Sam Foss

Sam Foss Design Engineer - New Product Innovation, Dyson Appliances UK
Bachelor of Industrial Design (honours) 2014

In my job, you have to demonstrate skills and the ability to apply them. Monash gave me those tools.

Sam Foss

I have the dream job for a design graduate: I’m a Design Engineer at Dyson. My job has so many creative aspects. I think up new products, and evaluate and improve existing products, creating prototypes from a variety of digital and physical processes. Sometimes I work on my own, other times, I work in groups or in consultation with specialists in particular areas. Our concepts don’t always work perfectly the first time, but in the design process, even failure is a step forward.

The format of my Monash degree was similar to the work environment, with a focus on project outcomes and deadlines and using all the skills you’d learnt. In my job, you have to demonstrate skills and the ability to apply them – Monash gave me the tools to do that.