Good Design Ambassadors

The Good Design Ambassadors program recognises pioneers of good design and consists of leading designers, architects, business leaders and changemakers who share our aspirational vision for designing a better world. The Good Design Ambassador is an honorary title given to a select group of individuals in our design community who have made, and continue to make, a positive impact on the design profession both in Australia and internationally. They include past Jury members, Good Design Award recipients and distinguished keynote speakers from our events and programs.

The core purpose of Good Design Ambassador is to act as an advocate for good design and actively promote and support Good Design Australia’s vision and mission as we strive for a better, more inclusive and more sustainable world – through designThe Good Design Ambassadors’ Directory is updated annually and presented in alphabetical order (by surname).

PROFESSOR MARK ARMSTRONG, FDIA

Monash University

MAGNUS ASPEGREN

Marriott International

Nathan Baird

Methodry

John Barratt, FIDSA

Teague

STEVE BATY

Meld Studios

Paul Beranger

MICHELLE BERRYMAN, FIDSA

Fahrenheit 212

Mark Bertinetti

Honeywell Process Solutions

EMERITUS PROFESSOR ELIVIO BONOLLO

University of Canberra

Dr Andrew Botros

Google Inc.

Doug Buckle

Creator Global

DR SAM BUCOLO

GOOD DESIGN AMBASSADOR, QUEENSLAND

Ged Bulmer

Specialist Automotive Content Creator & Opinion Leader

PROFESSOR MARK BURRY AO

Swinburne University of Technology

Daniel Byström

Design Nation

MURRAY CAMENS

Monash University

ROSS CAMERON

DYSON, SOUTH EAST ASIA

Angelo Candalepas

Candalepas Associates

Jorge Castillo

Canvas Group

Donghoon Chang

Samsung Art & Design Institute

Shikuan Chen

Compal Electronics, Inc.

PROFESSOR LEIMEI JULIA CHUI

Musashino Art University (MAU)

Eugene Chung

Mentally Friendly

David Clark

PROFESSOR BRUCE CLAXTON

Savannah College of Art and Design

Paul Cohen

Cube Industrial Design

MONIKA CONWAY

Westridge Atelier

Ben Cooper

Tricky Jigsaw

PETER COOPER

Atec

Samantha Cordingley

Cord & Berg

Steve Coster

HASSELL

Anthony Crawford

CarAdvice.com

ANDREW CRICK

Schremmer Crick Associates

Ben Crothers

Atlassian

Dr Steve Cummings

GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens

Rob Curedale

Design Community College

Shane Currey

Deloitte Australia

CAROLYN CURTIS

The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Richard Curtis

FutureBrand

HUGO DAVIDSON

Catalyst Design Group and KNOG

Neil Davidson

Clandestine Design Group

Professor Oya Demirbilek

UNSW

Nicolas Denhez

HoloLens, Xbox and Microsoft Devices

Janna DeVylder

Meld Studios

Sally Dominguez 

Adventurous Thinking Group

Col Duthie

Donkey Wheel Foundation

Andrew Duval

Liquid Interactive

Michael Eales

Business Models Inc.

Robin Edman

Robin Edman Innovation

ANDREA EHLERS

Office of Environment and Heritage

Kate Elton

Design Innovation Research Centre

Professor DR. H.C. Hartmut Esslinger

frog design

Rod Farmer

McKinsey Digital

Angela Ferguson

Futurespace

DAVID FRANCIS

D3 Design

Mike Fraser

Isobar Australia

Peter Freedman AM

Freedman Group of Companies

Vince Frost

Frost* collective

Fabian Furrer

Dongdao

Jill Garner

Victorian Government Architect

Sharon Gauci

General Motors

ROB GEDDES, FDIA

QMI Solutions

Sarah Gibson

DesignByThem

Claire Goldsworthy

The Fashion Advocate

Adam Goodrum

Adam Goodrum Studio

Bessi Graham

Benefit Capital

EMERITUS PROFESSOR ROY GREEN

Ali Grehan

Dublin City Council

Andy Grigor

Methven

BEN HAMLEY

JLL

Kim Hansen

Enhanced Society

Trish Hansen

Urban Mind Studio

Stephen Hanzic

Destination Think

Annette Harcus

Harcus Design

Dan Harden

Whipsaw Inc.

Dreu Harrison

Paul Hatch

TEAMS USA

Dr Leah Heiss

Leah Heiss Design / RMIT University

RICHARD HOARE

Breville Group

Thomas Hordern

Volvo Group

Mike Horne

Turf Design Studio

Timothy Horton

Land and Environment Court of New South Wales

MURRAY HUNTER, FDIA

Design + Industry

PAUL HUXTABLE

GOOD DESIGN AMBASSADOR, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Kate Ingram

KPMG Australia

Tharani Jegatheeswaran

Deloitte Australia

Lindy Johnson

Kate Johnstone

Ascender

Jacqui Jordan

The Black Crayon Collective

Professor Kourosh Kayvani

CHERYL KERNOT

Centre for Social Impact

Tim Kobe

Eight Inc.

Min Kong

Blue Sky Design Group

Stefanie Kubanek

Kubanek Design +

ADAM LAWS

Nielsen Design Associates

Dion Lee

Dion Lee

John Leech

Aurecon

Professor H.C. Harald Leschke

Mercedes-Benz

LEE LISTON

4Design

Alexander Lotersztain

Derlot Group

Professor Mugendi K. M’Rithaa

World Design Organization (WDO)

Steve Martinuzzo

Cobalt

Lester Miller

Foundry Intellectual Property

CRAIG MOUNSEY

CMD Product Design and Innovation

Professor Ian Muir

University Technology Sydney

RAJ NANDAN

Indesign Media Asia Pacific

Louise Olsen

Dinosaur Designs

Tim Paciolla

Atlassian

Pierre-Yves PANIS

Signify

Luciano Papi

Lu Papi and Associates

Professor Tony Parker, FDINZ

Massey University

Chuck Pelly

Intersection-Inc.

Stephanie Pemberton

Qantas

Professor Margaret Petty

University of Technology Sydney

Dick Powell

Seymourpowell

Jo Pretyman

I-Manifest

Lesley Price

The Index Project

Paul Priestman

PriestmanGoode

Dr Gisele Raulik Murphy

DUCO Design Intelligence

Tim Riches

Principals

Hans Robertus

Holland Branding Group

Tim Ross

Radio Host and Television Presenter

Tim Rugendyke

iDA – Industrial Design Alliance

Janne Ryan

Arrow Collective

Georgina Safe

FASHION JOURNALIST

ARC Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla

University of New South Wales

Warren Schroder

Designworks

Nasahn Sheppard

Amazon

Choi Sohyun

Perception Inc.

Clive Solari

D3 Design

JAN R. STAVIK

Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture

Samantha Stevens

Sydney Motorsport Park

Gordon Tait

Tait

KAZUO TANAKA

GK Design Group Inc.

Matt Taylor

Deloitte Digital Australia

ROBERT TILLER

TILLER DESIGN

Stephen Todd

Australian Financial Review

Nils Toft

Designidea

DOUGLAS TOMKIN

University of Technology, Sydney

Kris Torma

Axolotl

DUNCAN TREVOR-WILSON

GE Healthcare

Melinda Tually

Fashion Revolution Australia

Mandie van der Merwe

M&C Saatchi Sydney

CLAIR VAN VEEN

CVV

Chris Vanstone

TACSI

Professor Roberto Verganti

Stockholm School of Economics

Pontus Wahlgren

Logitech

Chris Wilkinson OBE

WilkinsonEyre

Luke Williams

NYU Stern School of Business

Kit Willow

KITX

Benjamin Wilson

Braun

Marjon Wind

COREO

Dr Steve Winnall

Baraja

Terri Winter

top3 by design

Irene Wu

Taiwan Design Center

Kasia Wydrowski

K&CO

Michael Young

Michael Young Limited