UX Designer at The University of Newcastle

A humanitarian, ethics-driven creative guided by a North star of discovering empathy gaps and solving problems through design at a sectoral, cultural and interpersonal level.

I work on projects that are meaningful & do good for society.

Currently, I’m finding my feet at The University of Newcastle and understanding the problem space.

Previously, I was designing advanced learning management systems at Kip McGrath, applying best practice for admission forms at UAC and simplifying management & assessment flows for machinery at Plant Assessor.




My work is locked under IP restraints.

Contact me to view previous case studies or view my CV.

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From branding to collage, animation to illustration, I have been behind some small, but wonderful projects across print and digital.

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An exploration of handcrafted techniques such as coiling and weaving through upcycled and repurposed materials and digital printing.

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