John Robertson is a Scottish, Artisan with 30 years of technical and creative innovations within Industry, Commercial, Education and Health Care, As an independent consultancy with authentic leadership, our team includes a chartered business manager CMI and IAM Institute of Administrative Management.
During the COVID 19 Pandemic developed this website, and practiced public speaking preparing to deliver TEDX Talk, to share and explain some of the innovations i have been involved in. Design Week describe design technicians: Hidden yet vital.
After long investigation, Awarded Full Fellowship of The RSA in 2019 the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – a global network of changemakers, founded granted a Royal Charter in 1847 an Award granted to individuals the RSA judges made outstanding achievements to social progress and development, joining past notable fellows, including Nelson Mandela, Tim Berners-Lee, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Karl Marx, and David Attenborough.and
STFC: Hartree Centre
‘John Robertson has an international portfolio of innovation in design across multiple domains from Computer visualisation to physical materials’
The Hartree Centre, part of Sci-Tech Daresbury, UK Innovate STFC Science Technology Facilities Council, internationally recognised scientific medical research and digital medical imaging, National Centre for Digital Innovation established in 2013 with state-of-the-art Medical Training and Research Laboratory the UK centre of Supercomputing, AI and Quantum Computing, Involved in Digital Tech and HealthTec Cluster.
Trade and industry training
Peter Taylor MBE, Director of The Goldsmiths’ Centre: May 2023
“John is someone we have turned to when we have need, an expert in the world of CAD and RP. Always looking for the most creative and positive outcome John is someone we’ve always enjoyed working with.”
Accredited Training Supplier: Goldsmiths’ Centre
Commercial: Creative Systems
“I found John to be very well connected, diligent and knowledgeable. In his role he displayed an excellent ability to communicate and train both our team and clients,” “I learned a great deal from John and greatly appreciated his contribution.”
Education: Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
One of two technicians supporting to UEL School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE) part time lecturers and approx a thousand students, established Digital Fabrication University of East London (DFUEL) Lab launched . working along side an ex student and the Author of a book on AM additive manufacturing metal orthopedic implants. (see MedicalTech) under Professor Hassan Abdalla (Provost) previously Dean of College of Design at the University of Sharjah.
Lower National Birth rates for University age student lead to funding issues and staff layoff to only two ACE technicians for Approx 1000 students, myself on Lasers cutting, 3D printing, and developing online training courses, while working on long sought after improvements in workshop H&S to HVAC standards, in award-winning architecture department which enjoys an international reputation for excellence, in 2022 Architecture ranked the highest in London for overall student satisfaction.
RIBA Royal Institute of British Architecture accredited courses, Building Education Partners with Autodesk Design Academy training in Fusion 360 drone design and Leica Geosystems Architectural 3D laser scanners. showcased 3D printing public pavilion structural components using plastic pellet extrusion.
Similar projects include humanitarian 3D printing using recycled concrete to build small Public Toilets to help avoid Typhoid and Cholera in flood waters in the Third World.
Following the screening of Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion at the CURZON Cinema in SOHO Was Invited to be on MANGA’s expert panel on the future of Robotics design.
Offered a number of innovation Awards, for many years worked on ground breaking innovation below radar, behind closed doors guarding from unwanted attention to research and development and the new IP intellectual property, I will show you some of the work carried out.
Design Week: The Gallery
Benchmarking: Sharing good work practices Globally.
International network sharing good working practice. including Australia, Mexico, Japan.
Findings of Bench-marking Global research: often Industry R & D is strictly guarded for corporate competitive advantage, this can greatly hinder industry and society i.e. a company solves a common problem that’s faced in for example safety and hygiene and creates a good practice which could benefit industry as a whole, but prefer not to share with none competing companies.
Delivered lunch and learn sessions for the creative industries, professional experts within their own fields who wished to understand the technology and its practical application within their own industry, an open discussion entitled Hype vs Reality.
Involved in British and international bench-marking reports, sharing findings and implementing good practice from the reports findings in 3D Printing: Queen Mary University of London and the Banking Sector.
Case Study of iMakr (LGS Business Partner 2013-2016) World’s largest consumer 3D printing retail store. including comments from Romain Kidd, CEO MyMiniFactory.
Skills trainer for life long learners
To reduce the steep learning curve for others and increase adoption, I became registered Affiliate Member with the IfL Institute for Learning: teaching Life Long Learners, Public, Commercial staff and Clients, and British Industry.
Technical White paper for British Industry
Commissioned by Peter Taylor MBE who was the director of training at The Worshipful Company of GOLDSMITHS’, two papers designed to demystify technical terminology associated with the CAD industry Improving scientific and engineering literacy for national industry, and a Software Matrix which where combined and published as a industry White paper in 2005, reference book held in University libraries around the World, and cited by the World Gold Council. see Protected Architectural Heritage.
Using practical industry experience designed to reduce the steep learning curve by demystify the technical terminology associated with the 3D industry, the jewellery industry was an early adopter of aesthetic digital design, precision engineering and AM Additive manufacturing (3D printing), termed as disruptive technology which helped quietly revolutionise the industry, following the publication The GOLDSMITHS‘ Centre link was established to provide training and workshop spaces.
The first part of a two White paper series on Digital technology the second was on the current 3D printing technology in 2005 written by Frank Copper, Associate Head for Industry and Enterprise Birmingham City University School of Jewellery also Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing.
UK trade, and revenue: High Value manufacturing
Introduced (ADM) advanced digital manufacturing, Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) into the production process at Weston Beamor, One of Europe’s largest jewellery manufactures, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, Peter Taylor MBE, explains: “one of the most respected and trusted names in the UK jewellery industry.”
Described as disruptive technology in traditional industry, working closely with traditional master craftsman established the complete production process, was then commissioned by the The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to write technical White paper on CAD for British Craft industries.
The production master patterns produced are regarded as design classics and have been in production for the past two decades and exported to retailers in 120 countries, with an on site Birmingham Assay office sub office hallmarking pieces produced.
Soon became the first commercially available CAD/CAM “one stop” bureau service in the United Kingdom, Disruptive technology which revolutionised traditional manufacturing, utilizing the technical process established within high value industry, and used by thousands of businesses and students from esteemed colleges and universities including Royal College of Art.
This continues to create UK trade, revenue and TAX generation in those countries, paying for Schools, Health and Emergency services etc. (See About James A. Mirrlees)
RP Rapid Protyping Development
Trained in industry by British 3D Systems top SLA engineer who went on the be the head of materials and Chief prototyping engineer for Red Bull F1 for there run of F1 Constructors’ Championships, and have the rare privilege of training Certificate signed by Chuck Hall inventor of SLA Stereolithography (National Inventors Hall of Fame), link technology only found in high end industry, until over a decade later when the US patents expired and opensource based consumer devices started development in 2014. (see Digital Engineering)
Conceptual design development and production of Objet D’art. with Vietnamese Born British Craftsperson Kaya Hoang MA RCA, called on my skills having studied together at Guildhall Uni, Exhibiting at GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR, 100% Design and Chelsea crafts fair, Open Studio at Cockpit Studio, Cockpit Arts London.
Winning the London Evening Standard interior design award at the Chelsea Craft Fair and Shell Live Wire Award 2001, and Showcased on Japanese television, and built craft trade links between the UK and Vietnam.
SEGAWorld Trocadiro Centre
Had major Involvement in early stages of the 3D of one of the first commercial Architectural 3D CAD Commercial fly through outside of IBM’s Labs, using 3D studio running in DOS, liaised with Architects and international lawyers to ensure the smooth delivery of the largest indoor Computer games arcade theme park in the World, built for Japan’s console gaming industry giant SEGA Built in London’s Piccadilly Circus over 7 floors with 25 major attractions, the Largest visitor attraction built in London that decade. (see Archt)