Luke and Mark both graduated with distinction at Bournemouth University in 2005 and over a pint or two discussed the idea of having their own engineering and design consultancy in the future. They have been close friends ever since and after working together on a sports product in 2010, LUMA-iD Ltd. was set up in October 2012. Needless to say, they haven't looked back.
Product Engineer and Director
Product Engineer and Director
Luke specialises in mechanical engineering, logistics and manufacturing. He started learning his skills at Betronic Design House in Amsterdam, where he designed and led the production process for high quality multinationals such as Philips, Bosch, Princess and Zodiac Aerospace. After this Luke partnered with Princess and developed a product line of twelve products which were sold in stores sold internationally, including the Koozzzi wellness bottle. Luke's LinkedIn profile can be found here.
Mark specialises in and loves surface modelling and conceptual designs (he's the airy fairy one). Mark has over seven years of Product Design experience, previously working for Europe's largest fishing tackle brand Fox International. Fox required a large range of products to be designed and developed, ranging from electronic waterproof bite detectors to fishing lures with a specific swim action. Mark's favourite project showcasing his mechanical and aesthetic skills is the FX11 fishing reel which was released summer 2013. Mark's LinkedIn profile can be found here.
Sam has recently joined LUMA-iD having completed a Product Design and Interaction degree from UCA Farnham. His Photoshop and Illustrator skills have been a great addition to the team, enabling the production of professional product manuals and artwork. Before joining LUMA-iD, Sam entered into and has been shortlisted for international competitions ranging from bike locks to composters.
Matt has now joined LUMA as a full time designer having originally completed a year long internship with us. Matt's fascination of how things work has led him to be largely responsible for mechanism design at LUMA, along with helping Mark in the day to day running of the company. Matt has continued to improve his SolidWorks skills and is also gaining knowledge of running a 3D printer, as well as keeping the interns on the straight and narrow!
On his placement year from Loughborough University studying Product Design and Technology, Hannaan is our new addition to the team. He takes a hands on approach to design to immerse himself in the experience of products. He loves getting into the nitty-gritty part of the design process. Starting off with understanding the client's brief right through to delivering top quality sketches and models, Hannaan is passionate about bringing creative and innovative concepts to life. Hannaan looks forward to the year ahead, developing his skills and becoming a valuable member of LUMA-iD.
Kiran is currently on his placement year, studying Product Design at Brunel University, where he has developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of the design process. His ability to graphically communicate and develop a concept is key when taking client ideas and presenting them as final products. He is eager to improve his CAD skills along with rendering whilst working at LUMA-iD and make the most of such a rewarding opportunity that will give him the experience to ensure he has a successful career.