Tristram was formerly Design Director at Studio Conran, the creative hub of Sir Terence Conran’s group of design-led companies. Whilst there he collaborated with product and graphic designers, interior designers and architects. He worked on domestic appliances, transport interiors, sanitaryware for Villeroy & Boch and compact cabin hotels for Yotel.
Later, as Principal of Industrial Design at innovation consultancy, PDD, he led the front-end ‘Visual ID’ team. He developed a deep appreciation for User-Centred Design techniques to identify unmet user needs and motivations. He worked closely with the Design Insight team.
This diverse range of experiences enables a fully interdisciplinary approach, across a wide variety of materials and production processes and from handheld devices up to flat-pack hotels.
Together with business partner David Keech, Tristram now runs Keechdesign.
He is also a Senior Visiting Lecturer to the MDes Industrial Design course at Coventry University.
Client experience includes: Lufthansa Technik / McLaren / Invensys / Michelin / Nissan / Yamagiwa / Sharp / NTT Docomo / LG / Samsung / JCB / Yotel / Electrolux / Speedo / Villeroy & Boch / Kinematix / Seiko-Epson