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Mr Lee Paxman-Clarke

Job: Product Design Consultant and Research Fellow

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7492




Personal profile

Lee is a Product Design Consultant and Research Fellow within The Design Unit at DMU. Lee studied Product Design here at DMU and also internationally at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany. Upon graduation he won the prestigious Royal Society of Arts Student Design Awards, with past winners including famous British designers Jony Ive and Richard Howarth at Apple.

The Design Council named Lee in a list of "up and coming" British designers as 'Ones to Watch' for the future. Lee has been active in commercial product Design since graduation, prior to The Design Unit he worked at the international transport design firm PriestmanGoode in London, where he worked on projects for major airlines and locomotives. Clients included United airlines, Emirates and OBB Austrian Rail.

His current role as a key member of the Impacting Business by Design (IBbD) involves executing the £4.65m Research England project over the next 3 years. He has supported the Product Design course at DMU through lecturing, tutoring and promoting study abroad opportunities to students.

Publications and outputs

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Research interests/expertise

The use of Eyetracking technology within wayfinding

3D printing

Areas of teaching

Product Design


MA, Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at Higher Education

BA, Product Design

Courses taught

BA Product Design, BSc Product Design, BA Product and Furniture Design, BA Digital Design and MDes Design Products

Honours and awards

RSA Student Design Competition 2014

Design Councils 'Ones to Watch' 2014

Petainer Award 2014

ET Foundation Aluminuim Extrusion Competition 2014