Hello! I’m Kate. I am interested in exploring ways we can design a better world. Having fun is a core value of mine and something I try to bring to all aspects of my work. I love creating playful ways to build emotional intelligence and resilience, and fostering good mental health is something I am particularly passionate about. In 2015 I wrote and published a pocket-sized book called ‘The Little Book for Big Worries’.
Having previously worked as an industrial designer, I currently work as a strategic and social designer in the Design Innovation Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). I also teach design studies at UTS, whilst pursuing my own design practice. I have been a jury member on a number of international design awards panels including the Australian Good Design Awards and the Taiwan International Student Design Awards. You can also catch me as a presenter and design judge on season 4 of Australia By Design: Innovations.
Photo by Mike Daly