A bit about me

I've been described by colleagues and clients as being versatile, a safe pair of hands and a "f*cking good designer".

I'm a strong believer that the best design comes from collaboration and multiple perspectives all driving towards a shared goal.

I'm passionate about creating visual experiences that excite people. I'm currently spending a lot of time in 3D with Blender learning new ways to bring projects to life.

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Experience

Sharesies

Senior designer (June 2022 - Present)

Currently on a new career journey with the incredible team at Sharesies, diving head first into the world of product design.

Springload

Since starting at Springload in 2013, Bron Thomson’s vision to make the things that matter better has resonated with me. It’s been incredible working with the highly talented team sharing this vision for almost 9 years.

I’ve worked with a broad range of clients: ACC, Callaghan Innovation, CarbonClick, Inquisitive, Kiwibank, Kiwi Wealth, Klim Type Foundry, Massey University and NZ On Air to name a few.

Design lead (March 2021 - June 2022)

As design lead my role involves driving the design effort across client projects, supporting the setup and guiding of high-performing teams. I also plan and estimate new business, and inspire design excellence across the agency to deliver human–centered design experiences for clients and their customers.

I’m also a member of Springlabs, a dedicated team focused on self-driven projects with the potential to create positive impact. See Touchless and our highly accessible form builder Formally. Other responsibilities for my role include managing junior members of the design team, leading Springload’s internal design system initiative, and contributing to design ops, design documentation and design processes.

Senior designer (January 2018 - March 2021)

Designer (June 2013 - January 2018)

Junior designer (May - June 2013)

Open Lab

I worked at Open Lab for 6 months in December 2012 after completing my degree. I also worked at Open Lab during pilot phases of Open Lab in 2011 and 2012.

Junior designer (June 2011, July 2012, December 2012 - May 2013)

As junior designer I created concepts for print based campaigns and projects, worked on designs and presented back to clients.

Education

Massey University College of Creative Arts

Bachelor of Design with First Class Honours, 2009 — 2012

Awards and recognition

Blog posts