meet the designer
Jamie McLellan is an Industrial Design graduate from New Zealand’s Wellington School of Design. Since graduating in 1999, he’s designed for top manufacturers and consultancies in Australia, UK, Europe, Asia and the US. This includes work for Makio Hasuike in Milan, Neil Pryde in Hong Kong, Pearson Lloyd and Tom Dixon in London.
Jamie’s won numerous industry awards including the supreme Purple Pin at the Best Awards and Red Dot Award. He has exhibited his designs in London, Milan, Beijing, Shanghai and New York.
Since returning to New Zealand in 2006 to establish his own production and furniture design studio, Jamie has working on a number of projects from lighting to luxury water craft, bicycles to beer taps and more recently he designed the now celebrated Allbirds woollen running shoe. This shoe was described in Time magazine as the world’s most comfortable shoes.
Jamie is Allbirds Head of Design, based in San Francisco, but still maintains his studio. His work is driven by a consistent set of beliefs and strong sense of purpose. Each of Jamie’s designs ultimately become an object that people are passionate about, want to use and to live with.