Max Berman studied industrial design at Newcastle and then worked in special effects for a production company in London. The idea of the Snowster originated seven years ago when he couldn’t afford a snowboard. He skateboards and snowboards and decided to make an ad hoc model with a broken road sign. Through Glasgow Opportunities, he met Bruce Wood, who helped him scrape enough money together for a prototype. Made from a single plastic mould, it is a cross between a sledge and a snowboard. It is designed for ‘ungroomed’ snow and can be used wearing normal shoes. Unlike snowboards, which can cost from £500 to £800 for a complete package, Snowster will have a low retail cost (about £30). The idea is to have it manufactured by a toy company and sold in easy access places such as petrol stations, toy shops and catalogue shops. The current prototype is for adults but it could be used by children. Snowster has the backing of Glasgow 1999, Glasgow Opportunities and the Prince’s Trust Scotland.
London-based studio Red&White has given the global company a new identity in time for its 50th birthday, to increase awareness of its range of tech services, from cyber-security to digital
Drew, who is director of policy and place at FutureGov, previously worked as a civil servant for 12 years, helping Government departments streamline policy-making through design and digital.
A light-up smart keyboard, vagina-themed illustrations and a new exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Design Museum are some of our favourite projects from the last two months.
A full run-down of all last night’s winners category by category, plus best-of-show and our new Rising Star and Hall of Fame inductees