Meet Deon, Tilt’s lead Industrial Designer for Phoenix Central Park
As Senior Industrial Designer, Deon has led the design and delivery of some of Tilt’s major projects, including the recently completed ‘Phoenix Central Park’, a multifaceted project which has been awarded some of NSW architecture’s top awards.
Tilt’s involvement covered 25 bespoke architectural features in product design, operable architecture and custom fabrication.
What was your specific role in the project?
Phoenix Central Park was an immensely rewarding project for a Senior Industrial Designer. My role as Design Lead involved being across all aspects of the design, working with my design team to deliver each of the 25 bespoke architectural products.
I managed both architectural and also built details, ensuring each feature was delivered maintaining the key architectural intent.
Working collaboratively with John Wardle Architects, Durbach Block Jaggers, FDC and Colliers to assess each scope was delivered to its highest quality. My established relation with our fabricators and suppliers allowed for clear and constant communication to guarantee the delivery met all expectations.
I was privileged to work on both the large scale operable and architectural products from design through to construct and install. These products were challenging to design and equally rewarding to deliver. Our team’s creativity pushed the boundaries of fabrication and traditional construction methodology to deliver some exceptional architectural features.
What made you decide to specialise in Industrial Design for the Built Environment?
My fundamental design skills were initially developed through my work as a draftsman in an architectural and engineering firm. My interest in architecture, engineering and building construction then led me to industrial design. I enjoy the process of problem solving, tackling challenges and continuously innovating solutions that better the client and I look forward to the day-to-day challenges in design, the ever changing technology and the constant problem solving.
I value collaborative thinking with other disciplines, and the opportunity this offers to learn and understand how design develops through persistence, knowledge, criticism and skill to benefit the end user. I gain a great sense of achievement when seeing the public/client interacting with my design, knowing what I have designed has made a satisfactory difference to the end user.
What do you like to do outside of Tilt?
Design and Architecture is my passion. If I am not being creative, I am outdoors on coastal walks, dining out and spending time with family and friends. I love to travel, see different parts of the world and be immersed by diverse cultures and food. I am always looking forward to the next adventure.
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