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Julian King - Lecturer - Digital Visualisation, Fabrication and 3D product research projects

Industry Research, Collaboration + Spin Outs
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Julian is an expert in several different sophisticated software systems and can help clients digitise the design and the production of their products. Formulating workflows is a particular research interest and Julian has provided many clients with a guide as to how they should improve their design and manufacturing processes by utilising the latest digital software and processes. Julian has been involved in projects ranging from designing health sanitation monitoring systems to designing machines to test the authenticity of gold bullion. 

Julian is the course Co-Ordinator at IADT for the 3D Design, Model Making, and Digital Art, programmes. In addition, Julian is an expert in Digital Visualisation, Fabrication, and 3D printing. Julian has worked professionally as a Designer, Model maker and Prop builder. As an educator, he has extensive experience of external collaboration and has led student projects in many successful collaborations with significant partners including RTE, the National Museum of Ireland and Microsoft Ireland.

Recent Company Research Projects Led by Julian

“EON” Bullion tester - 2021

This gold bullion verification company had a prototype bullion testing device. Through an innovation voucher project, Julian King was able to work with the creator of the testing machine to redesign the apparatus and provide a rebranding of the company with new brand identity, logo etc.

Deluxe NI Digital Design for themed entertainment (Innovation project) 2017 & 2019

During this twelve-month long Innovation project, Julian worked with the design and fabrication company called Deluxe. Based in Portadown they are one of Northern Ireland’s leading interior fit-out businesses. The company has an international reputation for their work on theme attractions in various parks around the world. Through this project, the company sought expert advice in the fabrication process for a theme park in Dubai based on Sony IP. Through this project, a graduate from IADT was hired by the company and is working for the company presently.

(This project won an Intertrade Ireland “Exemplar award for Investment Innovation” in 2018)

“Pacsana” Digital health device 2018

This innovative product is a wearable electronic device that helps monitor the health of the elderly. Julian worked with the product development team at Pacsana to produce a pre-production prototype wrist band containing the electronic module. This venture has gone on to obtain significant further funding with the intention of expanding into international markets.