D’Arcy is an optimist. She sees the value that human-centred design plays in making our society more equitable and is passionate about using it to help people imagine, design and build better ways of being and doing.
By channelling her optimism and laser-like focus, D’Arcy brings resilience and hope to projects as she guides people though complex change. She fosters collaboration and creative thinking in government agencies, not-for-profits, iwi organisations and industry sectors. She has extensive expertise in developing and prototyping new services for implementation.
D’Arcy excels at being able to construct a system view through the eyes of people experiencing the system. It’s a valuable skill when an organisation is undergoing a journey of transformation.
As well as working with iconic New Zealand not-for-profits to redesign their service offering, D’Arcy has curated extraordinary collaborative workshop experiences to spark sector innovation. She has also prototyped entire new services with, and for, people who experience financial difficulty.
D’Arcy has an honours degree in art history, has taught design and creative programmes at tertiary institutes and is currently embarking on a Master of Design.