Schachenmann Planung und Beratung – Product Designer
Feb 2017 – Present
Undertaking research on the technologies and user needs for lighting control systems used by small theatres and halls. Developing software user experience design and leading the software development.
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste – Research Assistant
August 2016 – December 2016
Building partnerships and doing preliminary work for a CTI research project application
MoSan – Field Researcher
Jun 2015 – Mar 2016
Collaborated with WSUP in Kisumu, Kenya to test the MoSan and BadBox. Responsibilities: trial planning, end user interviews, trail results analysis. Achievements: design criteria defined, prototypes successfully trialed. Worked with local staff, and organised local services e.g. translators
Tait Communications – Junior Test Analyst
Nov 2012 – June 2014
Tested embedded software in radios used by public safety and utilities personal. Customers included: NZ Police, Saudi Border Guard, Colorado State Police. Responsibilities: manually testing features, development and maintenance of python-scripted automated tests, and issue management. Achievements: feature test management, and the development of cross-functional usability testing capabilities with the Usability Design team.
UniCol, The University of Otago – Residential Assistant
Feb 2012 – Nov 2012
Provided live-in care for 518 first year students as part of a 28 person team at the largest residential college at the University of Otago.
Scott Technology Ltd – Design Intern
Sep 2011 – Feb 2012
At the Dunedin office, l managed experiments, wrote reports, designed devices, read patents, researched, developed concepts and helped out in the workshop.
The University of Otago – Student Researcher
Nov 2010 – Feb 2011
A summer research project to optimise a new innovation. Extreme care and attention to detail was needed to design and conduct experiments, then interpret results.
Master of Arts in Product Design
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Feb 2015 – Jun 2016
Developed PooPac, a bioactive, waterproof and biodegradable paper bag for human faeces. Conducted field research in Kenya and biology experiments.
Bachelor of Applied Science in Design for Technology
University of Otago
Jul 2009 – Nov 2012
Studied a mixture of Industrial Design, Thermodynamics, and Computer Science. Analysed a single-blade wind-turbine, and graduated with first class honours.
lnDesign, Photoshop, lllustrator, Solidworks, Fluent, rapid prototyping, test automation, manual testing, test project management, process innovation, Python, and Jenkins.
Can-do attitude, archery, critical thinking, quick learning, and German.
References available on request