Passionate about empowering people, organisations and enterprise to create positive futures.
Awarded two Australian Good Design Awards (2018 & 2016) for innovative program design in social enterprise and human centred design.
I can work with you to provide strong result-driven outcomes by using tried and tested design, business and strategy tools. As Founder and CEO of Impact Boom and Seven Positive, my experience and unique network of collaborators means it's possible to deliver both small and large projects successfully. I believe the following ingredients are important for successful projects and collaborations:
WHEN I THINK DESIGN, I THINK BUSINESS and social impact.
For me, design is about thinking strategically to create positive social impact. I work particularly well with companies and social enterprise which aim to create positive solutions for the world's complex problems and have an entrepreneurial flair which is evident in the way I approach projects. I have a strong interest in Social Innovation and Human Centred Design.
I serve on a variety of Boards.
- Board Member of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council.
- Board Member of the Independent Social Enterprise Network of Logan.
- Advisory Board Member of ImpaQt (QUT Bluebox).
EXPERIENCE WORKING ON PROJECTS WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.
I lead Impact Boom's Elevate+ Social Enterprise Accelerator and have worked with a broad variety of different social enterprises on the program. I've also worked with companies like Hewlett Packard, Education Queensland, Santa & Cole, Cosmic (Roca Bathrooms), Almerich, Lucirmás and Kundalini Yoga Brisbane.
As an Australian who was based in Barcelona from 2006, I gained a cross cultural understanding which has come from travelling, living and working in various countries around the world. My ability to adapt and integrate to different cultures, collaborate, learn languages and relate to different markets and backgrounds is also a key advantage used when providing my consulting services. I believe passion, integrity and hard work are the key ingredients for successful projects. Read some client testimonials.
I founded Impact Boom, a global changemaker community, social impact blog & podcast & accelerator program.
Impact Boom interviews global leaders to bring you the latest insights, ideas and inspiration to help you maximise your impact and delivers a world-class social enterprise accelerator program called Elevate+.
I'm currently Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the Yunus Social Business Centre, Griffith University.
IN MARCH 2013, I RETURNED TO AUSTRALIA TO SET UP A STRATEGIC DESIGN CONSULTANCY.
With a global population of seven billion inhabitants and rising rapidly, the world desperately needs the skills, tools and know-how to design and create positive solutions. Seven Positive enables individuals, businesses and organisations to tackle complex problems, innovate their business model and services, in turn achieving maximum positive impact. As a strategic design consultancy, we're committed to providing the design thinking tools, business strategy, innovative education and impact initiatives to drive forward social innovation.
I'M AN EXPERIENCED AND PASSIONATE EDUCATOR.
I provide design, marketing and business lecturing, keynote speeches, workshops and tutoring with experience in tertiary institutions and schools in Australia, Spain and Mexico (delivering content in English, Spanish and Catalan). I design and run social entrepreneurship, design thinking + innovation programs for Education Queensland and currently work as a Sessional Lecturer and Unit Coordinator at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University (QCA).
I HAVE A SOLID, DESIGN-FOCUSSED EDUCATION.
With a background in Industrial Design I hold a Master in Product Design at Elisava, Escola Superior de Disseny, Barcelona (2007) and graduated with Distinction at Queensland University of Technology (QUT, 2005), with a Bachelor in Built Environment, Industrial Design. I am an Associate Member of the Design Institute of Australia.
MY WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED INTERNATIONALLY.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan (2012), Valencia Design Week (2010) and 100% Design London (2008).
I CO-FOUNDED THE EMOTION LAB, A BARCELONA BASED DESIGN STUDIO BETWEEN 2009-2011.
Our objective was to generate and provoke emotions and product experiences which you would never forget. We provided a future design vision which enhanced and built brands while presenting a number of innovative concepts to the world. It was here that I began to focus more on Business Strategy, Marketing, and Communications. Our designs and concepts were published in the world's most important design magazines and blogs.