We are an interdisciplinary team of designers with expertise in interiors, architecture, spatial and industrial design. We bring a collaborative, human-focused approach to our design work.
Well-designed spaces connect, motivate and inspire people. Our passion is uncovering useful insights, mapping out perfect plans and pushing boundaries with materials to tell our clients’ stories and shape the culture of their space.
Our deep knowledge and understanding of brand enables us to integrate brand and space, empowering our clients to win customers, attract talent and increase productivity.
Alexander is an industrial designer by training and has worked across design businesses in NZ, the UK and in NYC before founding Designwell. He’s designed medical equipment, furniture, sports equipment, consumer electronics, aircraft interiors and numerous commercial interiors. Alexander has an endless curiosity for materiality and manufacturing and a passion for using the design process to add value to our lives.
Steve brings over two decades of experience in commercial interiors and his deep understanding of workplace strategy, design and execution adds value to all of our projects. He goes above and beyond for our clients and is always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needs it. Loved for his positive attitude, exceptional problem-solving and his ability to get things done, Steve is an asset to any project.
Pete is our resident guru on human centred design - a critical part of our process here at Designwell. He has extensive knowledge in user research techniques and a wealth of experience in creative problem solving. He has a background in service design and understands how crucial spatial design is in enabling and enhancing user experience. Most importantly though Pete is all about the detail and has become a valued part of our process by contributing as a Design Technician. A respected team member Pete is also amazing at music production and filmmaking!
Born and bred in the Waikato, Jacki’s warm and generous nature makes her an ideal design collaborator. A people-person at her core, Jacki builds strong relationships with our clients and establishes a rich understanding of their project’s needs. She knows our samples library like the back of her hand, and her extensive knowledge of layout and CMF enable her to find the best solution for each unique project. Friendly, sociable and easy to trust, Jacki brings an irreplaceable energy to the team.
Formerly immersed in the world of Architecture in the Philippines, Loura stumbled upon her true passion in Interior and Spatial Design. What sets her apart is the kaleidoscope of influences she brings to her work - a vibrant mix of cultures and experiences that breathe life into every design. Loura is a process lover and has always been interested in knowing the "what", "how's" and "why's" of a design, a designer who never stops learning. With her sustainability enthusiasm and eye for detail, Loura adds a great balance and support to the team.
Kane brings a strong strategic perspective to Designwell, advocating for the purpose of a project by gaining a deep understanding of it’s original intentions. He’s got an eye for detail and makes sure nothing gets missed, including opportunities. Kane exudes quiet positivity and optimism, creating an atmosphere of calm around his projects and achieving tasks methodically and efficiently.
Kristin is an accomplished graphic designer and brand guru. Having worked in studios in Wellington and London and for the United Nations in NYC she brings a wealth of international experience to her role as design director. Born and raised here in Hamilton, she’s driven to see her hometown thrive with good design. While she spends most of her time with our sister-studio, Daymark, Kristin’s expert eye for colour, layout and visual cohesion ensures the brand elements in our projects always hit the mark.