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Meet the Designers

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John Hoogendoorn
R&D Manager

John’s 28 year career as a designer has been recognized internationally in major design awards including the International iF Design Awards, Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award, Osaka Design Prize and the Australian Design Awards. His products have featured in Vanity Fair (Italy), Icon Magazine (UK), Design Interiors (Norway) and the Melbourne Design Guide. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the 2009 International Furniture Fair in Milan. In 2010 he received the Volgren scholarship to study his PhD in Design and has presented at design events AGIdeas and the Melbourne Fringe Festival.


Andrew Cocks
Senior Designer

Andrew’s long and acclaimed career as an industrial designer and vast body of work has been punctuated by international design awards including the coveted International iF Design Awards in 2002 and 2014. His work for important international clients and major architectural projects nation-wide distinguishes him as one of the leading product designers in Australia. His work has been shown in many Australian design and architectural publications. 


Ban Liu
Senior Designer

As one of our senior designers, Ban is responsible for some of the industry’s most recognisable designs. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from National Taipei University and a Master’s degree in Design from RMIT University. Ban has been recognized internationally in major design awards including the 2014 International iF Design Awards, Gold in the Liteon Awards and in 2006 First Prize in the Bicycle Victoria Research Awards. His products have featured in Vogue Living, Belle and Indesign.


Maria Dawson

Maria holds a First Class Honors Degree in Industrial Design from Monash University where she was nominated for the Australasian Student Designer Awards. Her patented products and unique visual style will continue to be instrumental in shaping the future of our company. Her work has featured on IndesignLive.com.au, HabitusLiving.com.au and in Design Quarterly.


Stephen Pedulla

Steve holds a Bachelor Degree in Product Design Engineering from Swinburne University. As a young designer he brings a maturity of approach and technical insight beyond his years. His burgeoning career has included time in the automotive industry and now at Phoenix where he is working along-side an experienced team of award winning Australian designers.