The Anderson Design production team offers years of diverse experience - and all the expertise to bring your project to a successful reality.
Ian is Anderson Design. He started the company in 1982, after completing a Diploma in Industrial Design, specializing in product design and model making. Ian gets greatest satisfaction from working in all types of material to turn a client’s ideas into a three-dimensional reality. “I’m driven by the variety and challenge in problem solving to find innovative solutions,” he says. “Bringing together all aspects of design makes for an evolving and refreshing working environment.”
Georgina has a strong background in education and over the years has developed a number of educational programmes for clients. She’s recently back into full time employment after time off for children. She first joined Anderson Design in 2000, after being Primary Educator for The Zoological Society of London; and Education Co-ordinator for both Karori Sanctuary Trust - Zealandia and Capital E, Wellington. “I really enjoy working with clients to ensure their programmes are fun and achieve the clients objectives”, she says.
Geoff is our workshop manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of the workshop floor. Before coming to Anderson Design in 2001, his background was in farming. “The challenging variety of work on a daily basis keeps me coming back for more,” he reckons. “Dealing with clients, problem solving interactive exhibits, and making trophies are all things I enjoy.”
Andrew gained a Transport Design degree from Coventry University, UK, in 2002 and has been with Anderson Design since 2005. He’s created many exhibitions, including for Wellington’s Olympic Museum, Cricket Museum, Zealandia and Carter Observatory. “I enjoy one-off projects requiring problem solving and team solutions. And I enjoy painting in the spray booth. That’s the final part of a job - so you’re taking quality right to the end.” A highlight project was developing an interactive model of the human digestive system, for the National Science and Technology Roadshow Trust.
Brian has over 25 years of industry experience, including as a fiberglass mold maker for everything from forecourt pumps to luxury yacht masts; and working for a V8 super car racing team making carbon-fibre components. Brian joined Anderson Design in 2007. “The variety of work and the problem solving that comes with it is great,” he reflects. He’s proud of his work on the Pou for the New Zealand Pavilion in Shanghai. He also produced the mold for the New Zealand Police Bravery award; and created the trophies for Masterbuilders House of the Year.