The Student Council is here to bridge the gap between design students and industry.

Through twelve national representatives, free events and mentorship, we’re creating mutual conversations between young designers and professionals.

The core aim of the Student Council is to give students a voice within the industry. Our representatives have a direct line to the Designers Institute Board and key industry professionals. If you have something to say, we give it to you. Email us at .

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  • Jeanette Trewin
    Jeanette Trewin
    Victoria University
  • Alfred Hoi
    Alfred Hoi
    Massey University
  • Christine Park
    Christine Park
    AUT
  • Jessica Tweed
    Jessica Tweed
    AUT
  • Kenny Leung
    Kenny Leung
    Victoria University
  • Rebekah Wilmer-Proven
    Rebekah Wilmer-Proven
    Whitecliffe
  • Abby Marriott
    Abby Marriott
    Ara
  • Calvin Lai
    Calvin Lai
    Massey University
  • Sydney Plested
    Sydney Plested
    Whitecliffe
  • Kay Tasma
    Kay Tasma
    Whitecliffe
  • Jewel Yan
    Jewel Yan
    AUT
  • Abhi Topiwala
    Abhi Topiwala
    Unitec
  • Chelsea Moore
    Chelsea Moore
    Whitecliffe
  • Nick Jones
    Nick Jones
    Ara
  • Chelsea Pratt
    Chelsea Pratt
    AUT
  • Tanya Kerr
    Tanya Kerr
    Massey University
  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith
    AUT
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Previous Members

  • Paul Phanoulas

  • Rob Lewis

  • Haydn Jack

  • Hannah Kelly

  • Caitlin MacEwan

  • Katie O'Neill

  • Liam Ooi

  • Alistair McCready

  • Bryson Naik

  • Jacob Lapworth

  • Jae Park

  • Hannah Kelly

  • Alistair McCready

  • Milly Scott

  • Sarah Allen

  • Brittnee Covich

  • Theo Faithfull

  • Alice Timings

  • Jason Richards

  • Valerie Poort

  • Angus Burrows

  • Aaron Troy

Interviews

Every designer’s career journey contains valuable lessons for students looking to their own futures. Our Student Council interview leading New Zealand designers and gain valuable insights into how they got to where they are.