Tom Hackshaw

Tom Hackshaw


Hi, I'm Tom,

I am a designer with a background in the arts and education. Presently I am working as a web producer and developer in Pōneke, Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Prior to this, I taught design, art and digital technology at Takapuna Grammar School, where I also worked on the development of Te Wāhi Auaha (a school maker space and innovation space).

My experience in making learning more accessible and equitable across a range of students from different backgrounds and abilities built the foundation of my human-centered design practice.

Previously I studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts, where I also briefly taught the first and second year studio programme.

Find me on,, and Merveilles. Sometimes, I am on IRC as @tomupom on Libera Chat and Rizon networks. You can also find me on Urbit as ~worbur-dorneb.

I have accounts on other popular social media sites, but rarely use them.


I would like to acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand. I pay my respects to the mana whenua who are the original and continued rightful stewards of the land.

I would also like to acknowledge the many free and open source software that this website, along with many of my other projects, take advantage of. The full source code of this website can be found on my GitHub.