Joe Barnes

As a designer I believe products should be designed seamlessly around our lifestyles, incorporating healthy user interactions. These core values I practice through my design process, being highly motivated and focused to develop innovative solutions. I have an enthusiasm for natural materials and colours, being inspired by the design movements of Scandinavian modern, Japandi and minimalism.

Taking a placement year at Blue Whale Spa the UKs leading hot tub manufacturer I gained a wide range of skills including branding. I strive to learn new processes and expand my knowledge in the creative industry.

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Senrab is a dining table that incorporates a home working space within the table. When the tabletop is opened there are two workspaces with a minimal pin board allowing the user to be creative with their space. Senrab also includes power to charge all work tools that are in use or not, when safely stored away in the table out of sight and out of mind. Designed for small homes Senrab is suitable for any space to combine work and home life. Senrab features natural curves inspired by Scandinavian furniture along with materials providing natural tones whilst being sustainably sourced.


CALC is an educational tool aiding calculation for blind and visually impaired students in school. Using orange and white, the last colours to deteriorate from most visual impairments helps creates a bold contrast for visually impaired student to see. Also incorporating the new technology of Braille displays, as developed by the company Dotincorp, the display provides physical braille as answers. Other features are a large black and white visual display and large buttons that incorporate bump and braille to help them to be identified by blind students.

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