Hi, I’m Nancy.
I’m an unabashed design addict with five years of professional product design experience and eight years of design education in Industrial design, fashion and photography. I love learning, collaborating, and stretching myself creatively. I'm currently working as a product designer on the creative team at a Melbourne based consultancy. While not at work I enjoy all things Japanese - including the language. I also enjoy expressing my creativity through cooking and fashion and soaking up inspiration from the many incredible art galleries around Melbourne. Prior to working as a designer I spent several years working with at-risk youth, this time was immensely valuable to me and I continue to strive towards greater empathy and understanding of the human condition. My goal is to bring my empathetic and rapport building skills to the field of design so that what I create resonates deeply with its users.
2017 - Present
Product Designer - creative, outerspace design
Working on the creative team at the front end of a variety of consumer, medical and automotive products. Specialising in front end design as well as trend forecasting and CMF (colour material finish).
2014 - 2016
Product Developer, ide.
Working with an experienced team of industrial designers and engineers on a range of client projects in the medical and consumer fields. Specialising in front end design work including research, concept exploration, hand and computer renderings, surface modelling, client presentations, usability evaluations and presentation models.
casual Academic, University of Technology Sydney.
Tutoring 3rd year Integrated Product Design students - teaching a design studio with a focus on professional communication through surface modelling, rendering and visual communication programs.
Tutoring 1st year Integrated Product Design students - teaching design skills through sketching, engineering drawing and model making processes.
Tutoring high schoolers in Industrial Design as preparation and motivation for further study at university. Teaching the design process including the importance of brief development and iteration in concept development, through to the construction of custom designed homewares products.
COLLABORATION, DESIGN BY THEM.
Continuing collaboration with DesignByThem, who are currently supporting the development of my Lifestyle Laundry range with the aim of putting the products into production as part of the DesignByThem range.
2011 - 2013
Design Engineer, Resmed.
10 week full time student position at a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment. Involved in a product development team for 6 weeks, conducting a range of tests to verify technical requirements according to set specifications. Involved in a research and development team for 4 weeks, working collaboratively with a group of designers developing new technologies in medical design.
DESIGN INTERN, D3 DESIGN.
6 week full time internship at a boutique product and packaging design agency. Contributing to a range of client projects from start to finish. Tasks included concept generation for a wide range of design briefs, presentation sketches and computer renderings, 3D modelling, technical drawings for prototyping and manufacturing; and contributing to company meetings both in-house and with clients.
Design Intern, Courtesy of the artist.
8 week part time internship at a collaborative of metal-smiths and designers combining contemporary methodologies with classic techniques. Involved in the design team and working on contemporary production ready jewellery for the gallery space and retail outlet.
DESIGN INTERN, VERT DESIGN.
6 week part time internship at a leading industrial design consultancy in Sydney, contributing to a range of client and in house projects from start to finish. Tasks included concept generation for a wide range of design briefs, sketches for client presentation as well as digital renders and 3D modelling.
senior youth case worker & co-ordinator, streetwork
Creative achievements include graphic design of print and digital marketing material, as well as teaching and facilitating creative skill development programs including aerosol art, graphic, fashion and music workshops for at-risk youth. Responsibilities also included crisis response, engaging clients in intensive case management, and a variety of coordination and administration tasks.
Brett Stevens Photography - Assisting in studio and on location / Lighthouse Photography - Retouching and design layout / Tessuti Fabrics - Graphic design and marketing.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test
JLPT N4 Certified 2017 and JLPT N5 Certified 2015
1st class honours
Industrial Design, University of Technology Sydney. Majoring in Japanese design aesthetics.
2nd Class Honours
Fashion and Textile Design, University of Technology Sydney. Majoring in fashion innovation, sub-major in Photography.