+ About

 

Hi, I'm Ash!

Born + raised in the beautiful Taupo, New Zealand.

 

I studied at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, completing a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (majoring in Architecture) followed by a Bachelor of Design Innovation (majoring in Industrial Design). During that time I played competitive netball, began teaching myself the guitar (so far so good) + was fortunate enough to travel to Nepal + Tibet. Travelling through such culturally diverse countries helped inspire a number of my University projects including Clari-tea Singing Bowl (check them out!) + allowed me to develop + establish my own drawing style which I continue to refine through my work as a freelance artist.

 

Honest + simple + (God is in the) details.

This defines me as a designer. ("Quality over quantity," I was always reminded). My design process embodies a hands-on approach + I’m fascinated with learning about new (+ traditional) manufacturing techniques whether this be in the realm of art, architecture or design.