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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.

She has worked on information technology projects in the ASEAN region, researched and written about the potential and positive impact of serious games, designed gamification projects, been editor of an award-winning technology blog, managed social media channels and created digital content for large scale brands, and written a science-fiction novel.

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.

She has been an invited speaker and panelist on technology, games and augmented reality. Natalie 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

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”.

 

PUBLICATIONS

e27, Singapore.

iiNet Blog, Australia.

QLRS, Singapore.

Startup News, Australia.

WebGeek, Philippines.