Charlotte McCombe

Strategic Designer


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Charlotte is a strategic designer, multidisciplinary service designer and artist with nearly a decade of experience in social research, co-design and future thinking. She is particularly interested in future thinking around climate change, regenerative design and mental health.

Charlotte's strengths lie in her ability to communicate the value of ideas uncovered through research, and her social and environmental justice lens. Her practice is best exemplified by her work in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, where she led a community research paper - 'Housing and Homelessness in a Flood Recovery' - collecting and cataloguing insights and solutions from the affected community.

Charlotte has extensive experience in the Victorian digital inclusion landscape, acting as the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance coordinator for nearly 2 years. She has worked across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including co-designing a strategic narrative to bring cohesion to Victoria's diverse biosecurity system and modernising Bank Australia's website to communicate its brand values more effectively.

Charlotte has a Bachelor in Criminology and International Politics, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Masters in Innovation Design and Technology. She has received several accolades, including the Premier's Design Award and the Master of Design Innovation and Technology Innovation Award for creating a biodegradable medical gown made of a native aquatic plant, cumbungi.

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