I am a a designer, researcher, scuba diving instructor, sailor, ocean advocate, and underwater photography enthusiast. My work explores how design can contribute to environmental regeneration and conservation through more-than-human approach. As an ‘underwater designer’ I am passionate about contributing to ocean literacy through public engagement – exhibitions and events. My design and artistic projects combine additive manufacturing with material experimentation and other media.

Since 2020 I am a research collaborator in the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) for the Great Barrier Reef. I am currently Lecturer in Design Innovation and Technology at RMIT University in Melbourne (AU). I have previously worked at Aalto University (FI), IADE University (PT) and the Why Factory future cities research group at Delft University of Technology (NL). I also work on projects as an independent designer.

My work has been exhibited internationally and include Urchin Corals and Process at NGV Australia (2021), Urchin Corals in the NGV 2020 Triennial, The Critical Tide at Helsinki Design Museum and at the European Parliament (2019), Arctic Imports/New Urban Luxuries at Droog 20+ at Salone del Mobile in Milan (2013), Foodprint Manhattan at Pioneers of Change in New York (2009), City Pig and Foodprint the Hague at Stroom the Hague (2009). I have co-authored publications under the titles: Green Dream (2010) and Visionary Cities (2010).

Profile RMIT University

Reef Restoration and Adaptation (RRAP) sub-program 

Profile UNESCO ocean literacy