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Profile

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, which have featured in the pages of VOGUE, GQ, TATLER and Good Housekeeping, a host of corporate and creative industry talks, author of technical reports for British industries, an Independent Consultant and Adult skills trainer.

Rare Digital Art

Gallery of some of my 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.

Pioneer in Digital Design

Awarded Full Fellowship of the RSA

John Robertson link 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.

Pioneer in Digital Design

Notable past fellows include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Karl Marx, Nelson Mandela, David Attenborough, and Tim Berners-Lee.

STFC

Partner with UK Gov STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council, Hartree Centre. link

STFC

Institute of Digital Engineering

Member of the IDE Institute of Digital Engineering link

Innovation Awards

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.

Trusted Supplier

Accredited supplier to The GOLDSMITHS' Centre.

Pioneer in Digital Design

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.

Design and Craftsmanship

Geometry algorithm generated by 'Sculpture Generator 1' Carlo H.Sequin, UC Berkeley'.

Has featured link in the pages of publications including Vogue, The World of interiors, GQ, Tatler, and Good HouseKeeping link, showcased at international trade shows and The GOLDSMITHS' Council Awards exhibition at The GOLDSMITHS' Company in the City of London awarding excellence within the trade.

London

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

I have been invited to present at international conferences on 3D/4D Printing, Advanced Materials and AM Additive Manufacturing and its applications.

Pioneer in Digital Design

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"

Reverse engineering

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.

Pioneer in Digital Design

Fine detail 3D scanning

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

Adult skills trainer; creative, cooperate and education. Established training centre in ACE Architecture Computing and Engineering and the ARTS (digital fabrication centre) link with trusted partners including Autodesk Design Academy link.

Adult skills trainer

Final year architect studying under course lead working for Zaha Hadid Architects.

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.."

Pioneer in Digital Design

3D printing specialist for the creative industries

As the 3D printing specialist for a 3D Systems reseller for the creative industries in London, 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, defence and motorsports including F1.

3D printing specialist for the creative industries

Objet d'art SLA materials including ceramics

Held industry Lunch and Learn events for the creative industry from product design, architecture and medical and gave talks at design week entitled Hype versus Reality, countering some of the misleading claims being made by salesman in the media creating a common misperception of the technology as the early patents expired of industrial technology.

3D printing specialist for the creative industries

ZCorp model of Architectural element

Colour Management

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.

Interactive 3D Model of illustrators Swatch ASE file

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 at LGS." link

Case Study

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. link

Pioneer in Digital Design

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..

Pioneer in Digital Design

IMakr Case Study

Bench-marking

Involved in British Gov and international bench-marking reports, and implementing good practice, sharing key knowledge with UK industries.

High Value Manufacturing

Became a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Rapid Prototyping Manufactures Association, which later developed into The MTC part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

Shared my research on its application in reducing fuel consumption through RP Rapid Prototyping of engine design with the Scottish professor of jet engine technology who's doctorate was the math of liquid thermal dynamics, as his work directly reduces the rate of global warming.

High Value Manufacturing

Technical Author

"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."

Technical Author

Technical Author for British industries

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 jewellery companies and platinum casting companies, trained by the top engineers who went onto Red Bull F1 prototyping and the parts for Bloodhound link and training signed by the inventor of SLA Stereolithography Chuck Hull link.

Pioneer in Digital Design

SLA Beta Test Model

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.

Pioneering Rapid Prototyping

Reverse engineered by hand from master 5 stone by Goldsmith John Winwood

Doubling the layer resolution of the devices, and using my design skills and knowledge of the platinum jewellery manufacturing process produced the fundamentals wedding ring collection today seen as modern design classics and exported to 120 countries for two decades.

Platinum-Diamond Rings,
Domino Collections, Weston Beamor

Vectorising

Vectorising Disney original master ink drawings into the digital version for production.

Vectorising

© Disney

Collaborations

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.

Pioneer in Digital Design

Kaya Huang MA RCA 2001

Working with prosthetic makeup artist / technician Bill Turpin link the Anti cyberbullying campaign WORDS WOUND link for the charity Cybersmile link, aimed at reducing teenage self harm caused by the negative impact on self image by social media and cyber bullying, viewed by over 1.5m+ people globally.

Pioneer in Digital Design

THE CYBERSMILE FOUNDATION
Stop Cyberbullying Day Campaign

Daylight Analysis

Pioneer in Digital Design

Olympia Exhibition Hall
Study from single photograph, 2000

From working with 3D Studio in DOS in the early 90's, to being a researcher in daylight analysis, for the leading chartered surveyors in the field of rights to light in the City of London, Analysis used in Court, GIS geographic information system from real world physics of sunlight, heat, colour and brightness, trained by the professor of nuclear physics at oxford university.

Pioneer in Digital Design

ADF Average Daylight Factor Analysis

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.

Historic Building Conservation

Doric Order Pillor

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.

Historic Building Conservation

One day study from Grand tour note books

MSF

In the Middle East 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.

Pioneer in Digital Design

SEGAWorld, The Trocadero Centre 1994

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.

Social spaces

Digital security

Product development and assembly of digital security hardware device, product the floppy disk drive lock for Stealth International for the financial sector and Emirates Airlines in 1991.

Particle accelerator

As one of the technicians dismantling the Southbank Universities particle accelerator discovered a rainbow of colours inside the accelerator when it was dismantled.

Education

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 I support its continuing work in providing learning support to children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Supported charity Wise Campaign

Wise Campaign, link affiliate member improving Diversity and the Gender imbalance in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.