Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, I have always had a curious mind for how objects and buildings, big and small, were designed and made. With a background in industrial design and furnishing technology, I pride myself on solving problems through both digital and physical design processes with vast attention to detail and the ability to think from the user's perspective.
In 2009 I completed my Diploma in Furnishing Technology at the School of Design RMIT TAFE, specialising in furniture design, building and manufacturing. In 2010 I was honoured to receive the Victorian Furnishing Industry Diploma in Furnishing Technology Award award in recognition of my final furniture piece at the completion of my RMIT diploma - The "Squash" coffee table. I went on to complete my Bachelors of Industrial Design at Monash University, graduating with Honours in 2015. In the same year I received the 25th NewStar Design Award, a national award highlighting excellence in design across multiple disciplines by young designers across Australia. I now reside in Seattle (USA), working in the aviation industry as a Technical Designer at TEAGUE.
In my spare time I love to get outdoors and explore. I love to travel and see the world, experiencing different cultures, languages, cuisines and indulge myself in the design and architecture of the places I visit. I love to cook with a keen interest in developing new culinary skills. I am a big movie buff, with a passion for filmmaking and photography. I'm also an avid sports person who loves to partake in sports as either a spectator or player - you'll often fine me on the basketball court!
Being an oral deaf person who can hear and talk thanks to the wonders of Cochlear technology, for the past 6 years I have proudly represented Australia in Deaf Basketball, having taken part in 4 international competitions - 2x Deaflympics (Olympics for Elite Deaf Athletes), 1x World Deaf Basketball Championships, and 1 x Asia Pacific Deaf Games (we finished undefeated, winning gold!).
Working mainly in the aviation industry, my role as a Technical Design includes the interpretation, design and implementation of client data for validation purposes. This includes:
- Interpreting client data files.
- Prototype design (engineering validation, UX testing, sales mock ups).
- Rapid prototyping (3D Printing – in-house and vendor)
- Detailed design and technical drawings for manufacture and assembly.
- Vendor coordination and communication.
- Mock-up/validation build coordination.
- Solidworks & Rhino
- Adobe CC Suite
- Microsoft Office Suite
Perspective drawing, concept development, detail design development, technical drawings, 3D CAD design, rapid prototyping (3D printing), model making, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, movie editing (Final Cut Pro X & Adobe Premier Pro), Adobe After Effects.
3D CAD (Solidworks), detail design, Technical/Engineering Drawings, CNC operation, CNC G-coding, data sheets for production, quality control of incoming parts from manufactures/vendors.
Managing furniture production, managing production efficiency; flow within furniture manufactures, evaluating furniture manufacture finances related to production.
Prioritising design tasks within a design project to meet deadline and within budget.
Facilitate conversations throughout projects to ensure proper communication and smooth development.
Manage all communications with vendors to ensure components are produced with precision and on time.