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.

2014

Bachelor of Industrial Design

Massey University, New Zealand

Phil & Teds, Industrial Designer

Wellington, New Zealand | Internship

Idea Developments, Product Designer

Feilding, New Zealand | 1 year

2015

2016

Master of Fine Arts in Advanced Product Design

Umea Institute of Design, Sweden

KISKA, Product Designer

Salzburg, Austria | Internship

Nokia Technologies, Industrial Designer

Helsinki, Finland | Internship

2017

Logitech, Industrial Designer

San Francisco, USA | Internship

- Experience - 

Red Dot Design Awards 2018
Core 77 Design Awards 2018
IDEA Awards Finalist 2018
Gold Best Award 2018
Dubai Global Grad Show 2016
Core 77 Design Awards 2017
IDEA Awards Finalist 2016
Silver Best Award 2017
Red Dot Design Awards 2014
James Dyson Award National Finalist
Gold Best Award 2018
IDEA Awards Finalist 2014

- Recognition

Taska Prosthetics, Industrial Designer

Christchurch, New Zealand | Present

2019

STEL, Industrial Designer

Santa Barbara, USA | 1 year

2018

Contact 

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