Graham Hill

Graham Hill

Course Leader BA(Hons) Product Design/Senior Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Victoria Building, VB127

+44 (0) 1772 89 3345

Subject Areas: Product Design

Graham is course leader for BA(Hons) Product Design. He has 18 years experience working in engineering and as a professional design modelmaker in areas as diverse as advertising, product and nuclear sectors. Current areas of interest include 3D CAD modelling, Model Making, Prototyping, Manufacturing Detail and loves Football, still dreams of an England call up.

Full Profile

Graham Hill is the course leader for BA(Hons) Product Design which forms part of the School of Art, Design and Fashion. Graham gained his degree BA(Hons) Furniture Design here at the University of Central Lancashire. He has been course leader since 2009 and teaches across a range of modules on both BA and BSc Product Design.

In his early career, Graham completed an Engineering apprenticeship in Patternmaking which enabled him to develop skills in crafting a range of materials. Following this, he became an Industrial and Architectural Model Maker working on some large scale developments including the British Olympic and Commonwealth Games projects and producing test rigs and prototypes for industrial and product design consultancies. During this period Graham took the role of factory manager and dealt with a number of unusual customer enquiries including: ‘Could you make a hippopotamus in bed with a duck for us?’ ‘Yes’ was the answer, and that was the start of the Silent Night adverts.

Graham also worked for a number of years on a joint European nuclear fusion project at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Research Centre, where he dealt with space allocation as a design model maker. In this role he helped to implement and integrate early CAD systems into the modelling process.

Graham joined UCLan in 1994 as a Senior Technician and through his interest in CAD, and the development of its use in the design process, has embedded 3D computer modelling systems into the course structure. Graham’s areas of expertise are 3D computer modelling, product technical definition, model making and manufacturing.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader for BA(Hons) Product Design

Senior Lecturer BSC(Hons) Product Design

Product Anatomy. Computer Aided Modelling, Design and Prototyping. Design Detail


  • Samsung (P.I.T. Europe) Course Partnership
  • UK/China UpCycling Project Guangzhou 2012/Hunan 2013
  • Libby Jade "Mosses Basket" ERDF funded student project
  • Lifft "Baby Sling" ERDF funded student project
  • Lunar Caravans ERDF funded student project
  • "In Car Child Safety" Innovation Voucher funded student project
  • "Imsol"Innovation Voucher funded student project
  • Ossy.UK "Rehabilitation Product" ERDF funded student project
  • Transcontinental "Suntime Project" ERDF funded student project


  • BA(Hons) Furniture Design, University of Central Lancashire, 2005
  • F.H.E.A, University of Central Lancashire, 2012


  • Fellow of The Higher Education Acadamy.

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