After a degree in aerospace engineering Lynne MacLachlan returned to education at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design to study jewellery and metalwork design, later going on to study at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2010. Lynne’s current work harnesses the latest digital technology to create innovative designs for jewellery and objects. She playfully manipulates and builds new digital software tools to generate patterns and structures, the results of which are realised with the latest digital fabrication technology alongside traditional craft techniques. Lynne has won many prizes for her work including Scottish International Education Trust Visual Art prize, a Dewar Arts Award and awards for her design work by the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council. She has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, most recently with in the Crafts Council’s touring exhibition ‘Lab Craft’ and participated in live projects with Tiffany&Co and Swarovski. Alongside her design work Lynne is currently undertaking a PhD with the Design Transformations group of the Open University, researching the role of generative design tools in the creative process and is a sessional lecturer at University for the Creative Arts.