About


Award-winning designer and creative digital specialist. A passion for art, technology, design leadership, and crafting experiences.

Graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1999. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Design. Papers in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Art History. An early player in User Experience, User Interface, Mobile first, and Branding for the Connected world.

With over 20 years’ experience working in New Zealand’s design, media, tech, and advertising agencies Dean is currently at DDB Aotearoa as Head of Digital Design.  A multidisciplinary designer, Dean's professional interests include Design, Art and Creative Direction, UI & UX leadership, Tech, Innovation, Branding, and Illustration. Across digital product, platform, campaign, social and experiential. 

Dean has worked with many local and major international brands and several companies in early start-up phases.

In his spare time he loves gardening, art projects, travel, little missions, summer wines, good eats, spending time with friends, family, pets and discovering new music.