Dougie Kinnear graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2011 with a BDes(Hons) in Jewellery & Metal Design. He started the MDes program at DJCAD the same year, however, he left the Mdes after the first semester (March 2012) to take up a technical post on the Imprints Research project.
Dougie is a jeweller whose work challenges the traditional role of jewellery. Communication with others or the wearers’ environment through hidden and unobtrusive technology is a key component, creating a new dimension of interactive wearable. As well as traditional hand skills he also utilises CAD techniques and rapid prototyping technology in his design process. He has a particular interest in designing wearables that have positive societal benefits and is a great believer in participatory design. His undergraduate final year work saw him create a new medical alert jewellery service concept that addressed concerns raised by the stakeholders of current medical alert jewellery
2011 Degree Show