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Adrian Westaway Design Engineer

Everything you touch, see and interact with has been engineered and designed. But for engineer Adrian Westaway, the best inventions need something more - a little bit of magic…

When he was 11 years old, Adrian Westaway wrote a letter to the famous magician, Paul Daniels, wanting to learn how to make his teachers disappear. The reply he received sparked a life-long love of magic.

Now a design engineer and co-founder of the invention studio Special Projects, Adrian makes sure that all of the products he develops come with a little bit of magic.

‘Born to Engineer – Adrian Westaway’ is the seventh film in a series produced for the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and the ERA Foundation as part of campaign to attract young people into engineering education and careers.


Learn more about the innovations and creative projects engineers are involved in by watching these “Were You Born to Engineer?” videos.

It does not matter what your interests and passions are, from sport to healthcare – there is an exciting and rewarding role for you in Engineering.

These videos have been produced by creative video producers duckrabbit, under the sponsorship of the ERA Foundation, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

These videos are useful in the classroom, at master classes or residential courses, STEM clubs or any other forum when the excitement and opportunities of engineering are to be discussed. View our teaching resource page for offline downloads and more information.

They are free for use. Enjoy! Should you wish to download an HD version of any of these videos for off-line use, or indeed a loop of all the videos, please contact films@borntoengineer.com