Debbie put the first pieces of the DesignGel puzzle together as an undergraduate student in late 2010, during the year she was forced to drop out of school due to a head injury. Debbie is currently a graduate student at the Experience Institute in the US.
She’s currently living in San Francisco, CA and helping organize the OpenIDEO Community there as well as the Health Tech Women Network. Her passion project in the making, Business Is The New Black, is an website focused on teaching business and science to young women through fashion stories.
Ian started with DesignGel in late 2011, becoming the DesignGel director in early 2013.
“DesignGel has taught me so many skills, starting with how to lead and motivate myself, problem solve through difficult situations, and it has given me the opportunity to approach situations and experiences that might not otherwise have been so accessible.”
Ian is currently moving away from digital design into the built environment completing his Bachelor of Building Science at the end of this year. He hopes to combine Design thinking, Building Technology and Entrepreneur skills to change the way we live, work and play in our cities.
Matt began working with DesignGel in 2012. Starting as a project manager, then co-directing the company alongside Ian the following year. Now Matt works on his own startup Twingl —a company he co-founded with two others. Twingl recently graduated from the Lightning Lab startup accelerator programme.