Jethro Macey

BA(Hons) 3D Design* 2002-2005

Multi-award-winning product designer Jethro has been ranked as one of five emerging design talents in the Hospital Club 100 list of most influential people in the creative and media industries. He also won an Elle Decoration British Design Award for his lace concrete tiles. He runs his own design practice, working to both commission and self-directed briefs for clients including Liberty, Urban Outfitters, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Design Museum.

Digital technologies are part of the tools of his trade, which allow him to develop designs from initial ideas to physical objects. Within two years of graduating, he'd been featured in Vogue, Blueprint, New Design, The Evening Standard Homes and Property section, New Design Magazine, the Design Trail Book, and The Financial Times.

Jethro attributes much of his success as a designer-maker to the essentials he learnt at Falmouth. His confidence and distinctive style landed him a membership with FuseUK, a designer-maker collective formed by a group of design graduates in 2004. He jointly coordinated the I Love Design exhibition, which was held in London in September 2006. This exhibition was swiftly followed by a showing at the prestigious Salonie Satellite in Milan under the name Small Factories. Jethro also won a job placement to work with Wayne Hemmingway as part of the Noise Festival project.

"The Noise was a great competition to enter. I was featured in high profile publications like Blueprint because of it and my lace tiles were selected by RIBA as one of the top 100 products of 2006. I also did a fly pitching event with Noise and Icon Magazine at the ICA during the design festival. That was great because I got to work with fellow Falmouth graduates Alex Turvey and Ariel Hofstad through their company, Elefantart.

"When I graduated, Falmouth provided me with an invaluable opportunity to set up my business through the Incubation Unit in the Design Centre. The relatively low cost workspace gave me the initial step up I needed to become self-employed. I found it extremely valuable to be able to work within such a creative and supportive environment."

*Now BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design