DIA NSW | Women in Design 2018
You are invited to a conversation with four women designers who have a shared educational background in Industrial Design from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and now work in different sectors and roles.
- Elizabeth Lewis is the New Business Manager at TILT Industrial Design. Her research background (MDesign(Res)) led to an interest in design thinking, design processes and writing about design in a critical way. In her current role, this focus allows her to facilitate the early collaboration processes with clients, understand their language, understand their needs and parameters and communicate with them in a thoughtful and considered way.
- Natasha Boyle is a Junior Designer at Design Edge, graduating from UTS in 2016 and looks forward to sharing her experiences of working in a Sydney based innovative industrial design consultancy where the focus is on providing real world product design solutions for clients in Australia and internationally.
- Caroline Vasta is a User Experience Designer at Breville. Since graduating Caroline has been working in Breville’s design headquarters, in Sydney. She began as a Rapid Innovator designing and creating prototypes of new inventions for the company and has her name on two invention provisional patents for the company. Towards the end of 2017 Caroline moved onto the Digital Design team at Breville as a User Experience Designer.
- Danielah Martinez is a Sydney-based multidisciplinary designer and Associate Lecturer in Industrial Design at the University of New South Wales. She began her career at Breville exploring the emotional response to products, particularly through the use of colour and texture. A Master of Design from UNSW Art & Design, broadened her career to include Surface Design and Textiles, working with Architects and Interior Designers both locally and abroad.
The conversation will be facilitated by Dr Cathy Lockhart, Senior Lecturer, Design, UTS. Cathy has a PhD in Design and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Her research explores the gender mix of the student population in industrial design education. In particular, she is interested in the educational experience for students and their transition into the profession.
Come along to learn how these women navigate their unique careers in design professions.