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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  • Adam Jenkinson
    Adam Jenkinson
    AUT
  • Amy Hur
    Amy Hur
    AUT
  • Angeline Tulilo-Siilata
    Angeline Tulilo-Siilata
    AUT
  • Chris Bentley
    Chris Bentley
    AUT
  • Tamsyn Black
    Tamsyn Black
    Ara
  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith
    AUT
  • Nathan Walker
    Nathan Walker
    AUT
  • Jake Clayton
    Jake Clayton
    AUT
  • Lauren Gibbs
    Lauren Gibbs
    AUT
  • Shona Macleod
    Shona Macleod
    Massey University – College of Creative Arts
  • Xuanyang Sun
    Xuanyang Sun
    AUT
  • Will Cook
    Will Cook
    Massey University – College of Creative Arts
  • Nick Lew
    Nick Lew
    Ara
  • Evandah Steadman
    Evandah Steadman
    Unitec
  • Richard Roach
    Richard Roach
    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