Directory of Women Designers

Kia ora koutou katoa, welcome to the DIRECTORY OF WOMEN DESIGNERS, a project initiated by Designers Speak (Up). We aim to establish a contemporary, historic and perpetual index of Aotearoa New Zealand designers who identify as women of any gender experience, living and deceased, of all diversities — social, sexual, cultural, ethnic — anywhere in the world.

Students, graduates, practitioners, teachers, educators, academics … fill out the form, and we will do the rest. If you know other designers who should be included, please share. Updates to the list are made every day or so. We’re open to ideas, offers of support, and are here to help — contact us, we’ll be in touch.

Ma whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi / With red and black the work will be complete.

— Alice Connew, Katie Kerr & Catherine Griffiths


Directory of Women Designers

Alana Inglis
Wellington
Designer : interior architectural design
athfieldarchitects.co.nz / @lana_eastwood_inglis

Alanna Skinner
1989– / Christchurch
Designer : branding, print, strategy
momentumcreative.co.nz /

Alice Bonifant
Christchurch
Designer : publication
alicebonifant.com

Alice Connew
1988– / Berlin
Photographer, Designer
aliceconnew.com / @aliceconnew

Alice Murray
1990– / London
Designer
alicemurray.com

Alice Timings
Christchurch
Graphic Designer
LinkedIn

Alisha Henry
1992– / Ngaa Puhi / Auckland
Graphic Designer, Illustrator
alishahenry.com / @abmhdsgn / facebook.com/abmhdsgn

Alexandra Turner
Auckland
Designer
stillefoundry.com

Alison Wenlock
1984– / Dunedin
Designer
forthandco.com / @forthandco

Amanda Clarke
Sydney
Designer : brand & packaging
mandaclarke.com

Amanda Gaskin
Auckland
Designer
seachange.studio

Amanda Oliver
Wellington
Designer : design strategy & branding
assignmentgroup.com

Amanecer Cárdenas García
1986– / Mexico City, Auckland
Designer : identity, editorial, illustration
amanecg.press

Amelia Diggle
1990– / Christchurch
UX Designer, 3D Printed Jewellery Designer : CX design strategy, data visualisation, design thinking
diggle.design / LinkedIn / @hijewellery

Amelia Minty
1973– / Wellington
Architect
minty.co.nz

Amy Tasker

Amy van Luijk
1986– / Wellington 
Textile Designer, Illustrator
amyvanluijk.com / @amyvanluijk

Amy Yalland
Auckland
Graphic Designer
index.org.nz

Ana Hoani Te Uruti
Angela Lynskey

Angela Lyon
Dunedin
Artist, Designer, Lecturer, Photographer

Angela Whitney
1982– / Wellington
Designer
angelawhitney.com

Angelika Smuga
1989– / Wellington
Designer
aesc.co.nz

Anke Nienhuis
Auckland
Industrial Designer, University Lecturer

Ann Davenport
Auckland
Designer : brand identity & packaging
annoir.com

Anna Brown
Anna Myers

Anna-Rae Morris
New York City
Designer, Strategist : brand identity, brand strategy, innovation annaraemorris.com / linkedin.com/in/anna-rae-morris / @araemorris

Annette O’Sullivan
Annie Dow

Anne-Tonia Orr
1971– / Whakatane
Designer
sonsofserif.com / facebook.com/sonsofserif

Anushka Harrison
1988– / Auckland
Graphic Designer

Anya Merryfield
1984– / Ngati Maru, Tainui / Auckland
Designer : branding & identity, service & digital
linkedin/anya-merryfield / @cabbagemittens

Ashley Cook
1994– / Auckland
Designer : UX/UI, digital, photography

Ashley Keen
Becca O’Shea

Belinda Ellis
1965– / Wellington
Designer, Illustrator, Writer

Belinda Ellis
Taupo
Architect
frasercameron.co.nz

Bella Akroyd

Bernadette Casey
1965– / Wellington
Designer, Researcher : textiles, macro systems
theformary.com / @bernadette_likes_fabric / @theformary

Bethany McIvor Peters
1985— / Auckland
Designer : brand development
bravecreative.co.nz / @bravecreativenz

Bron Thomson
Wellington
Digital Designer
springload.co.nz

Cait Puatama Johnson
Auckland
Designer, Publisher, Artist: publication design
@cait_joh

Caitlin Rassie

Carolina Babot
1972– / Christchurch, Argentina
Graphic Designer, Illustrator : editorial
carolinababot.com

Caroline Konarkowska
Caroline Powley

Catherine Griffiths
1966– / Karekare, Paris
Designer, Typographer, Artist
catherinegriffiths.co.nz / @studiocatherine

Cheryl Gallaway
1979– / Featherston
Graphic Designer : visual identity, UX
happytuesdaystudio.com

Chloe Geoghegan
Queenstown
Editor, Writer, Curator : contemporary art discourse, exhibition making
chloe.geoghegan.com

Claire Davis
1980– / Auckland
Urban Designer : tactical urbanism
aucklandcouncil.govt.nz / @Claire_AKL

Claire Robinson

Clara May Sweetman
Christchurch
Designer
clarasweetman.com

Clarice Slabbert
1987– / Auckland
Graphic Design : strategy, identity, product design, internal comms
behance.net/ClariceSlabbert

Cyndy McKenzie
New Zealander / Dunedin
Installation Artist

Desna Whaanga-Schollum

Diana Albarrán González
1981– / Auckland, México
Designer, Researcher, Lecturer : co-design, design research, culture
linkedin.com/in/albarrandiana / facebook.com/ethicalconsumerenquiry

Diana Xavier
1992- / Auckland
Designer
Product Designer : UX, UI, user interviewing, user testing
dianaxavier.com / @PRODdsgn

Donna Cross
Donna McCort
Donna Maxwell
Elaina Hamilton

Elisapeta Heta
1987– / Ngaatiwai, Waikato Tainui / Taamaki Makaurau
Architectural Graduate, Artist
jasmax.com

Elissa Baledrokadroka
1992– / Auckland
Graphic Designer
@elissa.sia

Ella Sutherland 
Sydney
Designer, Artist
ellasutherland.design / ellasutherland.work

Ellyse Randrup
1994– / Amsterdam, Wellington
Designer : type design, visual arts, risograph printing
ellyserandrup.com

Elspeth Hoskin
1990– / Auckland
Designer : digital, branding

Emma East
1989– / Christchurch
Designer
emmaeast.com / @studioemmaeast

Emma Holder
1988– / Melbourne
Designer : wayfinding
emmaholder.nz

Emma Eagle

Emma Kaniuk
Auckland
Graphic Designer : brand strategy & identity development / great ideas crafted well
emmakaniuk.com / @wearestudioakin

Emma McInnes
1991– / Auckland
Designer : cartography, strategy, communications, walking & cycling designer, illustrator
mrcagney.com / @craftyurbanwitch

Emma Rogan
Auckland
Designer : identity
emmarogan.com / @emmarogandesign

Erin Broughton
1995— / Dunedin
Graphic Designer
erinbroughton.myportfolio.com

Erin Stewart
1983— / Christchurch
Graphic Designer : branding, print
conceptofthegood.co.nz

Eva Brichau
1994– / Auckland
Designer

Eva Charlton
Wellington
Designer
evacharlton.com

Fay McAlpine

Fiona Jack
Auckland
Artist, Teacher
fionajack.net

Frances Fraser
Wellington
Interior Designer
honourcreative.com / @honourcreative_interior_design

Gabi Lardies
1991– / Auckland
Graphic Designer, Publisher : publications, websites, identity, arts & culture, exhibition & signage
gabi-lardies.com / @gabilardies

Gemma Banks
1989– / Ngaai Tahu / Sydney
Designer : book design, typesetting, gallery & exhibition design
gemmabanks.co.nz / @gemrae

Georgia Richards
Wellington
Designer

Georgia Yates
Auckland
Graphic Designer
sundaybest.co.nz / @sundaybestnz

Georgina Clark
1978– / Auckland
Designer : human-centred design, brand
georginaclarke.com / linkedin.com/in/georginaclarke

Grace Kim

Hannah Colenbrander
1997– / Wellington
Designer : eco, human-related
hannahcolenbrander.com

Hannah Dollery
1986– / Wellington
Graphic Designer : brand identity, typography
hannahdollery.com / @hannahdollery

Hannah Jensen
1995– / Wellington
Designer : identity, empathy
styleshrimp.com / @styleshrimp

Hannah Morris

Hannah Ng
1994– / Wellington
Graphic Designer

Hannah Valentine
Tāmaki Makaurau
Artist, Designer
hannahvalentine.net

Harriet van Tongeren
Christchurch
Graphic Designer
behance.net/harrietvt / @harrietveetee

Helen Milner
Wellington
Designer : brand strategy, identity, packaging
helenmilnerstudio.co.nz

Hollie Arnett
1994– / Wellington
Designer : branding, typography, hand lettering
blackandwhitestudios.nz / @blckwhtstudios

Holly Zeng
1998– / Auckland
Graphic Designer
hollyzeng.com / @hollyzeng

Ilke Gers
Auckland, Rotterdam
Designer, Publisher, Artist
ilkegers.info

Ilke Kapica

Ipsa Mehta
1988– / Auckland
UX, Product Design, Strategy
ipsamehta.com

Isabel Rust
Auckland
Graphic Designer : branding, identity

Jade Tang-Taylor
Auckland
Designer, Dreamer, Doer
tangtaylor.com / @JadeTT123

Jaime Lawrence
1980– / Wellington
Industrial Designer : interior architecture
athfieldarchitects.co.nz

Jane Maloney
1989– / Christchurch
Designer, Risograph printer : print (books, zines, other publications)
m-k.co.nz / jane-maloney.com / @mk.press / @janemaloney.mk

Janelle Rodrigues

Jannyne Perez
1996– / Wellington
Designer : user experience, human-centred design & interface design
jannyneperez.com

Jasmine Wilkinson
1976– / Auckland
UX Designer : strategy, information architecture, interaction design uxdesigner.co.nz / linkedin.com/in/jasminewilkinson

Jay Yang
1988– / Auckland
Graphic Designer
jay-yang.com

Jeannie Burnside
Auckland
Designer : identity
jeannieburnside.com

Jen McBride
Christchurch
Designer : identify design
jn-creative.co.nz / @jn_creative

Jen Cheyne
1977– / Auckland
Designer : brand creation, packaging, colour
jencheyne.co.nz / @jencheynedesign

Jessica Glen
Ngai Tahu / Christchurch
Architect : residential
jessicaglenarchitect.co.nz

Jessica Gommers
Auckland
Designer, Art Director
jessgommers.myportfolio.com / linkedin.com/in/jessgommers

Jessica Holdaway
Auckland
Graphic Designer : branding
behance.net/jessicaholdaway

Jessica Tabke
Jinki Cambronero
Jo Ross

Jordan Maddison
1990– / Auckland
Designer : UX/UI, brand, product, strategy
centrality.ai

Josephine Jelicich

Josie Schroder
1969– / Christchurch
Urban Designer
ccc.govt.nz

Judith Thompson

Julia Gamble Vale
Auckland
Designer : graphic & publication design

Julie Jeon

Juliette Wanty
Auckland
Designer : art direction, graphic design, styling, set design
juliettewanty.com / @juliettewanty

Kalee Jackson
1979– / Auckland
Designer : publications, identity, exhibition design, typography, way-finding kaleejackson.com / @kalee.jackson / facebook.com/studiokaleejackson

Kanhika Nikam
1989– / Maratha / Wellington
Design Researcher : human-centred design, need-finding, ethnography
kanhika.com / @kanhika / linkedin.com/in/kanhika

Karen Hermon
1977– / Wellington
Graphic Designer
karenhermon.com / @karen_hermon

Karthiga Kanesha
Auckland
Co-design, UX specialist : strategy, facilitation, connection, blue sky thinker, doer, ideas girl, bringing in participatory approaches

Katerina Mrsic
Katherine Chadwick

Kate Darby 
1993– / Christchurch
Designer : branding, digital
darby.pro / @katedarby_ / @katedary_

Kate Cameron-Donald
Wairarapa
Multi-disciplinary Designer, Artist : industrial, identity, graphic http://www.katecamerondonald.com / @kate.cameron.donald

Kate Coolahan
Kate Hursthouse

Katie Graham
Ngaai Tahu / Auckland
Designer : strategy, digital
webscope.co.nz

Katie Kerr
1988– / Auckland
Graphic Designer, Book Designer, Editor
katie-kerr.com / @studiokatiekerr

Katrina Sherwood
1991– / Auckland
Designer :  branding, identity
kalostudio.com

Katie Taylor
1973- / Berlin
Designer, Creative Director : branding, experience
superunion.com

Kellie Pruden
1983– / Auckland
Designer : brand identity systems, brand guidelines, brand communications kelliepruden.com

Kelsey Gee
1996– / Te Aro
Designer : service, experience, strategy, graphic
kjgcreative.com / @kelseyjgee / @kelseyjgee

Kelsey O’Hagan

Kendyl Middelbeek
Auckland
Graphic Designer, Art Director, Stylist
@kendylstephanie

Kerry Ann Lee
Wellington
Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Publisher, Visual Artist, Researcher, Educator whitespace.co.nz/artists/kerry-ann-lee

Kerenza Smith

Kim Clarke
1992– / Auckland
Architect
wingatearchitects.com

Kirsty Ireton
1988– / London
Graphic Designer : digital, print
kirstyireton.com / @kirsty.ireton

Kristin Leitch
Lana Lopesi

Laura Ciblich
Auckland
Designer
runwithrun.com

Laura Wilson
Auckland
Designer : digital experiences
laurawilson.co.nz

Layla Tweedie-Cullen

Leah Surynt
1991– / Auckland
Designer
leahsurynt.com / @leahsurynt

Leigh Anne Paterson
1980— / Cook Islands Maaori / Ootepoti
Designer
leighannepaterson.com / kanohi ki te kanohi

Leonie Whyte

Lily Paris West
Wellington
Designer, Illustrator
lilypariswest.com

Lisa Noble
1965– / Wellington
Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Art Director : book design, magazine design, branding, packaging
paperminx.co.nz

Lizzie Veling
Lois Ashton

Louise Kellerman
1979– / Auckland
Designer, Founder and Director of Design Assembly
designassembly.org.nz / @DsgnAssemblyNZ

Lucy McMaster
Wellington
Experience Designer
linkedin.com/in/lucy-mcmaster

Lucinda McConnon
1984– / Dunedin
Graphic Designer
@lucizzle
Lyzadie Renault
1971– / Auckland
Product Designer, Architect : New Zealand product
lyzadie.com / instagram.com/lyzadie / facebook.com/lyzadiedesignstudio
Machiko Niimi
1980– / Dunedin
Product Designer : design for sustainability, human centred design
op.ac.nz/study/creative/design/bachelor-of-design-product

Maia Visnovsky
1994– / Wellington
Designer : animation, micro interactions, user experience, visual, typography behance.net/visnovsky / uplabs.com/maiavisnovsky_

Marcia Mihotich
1966– / London
Graphic Designer, Illustrator : identity, book design, illustration
marciamihotich.com / @marciamihotich

Maria Philp
1997– / Auckland
Graphic Designer
philpmaria.myportfolio.com

Margaret Cochran
Margret Renier
Margy Davenport
Marta Buda
Mary Davy

Meena Kadri
1969– / Wellington
Designer : partying at the intersection of collaboration, innovation & social change
randomspecific.com / @meanestindian

Megan Au

Megan Brasell-Jones
Otahuhu
Designer, Educator : design for social innovation, social responsibility, sustainability

Megan Dieudonne
1991– / Hamburg
Designer : developer
megandieudonne.com

Megan Wraight
1962– / Wellington
Landscape Architect : urban design, landscape architecture
waal.co.nz

Meisha Kimber
1990– / Auckland
Designer
@meishakimber

Melanie Hight
1974– / Auckland
Designer : print communication, identity
hight.nz

Melissa Mepham
1989– / Te Ati Awa / Paraparaumu
Illustrator, UI, UX, Web Designer, Web Developer aplaceofdreams.co.nz

Mia Breitenmoser
1997– / Wellington
Designer
miabreitenmoser.com

Michelle Park
1996– / Wellington
Graphic Designer
michelleparkportfolio.com / @mxchelledesigns

Minna Pesonen
Mira Takeda

Miriame Barbarich
Ngaati Maru, Ngaati Pikiao, Ngaati Raukawa ki Waikato / Wellington
Design Strategist : kaupapa maaori design
idia.nz / @misstahi

Molly Lewis
1995– / Sydney
Designer : experience design, digital
frostcollective.com.au / @mollyleeewis / @Molly_Lewis_

Nadia Aftimos

Nan O’Sullivan
Wellington
Designer, Academic : design education, design research victoria.academia.edu/NanOSullivan

Nancy Lan
1988– / Auckland
Web Application Designer : user experience, interaction, user interface, user research, illustrations
linkedin.com/in/nancylan

Natalie Corbett
Natasha Mead

Natasha Perkins
1968– / Te Whaanau-aa-Apanui / Paekakariki
Industrial Designer : product development, education, furniture, acoustics victoria.ac.nz/architecture

Natasha Vermeulen
1984– / Auckland
Designer, Illustrator : illustration, packaging, identity
fromthemill.co.nz / @natfromthemill

Nell May
1986– / Berlin, Auckland
Designer, Publisher
nellmay.com / @nell__may

Nicola Devine
Whanganui, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
Graphic Designer : strategy, visual identity, environmental, print, online
tanker.co.nz / linkedin.com/in/nicoladevine

Nicole Arnett Phillips
Thames–Coromandel
Typographer, Printmaker, Designer : publication design
typographHer.com / @typographHer

Nicole Thompson

Nikita Dudson
1988– / Christchurch, Stockholm
Designer
nikitadudson.com

Nikki Wilson
1976– / Queenstown
Interior Architect : hospitality, small scale commercial
nikkiwilson.co.nz / @n_w_studio

Oriel Hoskin

Pepper Lindgren-Streicher
1989– / Kaeo
Designer, Illustrator : identity, graphic facilitation
peppercurry.com / @pepperraccoon / @pepperraccoon

<span style="color:#ff3700;"Petra Scheuber
1986– / Wellington
Designer, Project Manager : branding
petrascheuber.com / @petrascheuber

Philippa Berry-Smith
New Plymouth
Designer : graphic design, web design
filamentdesign.co.nz

Phoebe Ellis
1992– / Te Whaanau-aa-Apanui / Auckland
Designer
phoebeellis.com

Rachel Bolt
1996– / Wellington
Designer : user experience
rachelbolt.co.nz@rachellkenzie

Rachel Carley
Rachel Jackman

Rachel Juno
Napier
Graphic Designer : print, publication design
coastandco.nz / facebook.com.coastandco.nz

Rachel Lynch
1990- / Wellington
Designer : zines & DIY
rachellynchcreative.tumblr.com / @sock_review

Raewyn Brandon
Rebecca Commissaris
1989– / Auckland
Architectural Designer
rebeccac.com

Rebecca Steedman

Rhiannon Josland
1991– / Christchurch
Designer : strategy, human-centred design @rjosland

Robyn Farley
Dunedin
Graphic Designer
robynfarley.net
Robyn La Roche
Queenstown
Graphic Designer
larochedesign.co.nz

Romola Lang

Rosaria Gandar
1990– / Berlin
Graphic Designer : illustration, web design
rosaria.me

Rose Trist
Dunedin
Designer : fashion

Ruth Mitchener
1983– / Napier
Industrial Designer
mitchener.nz

Sacha Judd
Wellington : UX, web designer, web developer linkedin.com/in/sacha-judd / @sacha_judd

Sally Greer
Auckland
Designer, Publisher, Photographer
beatnikpublishing.com / facebook.com/BeatnikPublishing

Samantha Fieulaine

Sarah Callesan
Auckland
Graphic Designer

Sarah Gladwell
1982– / Auckland, Sydney
Graphic Designer
linkedin.com/in/sarah-gladwell

Sarah Kirk
Auckland
Designer : interior & spatial design
jasmax.com

Sarah Maxey
1967– / Paekakariki
Graphic Designer, Letterer, Artist
sarahmaxey.co.nz / @maxhearsay

Sarah Ritchie
1972– / Auckland
Designer, Teacher, Author
sarah-ritchie.com / @SarahRitchieHQ / Sarah Ritchie HQ / linkedin.com/in/sarahritchiehq

Sarah Wilkins
Wellington
Illustrator : editorial illustration
sarahwilkins.net / @sarahwilkinsillustration

Serena Sarika Lal
1993– / Auckland
Human Centred Designer : systems thinking, CX
LinkedIn / @Serena_Lal

Shabnam Shiwan

Sherylene Chan
1992– / Auckland
Experience Designer : learning (strategy & transformation)
sherydelilah.com

Shirlee Yiting Xue
1991– / Auckland
Designer : visual communication, brand, data visualisation, illustration
LinkedIn

Simi I’Anson-Corrin

Siobhan McCarthy
Wellington
Designer : service design, strategy, brand, visual communication
siobhan.nz / @ssibbehh

Sonya Milford
1989– / Ngati Kahungunu / Auckland
Digital Designer : user experience, brand & identity, creative direction
sonyamilford.com / @sonyamilford

Sophie Cairns
1996– / Auckland
Designer : brand identity, brand strategy & positioning
behance.net/sophiecairns96

Sophie Taylor
Wellington
Product Designer
<a href="http://linkedin.com/in/sophie-taylor“>linkedin.com/in/sophie-taylor

Sonya Lacey

Stephanie Creasy
Auckland
Human-centered design, Digital Design https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-creasy-b389255

Suzy Penington
Sydney Shep

Tana Mitchell
Auckland
Graphic Designer : strategic {beautifully crafted} design solutions
studioakin.com / @wearestudioakin

Tania Anderson
Ngāti Pākehā / Wellington
Participatory Designer : social innovation, experience design, behaviour change

Tara Crane
Auckland
Designer : human centred design, digital design
taracrane.com

Tatiana Tavares
Tina Pihema
Tosh Ah Kit

Valentina Machina
Auckland
Designer : interior architecture
jasmax.com

Valerie Poort
1994– / New Plymouth
Service / Experience Designer
valeriepoort.com

Vanessa Coxhead
Auckland
Architectural Graduate
jasmax.com

Veronica Alkema

Yenegh Badimayalew
1978– / Auckland
Architectural Designer
collate.co.nz

Yuna Lee

Zoe Ikin
1986– / Auckland
Designer
zoeikin.com

Zoe Nash


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