Tom Newspring

Product Designer

Wellington, New Zealand
Solving problems since 2017 by designing world-class digital products, brands, systems and experiences with an emphasis on accessibility, inclusivity and privacy in fast-paced collaborative environments after attending the Apple Developer Academy in Naples, Italy.

My most important design tool is a good question.

If great work sold itself, my life would be a lot easier.
A good designer doesn’t just create stunning visuals. I work to understand problems, communicate with key players, and create solutions.
Still, you can find some of it on Behance at And if you really want to know what I’m capable of, let’s have a korero!

Work Experience

Freelance Project

Product Designer / Software Developer (Full stack)

July 2022 - December 2022 New Zealand


Product Designer

April 2021 - June 2022 New Zealand

Freelance Project

Product Designer / UX Researcher

January 2020 - March 2020 United States


Product Designer / Design Lead

August 2019 - December 2019 Italy

Apple Developer Academy


Worked on multiple missions as part of thePier, the Apple Developer Academy Alumni program.
Designing tools around Collaborative Intelligence and Metacognition.
Co-mentoring design activities at the Academy.
Helping mentoring code, design and business activities at the Apple Foundation Program.
June 2018 - July 2019 Italy


Apple Developer Academy

October 2017 - June 2018 Naples, Italy

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Cultural Studies (Film, Television and Video), Equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts

September 2014 - June 2017 Paris, France


French (Native),
English (Fluent),
Maori (Beginner),


Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Airtable, App Store Connect, Branding, Branding Research, Communication, Cultural Studies, Design Patterns, Design Thinking, Digital Design, Digital Marketing, Film Theory, Final Cut Pro, Human-Centered Design, Image Editing, Ios Development, Iwork, Leadership,, Object-oriented Programming, Presentation, Product Development, Project Management, Prototyping, Sketch App, Social Media, Swift, Team Leadership, Trello, User Experience, User Interface Design, UX Research, Video Editing, Wireframing, Xcode,