royal family on visits to Buckingham palace, In recent years Travandrum has come to the worlds attention with the discovery of the priceless antiquities discovered in the treasure chambers of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Indian government are documenting in a new museum.
3D/4D Printing, Advanced Materials
With decades of experience in CAD, RP and AM, and with diverse training and certificates including BioPrinting: 3D Printing body parts, I have been invited to present at international conferences on 3D/4D Printing, Advanced Materials and AM Additive Manufacturing and its applications.
3D Printing Mentor
Became 3D Printing Mentor for Startups at Google Campus London, Meeting with the founders of 3D Hubs at Meetups.
Rory Jackson RPS industrial 3D printing solutions
"We have been working with John Robertson of VerticesEdge Ltd several years, he is an industry recognised level of expertise in the following areas: Creative design Skills, Technical knowledge CAD Design, Additive manufacture, 3D Printing Colour"
3ders.org in-depth information about 3D Printing
"Robertson has managed to balance exhibitions and creative projects whilst somehow working in every corner of the technical 3D printing world—a rare feat in a field that sometimes appears split between the techies and the creatives." link
Improving parts through reverse engineering, 3D scanning, and digital engineering, producing the new parts using Additive Manufacturing, and inspecting the new parts for dimensional accuracy and any deformation.
Mark Loy CEO and founder Spring Studios
"John has always had such an incredible imagination. I think imagination is better than knowledge and sometimes even more precious than reality … It inspires sense of admiration of possibilities within the limitations of facts."
Spring Studios link London - New York - Milan
Adult skills trainer
Jack Mayer CAD Jewellery skills
Jack Mayer, specialist in jewellery CAD/CAM and emergent technologies that affect jewellery. link
"Indeed, it seems pretty much every piece of jewellery he sells on his site is a marvel of technical innovation.."
3D printing specialist for the creative industries
As the 3D printing specialist for LGS London Graphic Systems a 3D Systems reseller for the creative industries in London, 3D printing skills trainer, spokesperson to the media.
I was a partner with Materilise Magics and with one of the UK's leading and largest providers of rapid prototyping and 3D printing for the industry across sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, and Motorsports including F1.
The model below is Henry VIII Crown 3D Scanned by CRDM for the Crown Estates, then 3D Printed the size of a 50 pence piece, The photograph was used by 3D Systems in marketing material for the Projet 1200 titled in the hands of an artist..
Held industry Lunch and Learn events for the creative industry from product design, architecture and bio medical, and gave talks at design week entitled Hype versus Reality, demystifying the technology and terminology, countering the common misconception created by ill-informed media at the time.
Trained by the UK experts in digital colour management, used to accurately reproduce colours by some of the largest corporations and creative brands, including digitisation, digital workflow and proofing, colour management, testing and developing software for brands and packaging including, and production materials and techniques.
Printweek Jo Francis
On the subject of journalist Simon Eccles "He is also fulsome in his praise for the expert advice and assistance of John Robertson." link
Food and Drink industry
Food and drink packaging design and development, Alpha and Beta testing of industry leading packaging design and virtual presentation software.
Corporate Creative industry design development of packaging concepts for Bottles, Cartons, Flexible Bags: and prototyping production tools for colour management including metallic foils, for labels, cut and crease for cardboard and flexible packaging.
As the 3D Printing specialist for London Graphic Systems partnership with iMakr Ltd the largest 3D printing store in the world, 3D printing Bureau service and production of MiniYou Figurines, models of people and objects that where 3D scanned with photogrammetry at luxury department stores John Lewis, Harvey Nickles, Selfridges and the iMakr Store.
The Bureau Printing service included the production of design Awards, Product design prototypes, Architectural concept designs and Museums display models of objects created from CT scanning unopened Sucofocus of the Egyptian Mummies.
Jan Miynarcik, 3D printing CAD technician at IMakr. link 2014
"John is the 3D Printing Specialist at LGS where he is in charge among other things the service, maintenance and training for the 3D systems Projet 660 Pro at the iMakr Ltd shop" "His special attention, precision, responsible manner, know-how and willingness to always do what was required to ensure the smooth running of the 3D printing service could be relied upon, for me John really is a 3D printing GURU.."
High Value Manufacturing
Joined of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Rapid Prototyping Manufactures Association (RPMA), which later developed into The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.
Shared my research on Rapid Prototyping and its application in reducing fuel consumption through engine design with the Scottish professor pioneer of jet engine technology, who's doctorate was the math of liquid thermal dynamics, as his work directly reduces the rate of global warming.
Involved in British and international bench-marking reports, and implementing good practice from the reports findings.
"Commissioned by Peter Taylor MBE the director of training at The GOLDSMITHS' Company, two papers which where combined and published in 2005 link to demystify the technical jargon associated with the 3D industry, the jewellery industry was an early adopter of 3D printing, termed as a disruptive technology which helped quietly revolutionise the industry, following the publication The GOLDSMITHS' Center link was established."
The GOLDSMITHS' Company link, one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and received its first royal charter in 1327 giving it the right to enforce good authority, to uphold the Silver and Gold standards. The GOLDSMITHS' Company has been responsible since 1300 for testing the quality of gold, silver and today platinum and palladium.
Pioneering Rapid Prototyping
In 2003 Introduced Rapid Prototyping (RP) into the production model making process at WB link one of Europe's largest and oldest platinum casting companies, trained by the top 3D Systems engineers who went onto RP, device manufacturing, material science and head the success at Red Bull F1 prototyping, my training was signed by the inventor of SLA Stereolithography Chuck Hull link.
Introduced RP into the production process and was given special statues by British SLA engineers, beta testing production techniques, software and materials increasing the layer detail of the 3D Systems Viper Si2 industrial SLA link rapid prototyping machine used primarily in Aviation, Bio Medical engineering, F1 and Automotive design.
Doubling the layer resolution of the devices, and using my design skills and knowledge of the platinum (some properties similar to that of titanium) jewellery manufacturing process produced the fundamentals wedding ring collection today seen as modern design classics and exported to 120 countries for two decades.
Converting the original pen and ink reference drawings Style sheets into the digital version for industry reproduction.
Design development and production for start-up with Kaya Huang MA RCA winning the Evening Standard interior design award at the Chelsea craft fair and Shell live wire award 2001.
The Anti cyberbullying campaign for the charity Cybersmile link, aimed at reducing cyberbullying on social media and the negative impact online hate has on the rates of mental health and self harm. working with TV and film industry prosthetic makeup artist / technician Bill Turpin link.
Collaboration combining Prosthetic, CAD and 3D Printing, depicted the letters of a keyboard spelling WORDS WOUND pushing through the skin of the victims back, with detailing of stretched skin and bruising, viewed online by over 1.5m globally.
From working with 3D Studio in DOS in the early 90's, with the first render engines to being a researcher in daylight analysis trained by the professor of nuclear physics at oxford university, working for the leading chartered surveyors in the field of rights to light in the City of London, Analysis work used for architectural design alterations in accordance with the BRE guidelines and in Court cases for the loss of access to daylight.
Submitted a proposal for monitoring the moons values through the upper atmosphere, for a greater understanding of our environment, and for planning lighting for smart cities with architectural lighting analysis software.
Historic Building Conservation
Within Historic Building Conservation BSc foundation degree, (distinction) now at the building crafts college link studies included the classical orders of form and measurement, the building Crafts, and Construction Design Management, to undertake the APC of the RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
While on a visit studying Palladio's St. Giorgio Maggiore’s Church was invited by Ca' Foscari University of Venice link to inspect their new cleaning and restoration approach to stone work from pigeon guano taking place to preserve the architectural buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A European art collaboration project requested the VR virtual reality version to help explain to the monks of St. Giorgio Maggiore a proposed art installation on the site.
In the United Arab Emirates witnessed the director of MSF Médecins Sans Frontières Anti Landmine campaign advert finishing the post production, it went on the be screened Globally before Lord of the Rings in cinemas, I also met the lead animator of the Fellowship of the Rings at one of his training talks in London.
SEGAWORLD virtual reality theme-park
A pioneer in digital design working from the inception, the architectural 3D Computer Aided Design and Animation of SEGAWORLD link for architects RTKL, SEGA Europe’s indoor virtual reality theme-park, £45m refit of the Trocadero centre in London's Piccadilly circus, Consisted of a 9750m2 interior over seven floors which featured a large atrium with diagonal and two-leg escalators enclosed in an open tube-like framework to a orthogonal space with 108-screen video wall, energetic lighting and High-Tech decorative elements.
Working with the Bosnian award winning artist animator Darko Predanic link, being one of the first Architectural fly throughs outside of IBM's labs, it was rendered on a RISK chip render server lent by ThrustSSC link, Broadcast globally and Published in Social Spaces Volume I link in the Asia pacific region.
Digital security hardware device
Product development, prototyping, manufacturing and assembly of the floppy disk drive lock for digital security company Stealth International, the product was designed to improve digital security for the UK financial sector and Emirates Airlines, which I assisted in networking its central London HQ in 1991.
As one of the technicians dismantling the South Bank Universities particle accelerator discovered a rainbow of colours inside the accelerator when it was dismantled.
While at Central St Martins was approached by the owners of Fungus Mungus to produce artwork for the rare session recordings of Jimi Hendrix playing with the Last Poets. Link
Traditionally trained in various Arts and Crafts including at Central St Martins art college, and in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Applied Crafts at Guildhall University in the City of London, and engineering CAD CAM modules at Birmingham University.
Supported charity Bloomfield Learning Center
As a former student of the Bloomfield Learning Center link, the first dedicated center in the World for children with learning disabilities, I support its vital role in providing learning support to children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities for families from disadvantaged backgrounds.
"The Pandemic has negatively impacted children's education, on top of this disadvantaged families can often find it difficult to meet/or receive the funding required for prompt professional assessment and learning support for their children, who can become frustrated within education and fall through the net, lowering their expected educational outcome and earning potential as adults."
Supported charity Wise Campaign
Wise Campaign, link affiliate member improving Diversity and the Gender imbalance in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.