Timothy has more than 20 years’ experience as an innovation and R&D leader, with a wide range of experience in the development of new businesses that are driven by disruptive products. He is the founder of Locus Research and has proven his ability to head technology-oriented product development projects and diversified design teams.
From an early start in the mid-Canterbury, rural town of Ashburton, Tracey discovered she had a natural flare for understanding business administration, accounting, systems, and processes.
An expert at balancing competing priorities, and identifying the right pathway for success, Daniel brings his deep appreciation for human-centred design to the practical and commercial realities of research and development.
With equal measures of product development and marketing experience, Kat is an experienced hand at bringing new products to market.
Caroline is an internationally experienced designer and brand identity specialist, and specialises in defining new products from the core values all the way up to the physical appearance.
Nick has a diverse range of product development skills, ranging from medical design to sales and marketing.
An engineer in mind and a problem solver at heart, Daniel thrives on gaining new insight and understanding, whilst cutting directly to the heart of a design challenge.
With artistic skill and a keen eye for detail and precision, Robin was born to be a graphic designer.
Born in West Auckland, Danny grew up making and breaking things in his backyard with his Dad’s ‘borrowed’ tools.
Brand and Graphic Designer
For as long as Isaac can remember he has always had a passion for visual arts and later on graphic design.
Accounting & Office Manager
A love for figures and finding the balance made accounting a natural fit for Natasha, also known as Tash.
Accounting & Office Manager
Amy is super organised and loves a challenge, making her the perfect person to keep the Locus studio running smoothly.
An engineer in mind, an artist at heart and a rebel in nature, Michael seeks to push boundaries. Armed with a unique combination of analytical and creative competencies Michael challenges traditional thinking.
With a passion for collaborating with end users, Simon focuses on understanding people’s motivations, emotions and interactions to deliver awesome products and experiences.
With a strong interest in design from early years, Nick approaches product design with a meticulous eye for detail and a knack for the organisation of people and ideas.
Krissi is a spirited visual communicator, with a passion for typography, print, photography, and interdisciplinary learning.
Finance & Administration Manager
Making steady progress through Locus Research’s early years, Teresa helped to build operational procedures, put new processes and accounts administration systems in place, and went on to support the team for 11 years.
Jono has a wide variety of innovation and product development experience, driving complex multidisciplinary product developments from research to market entry.
Blythe is an award-winning product developer and designer who has a creative streak and a strong ability to drive collaboration.
Rogier has had exposure to a wide range of industries that have helped him develop a sound technical knowledge of product development.
Materials & Process Engineer
Nikki undertook a degree in Materials and Process Engineering at Waikato University and went on to write the research report on plastics recycling in New Zealand.
Chris studied as a design engineer in Dunedin and went on to work in the meat processing industry on mechatronic projects, he then settled into a career as a design engineer.
Vicky holds a Masters in Design focusing on interface design and is an active member of the international user experience community.
Mark is a designer interested in philosophical questions about designing, he enjoys the act of designing and making.
Jared is a multi-disciplinary designer currently applying his skills with Therefore in London. A lean, keen mountain biker (when in NZ) and an important part of the early team at Locus.
Design Researcher & Furniture Designer
Josh lives and works in Holland as a designer, he has a strong orientation and commitment to sustainable product design.
Head of Industrial & Service Design – Onzo
Ryder is a talented designer, an ex-green beret, he tackles design as he would anything else, with vigour.
Marcus is an industrial designer based in New Zealand.
Zoe is an energetic and creative graphic designer and has a wide range of experience in graphic design and brand development in both print and digital.
Neil is the leader of a multi-disciplinary design and technology team developing sustainable new products and services for the energy and utility sector.
Product Development Manager
Karoline is a highly motivated and organised engineer working in product development in the nutraceuticals and natural healthcare sector.
Graphic Designer 2006-8
Mark was a member of the innovative Lexicon design team led by Phil Walters.
Kylie Baker is an industrial designer with a focus on textiles.
Independent 3D Designer
Patricia is a creative, inventive, enthusiastic, curious, eager and open-minded person full of inspiration.
Matthew is a biomedical engineer, bringing a unique perspective and invigorating discussions with a fresh viewpoint.