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Originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, I am an Industrial Designer with a focus and ambition to engage in creative challenges that pushes the boundaries of innovative thinking.Locked Pro Plan feature
Collaborated directly with the manager of experience design for HCL, Europe. Initially, we developed a system of detecting the root user disadvantage, which would then translate into a product. The "Vitrus Multi-tool" is the first of its kind, a Hygiene Multitool that is inexpensive to produce and accessible to people of disadvantage who cannot afford to purchase hygiene products.
Selected to collaborate directly with Herman Miller's head product development specialist. Together we created "Nika Stool", a hardshell case that impoverished rural schoolchildren could utilise as a surface to work on, a seat to sit on or as a school bag for their everyday items. The development process helped establish strong ties between Herman Miller and Southern African schools. The Nika Stool earned the playful nickname of the "go anywhere chair" by online publishers.
Designed the worlds first Virtual Reality Satellite in collaboration with the company CEO, CTO, aeronautical and aerospace engineers. The "Overview One" is set to launch with the aid of SpaceX in 2018. Throughout my tenure as the core Industrial Designer of SpaceVR, I helped rebrand and restructure the enterprise, establishing it as a design oriented company.
My arrival to the United Kingdom was an entirely new chapter in my life. My influences changed, my outlook changed and my perspective changed. In many ways I was able to take a step back and appreciate brevity, which in turn produced an approach that was more refined. Through this process, I’ve developed a passion for personal projects with a belief that a great design follows with a great narrative.
After spending two years studying under a fascinating group of lecturers and an amazing class, I learnt a myriad of skills that I would be lost without today. Not only were the lessons incredibly pivotal towards my progression as a designer, they also moulded my understanding and perception of how important design is in our daily lives. Living in Cape Town for twenty-one years embedded the importance of diversity and culture in my psyche. Without it, there is no inspiration and in a creative space, these factors are an absolute necessity.