Daniel worked as a cabinetmaker in Oxfordshire before establishing his own workshop in North Aston, Oxfordshire, making bespoke furniture.
Prior to embarking upon an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, Daniel worked in Australia and travelled in Russia and China. These experiences have informed his designs as he incorporates an exciting visual twist to his pieces.
The QEST award will fund his second year at the RCA where he will be able to use his vivid curiosity and his experience of different woods to focus on material investigation, various processes and develop his design within a contemporary context.
Daniel plans to return to his own designer/maker practise to continue exploring and developing ideas and materials. And apply all that he has learnt whilst at the Royal College of Art.