Shawn Ashkanasy

Shawn is a trained industrial designer and postgraduate student with extensive professional and academic experience in user-centered design and qualitative research methods in human-technology interaction.

He has a long history of cooking and exploring new food experiences, including moonlighting as a part-time food writer for Broadsheet and The Age. In 2011, he spent a three-month sabbatical in

Matthew Butler

 

Matthew Butler is a trained Industrial Designer and former studio manager
for Tom Dixon in London.
Matthew heads his own furniture company named Bluesquare
with clients including the Sydney Olympic Games, Mamara Hotel in New York and
the Brisbane International Airport. Since 2004 Matthew has been running the Zaishu
project – a socially responsible art / design program working with

Nigel Brockbank

Industrial Designer, conscientious citizen and proud father

Having completed a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1998, he has travelled a diverse path through design.

Upon graduation, he worked on computer games for two Melbourne based game design companies. Later moving on to freelancing and working within his own business on projects as varied as TV commercials, 3D

Trevor Streader

Trevor Streader is an experienced design leader with expertise in creative process, design education, and building and supporting creative teams to deliver excellent experiences and communications. As Design Manager at Museums Victoria, Trevor established a multidisciplinary team of communication, interior, industrial and digital designers. He applied strategic and design thinking to support the development of

Gyungju Chyon

Gyungju Chyon is one the founders of interdisciplinary studio little wonder. Her interest in practice, research, and teaching lies in how well-being and energy concerns, in tandem with explorations of natural phenomena, new materials and manufacturing processes, can lead to new relationships between artifacts, environments and humans.

She oscillates between installation art, product design and craft, engaging

Heico Wesselius

Heico Wesselius (M.Phil in Economics) received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands.  He worked for several leading management consulting practices in The United States, Europe and Asia.

Since 2005, he has collaborated with various strategic design consultancies and agencies in New York City, Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. 

Rose Boddam-Whetham

 

Rose Boddam-Whetham’s practice nests within craft and industrial design. She has been educated in both areas of industry which she uses in her Jewellery and object-based practice. Exploration and observation are integral parts to understanding how things are made and why certain materials and techniques are used. When our lives are based heavily within a

Leah Heiss

I am a Melbourne-based designer and RMIT researcher working at the nexus of design, health, and technology. My practice traverses device, service and experience and my process is deeply collaborative, working with experts from nanotechnology, engineering and health services through to manufacturing. My health technology projects include jewellery to administer insulin through the skin for

Luca Abate

Luca is an industrial designer at award winning video technology company Blackmagic Design. He previously worked as a senior design consultant with Charlwood Design developing products for a diverse range of clients and industries including medical, homewares and electronics. A multifaceted designer, his career has spanned business development, marketing as well as a product design

Jodi Newcombe

Jodi Newcombe founded Carbon Arts following an international career as an environmental economist and sustainability consultant. Her work on natural resource management and policy design, green technology and low-carbon urban design inform her work with the creative sector.“At the heart of my practice is the belief that creativity is essential in making the transition to a