The History and Training of Luke Fisher


Work History






Program proficiency



Weta Workshop 2015 – present
Digital fabrication – Props and design problem solving
I work in an extremely busy and close knit team who are passionate about building world class products within rigid time frames and budgets. Our motto is to 'deliver the impossible' and provide clients with the ability to step into the world of their imagination. We achieve this using a combination of cutting edge technologies and traditional prop making techniques.

During our work on Ghost in the Shell, I was the lead assembly technician on the Scarlett Johansson robotic skeleton body double. This was a fully 3D printed prop with over 3000 complex components, and was the most expensive and complex single prop ever undertaken by Weta Workshop. Every one of those components was scrutinized and quality controlled by myself and members of my team to ensure a flawless finished object.

Te Mahi Studios June – December 2014
During my last last year at university I worked as an industrial designer at a small firm in Wellington. We worked on projects for major clients such as Wellington Zoo, Westpac Bank and Te Papa Tongarewa. 

    2011-2015 Massey University of Wellington.
Bdes (Hons) Industrial Design.
Graduated with First Class Honours.
    Modules included:
-Computer aided design and communication (3D CAD modeling and simulation)
-Project development
-Additive and subtraction manufacturing
-Critical self assessment
-Design thinking and concept development
-Team project development and management
-Design communication (sketching, 3D rendering, and Photoshop) 
Completed a one year honors dissertation in future design and manufacturing. This included a exploration of cradle to the grave design.

    2009-2010 Natcoll Wellington
Computer Design and Web Development Diploma.

Comprehensive knowledge of FDM 3D printers
Tool room CNC operation
SLS 3D printer operation
CAD drawing production
Industrial product design
Professional research techniques
Client communication
Quality control
Critical thinking in developing design solutions
Proficiency in manual tool room equipment
Time management and process planning

- Inventor
- HSM works
- Rhino
- Netfabb
- Fushion360
- Cura