Rowan has been referred to as a “design thinker who is good with a spanner.”
An Industrial Designer who cut his teeth working in Australia’s top consultancies, Rowan has developed products for the consumer tech, medical, and FMCG markets.
Enjoying the creative challenges of wrangling projects across a variety of industries has led him to develop his expertise in Design Thinking and business strategy. As head of strategy at Designworks, Rowan leads clients through user centred discovery to identify and implement meaningful business opportunities. Designworks provide user insights, design development and manufacturing services to Australian and International clients.
Rowan formed the approach that won the tender to design the Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He guided the design team through a design thinking process that will deliver the Queen’s Baton to Buckingham Palace and an experience that will touch 1.5 billion people.