Hi there. I'm Lachie.
I’m a Wellington based designer that is passionate about user experience design, creative coding, and typography.
I graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Design in 2016. Design for me is a truly social endeavour. It isn’t merely about solving problems; it’s about understanding human behaviour and crafting functional and aesthetic experiences.
I’m currently working at Springload creating beautiful, useful digital products and experiences that enable change for good.
Previously, I worked at the New Zealand Police where I helped design OnDuty, a mission critical iOS app used by 10,000 frontline officers. OnDuty enables access to intelligence in the field while increasing the speed and accuracy of reporting.
Tutoring creative coding at Massey allowed me to help students learn the fundamentals of expressive and artistic programming.
Designer at Springload
2018 to present
Service Designer at New Zealand Police
2017 to 2018
Tutor at Massey University
2015 to 2017
Junior Service Designer at New Zealand Police
2015 to 2017
Gold Best Award, Student Nga Aho, Kauhanga with Harmony Repia, 2016
Bronze Best Award, Student Spatial, Kauhanga with Harmony Repia, 2016
Finalist Best Award, Self Promotion, Open Lab Visual Identity, 2016
The Hales Prize, Wellington College, 2011
Aphelion, The Performance Arcade, 2016
Kauhanga, Emerging Pixels, Digital Art Live, Aotea Centre, 2016
Digital installation wins design award, The Gisborne Herald, 2016
High-tech approach joins two worlds, The Gisborne Herald, 2016
Five Days in Beijing
Fashion Activism, Space Between China and NZ, Space Between, 2017
New Zealand Police: OnDuty
Police launch 'OnDuty Family Harm Investigation' app, The New Zealand Herald, 2018
App helps police combat family violence, Radio New Zealand, 2018
Graphic Designer for the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
2017 to present