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 believe in design thinking, I share success and I advocate for others. Invite me for coffee, I drink it 11 months of the year.


Experience


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

Graphic Designer
LendInvest  |  Jun 2016 — Nov 2017
I designed for stakeholders in the company as well as external audiences through campaigns spanning both print and animated web graphics. I also helped build our global experience language with icons, graphs and design templates for the team.

Freelance Designer
2013 — Present
Through the years I’ve worked freelance on and off, for amazing clients which I’m proud to have worked with. I’ve learnt how to collaborate with others to design great brand identities and collateral.

Graphic Designer
Threaded  |  Sep 2012 — Jun 2016
Working at Threaded Magazine was a life changing role. The studio is one half award winning global niche magazine on creativity, and one half studio, designing for incredible clients. I’m honoured to have worked with Kyra Clarke and Fiona Grieve, designing collaboratively for others.

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

Course Tutor
Bubbledome  |  2012 — 2013
I worked with 7-13 year old kids to create amazing games and interactive designs. I showed them how to blend technology and creativity.

Education


Leading Creative Ideation
Cooper Professional Development
New York (2018)

Design Research Techniques
Cooper Professional Development
New York (2018)

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

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

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

Milestones


Honours & Awards
︎ Gold IDA
︎ Gold Pride In Print Award
︎ F.P.O Offset Print Winner Award
︎ Silver A'Design Award
︎ Finalist Best Award x2
︎ Fedrigoni Top Awards Finalist
︎ Melbourne Supergraph Pick
︎ 16/2 Publication - Silver Best Award
︎ Silent Auction - Bronze Best Award
︎ Unitec Study Award

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