I frame and solve problems.


I grew up in New Zealand, I’m working in London, I design out loud, I make music, I collaborate with others, I’m a design thinker, I share success and I advocate for others. Invite me for coffee, I drink it 11 months of the year.


Education


Cooper Professional Development
Leading Creative Ideation
New York (2018)

Cooper Professional Development
Design Research Techniques
New York (2018)

Unitec Institute of Technology
Advanced Research Methods
New Zealand (2013)

Unitec Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Design and Animation
New Zealand (2013)

Conferences & Workshops
︎ Jam conferences
︎ UX Crunch (monthly)
︎ Creative Mornings (monthly)
︎ Better UX

Experience


Product Designer
LendInvest  |  Nov 2017 — Present
My role here focusses on designing experiences for professional property developers and building our global experience language with my team.

Graphic Designer
LendInvest  |  Jun 2016 — Nov 2017
I designed for internal/external audiences including campaigns spanning digital, print & motion. I also helped build our global experience language.

Freelance Designer
NB Design  |  2013 — Present
I’ve worked freelance for amazing clients. I’ve learnt how to collaborate with others to design great brand identities and collateral.

Graphic Designer
Threaded  |  Sep 2012 — Jun 2016
Threaded is one half award winning global niche magazine on creativity, and one half design studio. I designed collaboratively for clients with the incredible Kyra Clarke and Fiona Grieve.

Contributing Writer
Design Assembly  |  2014 — 2016
Writing for Design Assembly on various topics. I love writing about new ideas in typography, music and design.

Course Tutor
Future Genius  |  2012 — 2013
I taught 7-13 year old kids to create games and interactive designs. I showed them how to combine technology and creativity.

Milestones


Honours & Awards
︎ Gold IDA
︎ Gold Pride In Print
︎ F.P.O Offset Print Winner
︎ Silver A'Design
︎ Best Awards Silver
︎ Best Award Bronze
︎ Best Awards Finalist x2
︎ Fedrigoni Top Award Finalist
︎ Melbourne Supergraph Pick

Exhibitions & Workshops
︎  National Gallery of Australia
︎  Supergraph Melbourne
︎ Art Ache Auckland
︎ Cow Design Festival
︎ Type Workshop with David Coventon
︎ 100 Days Project Exhibition