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BIOGRAPHY

Natalie is an Augmented Reality Designer and Founder of Voyant AR, a creative studio based in Perth, Western Australia.

A self-taught designer, she brings a wide spectrum of experience with people and technology to her work in augmented reality.

Natalie employs a variety of tools from cardboard prototypes and visual assemblages to storyboards, wireframes and digital prototypes to construct and articulate her design concepts.

Her diverse background includes augmented reality creative and commercial projects, information technology programs in the ASEAN region, serious games industry, gamification design, editor of an award-winning technology blog, managing social media channels and digital content production for national brands, and writing a science-fiction novel.

She is Chair of the XR WA Association and a committee member of Design_Freo. She has been an invited speaker and panelist on technology, games and augmented reality. Natalie also regularly mentors young women pursuing STEM careers.

Natalie has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology with a minor in Anthropology) and a Masters in International Relations.

She is of Filipino, Portuguese and Spanish descent and has lived and worked in London, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and Australia.

She has an insatiable curiosity for people and technology, and loves exploring how to bring them together.

 

TALKS/ PANELS/ ROUNDTABLES

2019, September. Perth, Australia. “Creative Industries Think Tank.” Fremantle Chamber of Commerce.

2019, July. Perth, Australia. XR:WA Festival. “Panel: XR for Creatives.”

2019, June. Perth, Australia. SAE Perth. “Panel: Women in the Industry.”

2018, November. Perth, Australia. “Human Rights and Technology Roundtable.” Facilitated by the Australian Human Rights Commission. 

2018, July. Perth, Australia. Disrupted: Festival of Ideas. “Panel: Taking Art out of the Gallery.” Video.

2014, August. Perth, Australia. Women in Technology Western Australia. Tech Trails Speaker.

2012, May. Singapore. Microsoft Campfire. Speaker “Gamification for Success”. Video

2012, Singapore. InfoComm Community. “Serious Games and Gamification”.

2012, Singapore, Serious Games Conference. “Gamification for Good”.

2011, Singapore. Serious Games & Social Media. “Serious Games, Gamers and Identity”.

 

AWARDS

2020. Winner. “Superstar Award” and “New Horizon Award”. International Access Pass travel grant. Department of New Industries WA.

2019. Nomination. “Tech [+] 20 Award.” Women in Technology Western Australia (WiTWA).

2018. Winner. SPURonWA Grant Program. Landgate, Western Australian Land Information Authority.

2015. Outstanding Blog Award. Global Business Excellence Awards. Editor of “The iiNet Blog”.