BDes(Hons) industrial design
My first job after graduating was with industrial design company Unlimited Realities in Palmerston North, where I developed applications for consumer software. I also worked as a contractor for New Zealand field hockey equipment manufacturer OBO, developing their new range of field hockey goalie gear.
Hockey is a great passion of mine and this often inspired my design projects at Massey. In my third year I designed Armadillo, an all-purpose sports rain jacket; and my final project was a protective hockey mask called The Guardian which was inspired by my personal experience after being injured as a hockey player. Both designs won international Red Dot Awards for innovation and excellence in design concept. More than 12,000 people from 60 different countries enter this competition so it was a real thrill, and confirmation of the level of design skills being taught at Massey University.
This award gave me a distinct advantage when applying for my first job and the contacts I made with international businesses at the award ceremony in Singapore will be very useful in the future.
I still work at Unlimited Realities, a company best known for its innovative multi-touch software, and where I can expand my skills in product development and commercialisation.