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Procreate is led by Graham Brewster. Graham is an accomplished industrial designer with experience in working as a consultant to successful NZ corporate clients such as NAVMAN, Dynamic Controls, and Provenco. He is skilled in leading design teams and managing design development programmes for clients both large and small.
His expertise in identifying and verifying customer needs and developing innovative product design concepts to address these requirements is well recognised amongst his customers and his peers. Graham also has considerable experience working with start-up companies looking to create products from innovative IP.
Graham holds a B.Des (Massey) and is a Professional member of DINZ.
Graham supports a holistic approach to product design and places an equal emphasis on both the form and function of design solutions.
Graham’s interests encompass anything to do with boating and fishing – particularly for trout. Graham is also a passionate multisport competitor particularly within the areas of Mountain Biking and Ironman Triathlon.
Sam Burton is an industrial designer with over 4 years’ experience in a consultancy environment.
Having just returned from gallivanting around Europe and working for a consultancy in Canada, he now has a number of products in production ranging from medical devices, leisure and sporting goods to music equipment.
He has an aptitude for sketching, front end concept ideation and brand strategy, right through skills in detail design and manufacturing liaison.
After graduating with an honours degree in industrial design from Massey University in Wellington in 2007, he was awarded a silver medal in the student category of the NZ best design awards. Though he never received an actual medal - he is still proud of this.
When he’s not designing, you will often find Sam running, cycling or playing bass guitar.
Jonathan has been at Procreate since mid 2010. In 2006 he completed a Bachelor of Product Design at Otago Polytechnic, and, since graduating has worked exclusively as a consultant in the New Zealand design industry. His work in this sector has also seen him gain an intimate knowledge of rapid prototyping processes after 3 years exposure at a prototyping bureau. Furthermore he has a solid understanding of working with moulded plastics and sheet-metal.
Jonathan has an enduring regard for design and styling and this is reflected in all aspects of his lifestyle – both professionally and personally. He is also a passionate artist and enjoys spending time honing this talent, particularly in sketching. He has a keen appreciation for art, design and food in a number of alternative cultures which he attributes to overseas travel experiences.
Jonathan has a keen interest for many outdoor pursuits – in particular mountain biking and running. He has completed the 60km Kepler Challenge & Motatapu Marathon running events and enjoys putting time into fitness work for these and other similar events on the summer calendar. During the winter months he plays football for Albany United. He is also an avid skier and has enjoyed skiing in New Zealand and overseas.
Blair Murphy graduated in 2010 from Massey University with a bachelor of design, majoring in industrial design. His final year university project: Carve3, a longboard skateboard designed to be used as a legitimate form of personal transport, was selected as a finalist for the Best Awards and placed within the Top Ten in New Zealand for the James Dyson Award. Blair embraces design in all aspects of his life, he also has a natural aptitude for all things mechanical.
Prior to studying Blair travelled for 3 years, visiting 25 different countries. This allowed him to experience many different cultures and forms of design, all of which have broadened his knowledge and appreciation of design. In his spare time Blair is an avid surfer and likes to participate at a recreational level in all board sports. He can often be seen riding his custom designed boards to and from the procreate office.
He is also passionate about anything with an engine. He likes to apply his own design direction to both his own car and his many radio controlled models, whether it’s welding a new exhaust for his Honda or scratch building R/C boats and aircraft from his own designs. Blair enjoys the challenges of problem solving and helping others when it comes to finding the most attractive and cost effective design solution possible.
Juliet is a recent graduate from Massey University in Wellington and holds an honours degree in Visual Communication Design. She worked as a freelance Illustrator and Graphic designer along side her study building a solid clientele and impressive portfolio to match.
She has a great passion for branding and packaging which is driven by her creative eye with an attention to detail. With her finger on the pulse of whats new in the design world Juliet is always up for a new challenge.
When she doesn't have a pencil in her hand you will find Juliet getting amoungst the latest in film, fashion and music!
Matt Yu Wang
Matt left China and stepped into New Zealand when he was only 17 years old. At AUT in 2008, he received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then worked for an industrial ceramic products company.
After working there for one year Matt was determined to pursue higher academic achievement. In 2011 he went through a series of experimental studies and had made a breakthrough in the adaptability of plastic materials in heat exchangers design and therefore received a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Auckland.
Matt has a soft spot for travel and photography, in particular he is passionate for the magnificent scenery of his motherland, China.
Matt took six months to explore almost all the provinces, pioneering a unique perspective for life.
Matt also likes fashion, film and art. In his spare time he will pick up any fashion magazine or choose a random movie to appreciate. Matt has his own unique understanding of creative cuisine. He will pick up any ingredients and cook a unique charming gourmet dish. He likes to combine creative, traditional cooking techniques as well as the combination of Chinese and Western flavors.