Designer / Art Director / Tutor
I currently freelance as an art director and have recently been lecturing in design part-time at AUT and Unitec.
I have 25 years experience in film and television production. I began by building props and sets, then re-trained and went on to designing them, working as an Art Director on television commercials for over 14 years.
In 2014 I branched out from television and designed sets for event and brand activation companies in Auckland.
In 2012 I completed a Masters in Design. The subject of my research was perception of light - exploring light as a design material.
After graduating in 2000 from AFTRS (Australian film school) I returned to New Zealand to work as an art director on TV commercials and was the on-set art director on NZ feature film Crooked Earth.
I have worked for local and international TVC clients such as: LTNZ, Lotto, Whittakers, Dominion Breweries, Frucor, Fifa, Cadbury, Kelloggs, Sony, Mercedes, HSBC, Vodafone, Caltex and Microsoft.
From 1991-1998 I worked as a props-maker and set builder on various New Zealand feature films and television productions such as: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, Heaven and Memory and Desire.