Mitchell Trotter

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I’m a creative and motivated undergraduate student with an unwavering passion for Design, Engineering and the combination of both in manufacturing sustainable & impactful products. I’ve been fortunate to have experience as a world champion Bagpiper, employee in various part-time positions, and branding/graphic designer for various clients. I’m eager to apply the soft/hard skillsgained from these experiences and begin utilising the technical and practical knowledge that University has afforded me, in a full-time position starting 2021.


2017-2021: Strathclyde University – 4th Year BEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering

1st, 2nd & 3rd year pass at merit (2:1) standard, expected graduation June 2021

Subjects: Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Management classes. Specifically including: Industrial Design (ID), Mechanics, Engineering Materials, Mechatronics and Engineering Design

Feb-May 2020: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – 2nd Semester Exchange

Subjects: Robust Design of Mechanisms, Design of Polymer Products, Innovation Pilot & Intro to Wind Energy

Technical Skills

(*self-taught, †4+ Years)

Work Experience

Mitchmaking, Personal Graphic and Motion Design Projects: 2016 - Present

South Ayrshire Council, Leisure Attendant / Lifeguard: 2nd June 2018 – September 2019

Maharani Restaurant, Waiter / Barman / Dishwasher: 18th September 2014 - 2017

Qualifications & Achievements

Hobbies & Interests


I played Bagpipes in the 1st Troon Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band, working my way up to Pipe Sergeant in my final year, 2016. We won all major competition titles - Scottish, British and European in 2012, and World Championships in 2016. Following this was an invitation to China in 2013 to play in a series of festivals in Liuzhou, Beijing, and Shanghai. I continue to play my own set of bagpipes in my free time and for friends and family.


Cycling is one of my favourite past times and is an effective form of reflection on the other aspects of my life. Cycling is a useful means of clearing my mind of all stressors; allowing for essential rest and rejuvenation. I've found this to improve my work ethic during term-time at University. Especially since co-founding and performing a temporary secretary role in the Strathclyde University Road Club, where I planned for weekend outings and other activities. Alongside participating in the weekly training and road cycle program.

Graphic Design

I use Graphic Design throughout my personal and academic life as a method of improving the communication and presentation of ideas and various works. I also employ graphic design as a service - designing logos, business cards, flyers and more. This past time helps me to exercise my creativity and problem-solving abilities.