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


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 (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
︎ 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