With over 40 years of combined experience in the industry, our team of designers have the experience to tackle any project.

We have successfully delivered projects to the aviation, medical, marine, agricultural, military and consumer markets to name a few. From each of these industries, we are able to take our knowledge and use it to overcome issues and constraints across a range of different fields. It is our broad knowledge and experience that will ensure that your product is designed to the highest standard and encompassing all aspects of the design process.

Our team of designers are hand-picked from the best New Zealand has to offer.

Gareth Lauchlan – PDINZ

staff_photos_garethAfter Graduating from Massey University School of Design in 1999 with a Bachelor of Industrial Design Gareth worked at Fisher & Paykel with Mechanical Engineers, Production Managers and Designers working as a team to get innovative and design lead projects out into the marketplace.

In 2001 he joined the Formworks design team and has since worked on a variety of products including automotive, aeronautical, packaging, consumer, conceptual, and industrial projects.

Gareth is passionate about the projects that he works on, and the way with which design can improve upon not only the style and functionality of a product but also the way with which they can evoke both emotive and physical reactions from users.

In 2011 Gareth, along with Jamie, took over as a joint owner and Director of Formworks.

In recent years Gareth has been involved with judging of the Best Awards, James Dyson Awards and an active member of DINZ.

Outside of the office, you will generally find Gareth at any one of the numerous BMX tracks around NZ as he competes in the National Series with his kids, or volunteering at the local Waitakere BMX track.


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Jamie Booth – PDINZ

Jamie graduated with an honours degree in Industrial staff_photos_jamie-NEWDesign from Massey University Wellington School of Design.

His professional career began at Tait Radio Communication in 1999. Initially working on a research project identifying styling factors and then as their in-house industrial designer, a role that enabled him to build on the theoretical knowledge he had learnt at university. Jamie was responsible for designing Tait’s mobile, portable and base station product ranges.

In 2004 Jamie moved to Auckland to join the Formworks design team. His work at Formworks has included a wide range of projects, from airline seating, motor-homes, consumer electronics, food packaging, medical, industrial, point of sale products and more.

In 2011 Jamie, along with Gareth, took over as a joint owner and a Director of Formworks.


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Alex Huffadine

staff_photos_alexIn 2014 Alex joined the team at Formworks Design, she has worked with clients across a breadth of industries including Airline kiosks, consumer products, packaging, furniture, and graphic design. Alex is passionate about how design has its role in the physical world. She enjoys the porous nature of the Formworks Design environment and finds that her work projects suit her technical skills, innovation, and design style.

Before joining Formworks Design, Alex profession career started with Fisher and Paykel Healthcare where she worked on designing and styling a product within the respiratory acute range. Alex was also a designer with 3i Innovation and St Michel.

Alex holds an Honours degree in Industrial design from the Massey University, Auckland.

On weekends you will find Alex cycling, running and kayaking all over New Zealand.