Tracy Tung has been a car designer, a furniture exhibitor, and is currently dividing her time between freelance design and being a market gardener at Days Walk Farm, a 16 acre certified organic farm just outside of Melbourne.
During her studies in Industrial Design, Tracy was selected as one of five Melbourne designers to exhibit her ceramic ‘Lumps’ stool at the well-known Milan Furniture Fair Salone Satellite with Melbourne Movement. After finishing her Honours, she joined the automotive industry working at Ford Motor Company where she primarily focused on delivering the colour and materials design of the China Escort, which launched in 2018, and had the opportunity to travel to China to support a design presentation to the joint venture company. She was also involved with the Global Exterior Colour Strategy, developing the upcoming exterior paint colours for the Asia Pacific region and supporting the roll out into the paint plants. This experience provided insight to how design can empower people’s complex range of emotions and aspirations, through the purposeful and deliberate resolution of a design.
Tracy’s pathway into farming came after an 8 month trip of eating her way around Europe. She enjoys how the slow philosophies of harvesting, preparing and sharing food and connecting with others is taking a humble and frequent presence in her life, and is passionate about spreading the need for a more resilient, regenerative food system. She also volunteers with Farmer Incubator, a not-for-profit aiming to build pathways for young Australians to enter small-scale farming.
When she isn’t on the tractor she is pursuing her other passion, product design and photography. Tracy enjoys designing objects for nomadic minimalist living and capturing moments of people going about their daily lives. She hopes to one day set up a darkroom in her home studio.