Iā€™m Nicole Hone, an industrial designer based in Wellington, New Zealand.  I have recently completed a Master of Design Innovation degree at Victoria University of Wellington.

The way that a design can start as an intangible idea and be transformed into something that can be experienced and shared - that's what excites me about design.  I love using nature as inspiration and have an artistic background in painting, both of which influence my design style. 

I aim to create innovative objects and experiences that can intrigue, inspire, and entertain people.  My design interests and expertise align with the exhibition and film industries.

Design Tools  

  • Rhino + Grasshopper
  • Maya + Mudbox
  • ZBrush
  • Netfabb
  • Solidworks
  • Keyshot
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Premiere

Fabrication Methods

  • Multi-material 3D printing with the Connex etc.
  • 3D printing with the UP Box etc.
  • Laser cutting
  • CNC routing
  • CNC lathing