View student profiles from the School of Design Innovation and find out why they enjoy studying here.
Elijah Kingi expressed their culture and personal narrative through a Master of Design Innovation.
Lara Speer designs with purpose through a Bachelor of Design Innovation.
Originally from Mumbai, India, Kelly Fernandes is studying a Bachelor of Design Innovation at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
Jwen Yap, originally from Malaysia, moved from Queenstown to Wellington to study Master of User Experience Design.
Award-winning designer-developer Laura Garcia has an artistic spirit. She was determined to ‘make it’ as a creative.
Aisha Iskanderani’s experience as a mum was the motivation behind her PhD at the School of Design Innovation.
First year Design Innovation student Shaz was a recipient of the Future Designers scholarship.
For Joyce, the Master of User Experience Design was the perfect way to get into the design industry, after a career in teaching with no formal design experience
Camden's passion for storytelling led him to the Master of Design Technology. Now, he uses his skills in VFX for his work at Weta Digital.
While studying for her Master’s in Design Innovation, Christy was part of an international, multidisciplinary team designing an upright, head-only MRI system.
A love of technology, games, and being creative led Master of Design Innovation graduate Regan Petrie to study Design and helped him land his dream role at Lego
Carym Wharerau hopes to use his degree in Communication Design to influence the design sector through a Māori/indigenous lens.
Alicia says studying in the Master of User Experience Design offered her the opportunity to learn the ropes and get into the industry quickly.
In his Master’s project, Daniel explored how to illuminate the problem of plastic wrappers and waste through photography.
Ananya Khare’s Master of Design research is exploring the use of textiles and craft in creating circular economies.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Katie O’Brien knew she wanted to narrow the focus on something she was really passionate about in a Master’s degree.
MDes student, Steven Almond saw postgraduate study as a chance to expand his skill set and consider what the circular economy could mean for industrial design.
Media Design alum, Will Barber uses skills he gained studying at the University's School of Design Innovation to create award-winning websites.
"I wanted to make objects with meaning and purpose."
Dipanwita Biswas, a postgraduate student from India, explored her identify through two cultural tropes.
Jonathon's Master of Design Innovation thesis explored the way augmented reality can enrich our understanding of the world.
Molly has been inspired by the way her studies have brought her love of people and communities together with her creativity.
Meet Rebecca, a student with a passion for digital design, including animation, app and game design.
For James, switching to design studies has led to exciting research opportunities and a career in interior architecture.
The Master of Design Innovation course introduced Ryan to new design fields, including creative coding and 3D media.
Meet Ellen, a student with a passion for industrial design, and find out how that earned her a foot in the door at Weta Workshop.
Sean enjoyed how his Bachelor’s course allowed him to put his study into practice.
Joining the School of Design Innovation as a BA graduate has led to some exciting opportunities for Flavia-Rose—including the chance to work at Weta Workshop.
Find out how the Bachelor of Industrial Design course has helped Nicole grow as a designer.
For Jess, Wellington was the perfect place to explore her creative side and get amongst the city’s inspiring design scene.
Meet Tamati, a Master’s student who is honing his video production skills at Victoria University of Wellington.