Brit-turned-Sydneysider 

 

Rhiannon studied her passion for design in England, UK. Out of University she joined BDP (Building Design Partnership) as a junior designer in 2011. During her time there she completed several projects with her most successful being the UK Pavilion with Artist Wolfgang Buttress. This project went on to win several design awards and became Internationally recongised. The Pavilion is now installed permanently in Kew Gardens, London.

In 2015 she moved to Australia to join Electrolight where she gained experience in the design and delivery of some fantastic hospitality projects in Sydney CBD. A project she delivered during her time there, El Camino, won a commendation with the IES awards in Sydney 2017.

She then joined FPOV (Firefly Point of View) in 2016 as a senior designer which gave her the incredible opportunity to work as the lead for the Crown Resort Sydney project; a six-star luxury hotel resort at Barangaroo South. This project involved managing design, documentation and client relations for hotel rooms and suites, luxury apartments, signature restaurants, bars, luxury retail outlets, pool and spa facilities, conference rooms and gaming facilities.

Simultaneously she was a senior designer for projects including exterior public realm masterplans, private residences and commercial fit-outs. A favourite project of hers; Virgin Active Barangaroo, won an award of excellence in 2018 with the IES awards, Sydney.

She is also experienced in designing and developing custom lighting pieces and in 2016 founded WESTUDIO her own practice where she designs and creates both indoor small sculpture and outdoor sculpture designed to capture and play with natural light. Her work is playful and colourful and engages the audience in a sensory manner.

She is an organised, creative designer who can produce and deliver lighting design projects from concept through to construction. Bringing positive approaches to solving problems and proven ability to generate fresh ideas and solutions design both internally and externally.

 

Awards & Prizes

2018 Lighting Design Award of Excellence; Virgin Active Barangaroo (FPOV)

2016 Lighting Design Award Winner; Night of Heritage Light UK

2016 Award of Commendation: El Camino, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia (electrolight)

2015 DARC Awards; UK Pavilion, Milan Expo (BDP)

2015 The Society of Light and Lighting 2015 Lighting Award UK

2014 Lighting Design Award Shortlist; Subluminal, Manchester, UK