A 24 year old design student from Middlesex University, who created a unique bamboo mobile phone after his stylish graphics were spotted online, has just moved his company’s offices into the Google Campus after creating a worldwide buzz.
Final year Product Design and Engineering student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, has seen the phone he designed feature on more than 100 news websites and blogs across the globe, including the Daily Telegraph, The Times of India and the world’s most read news website the Daily Mail.
Despite still studying full-time, Kieron-Scott has been fulfilling his role as Chief Designer for his company AD Creative and settling the organisation into the new Google Campus based at Old Street, known as the hub for technology start-ups. The campus, powered by Google, will allow AD Creative to benefit from support, mentoring programmes and speaker and networking events.
Middlesex student Kieron-Scott from Shepherds Bush said: “It’s so exciting to have moved into the Google campus. We’re surrounded by other pioneering new technology companies so it’s a really innovative environment to be in. We’ve had such an incredible reception since announcing our new phone. We’ve featured on news and design websites that all designers dream about getting on to.”
The talented student was spotted after he designed a mobile phone in his spare time after getting frustrated with the lack of variety in the mobile phone market. After posting his creations on forums and websites, he was contacted by a technology entrepreneur who partnered with him to create a new company and phone.
The new smartphone called ‘ADzero’ is made from four year old organically grown bamboo and is currently in the midst of development. Kieron-Scott has been balancing this work alongside completing his final year project, an innovative smartphone application that uses a previously untapped messaging platform to generate relevant location based information, which he exhibited at the Truman Brewery, London at the weekend.
Wyn Griffiths, Kieron-Scott’s tutor and Middlesex University’s Product Design programme leader, said: “Kieron-Scott has had an intense year and has received a lot of well-deserved attention for his innovative design, which is even more impressive as he’s continued to perform well in his degree. His discipline and dedication has been admirable and sets him up to be highly successful in the future.”
As AD Creative continues to grow, Kieron-Scott has recruited a fellow Middlesex graduate François Falcoz to join the company as a designer after meeting during a work placement at redLoop, Middlesex University’s innovation centre.
“I’ve really enjoyed my final year project and time at Middlesex, but as soon as I graduate I’ll be able to dedicate all my time to developing the ADzero smartphone. It’s been an amazing experience so far and I can’t wait for it to launch!” added Kieron-Scott.
Photo: François Falcoz (left) with Kieron-Scott Woodhouse (right) at the Google Campus