who even is this

Let’s do this in bullet points, because let’s face it, it’s easier.

  • I’m a Aotearoa/New Zealand-based game developer and artist, specialising in UI/UX design, game design and game writing.
  • I’ve worked in the industry for many years, in many different roles including:
    • an EMEA Community Manager for Ubisoft Bluebyte
    • a Senior UI Designer for PikPok
    • a Lecturer (Bachelor of Creative Technologies) for Media Design School
  • I currently run and creative direct my own games studio Starcolt, based in Wellington.
  • I do casual academic, research and advocacy work into sex & romance in games outside my day work.
  • I hate writing bibliographies.

awards & nominations

  • New Zealand Games Festival – Excellence in Narrative nomination for Acrylic (2020)
  • Develop Pacific – 30 Under 30 (2019)
  • Stugan – Developer Residency in Sweden (2017)
  • MCV Pacific Women in Games – Game Changers (2017)
  • MCV Pacific – 30 Under 30 Honours List (2017)
  • MCV Pacific Women in Games – Top 100 Most Influential (2016)
  • MCV Pacific Women in Games – Woman of the Year Nominee (2016)
  • Develop Online – 30 Under 30 Honours List (2016)
  • MCV Pacific – 30 Under 30 Honours List (2015)
  • MCV Pacific Women in Games – Top 75 Most Influential (2015)
  • Develop Online – 30 Under 30 Honourable Mention (2014)

Community Work