Luke has extensive experience in user centric design and project development methodologies. With a background in user experience design, project leadership, technical documentation development and industry specific compliance.
These skills have been employed in a variety of roles in both the private sector and New Zealand film industry companies. Many of these were major international projects on strict timeframes and with critical deliverables.
I have also had the privilege to have been involved in major Hollywood blockbusters from Bladerunner 2049 (2017), Wandering Earth (2019) and Ghost in the Shell (2017) and have 15 film credits to my name.
User experience design.
Extensive experience with client confidential projects.
Detail and task oriented.
Risk Identification and management.
Technical documentation writing.
Stakeholder training and compliance.
Works well in teams.
Business process design.
Project scope and deliverable planning.
Professional communication skillset including design, written and verbal.
Indepth knowledge of Adobe Suite, Autodesk Design Service, Adobe XD for UI design and service design packages.
Proven track record of rapidly learning new software and employing it in projects as needed.
Stakeholder/vendor management and communication.
Outgoing and easy to talk to, always open minded and approachable.
Confident public speaker.
User story development.
User Journey exploration.
Weta Workshop Ltd Wellington, (2015 – present).
Intermediate 3D Technical Professional (2018-2019)
Confidential Major Project (Chinese Govt 2019)
Participated in the development meetings both face-to-face and via video conference.
Identify stakeholders, contributors, subject matter experts, and required staff.
Establish project deliverables.
Define budgets and obtain approval from stakeholders.
Analysis of the current state, investigate and recommend options to solve problems.
Set timeframes and build development plans.
Oversee concept development and adherence to project scope.
Attend stakeholder meetings, explore concepts and choose the best ones to develop.
Manage projects to completion.
Manage external suppliers, local and overseas.
Ensure product delivery on time and within client specified project scope.
Lathe and Laser cutter health and safety overhaul Project (3D Manufacture Dept 2018-19)
Identify user groups, contributors and stakeholders
Research current legislation, and identify applicable technical documentation
Establish risk and problem framework to manage project goals
Identify current procedures and practice
Organise, facilitate and manage meetings with stakeholders, including users, heads of departments, finance and senior management.
Write documentation to ensure new practices are well understood by all stakeholders, having these reviewed and signed off before managing the roll-out.
Identify training and refresher course requirements and facilitate the training of users.
Sign off on individual’s compliance once training was successfully completed.
Monitor post rollout to ensure ongoing success of the project while in everyday use.
Digital upskilling trainer (2017)
Staff upskill night classes. This was a volunteer role that I proposed, planned and facilitated. I developed the night upskill classes to ensure all team members understood the more technical side of 3D manufacturing. I taught basic 3D CAD skills to expose staff to the terminology and practices used in 3D design and fabrication. Everyone started a small project and after 3 months of night classes had a small 3D printed object.
Worked with senior management to scope and launch the project.
Developed class framework.
Ensured terminology was understood by all.
Developed success criteria to ensure all involved got something out of the classes.
Set checkpoints for learning.
Assessed the impact of the training and obtained lessons learned and feedback to identify areas of continuous improvement for future classes.
Digital Physical Fabrication Specialist (2015-2017)
Designed and implemented a simple process for tracking inventory and component parts.
Developed and honed skills to master my craft to the high standard that the Weta Workshop name carries.
Management of agreed deliverables to strict timeframes.
Attention to detail for deliverable products.
Working closely with other departments to ensure the products move through the workshop manufacturing pipeline with ease.
Researched outside providers and liaise with them to have project specific items manufactured.
A proven ability to work to a high standard unsupervised.
Temahi Studios Ltd Wellington (2015)
Industrial designer for corporate service clients
I provided the technical skills required to deliver products and services to a wide array of clients during my time at Temahi, from the Waihi Gold mine Trust, and three confidential clients, including a major NZ retail bank and a high profile, large international accounting and consulting firm. I was an active participant in client meetings, taking notes, creating sketches and working with specific stakeholders to explore and develop concepts and ideas.
California Garden Home and Garden Centre (2012-2014)
General gardening, retail duties and signage design.
Massey University School of Industrial Design Wellington (2012)
School of Industrial Design Assistant Tutor (making and fabrication and painting)
Tutoring students in physical model making for concept and development. In this role I shared my passion for physical model making, showing students how to achieve expert results on their looks like models, this helped to better sell their ideas to tutors and other stakeholders in their projects.
Working with tutors and support staff to ensure class outlines were met
Develop a metric to ensure all students got the most from the class
Work with all involved to make sure health and safety practices were followed
New World Supermarket Chafers Wellington (2011-2012)
Royal New Zealand Air Force - Woodburne (Corporal) (2008-2010)
Airframe Management Technician
This role gave my first look at what it means to be a member of a team, what it means to lead and be led. During my three years ROS I was able to experience a huge verity of challenges and situations that allowed me to grow.
JNCO leadership course (Waiouru)
JNCO Skills in the field course (Ohakea)
Basic Training (Waiouru, Linton, Ohakea
Flight Radio Telephone Operator (FRTO) management course (Ohakea)
Massey University Wellington
Bachelor of Design with Honors, Industrial design.
Awards – First Class Honors
Natcoll Design Technology New Zealand
Certificate of Digital Design for web and Media
Diploma of 3D design and Animation
Scale Model Building, Miniature figure painting.
Digital Sculpting and 3D modeling.
Table top role playing games, Warhammer 40K and Dungeons & Dragons.
Travel and exploring other cultures.
Tramping our national parks and mountain ranges.
Bonsai tree tending.
Car building and engine rebuilding.