WHAT FASCINATES

ME ABOUT DESIGN IS UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE

Born and bred in the South Island of New Zealand, I've always enjoyed making things and exploring the outdoors. Sparking a curiosity to travel, discover new cultures and collaborate with a diverse range of creative spaces around the world. 

For me, design is about stepping aside and creating experiences that are understandable, have purpose and challenge what we find familiar. Using true insight to build empathy, craft personality and improve the world around us, for the people around us.

EXPERIENCE

Taska Prosthetics / Industrial Designer / Christchurch, New Zealand / 2019 - Present

STEL / Industrial Designer / Santa Barbara, California / 2018 - 2019

Logitech / Industrial Design Intern / San Francisco, California / Summer

Nokia Technologies / Industrial Design Intern / Helsinki, Finland / 6 months

KISKA / Product Design Intern / Salzburg, Austria / 6 months

Idea Developments / Product Designer / Feilding, New Zealand / 2014 - 2015

Phil & Teds / Industrial Design Intern / Wellington, New Zealand / Summer

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Product Design / Umea Institute of Design / Sweden / 2015 - 2018

Bachelor of Design Majoring in Industrial Design / Massey University / New Zealand / 2015 - 2018

recognition

Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best / 2018

Student Notable, Core 77 Design Awards / Commercial Equipment / 2018

IDEA Finalist / 2018

Silver at NZ Best Awards / 2017

Exhibited in the ‘Global Grad Show’ during Dubai Design Week / 2016

Student Runner Up, Core 77 Design Awards / Commercial Equipment / 2016

IDEA Finalist / 2016

Red Dot Design Award / 2014

Finalist for James Dyson Award / NZ Best Awards / IDEA Awards / 2014

Contact 

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