Meet our Alumni: Amos Oyedeji

Amos Oyedeji
Industrial Design Student,

It’s hard to describe what I do - if you can imagine a mesh between someone who builds hardware prototypes, obsesses over future interactions and tells a good story, then that’s what I do on a day-to-day basis. In 2020, I decided to launch my own design studio, where I’ve been busy collaborating with companies interested in designing the future of technology-enabled interactions.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with innovation teams at IKEA, building out the gestural future of smart home devices; Rhomberg, developing smart devices for prefabricated homes; and most recently, Google Advanced Technology and Projects, where I’ve been helping advance their ambient technology efforts. My work is typically research focused, and involves a mix of interaction studies, prototypes and a lot of slide decks.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the incredible team at 1851 who saw me as a budding creative and supported me through my postgraduate degree in Innovation Design Engineering - the perfect course for a tinkerer like me. The support not only removed a huge financial barrier for me, but also put me in a position at the Royal College of Art where it is very rare to see young, Black, british talent.

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