Murray Camens
20192020

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Biography

Murray started his professional career in 1977 with the London design consultancy, Conran Associates. He spent the next thirty years managing programs and projects for Philips Design, eventually serving as Vice President and global Head of Operations for the company.

 

He landed in Seattle in 2012 where he assumed the post of Vice President at global design consultancy TEAGUE. During his tenure there, he was responsible for guiding the company’s long-standing design relationship with The Boeing Company, a role he held until 2017.

 

In 2018, Murray joined Monash University’s Health Collab as Adjunct Professor, a design research lab located within the faculty of Art Design & Architecture, that provides innovative solutions to modern Healthcare challenges.

 

During his career, Murray has been named inventor on 16 United States patents and was the recipient of numerous design awards in the United States, Europe and Asia. Among other things, he co-designed the Roller Radio in 1983, which was heralded as one of 80 design icons in the book ‘Past Tense, Future Sense’.

 

Originally from Adelaide, where Murray studied Product Design, he has lived the last 40 years in London, the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong and Seattle, before returning home to Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Product Design, Diploma, University of South Australia

19741977

External positions

Vice President, TEAGUE, Seattle

May 2012Nov 2017

Vice President, Philips Design (Netherlands)

Oct 2009Oct 2011

Vice President, Philips Design (Hong Kong)

Jan 2007Sep 2009

Sr. Director, Philips Design (Hong Kong)

Dec 1997Oct 2002

Design Account Manager, Philips Design (Netherlands)

Mar 1994Dec 1997

Unit Manager, Philips Design (Singapore)

Dec 1986Feb 1994

Sr. Design Manager, Philips Design (Netherlands)

Aug 1984Nov 1986

Designer, Philips Design (Netherlands)

Aug 1980Jul 1984

Designer, Conran Associates

Dec 1977Jul 1980

Research area keywords

  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Design for Health
  • Strategic Design
  • Design Innovation
  • Design Collaboration

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