in 5 easy steps
- Study Fashion Design & Technology in Wellington, New Zealand, graduating with a Major in Computer Aided Design for pattern making.
- Spend a few years in the fashion industry before teaching self to write code. Work as interface developer (frontend) for design agencies in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for over 10 years.
- Feel limited by screen-based interactions and crave tangibility. Discover hardware through Arduino and the open source hardware movement with a focus on textiles, fashion and the body. Explore human/computer relationships through independent research, critical design and making.
- Share knowledge and teach through workshops and lectures. Help to set up the V2_ eTextile Workspace. Contribute to the start of the E-Textile Summercamp series for e-textile expert practitioners. Teach Fashion Design Technology and Smart Textiles at Willem de Kooning Academie in the Netherlands.
- Move to San Francisco to be closer to the fire. Work on textile connectivity solutions in the TE Connectivity Wearable Lab. Move to an early-stage start-up called Superflex developing powered clothing based on a soft exo-suit developed at SRI International. Don't stop learning about hardware development, engineering processes, material properties, testing, regulations, engineering culture, communication and collaboration.
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