Teaching

As a passionate design and business educator, I've delivered keynotes, lectures, workshops and educational programs in Australia, Spain and Mexico. Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like Me to facilitate, Direct, design, convene or run an innovative design, entrepreneurship program, course, hackathon or subject. content I deliver is:

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Engaging

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Practical

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Memorable

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Fun


Keynotes + Talks + Panels: 

Presented Keynotes, moderated & participated in panels discussing design, business, social enterprise, social innovation, branding and education.

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The Role of Technology In Innovation For Future Changemakers, Impact Conference, Recorded live as a podcast for Impact Boom, Panel Moderator with Panel Guests Peter Ball, Kana Lea and Jock Fairweather, Brisbane, 13th August 2017.

Create Good. Transform the World. How? Start with Breakfast, CQ University, Brisbane, 18th July 2017.

Importance of Data Led Design in the Digital Revolution, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Young Business Forum, Queensland Startup Precinct, 20th June 2017.

Design Thinking - Delivering Innovative and Impactful Products and Services, BrisMakerFest, The Edge, 3rd June 2017.

Design Thinking and Social Enterprise - Turning Problems Into Opportunities, Queensland Social Enterprise Council, 19th April 2017.

Design and Entrepreneurship Education, ABC Gold Coast 91.7FM Radio with host Matt Webber, Panel with Adam Jefford and Luise Grossmann, 5th October 2016. 

What Now? A Discussion About Industry, QCA Graduating Showcase, Griffith University, 26th November 2015. 

DIAlogues Regional, New Futures, Future Landscapes: Questioning the Role of Technology in Design, Design Institute of Australia with University of Southern Queensland, 13th October 2015. 

Personal Branding as a Design Professional, Design Institute of Australia TARMAC event, Brisbane, 3rd August 2015. 

Seven Steps For Startup Success, IMPACT-ED event, Creative Industries Enterprise Centre, Brisbane, 25th September 2014. 

Entering the Design Industry - Creating a Compelling Personal Brand, Design Institute of Australia TARMAC event, Brisbane, 26th August 2014. 

Building a Repair Culture - Designing Towards Positive Futures, Pimpama State Secondary College, 11th June 2014. 


Facilitation of Co-Design, Design Thinking, Strategy & Culture changing Workshops

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Assistive Devices Hackathon, provided video content on "Design Thinking - Delivering Impactful Products and Services" for Advanced Manufacturing, Department of State Development Hackathons delivered regionally across Queensland, June to November 2017.

Global Entrepreneurship Workshop, facilitated and delivered alongside other academic and industry professionals to visiting KAIST University (Centre for Creative Entrepreneur) students, Griffith University, February 2017. 

Co-Design + Design Thinking Workshop, facilitation of workshop for staff to improve delivery of services, Marist 180 December 2016.

Rethinking Your Business Model and Value Proposition, delivered to visiting KAIST University (Centre for Creative Entrepreneur) students, Griffith University, 4th November 2015. 

Future Scenario: Building a Repair Culture, Year 7 & 8 Students, Pimpama State Secondary College, June 2014. 


Design Thinking & Social Enterprise Programs

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Jump Start at Pimpama State Secondary College, 2015 - Present.

An innovative design thinking and social enterprise program empowering youth to create positive futures.

Jump Start received a Good Design Award in the Service Design Category in 2016.

I am currently embedded within PSSC (Education Queensland) as a Design and Business Strategist. In this role, I work to lead, design and create inspiring, relevant and innovative educational programs such as Jump Start which arm young people with the skills and tools to thrive in the 21st Century. The programs ignite a passion in youth to turn problems into opportunities, build confidence and create positive impact for the local community.

Arts Queensland Grant Recipient - $20k (designed and run as a Seven Positive project). 

 

Fix-ed at Pimpama State Secondary College, 2017 - Present.

Fix-ed is an Australian school run social enterprise which launched in February 2017.

Fix-ed will divert waste from landfill, teach young Australian's valuable skills and improve wellbeing for people experiencing hardship.


Publications

International publications in both print and online press.

Crowther, P., Scott, A., Allen, T. (September 2016) Perceptions of Collaboration Amongst Novice Design Students, (Book Chapter) in Collaboration and Student Engagement in Design Education, IGI Global.

Allen, T & Jefford, A. (2016) Design Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Forefront of Pimpama State Secondary College, Design Online: Blog. State Library of Queensland, Brisbane. 

Jefford, A. & Allen, T. (2015) Artist in Residence Program: Jump Start at Pimpama State Secondary College. Design Online: Blog. State Library of Queensland, Brisbane. 

Key online publications for products:

Dama Lamp for Lucirmas in:

Inhabitat

Selectism

Style Om

Monsieur for Almerich in:

Architonic 

Design Milk

The Emotion Lab products in:

Dezeen and again in Dezeen

Designboom

Gizmodo

Moco Loco

Design Milk

 

Print publications internationally including:

Diseñart, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, GQ, Top Gear, Surface, Trennt.

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Lectures

Since 2013, I've been working as a Sessional Academic at both QUT and QCA (Griffith University). I've also lectured in both Spain and Mexico and to visiting students from KAIST University, South Korea. I work with Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions to provide Design Thinking and Social Enterprise programs and workshops. 

Get in touch if you'd like me to lecture.

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Designing Abroad - Challenges and Opportunities When Working Internationally, Queensland University of Technology, 20th October 2017.

Funding Projects - Finding The Right Capital For Your Business Model, Queensland University of Technology, 24th April 2017.

Minimum Viable Products - Prototyping & Testing In Rapid Learning Loops, Queensland University of Technology, 13th March 2017.

Service Design Tools & Dynamic Business Modelling, Queensland University of Technology, 6th March 2017.

What Drives New Product Development? Queensland University of Technology, 27th February 2017.

Designing Internationally - Creating Opportunities & Negotiating Your Way Through Challenges, Queensland University of Technology, 19th October 2016. 

Clear & Effective Communication and Pitching - Getting Interest and Selling Your Idea, Griffith University, 13th September 2016.

Designing Successful Business Models Which Deliver Positive Impact, Griffith University, 16th August 2016.

Design Processes and Human Centred Design, Griffith University, 25th July 2016.

Pitching Secrets - Storytelling, Capturing An Audience & Selling Your Idea, Queensland University of Technology, 11th May 2016.

Lessons Learnt At The Intersection of Design, Business & Social Enterprise, Queensland University of Technology, 4th May 2016.

Effective Communication & Memorable Presentations - Standing Up and Standing Out As A Designer, Griffith University, 26th April 2016.

Understanding, Defining and Designing Business Models For Positive Impact, Queensland University of Technology, 9th March 2016.

Starting Your Design Career, Queensland University of Technology, Video lecture, December 2015.

Design Led Innovation and Business Model Development, delivered to visiting KAIST University (Centre for Creative Entrepreneur) students, Griffith University, 4th November 2015. 

Design Ethics & New Practice, Integrating Sustainable Design, delivered to visiting KAIST University (Centre for Creative Entrepreneur) students, Griffith University, 3rd November 2015. 

Designing Abroad - Negotiating Your Way Through Challenges and Opportunities, Queensland University of Technology, 24th September 2015. 

Design Thinking Programs in Secondary Education - Q&A, Griffith University, 24th September 2015. 

Materials, Processes and the Product Life Cycle in Lighting Design, Griffith University, 21st September 2015. 

Lessons Learnt from Designing Lighting in the European Market, Griffith University, 7th September 2015. 

Lighting Design Fundamentals, Griffith University, 31st August 2015. 

Designing Business Models For Impact, Griffith University, 31st August 2015. 

Product Lifecycle and Sustainability in Design, Queensland University of Technology, 11th May 2015. 

Where to Next? Lessons Learnt From A Design Career, Queensland University of Technology, 6th May 2015. 

Designing Innovative Business Models, Queensland University of Technology, 4th March 2015. 

Positioning, Branding & Marketing as a Value Oriented Designer, Queensland University of Technology, 2nd March 2015. 

Design Practice Across International Borders, ELISAVA (Universidad Pompeu Fabra), Barcelona, 12th January 2015. 

Design Ethics and New Practice, delivered to visiting KAIST University (Centre for Creative Entrepreneur) students, Griffith University, 3rd November 2014. 

Design, Ethics and Sustainability - Design as an Enabler of Positive Impact, Griffith University, 23rd October 2014. 

Personal Branding - Building a Portfolio and Strategic Action Plan, Griffith University, 4th September 2014. 

The Marketing Environment - Understanding the Market in Which You Operate, Queensland University of Technology, 4th August 2014. 

Narratives of Green Spaces - Marketing and Design for a Sustainable Future, Griffith University, 14th May 2014. 

Personal Branding for Professional Designers, Queensland University of Technology, 23rd July 2014. 

Product Lifecycle - Designing Towards A Circular Economy, Queensland University of Technology, 14th April 2014. 

Design and Social Media: Digital Platforms for Modern Designers, Griffith University, 19th September 2013.

Design and Social Media: Leveraging Digital Platforms as a Designer, Queensland University of Technology, 28th June 2013. 

Tools for Contemporary Industrial Designers, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 27th September 2012. 


Course Co-ordination, Event management + Tutoring

Have co-ordinated and provided tutoring at both QUT and Griffith University across a range of subjects covering design, business and marketing.

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Course Co-ordinator: New Product Development, Design Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2017. Co-ordination has included the management of a pitch event to a well-respected government and industry panel. Program involved over 15 different industry lecturers, mentors and staff to a class of 50 students.

Course Co-ordinator: Professional Practice, Design Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2017. 

Course Co-ordinator: Design Business Practice and Marketing, QCA Design Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2016-2017. 

Introducing Design: Project Week Camp for Queensland University of Technology Industrial Design, Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Students, Lake Cootharaba, Noosa, 2013-2017.

Design Business Practice, QCA Design Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2014 - 2015. 

Principles of Marketing, QCA Design Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2014. 

Digital Technologies, QCA Design Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2013-2016. 

Design In An Interdisciplinary Studio Context, QCA Design Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2015-2016. 

Theories and Practices of Product Design 2, QCA Design Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2016.

Lighting Design, QCA Design Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2015-2016. 

Design and Sustainability, Design Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2016. 

New Product Development, Design Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2015-2016. 

Professional Practice, Design Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2015. 

Product Usability, Industrial Design Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2014. 

Industrial Design 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Taught across all core Industrial Design Subjects, Industrial Design Program, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2013-2017.