What’s your favourite…
Nike. The brand's near bulletproof.
Dean's Fearon Hay home in Queenstown.
Locally Tim Webber.
Use of design to change behaviour?
Public artwork and public design.
Inspiring design-related book/podcast/TV show/website/magazine/story?
Tim Ferriss podcast & any books by Jean Jullien.
Design project you’ve had a hand in?
I really enjoy all private commissions I create for people's homes.
Design project that isn’t yours, but you’re envious of?
All large-scale public artwork projects.
What first drew you to design?
Playful use of space and interacting with the environment.
Where does inspiration come from for you?
Comedy, cartoons, music, exercise, sex.
Do you have a design ethos/motto you abide by in your work?
Make good art and make people aware of it.
Do you have any creative side hustles going on outside of your line of work? If so, what?
Working on a few side hustles but mainly focusing on arts at the moment.
How has technology impacted on your work? How do you think it will impact on it in the future?
The ability to create and share work globally. This is crucial to build up projects and identity and scale up as an artist.
Who are some of your design heroes?
Keith Harring, Jean Jullien, Cleon Peterson, Espo, Blake Dunlop.
Best design-related advice you ever received?
What do you enjoy the most about working in this industry?
The freedom to do as I please.
How do you define New Zealand’s design culture?
Hungry, ambitious, innovative.
Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription, an Idealog t-shirt and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).