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Tanya Marriott BDes, GDip Illustration, MDes

Senior Lecturer

School of Design

Tanya Marriott is Character designer who works in a variety of media including interactive storytelling, playful interaction and character-centric communication. Her work seeks to build meaningful experiences and storytelling opportunities between digital and tangible activities and objects. Tanya has led pedagogical development which explores methods of playful experience design for social change, and the character as a communication tool. Tanya is an internationally recognised character designer, and the president of international consortia the National Institute of American Doll Artists. Tanya has contributed design expertise to the Toy industry in the UK, and the film industry both nationally and internationally.

 

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: College of Creative Arts Staff office, Block 1
    Campus: Wellington Campus

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Design - Massey University (2001)
  • Graduate Diploma in Illustration - Massey University (2007)
  • Master of Design - Massey University (2009)

Prizes and Awards

  • 2016 Early Career Research medal - Massey University (2016)
  • Finalist at the 2014 Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards in the Interactive moving image section for the project Kakatrope. - Desingers Institute of New Zealand (2015)
  • Red Dot in the Concept design section of the Red Dot international Design awards in Singapore for the project "TweetMe" - Red Dot (2016)
  • Bronze award at the 2012 Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards in the temporary Exhibition Spatial design section for the project Tweet Me. - Designers Institute of New Zealand (2012)
  • Invited to attend the 2nd Annual Pictoplasma Character Academy, an 8 day intensive character design workshop in Berlin. - Pictoplasma (2014)
  • 2006 Wild Creations residency awarded conjointly by Creative New Zealand and the Department of Conservation. The award consisted of a 6 week live in residency at Maud island. - Department of Conservation (2007)
  • Gold Award at the 2010 Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards in the Student Interactive design section for Master of Design project - Storytelling Memories. - Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Awards (2010)
  • Award in Teaching Excellence at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, for innovation in teaching through the application of Experiential Learning through Play Spaces. - College of Creative Arts, Massey University (2013)
  • Grand National Art Direction Award for New Zealand 48 hour film festival submission "Sleep Shepherds" - New Zealand 48 hour film festival (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Character design, interactive storytelling, Play for social change, playful interaction and character-centric communication. The design of meaningful experiences and storytelling opportunities between digital and tangible activities and object.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Computer Gaming and Animation (190202): Crafts (190501): Film, Television and Digital Media (190200): Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502): Interactive Media (190205): Performance and Installation Art (190504):
Social Change (160805): Social Theory (160806): Sociology (160800):
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000):
Studies In Human Society (160000):
Visual Arts and Crafts (190500)

Keywords

Character design, Play theory, playful experiences, Transmedia storytelling, doll design, communication design, experience design, tangible

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 3

Research Outputs

Journal

marriott, T. (2017). Tangible Storytelling told through clay or digital sculpting. Art Doll Quarterly. 14(4), 46-51 Retrieved from http://www.artdollquarterly.com/
[Journal article]Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & Маркова, A. (2014). One flew over the Kakapo nest. Doll Master. No 1.(41)(1), 30-36 Retrieved from http://www.dollmaster.ru/
[Journal article]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & Campbell, B. (2014). 3D printing for Dollmaking. Art Doll Quarterly. 12(Issue 2), 54-59 Retrieved from http://www.artdollquarterly.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2009). Storytelling memories: A tangible connection to Bomber Command veterans. Touch Panel. 3(7/8), 93-94 Retrieved from http://www.veritasetvisus.com/forty_favorites.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & Soto, K. (2014). Anthropomorph-me. : The Master Craft Cronicles
[Internet publication]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011). Lost and found within new media design. Memory Connection. 1(1), 404-417 Retrieved from http://www.memoryconnection.org/journals/
[Journal article]Authored by: Marriott, T.

Book

marriott, TN. (2015). White Cloud Worlds, Volume 3, An Anthology of Science fiction and fantasy artwork from Aotearoa, New Zealand. In P. tobin (Ed.) White Cloud Worlds. (pp. 195 - 199). China: Ignite inc
[Chapter]Authored by: Marriott, T.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015). The Art of the Contemporary Doll. In S. Korinchak (Ed.) Art of the Contemporary Doll. (pp. 70 - 71). 4880 Lower Valley Rd, Atglen, PA 19310, USA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Marriott, T.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015). The Pictosquad. In Pictoplasma Alumni Special: The Pictosquad StickerBook. Berlin, Germany: International Neighborhood Verlag
[Chapter]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & Craig Potton Publishing, . (2013). Bizarre Bras : World of Wearable Art. In WOWACCM. Staff, & . Craig Potton Publishing (Eds.) Bizarre Bras : World of Wearable Art. (pp. 89 - 90). New Zealand: Craig Potton Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., Craig Potton Publishing Limited, ., & World of WearableArt Limited, . (2013). WearableArt. In CPP. Limited, . Craig Potton Publishing, & . World of Wearable art ltd (Eds.) WearableArt. (pp. 180 - 181). New Zealand: Craig Potton Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2010). Storytelling memories. In DA. Filippoupoliti (Ed.) Science exhibitions: Curation and design. (pp. 404 - 431). Edinburgh, UK: MuesumsEtc
[Chapter]Authored by: Marriott, T.

Creative Work

marriott, T. (2017). The Rakiura Quest.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2017) The Dance of the Kakapo. [Exhibition] Frank Kitts park
[Artwork]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2016). Five Black Robins.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2016). The Rescue.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015). The Moose of Fiordland.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, T. (2012). Durer's Rhinoceros.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
MARRIOTT, T. (2016). The Journey of Richard Henry : Part 1. WHITE CONCEPTS Gallery: Pictoplasma, WHITE CONCEPTS Gallery
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015). Kakatrope. Urban Spree, Berlin: Pictoplasma
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & Buckley, G. (2013). Buller's Assistant [Artefact]. : 1. 50th Anniversary National Institute of American Doll artists exhibtion, San Francisco,USA, 2013 2. Eyeball Kicks Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 2013-2014 3. Pandora Platinum Award Exhibition, Moscow, Russia, 2014 4. Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, Kansas City, 2014
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2014). huhu puppet design for Maori TV. Maori TV: Production Shed
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.Tweet Me.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015). The Urban Creature. Wellington City: Lux 2015 light festival
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2014). 126 Kakapos. Celebration, Florida, USA
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2009). Storytelling Memories.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & moore, M. (2014). Playing the Gallery.
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T., Moore, M.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011). Richard Henry [Artefact]. : Included in 'Unscripted', St James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand (03 Sep - 10 Sep)
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011, November 29). The Doll Show. (No. of Pieces: 3) [Mix-media polymer clay, fabric,]. Expressions Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015, December 15). Tanya Marriott - My little Pony collector and Doll Designer. (No. of Pieces: 90) [Vinyl]. Te Papa Tongarewa.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
marriott, TN. (2015, November 28). Imaginary Worlds. (No. of Pieces: 3) [Super Sculpey, Mixed Media]. Expressions Gallery.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
marriott, TN. (2015, June 17). Aotearoa Fantastical. (No. of Pieces: 6) [Super Sculpey, 3D print, Mix Media]. Fine Art Academy Gallery, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015, July 9). 52nd National Institute of American Doll Artists Annual Conference Exhibtion 2015. (No. of Pieces: 5 pieces) [Polymer Clay and Mix Media Sculpture]. Portland , OR, USA.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011, November 1). White Cloud Worlds: New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Art as the Blooom, The Creative Industries Art Show.. (No. of Pieces: 2) [Super Sculpey, Mix Media]. Staatenhaus am Rheinpark, 50679 Cologne, Germany.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2014, December 6). The Creatives. (No. of Pieces: 3) [Mix Media]. Puke Airki Museum, New Plymouth.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.Contributed to by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., Marmalade Monkey, ., Wellington Maker Space, ., Mohawk Media, ., PixelBrid, ., Makers.org, ., . . . Diatom Studio, . (2013, April 27). The Makertorium. [online]. Te Papa Tongarewa.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.(2014). The Host : New Zealand 48 hour film festival. [Short Fim]. Paramount theatre, Wellington New Zealand
[Film or Video]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.(2013). Sleep Shepherds - 2013 New Zealand 48 hour film festival entry.. [film]. Victoria University, Embassy Theatre, Auckland Civic Theatre
[Film or Video]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2014, June 9). Spectrum Fantastic Art Live. (No. of Pieces: 5 pieces) [Polymer Clay and Mix Media Sculpture]. Kansas City Convention Center 301 W. 13th St..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2014, May 1). Character Selfie, a part of THE PICTOPLASMA PORTRAIT GALLERY show - a group exhibition celebrating the 10th Pictoplasma Berlin Festival. (No. of Pieces: 1 piece) [digital print]. KAUFHAUS JANDORF, Brunnenstr. 19-21, Berlin Mitte.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2013). Gree : Global Game Jam 48 hour Game design competiton..
[Design]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2013, June 27). National Institute of American Doll Artists 50th Annual Conference Exhibition 2013 ( Golden One). (No. of Pieces: 5 pieces) [Polymer Clay and Mix Media Sculpture]. Corte Maderia, San Francisco.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2012, September 27). National Institute of American Doll Artists Annual Conference 2012. (No. of Pieces: 5 pieces) [Polymer Clay and Mix Media Sculpture]. Stamford, Conneticut, USA.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., fyfe, K., Tuckey, J., Brown, A., & Gardiner, K. (2012, November 3). Wild At Heart. (No. of Pieces: 4 pieces) [Sculpture]. Pataka Gallery, Porirua, New Zelaand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.(2012). Not One Tear : 48 hour film festival. [Short Fim]. Paramount theatre, Embassy Theatre, Civic Theatre
[Film or Video]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011, December 7). Pictoplasma: Post Digital Monsters, The Missing Link Research project.. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Digital print of Super Sculpey, Mix Media sculpture]. la Gaîté lyrique,Paris.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011, September 3). Unscripted. (No. of Pieces: 4) [Super Sculpey, Mix Media]. St James Theatre.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011, August 22). National Institute of American Doll Artists Annual Conference 2011. (No. of Pieces: 6) [Mix-media polymer clay, fabric,]. Westin, Westminster hotel, Denver CO, USA.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Atkinson, V., Mason, V., Marriott, TN., & Harris, C. (2010, February 25). Alter + ego: A mobile visual arts exhibition. Odlins Plaza, Courtenay Park, and Wellington Railway Station, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Mason, V., Harris, C., & Marriott, TN. (2009). Whimsical entities. [Co-curator]. Minerva Textile Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (04 Sep - 03 Oct).
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.(2009). Free range. [Film]. Wellington: 48HOURS
[Film or Video]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.(2008). The Diamond Heist.. [Film]. Embassey Theatre, Wellington: 48Hours
[Film or Video]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, T. (2008). Takatu [Artefact]. : TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, T. (2008). Kanak [Artefact]. : Included in 'World of Wearable Art', TSB Arena, Wellington, New Zealand (25 Sep - 05 Oct)
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, T. (2007). Wooden Lace [Artefact]. : Included in 'World of Wearable Art', TBS Arean, Wellington, New Zealand (20 Sep - 30 Sep)
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & Marriott, C. (2007). Mrs Sucky [Artefact]. : TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2007). 1000 Bombers [Artefact]. : TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2006). A Pair of Spitfires [Artefact]. : TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2006). We Will Overcome War [Artefact]. : TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2006). The Evolution of the Kiwi [Artefact]. World of Wearableart Awards Show: TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN., & Marriott, C. (2006). Human beginnings [Artefact]. World of Wearableart Awards Show: TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
[Artefact]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.Richard Henry. [Exhibition] Wellignton
[Artwork]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.ConservARTion. Arthurs Pass Visitors Centre.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.Surplus and Creativity. Conservation House: Te Whare Kaupapa Atawhai, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Marriott, T.

Thesis

Marriott, TN. (2009). Storytelling memories: A tangible connection to bomber command veterans. (Master's Thesis, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Marriott, T.

Conference

Marriott, TN.3D printing - bringing back traditional Animation. . Sydney University Village, Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2015, July). Defining the Doll. Presented at 52nd Annual National Institute of American Doll Artists Conference. Portland, OR, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2013, June). Tweetme Interactive Forest. Presented at Redefining Animation : Society Of Animation Studies. School of Cinematic Arts, Universty of Southern California, Los Angeles.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011). Designing social behaviour through play. In M. Copier, H. Kennedy, & A. Waern (Eds.) http://www.digra.org/dl/display_html?chid=http://www.digra.org/dl/db/11313.17525.pdf. Utrecht School of the Arts: Think Design Play: The fifth international conference of the Digital Research Association (DIGRA)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN.Designing social behavior through play. Paper presented at the meeting of http://www.digra.org/dl. Utrecht School of the Arts
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2011). Interactive memories within Museums. In A. Thomassen, & E. champion (Eds.) IE '10 Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment. Vol. 7thInteractive Entertainment , New Zealand ©2011: IE 2010 The 7th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment Skip to Content ↓
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2010, December). Lost and found within New Media Design. Presented at Contained Memory. Te Papa Tongarewa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2009). Storytelling memories: A tangible connection to bomber command veterans. In M. Schneider, A. Kroner, JCE. Alvarado, AG. Higuera, JC. Augusto, DJ. Cook, . . . V. Callaghan (Eds.) Workshops proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments. Vol. 4 (pp. 3 - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Marriott, T.

Other

Marriott, T. (2010). The Gravy: Series 4, Episode 9. Television New Zeland
[Other]Authored by: Marriott, T.
Marriott, TN. (2014, February). Pandora Platinum Inaugural Art Doll award.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Marriott, T.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • Oct 2012 - May 2013 - Wildbase Massey University
    Developed initial designs for the proposed Wildbase Rehabilitation Aviary and interpretive center.
  • Dec 2012 - April 2013 - Makertorium
    Member of the development team which hosted the Makertorium - - New Zealand's first Makerfaire at Te Papa Tongarewa.
  • Dec 2013 - Jan 2014 - Apollo 13 Mission Control
    Development of an interlinking app system to encourage participant immersion for the critically acclaimed Apollo 13: Mission control interactive theater.
  • April 2006 - September 2006 - World Of Wearable Arts Stage Show
    Designed and developed small and large props for the 2006 World of Wearable Arts stage show

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

222.492  Play research and Design
222.390 Visual Communication Design Special Topic A
222.391 Visual Communication Design Special Topic B
222.430 Digital Media Studio
222.453 Visual Communication Design research and development
222.454 Visual Communication Design Research Project
222. 333 Conceptual Design for Film and Media
222.496 Special topic - Toy Design
197.800 Design thesis



Courses Coordinated

Media and Links

Media

  • 29 May 2016 - Radio
    Art and Industry of Imagination Radio New Zealand
    Art and Industry of Imagination Radio New Zealand Interview
  • 26 Jan 2013 - Newspaper, Online
    Game will come to life in 48 hours
    Digital media expert and toy designer Tanya Marriott is moving up from the challenge of creating a film in 48 hours to creating a full video game in the same time.
  • 25 Jan 2013 - Community Service, Online, Other
    Global Game Jam
    48-hours to create the world’s best computer game – Watch Massey University School of Design students camp out at The Dowse and compete in the Global Game Jam.
  • 19 May 2015 - Online
    Tanya Marriott’s 3D Printed Kakatrope Pays Tribute
    This zoetrope Marriott dubbed the Kakatrope was made for the Pictoplasma All-Stars show and exhibited at Urban Spree in Berlin, and the artist says it was meant to explore animation technique not conf
  • 16 Jul 2013 - Online
    Bizarre Bras for breast cancer research
    Launch of the World of wearabel Arts Bizzarre bar book, featuring my design "A Pair of Spitfires"

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