Kia ora, I'm a seasoned Industrial Design Consultant with 10 years of multi-faceted experience semantically iterating the future of ID in Auckland, New Zealand.

My design adventures have led me through an eclectic mix of projects, ranging from consumer product and furniture design to crafting immersive exhibitions and refining user experiences. Having lived in both London and Sydney and now back in Aotearoa, my global experiences have shaped my approach to design, allowing me to seamlessly integrate global trends with local sensibilities.

Collaborating with large international clients in the consumer electronics and manufacturing sectors has taught me to balance creativity with practicality, and vision with execution. Whether it's a start-up looking to disrupt the market or an established brand aiming to redefine itself, I bring a unique blend of aesthetics, passion, expertise, and expectation to any project.

Reach out if your interested in working together. 🤙



Design Services:

  • Industrial Design Consultation
  • Product Development & Engineering
  • Sustainable Design Solutions
  • Exhibition, Furniture & Experience Design
  • Artistic Collaborations & Sculptural Realisation
  • 3D Modeling & CAD Services
  • Digital Visualisation & Animation
  • Product Visualisation for E-commerce
  • Prototyping & Manufacturing Liaison
  • Design Strategy & Brand Development
  • Market Research & Consumer Insights
  • Technical Specification & Documentation


PTC Creo
Rhinoceros 3D

Siemens NX
Fusion 360

After Effects


Who are you?
I'm an Industrial designer with over 10 years of experience primarily working in the consumer electronics industry: (technology hardware products). Alongside this, I have worked in furniture, lighting, and exhibition design. I also often help clients with animation and product visualisation work. Throughout my career, I have worked for a range of international brands and gained a wealth of experience leading design teams to build successful products. I am now operating as an independent Industrial designer. 
Where do you work?
I currently work out of my home studio in Auckland, New Zealand. I love working with Kiwis and Aussies, however, I've successfully worked remotely with clients around the world. I will happily travel for projects, if necessary. International projects are welcome.
Are you taking on new clients?
I'm currently taking on clients for 2024. Feel free to book a call if you'd like to discuss a project.
How do you price your projects?
Every project is different and can depend highly on the complexity of the product and how much involvement you require from a designer. There is no project too big or too small and can price projects based on hourly rates, daily rates, or as a fixed fee. For a more accurate quote feel free to book a call to discuss.  
What software do you use?
Having worked across multiple brands and internally with different companies I've pretty much used every bit of CAD software there is out there especially parametric modelers including Siemens NX and PTC Creo. Currently, I am working with Fusion 360, Solidworks and Rhinoceros 3D in either native format or STEP files. Product visualisation stills and animations are done in either KeyShot or Blender. All other visual design work is done with Adobe CC and I utilize Miro and Notion as a collaborative design research and task-tracking platform.
Do you do engineering work?
Though I am not an Engineer, my background in manufacturing products across multiple markets has allowed me to design in a way that aligns well with engineering principles. I'm adept at collaborating with in-house engineering teams and external consultants. If necessary, I have a network of engineers I can refer.
Are you hiring?
Not currently! But feel free to send your cv through to hello@barnabyward.com

Barnaby Ward
Industrial Designer
Auckland, NZ
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