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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  • Angeline Tulilo-Siilata
    Angeline Tulilo-Siilata
  • Jacob Dawson
    Jacob Dawson
  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith
  • Nathan Walker
    Nathan Walker
  • Lauren Gibbs
    Lauren Gibbs
  • Evandah Steadman
    Evandah Steadman
  • Will Cook
    Will Cook
    Massey University – College of Creative Arts
  • Shona Macleod
    Shona Macleod
    Massey University – College of Creative Arts
  • Tamsyn Black
    Tamsyn Black
  • Nick Lew
    Nick Lew
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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


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.