Max believes human centered design is the most effective way to cause positive change in our community. He has applied this passion across many projects across the community, private and government sectors. Max has a Bachelor of International Security and a Masters of Strategic Studies from ANU. While studying, Max pursued a successful career in sport program development and workshop delivery. Over the last seven years Max has created projects and workshops for dozens of clients, including developing curriculum that were rolled out internationally, and state-wide engagement strategies.
Max has 10 years of community volunteering experience and found that empathy led design is the most effective way to drive progress. Before joining ThinkPlace, Max worked with the Red Cross in Refugee and Migrant support across Canberra. He managed volunteers and developed initiatives aimed at helping to welcome refugees more effectively into our community. His golden rule is the most effective way to approach complex problems is to listen to those who are affected.
Across these roles, Max has seen his skills in human centered design become a real strength in tackling complex problems.