About Me


Personal Info

Name: Chris Mason
Date of birth:  23 February 1989
Nationality: British
Location: Surrey UK
Phone: 07787419103

About Myself

Industrial designer with 5+ years industry experience within the airport security & catering equipment industries. Accomplished CAD design engineer with a passion for creative problem solving and implementation of robust design solutions for effective, streamlined manufacturing systems. Additional skills include production and design team management, website UI/UX, graphic design and product rendering, client liaison and presentation experience.


Over the next 5 years I hope to join a creative team in an exciting design environment, with the possibility of developing my design and management experience, client interaction and team involvement

In the next 10 years I hope to develop my career with additional responsibilities include team leading and project management for a multinational company with the opportunity for worldwide business.

In my personal life I am looking to the short term goals of buying a home and experiencing more travel holidays before settling down to start a family. Alongside a successful career I plan to develop my hobbies of electronics and programming with some fun home focused projects for my family.



Welbilt – Merrychef

Professional Catering Equipment

Development Engineer

2019 - Present

I joined the Merrychef NPI team in September 2019. My role consists of working with the engineering, manufacturing and implementation teams to generate new design developments through the use of testing and design tools such and DFMEA, ongoing long-term lab testing, as well as working with current product lines to implement improvement to the Merrychef produce range.

Fast Food Systems

Catering Equipment & Franchising

Design Engineer

2016 - 2019

When I joined Fast Food Systems as design engineer my role was very varied, taking full advantage of my early design and management experience. Initially focused on improving the entire design and production support systems and procedures, bringing the design department up to date. This included the need to update and improve the design and drawings for the current line of products in the Vizu range. I improved and imported all the material and labour details into the MRP system exact. I was responsible for designing and drawing all the new products and bespoke layouts for customers, as well as re-draws for existing products.

Industrial/Web Designer

2018 - 2019

In addition to the classic Design Engineer role, I was responsible for a project to produce a new website for Fast Food Systems Vizu product range and as a result, learned and used WordPress. I built a further 2 new websites; SFC Express and FFS Brands Ingredients, and was ultimately responsible for overseeing the design on the new Southern Fried Chicken Website.

I became manager of the new Graphic Designer and subsequently the Kitchen Designer was also brought into my team.

Herbert Systems

Airport Security Systems

Design Engineer

2014 - 2016

For my first role out of university I was lucky enough to begin my career working in Norfolk for Herbert systems. The company was comprised of 2 parts; agricultural machinery and airport security systems, which was the department I joined, working on 3 main projects.

The first was a Luxury security lane for Schipol airport to ensure that First and Business Class passengers enjoyed an opulent and more pleasurable security experience & environment.

The second project area was the ongoing design and implementation of standardised security lane modules for numerous international airports.

The third main project area was a different modern scandinavian style design of security lanes for Oslo airport.


Loughborough University

Ba (Hons) Degree
2010 - 2013

I achieved a 2:1 degree in Industrial Design & Technology from the Loughborough Design School.

This course (and involvement with Mechanical Engineering Dept) provided me with excellent exposure to many and various skills required for a ‘design for manufacture’ role including:

  • Production methods such as; machining, fabrication, 3D printing, injection moulding etc.
  • Concept generation
  • CAD + various design software
  • Concept sketching and rendering
  • UI + UX for interaction design
  • Ergonomics
  • Basic programming
  • Basic electronics
  • Prototyping
  • Graphic design
  • Research & evaluation
  • Presentation & communication techniques
  • Interaction design

Additional Training

Solid Edge ST9 Updates Training

2017 + 2018

Solidworks Parts & Assemblies Essentials

May 2014

Solidworks Drawing & Detailing Essentials

May 2014


Self Taught


Self Taught


Self Taught

My Skills

Personal Skills

  • Detail Oriented
  • Organised
  • Time Management
  • Able to Prioritise
  • Design Creativity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Graphics Design
  • Positive Attitude
  • Written Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Management
  • Quick to pick up new skills
  • Influencing
  • Photography








Profesional Skills

  • CAD Design
  • Sheet Metal Construction
  • Fabrication Design
  • Keyshot Rendering
  • Wordpress
  • Customer Interfacing
  • Product Cost Analysis
  • Negotiating
  • Prototype Design
  • Presentation Skills
  • Variable driven assembly setup
  • Microsoft Office
  • Component & Supplier sourcing
  • Production & Factory Mngmt
  • Video Editing
  • Training & Development of Staff

Software Knowledge



Available on request.

Contact me

Want to Work with Me?

If you have been through my portfolio and/or website and you like what you see, then feel free to get in contact with me.

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