Co-design is Celeste’s passion, making her our workshop queen! She’s also a highly-skilled, award-winning graphic designer. Having designed a range of events and exhibitions at Te Papa Museum, Celeste’s an expert in delivering experiential graphic design for communities. She believes great design improves people’s lives - and that’s always her end goal.
Did you know? Celeste almost became a skydive instructor instead of a designer!
Laura’s expertise is in strategy, innovation, and communications. She has held senior management roles in diverse sectors – from science to education – and in a range of organisations including SMEs, local and central government, tertiary institutions, and nonprofits. She has a PhD in science communication and has worked as a freelance writer and editor for 20+ years. She is currently training as a certified Positive Psychology Coach.
Did you know? Laura has visited 52 countries on all 7 continents. New Zealand is her favourite!
Glen is known as our ‘Swiss army knife’, because he works across the team in highly diverse roles, from construction and engineering to financial management and IT. He has 14 years of experience in engineering (from manufacturing to design) so his skills are an essential part of any projects with a physical construction aspect. He has an incredible eye for detail, a knack for blending science with art, and a passion for making sure innovations balance form with function. He even built our studio with his own two hands!
Did you know? Glen could weld together a bridge for us if we needed him to!
Christine is one of the leading illustrators in Aotearoa, having designed and illustrated for clients across the education, culture and heritage sectors including Te Papa, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, NZ Fringe Festival, and Te Kura Māori, Victoria University. Formerly a tertiary-level design educator and academic support leader, Christine is empathic and organised. She often manages our team’s creative production and facilitates co-design workshops, with great care and attention to detail.
Did you know? Christine is currently completing a course in permaculture and has an Instagram account documenting her amaturer gardening adventures.
Rachael loves creating design that has an impact, big or small. She is passionate about working for communities, and her clients have included New Zealand Red Cross, Ngā Taonga, and the National Library of New Zealand. Rachael uses illustrations and infographics to bring complex information to life in a fun and simple way. In her spare time, she's plotting the design of her next tattoo and dreaming about exploring New Zealand.
Did you know? Rachael is a quadruplet (multiple of four). There are only about 3,000 quadruplets in the world.
Ellie is a former TV Producer and Communications professional. After graduating from Victoria University, she spent 12 years in the UK working on TV shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. When she returned to her hometown Wellington she worked in Communications for Te Papa, WellingtonNZ and the NZ Film Commission.
Ellie is a skilled and experienced Project Manager and a passionate and empathetic communicator.
When she’s not keeping us all on track at StudioC, she loves swimming, walking in the bush, and spending time outside with her little twins.
Did you know? When Ellie was 22, she worked on a documentary series about a children’s hospital in Edinburgh. She found it to be a very grounding and humbling life experience.
Grace loves design centered around humans, society, and the planet, and is passionate about addressing real-life challenges through this lens. Paired with her interest in Marketing, she finds a balance between creative and analytical skills. Grace is currently completing her Bachelor of Design Innovation double majoring in Marketing and Design for Social Innovation.
Did you know? Grace is currently working remotely on a university exchange in Milan!
Ollie’s the excited bundle of energy that greets you upon entry to the studio. His main responsibilities (which he takes very seriously) are making sure the team takes plenty of walks and providing endless cuddles.
Did you know? Ollie is afraid of heights!