Wil's passion is working with people... his forte, is ﬁnding solutions to complex design challenges and ensuring good ideas become exceptional design outcomes.
He is a seasoned designer with two decades of design industry experience, ranging from traditional consultancy and in-house staff design, through to freelance, and consulting in transdisciplinary environments. Wil has worked on projects across a broad spectrum of industries, including high-end electronics, industrial equipment, branding, entertainment, wayfinding/signage, film and now settling into a nurturing role for tomorrows talent.
As an Associate Lecturer in RMIT's School of Design, Wil is developing a learner centred teaching practice, which seeks to assist learners in empowering their own journey and is re-igniting his passion for the health sector. With his colleagues Associate Professor Soumitri Varadarajan and Dr. Caroline Francis, they have been awarded the 2022 Vice Chancellor Teaching Award of Excellence for Innovative Design Pedagogy and the 2022 ACUADS Teaching Excellence Award.
His research is deeply engaged with design education and reimagining learning experiences for the contemporary period.
- de Vere, I.,Dim, W.,Sheahan, J. (2022). Enabling an Ageing Workforce - Using design to innovate the workplace and empower older workers In: WorkSafe Victoria Melbourne
- Dim, W.,de Vere, I.,Sheahan, J. (2022). Towards Re-Imagining Industrial Design Education For The Contemporary Period In: DS 117: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2022), London South Bank University in London, UK. 8th - 9th September 2022 Disrupt, Innovate, Regenerate & Transform, London, United Kingdom, 8-9 September 2022
- de Vere, I.,Dim, W.,Sheahan, J. (2022). Designing To Enable An Ageing Workforce In: DS 117: Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2022), London South Bank University in London, UK. 8th - 9th September 2022, London, England, United Kingdom, 8-9 September 2022
- Dim, W.,Sheahan, J. (2022). Safeness by Design - "The Future of Work: Designing for Safety, Wellbeing and the Workplaces of Tomorrow" In: WorkSafe Victoria Melbourne, Australia