Design Dharma is a philosophical concept developed to describe my approach in practice.


Currently completing a PhD in Design Research at Central Saint Martins London (2013 - 2017).
Design for Communication & Sustainability is a design research project to develop a new communication design framework specific to sustainability, as well as a new tool to empower small-scale initiatives to articulate their sustainability values and story.

Fellow of Royal Society of the Arts,  Supervisor at Hyper Island,  Occasional instructor at General Assembly,  Mentor at Wedu,  Member of Thousand Community [formarly Sandbox Network] and Impact HUB andco-host of monthly dinners with a community of art, design, technlogy and the natural world.

Significant collaborations include The Doi Tung Sustainable Development Project ThailandGreen School Bali Indonesia, Forum For the Future and Tate Modern UK.  Other references include California College of Arts, Pasadena Arts Center, Ansal University Gurgaon India.

PhD research is funded by award of FCT Advanced Training subsidized by the European Social Fund.

 

Interview with Onward Radio by Eric Benson and Yvette Perullo dissecting the intersection of social, sustainable and service design.

 

 

 

What I do.

I have the privilege of discussing ideas and constantly learn from a range of diferent people in diferent places. 
My practice is collaborative and faciliates the creative process of encapsulating stories and purpose into communication design solutions. 
On my independent journey I have navigated the start-up ecosystem and collaborated diversively.  With indigenous communities of coffee producers in the mountains of Chiang Rai;  with nanotechnology healthcare start-ups;  with 3D printing and additive manufacturing pioneers;  with pharma companies interested in new narratives to communicate about mental healthcare and HIV;  on branding the beauty of a country;  facilitating hedge-fund managers to step out of their box;  re-thinking an app for alcoholism peer-support;  helping leading marketing departments to visualise circular business models; among other things.