As former Design Director at Conran & Partners - the creative hub of Sir Terence Conran’s group of design-led companies - Tristram collaborated with product and graphic designers, interior designers and architects. He worked on small hand-held devices, domestic appliances, transport interiors, sanitary ware for Villeroy & Boch and compact cabin hotels for Yotel.
Later, as Principal of ID at innovation consultancy, PDD Group, he led the front-end ‘Visual ID’ team, providing design direction across the consumer, industrial and transport sectors. He developed a deep appreciation for using User Insights and Human-Centred Design techniques and worked closely integrated with researchers, ergonomists, production engineers, technologist and UI-UX specialists.
Tristram was Senior Lecturer in Professional Enhancement at Coventry University on the MSc Industrial Product Design and Ba(Hons) Product Design course. He is Associated Visiting Lecturer to Design and Innovation courses at Brunel University, Central St Martins (UAL) and Ravensbourne College.
Design influencers: Philippe Starck / Marc Newson / Syd Mead / James Irvine / Jasper Morrison
Favourite designs: The Air chair by Jasper Morrison
Favourite perk of the job: The unexpected things you come across
When not in the studio: Bootcamp!!!