About


I am a New Zealand born Product designer based in Auckland, I design out loud, I make music, I collaborate with others, I’m a design thinker, I frame and solve problems, I am award winning (if you like shiny things), I share success and I advocate for others. Invite me for coffee any time, except in August.


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)

Experience


Product Designer
LendInvest (London) Nov 2017 — June 2019
London based Fintech startup building UK’s leading property finance marketplace. 

  • Working in agile, cross-functional teams, building our scalable design system and admin tool automations.
  • Helping lead the design of digital experiences and products for professional developers and Investors. 
  • Leading user research and end-to-end UX for our Intermediary platform MVP.
  • Growing our internal design community through collaboration.

Visual Designer
LendInvest (London) Jun 2016 — Nov 2017
I designed for internal/external audiences leading campaign design spanning digital, print & motion. I also helped build our global experience language.

Graphic Designer
Threaded (NZ) Sep 2012 — Jun 2016
Threaded is one half award winning global magazine on creativity, and one half design studio.

  • Designing award winning brands (international and national) working with clients from research to implementation.
  • Designing websites, packaging, business collateral, posters, pitchdecks and all sorts of brand emphemera.

Freelance Designer
NB Design (NZ-LDN) 2011 — Present
Working freelance for amazing clients. Collaborating with clients to design great brand identities and collateral.

Contributing Writer
Design Assembly (NZ) 2014 — 2016

Course Tutor
Future Genius (NZ) 2012 — 2013

Milestones


Honours & Awards
︎ Gold IDA
︎ Silver A'Design
︎ Best Awards Silver
︎ Melbourne Supergraph Pick
︎ Gold Pride In Print
︎ F.P.O Offset Print Winner

Work exhibited at
︎ National Gallery of Australia
︎ Supergraph Melbourne
︎ Art Ache Auckland
︎ Cow Design Festival