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Dr. Johnson Witehira

Dr. Johnson Witehira

Co-Founder / Māori Design Director
Wellington, NZ

Tamahaki, Ngāti Hinekura, Ngāi-tū-te-auru

Johnson is a leading indigenous designer, creative director and consultant. His research considers how customary Māori knowledge and ways of thinking can be applied in contemporary settings. His creative works extend across designed communications, digital, interiors, urban design, product design and public artworks. He now applies his design expertise to work with businesses, community groups, and Government agencies to instigate design solutions that positively affect the lives of Māori.

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Past Talks and Workshops

UX + IA design and working with indigenous cultures


The co-founders of IDIA explore best practices of UX and IA for indigenous cultures.