Hi, I'm Cal. 

I can help you solve the problem behind the problem.

I partner with organisations to clarify challenges and co-create solutions, emphasising collaboration and creativity. 

I am an experienced facilitator and strategic designer working out of Naarm/Melbourne. I partner with organisations to help them clarify and frame the challenges they are facing, and then use collaborative and participatory methods to co-create potential solutions. My superpower is helping folks articulate and define vague problems so they can gain clarity and build momentum towards finding solutions.

I’ve worked across a wide range of industries and have deep experience working in Health and Mental Health, Primary Prevention, Secondary and Tertiary Education, all levels of  Government, Justice and Legal Aid, Not-for-profit, Social Services, Financial Services and Technology Transformation.

My approach is iterative, solutions-led and highly collaborative. I believe in building ongoing partnerships and working closely with clients, showing the work along the way and building capability. 

I'm also currently working on a PhD by Practice with Swinburne University about how engaging in participatory design activities might amplify social connection among young people.

Selected work


Strategy and design projects

I'm available to deliver strategy, design and co-design projects in partnership with your team and my network of experienced designers and facilitators.

Convening and facilitation

I facilitate workshops and co-design processes to help you work through challenges collaboratively. 

Coaching and mentoring

For folks who need to run strategy or design processes within their organisation I offer tactical project coaching and mentorship. 

Training and capability building

I have delivered a tailored design training for universities and organisations and can develop design thinking and co-design programs bespoke for your context.

Keynote speaking 

I speak regularly at events and meetups about design, innovation and social connection.