Biography

Thomas is a designer, vexillologist, teacher and researcher based in New Zealand.

Trained as a visual communication designer, Thomas has applied his skills to a wide variety of mediums. This includes print media, digital interfaces, exhibitions, the web, information graphics, wayshowing systems and signage, brand architecture, pictograms, publications, and more.

After a number of years working in Germany, Thomas completed a Master of Design on how a democratic design process could be facilitated. This was as explored through New Zealand's 2015 Flag Consideration Process. The thesis is viewable online here.


Education

2015–2016
Master of Design
Massey University, Wellington

2007–2010
Bachelor of Design (Hons)
Visual Communication Design
Massey University, Wellington


Associations

Member of SEGD, Society of Experiential
Graphic Design (2015)

Member of IIID, International Institute of Information Design (Elected 2012)

Member of ISTD, International Society of Typographic Designers (Elected 2010)


Awards

The Australian Good Design Awards 2017, Overall Winner for Social Innovation category. Project: VoteLocal

New Zealand Best Awards 2016, Finalist. Project: Open Lab Visual Identity. Category: Graphic, Self Promotion.

New Zealand Best Awards 2016, Silver. Project: Flagpost. Category: Public Good, Student.

Deutsche Infografik Preis 2014, Independent category winner. Project: The Gutters are Filled with Gold

ARCH+ ‘Out of Balance: Kritik der Gegenwart’, 2014, Second Place. Project: The Gutters are Filled with Gold

New Zealand Best Awards 2012, Bronze. Project: Tweet Me. Category: Spatial, Exhibition & Temporary Structures.


Experience

2010–Present
Freelancer

2016–2017
Senior Tutor
College of Creative Arts, Massey
University, Wellington

2017
Designer
Toi Āria: Design for Public Good,
College of Creative Arts, Massey
University, Wellington

2016–2017
Research Officer
The Design+Democracy Project,
College of Creative Arts, Massey
University, Wellington

2015–2016
Senior Designer
Open Lab, Wellington

2012–Present
Associate Designer
SV Associates

2012–2015
Designer
Minigram — Studio für Markendesign, Berlin

2011–2012
Creative Director & Designer
Open Lab, Wellington

2011–2012
Digitisation Co-ordinator & Designer
Research Management Services, Massey University, Wellington

2011
Tutor
College of Creative Arts, Massey
University, Wellington


Publication

ARCH+, Issue 213, December 2013
Threaded Edition XI, October 2011
ProDesign, May 2011


Exhibitions

Berlin Unlimited, Berlin, Germany, 2014
Cities Methodologies, UCL, London, 2013


Talks

Off Grid 17, Wellington, New Zealand, 2017
27th International Congress of Vexillology, Sydney, Australia, 2015


Contact

Email
Twitter

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