Viv Baartman

General Manager Wellington, Davanti linked by Isobar

Viv is a high level strategic player and is involved early in projects to ensure the right team is chosen and that the deliverables match the client’s outcomes and goals. She has worked in the design field for over 20 years and is passionate about the role of design in helping people engage with services in the right way.

She has a strong ability to balance the financial with the creative aspects of a business, without ever losing focus on the people, and comes with long-term experience in whiteboard wrangling and arm waving! Her past experience of design and management ensures she brings a broad range of skills to all her engagements, this drives her to explore creative ways of using traditional methodologies.

The question she will always ask when beginning a piece of work is “what about the human?” This distraction invades all she does and motivates the work she brings in the door. She also believes in nurturing young talent; to support this she is an Associate Research Fellow at Victoria University and coaches Masters students to help them commercialise their final year Design and Innovation projects.

Out of work her focus is her family and enjoying a simple active life.

Viv Baartman, General Manager Wellington, Davanti linked by Isobar

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