Student profiles

View student profiles from the School of Design and find out why they enjoy studying here.

Āwhina students

Meet some of the students who've been involved in the Āwhina programme and find out how it helped their study.

Tamati Kawha

Meet Tamati, a Master’s student who is honing his video production skills at Victoria University of Wellington.

Jess Noone

For Jess, Wellington was the perfect place to explore her creative side and get amongst the city’s inspiring design scene.

Nicole Hone

Find out how the Bachelor of Industrial Design course has helped Nicole grow as a designer.

Flavia Rose

Joining the School of Design as a BA graduate has led to some exciting opportunities for Flavia-Rose—including the chance to work at Weta Workshop.

Sean Harris

Sean enjoyed how his Bachelor’s course allowed him to put his study into practice.

Ellen Crane

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.

Ryan Achten

The Master of Design Innovation course introduced Ryan to new design fields, including creative coding and 3D media.

James Irvine

For James, switching to design studies has led to exciting research opportunities and a career in interior architecture.

Rebecca Jervis

Meet Rebecca, a student with a passion for digital design, including animation, app and game design.

Molly Leishman

Molly has been inspired by the way her studies have brought her love of people and communities together with her creativity.

Jonathon Bishop

Jonathon's Master of Design Innovation thesis explored the way augmented reality can enrich our understanding of the world.

Dipanwity Biwas

Dipanwita Biswas, a postgraduate student from India, explored her identify through two cultural tropes.

Ana Morris

"I wanted to make objects with meaning and purpose."

Will Barber

Media Design alum, Will Barber is using the skills he gained studying at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design to create award-winning websites.

Steven Almond

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.

Katie O'Brien

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.

Ananya Khare

Ananya Khare’s Master of Design research is exploring the use of textiles and craft in creating circular economies.

Daniel Gardner

In his Master’s project, Daniel explored how to illuminate the problem of plastic wrappers and waste through photography.

Alicia Esquivel

Alicia says studying in the Master of User Experience Design offered her the opportunity to learn the ropes and get into the industry quickly.