About Us

We are award-winning designers who share a passion for creating meaningful customer experiences and delivering new initiatives to market.

We are system thinkers looking to make an impact. Curious and open-minded, we delight in looking at things in different ways.

Relationships are critically important to us. We believe that treating our clients as partners and developing their capacity can have powerful results.

We have deep experience working with both small and large organisations. We have been highly influential in the transformation of many Australian and international organisations and in the development of market-leading products and services across a range of industries. See some of our recent work here.

Contact us for more information.

Core Values

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPACT
We are passionate about designing compelling, successful solutions and work in partnership with our clients to create an impact and deliver value. We work with large organisations to deliver innovation impact and with smaller clients to significantly grow their business.

SYSTEM THINKING
We strive to solve complex problems. We research, analyse, create and prototype tailor-made solutions that satisfy our clients’ unique needs.

RESPECT OUR RELATIONSHIP
Relationships are critically important to us, we believe good relationships are founded on trust and respect. We enjoy longstanding relationships with our clients as true innovation takes time.

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH
By involving our clients every step of the way, we combine our strengths to design better, more relevant solutions. We create a collaborative environment where every team member’s voice is heard and valued. We hold ourselves accountable and expect the same from our clients.

OPEN-MINDED AND FLEXIBLE
We seek to put your interests first, regardless of project size, so that we become your trusted partner.
Do your values align with ours? Contact us to see how we can work together.

Work With Us

WAVE is growing and we’re looking for passionate, creative collaborators.

We seek talented designers with diverse specialties who are inspired by the WAVE vision. We offer flexibility, the opportunity to work on large projects and a chance to make a positive impact.

We’re looking for designers who want to have a voice at the table and shape the growth and future direction of WAVE Design.

If this sounds like you, reach out to us here.

People

Dr Munib Karavdic

Managing Director, Conjoint Professor
UNSW Business School

munib@wave.design

Munib is both an experienced practitioner and academic whose expertise spans innovation strategy and management, building innovation capabilities through human-centred design, customer-centric transformation, programs implementation, strategy development and leadership effectiveness. Leading AMP’s award-winning Design & Innovation team, Munib transformed AMP into a design and customer-driven organisation, a monumental shift for one of Australia’s largest financial institutions. Since starting WAVE Design, he has worked with Vodafone, Garvan Research Institute, NPS Medicine wise, my plates and the Department of Education to help them align their innovation intent, set strategic priorities and build innovation capabilities. Munib is an internationally acclaimed innovation expert, he has delivered key notes at numerous conferences around Australia and abroad.

Michael Kim

Strategic Design Lead
 

michael@wave.design

Michael is a seasoned innovator who has built a portfolio of successful disruptive ventures spanning e-commerce, digital health and logistics. He spearheaded the market expansion of global brands such as Proctor & Gamble and Blackmores, and has deep experience delivering large-scale, complex transformation and M&A programs in Australia and internationally. He led innovation for AMP’s enterprise-wide Transformation Program and built broader innovation capabilities across the organisation. Michael is inspired and driven by meaningful difference-making. He loves food and travel and cherishes every opportunity to enjoy life with his wife and two children who are growing up way too fast.

Joanna Wyganowska

Design Lead
 

joanna@wave.design

Joanna is a registered psychologist and human-centred designer. She has driven end-to-end human-centred design projects from research phase through to ideation, prototyping and testing with excellent outcomes. Joanna has designed and facilitated large-scale cultural transformation programs for organisations across a range of industries.

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