Renowned Designer Ben Edmonds Takes Center Stage at Design and Technology Excellence Awards

Published 10th November 2023

In a captivating and insightful talk at the recent Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards, the spotlight shone brightly on Ben Edmonds—a designer, inventor, entrepreneur, and seasoned 'tinkerer.' Ben's journey unfolds as a compelling narrative, tracing back to his ambitious declaration at the tender age of twelve: "I want to be a lead designer for Dyson." Two decades later, he realised that childhood dream, achieving the prestigious role of Principal Designer at Dyson.

However, Ben's story transcends professional achievements. A true adventurer, he has twice parted with almost all his possessions to embrace new beginnings across the globe, departing from a job not once, but an astonishing four times. His talk was inspirational and captivated guests at the ceremony. 

As well as being our keynote speaker at the awards, Ben also joined us as a guest on our well listened to podcast 'Designed for Life'. In this episode Ben reflects on his life's journey, offering a glimpse into his multifaceted career and the motivation driving his innovative pursuits. The episode provides a rare opportunity to delve into the mind of a creative powerhouse, exploring the twists and turns that have shaped Ben's extraordinary life.

Accompanying the podcast is Ben's profound statement, emphasising his dedication to fostering creativity and problem-solving skills among students. Through his initiative, Inventor Club, Ben aims to shift the focus from mere instruction-following to empowering children to tackle and solve real-world problems. The club encourages a mindset where failure is not a setback but a stepping stone toward innovative solutions.

Ben's mission aligns with the vision of the Design and Technology Association, which strives to promote quality design and technology education. 

To stay updated on Ben's endeavors and the Inventor Club, visit and

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes and explore the entire Designed for Life series.

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