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Read about what Massey Alumni have been doing since their graduation. If you would like to add your own profile please let us know at alumni@massey.ac.nz

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Chloe Julian

Chloe has worked for Bendon, designing the Hey Sister brand, then became lead designer in London for the company’s Stella McCartney brand at age 26...

Ivan Pivac

Despite becoming blind at age 12, Ivan worked for more than 40 years as an acupuncturist, graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Business Studies and has worked for years to help others with disabilities....

Guy Ngan

Guy Ngan was one of New Zealand’s most prolific artists, with many large-scale public artworks located throughout the country. His works include a wide range of media including architectural and freestanding sculpture, design, painting, drawing, interior architecture and printmaking....

Mark Cleaverley

Mark Cleverley has led a distinguished and varied design career, spanning architecture, graphic design, ceramics, packaging and postage stamps....

Bill Toomath

Bill Toomath (1925 - 2014) is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading post-war architects, and headed the Wellington Polytechnic School of Design for ten years....

Donna Cross & Scott Kennedy

Donna Cross and Scott Kennedy have shaped how Wellingtonians see themselves. Meeting at the Wellington School of Design in the early 80s where both studied Visual Communication Design, Donna and Scott founded their company, Three Eyes, in 1987....

Grant Davidson

It was during his time studying industrial design at Wellington Polytechnic School of Design that Grant Davidson was introduced to Philips, the largest and most prestigious and global electronics company based in Holland....

Paul Dyne

Paul Dyne is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and highly regarded jazz musicians and teachers. As a master of the upright bass he has set the highest standard of musicianship, and entertained tens of thousands of New Zealanders over many decades....

E. Mervyn Taylor

E. Mervyn Taylor (1906 – 1964) was a courageous man who dared to become a full-time professional artist, drew inspiration from the New Zealand landscape, and forged a unique path in his portrayal of Maori folklore and mythology....

Grenville Main

Managing Director at New Zealand design agency DNA, has made a significant contribution to the design profession and to design in general in New Zealand...

Judy Darragh

Judy Darragh’s multi-disciplined and multi-media works have transformed found, recycled, industrial, and domestic materials into new contexts and new meanings....

Maud Sherwood

Maud began classes at the Wellington Technical School of Art in the 1890s, where her teachers included School founder Arthur Riley...

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca attended the Wellington Polytechnic School of Design from 1990 -1991, before travelling to the USA...

Matt McLaughlin

Senior Boeing 777 Captain with Cathay Pacific Airways, based in Hong Kong...

Jeremy Taylor

NZ teaching fellow creating greater student engagement in China...

Brian Gill

Details of his career in ornithology are given in a new book, “The Unburnt Egg: More Stories of a Museum Curator”...

John Yin

A degree in planning equipped me with the skills and knowledge to facilitate sustainable development as cities continue to grow....

Hannah McKnight

My love of helping people and influencing social change led me to study a Bachelor of Communications at Massey. ...

Jo Burrell

Jo Burrell is a current Massey student who took the plunge and believes the juggle is worth it....

Kristina Montgomerie

I’m currently employed at a fast-growing leadership development company as their integration and research manager. ...

Magdeline Soo

After graduating from Massey University in 2008, Magdeline worked in busy small animal practices in Singapore....

Andrew Moffatt

When I arrived at Massey, I was dead set on becoming a fish vet, specializing in aquaculture. Although I do still see a few goldfish, my path completely changed during my time at Massey....

Robert Thomas

Upon graduating I returned to Jamaica to honour my 5-year bond working with the Government of Jamaica as a veterinarian....

Andrew Cameron

As the only male in many of his nursing courses, Andrew Cameron is used to standing out...