Kate Elton

Strategic Designer
Design Innovation Research Centre

Kate is a multi-disciplinary designer who is passionate about improving the human experience. She aims to do this by developing and applying an understanding of the relationships between people, products and the environments in which they interact. Kate is particularly interested in complex problem spaces and designing for positive social change. She also seeks to create playful ways to build emotional intelligence and resilience through design.

Having previously worked as an Industrial Designer, Kate now works as a strategic and social designer in the Design Innovation Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She also teaches design at UTS, whilst pursuing her own design endeavours in her spare time. Kate is the author of a pocket-sized book called “The Little Book for Big Worries” and has spoken publicly on a few occasions about managing anxiety and building resilience.