Danielle Taylor

Senior 3D Technologist

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Danielle Taylor is the Senior 3D Technologist based in the School of Technology, Business and Arts, working with students and staff from Architecture, Fine Art, Graphics, Film and other groups and individuals from across the university. Danielle oversees the operation and development of the Creative Workshops where students from throughout the school come to advance their design and making skills against the background of specialist advice and a range of creative technologies.  

She joined the University in 2009 after achieving her BA (Hons) Model Making for Media, and MA in Design Context and Practice, and has worn many hats from lecturer to technician, always with passion for effective communication through physical and digital models, plans, sculpture, and artifacts.  She has taught on BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Promotion, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and BA (Hons) Interior Design.  

More recently Danielle has joined the STREAM research team based at the University’s Digitech Centre located within BT’s Adastral Park, working with Professor David Heatley to develop a new type of safe portable scanner to enable the early diagnosis of stroke patients. Her focus, the engineering of experimental rigs and the design of a field-deployable prototype.  

Alongside her academic and technical career Danielle is a working artist specialising in abstract painting, and the designer and project manager of her own house renovation.  

Danielle leads sessions and one-to-one tutorials encompassing topics such as:

  • Bespoke tutorials for project specific outcomes and installations
  • Stakeholder analysis for design interventions
  • Digital 3D modelling & additive manufacturing
  • Design for experimental rigs
  • 3D scanning and image processing
  • Drafting and design using Autodesk, and Adobe applications
  • Product prototype creation
  • Architectural modelmaking
  • Mould making, casting and body-casting
  • 3D construction for sculpture and installations
  • Laser cutting techniques for a range of applications
  • Thermal processing of wood and plastic for printmaking
  • Inductions: wood workshop and 3D studio
  • Processing resistant and non-resistant materials - including plastics, wood, plaster, ceramics, fabric, and metal for a wide range of purposes and projects


She has taught the following modules:

BA (Hons) Fashion Communication & Promotion
Design and Production of Fashion Retail Displays

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Visual Communication, Design Studio, Architectural Model Making, Representation, CAD & Digital Imaging

BA (Hons) Interior Design
Computer Applications, Techniques and Technologies