Jennifer Susanto

Graduate Designer | Kaitātai Tohu Mātauranga
New Zealand

As a multi-disciplinary designer, Jennifer has experience across a range of fields including, graphic, industrial and experience design. Her diverse prowess and passion for human-centred design guides her to develop dynamic approaches to understand and communicate people’s ideas.

Being a first-generation Kiwi, she is accustomed to being an active and compassionate translator, a trait which empowers her to understand people’s needs, grow their capabilities and develop opportunities for replenishing success.

Jennifer’s interest in design for diversity is exemplified through her studies where she finished top of Industrial Design at AUT, while also completing an exchange semester in Scandinavia and conducting scholarly research around culture and design in Asia. Her university work focused on utilising local knowledge to generate meaningful products and experiences. Projects included a pet carrier made of New Zealand strong wool and a sketchbook made of Swedish beetroots, both of which received awards at New Zealand’s Best Design Awards 2023.