Our tutors are the heart of Toi Ohomai and whānaungatanga is part of everything we do here. As students of Toi Ohomai, you’ll feel a sense of family, of welcome.

Our friendly learning spaces and smaller class sizes will give you confidence as you gain new skills that will lead you into the future, and our tutors will be there for you every step of the way.

Your success is what we’re all about!

  • Ben Wilcock

    Ben Wilcock

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I’m lucky to be able to teach in an area I’m very passionate about – music.  

    I hold a bachelor’s in Music and my work as a composer and performer has appeared on more than 30 albums.  

    I also co-founded Thick Records NZ and I’ve performed at a number of big music festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival,… Read full profile

  • Kyle Sattler

    Kyle Sattler

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I’m a multimedia artist and musician and teach visual arts, design and creative technologies at Toi Ohomai.

    I have a Master of Visual Art from Wintec. My recent work has focused primarily on sound and video as well as exploring the influence of rhythm and flow on the human experience.

    I have a keen interest in alternative music… Read full profile

  • Dale Sattler

    Dale Sattler

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I'm a creative arts tutor for the Bachelor of Creative Industries. My area of specialisation is graphic design and I aim to use my broad experience in my teaching, focusing on everything from print based to screen-based outcomes.

    Prior to joining the Toi Ohomai whānau, I spent three years working in the bustling city of London. The… Read full profile

  • Nicol Sanders-O’Shea

    Nicol Sanders-O’Shea

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I’m an Academic Leader of Arts in the Business, Design and Service Industries faculty at Toi Ohomai.

    I’ve been a practising artist for the past 25 years and have taught tertiary art and design for over 20 years. I love the way my career enables me to be active in the industry while contributing to the education of tomorrow’s great… Read full profile

  • Donna Dinsdale

    Donna Dinsdale

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I'm currently teaching the Fashion Design major within the Bachelor of Creative Industries course at Toi Ohomai.

    I have a Bachelor of Design from Otago University and a Master of Design from Auckland University of Technology. I love learning about cultural influences in art and design and sharing my knowledge with students and aspiring… Read full profile

  • Darcell Apelu

    Darcell Apelu

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I currently teach visual arts, moving image, collaborative projects and cultural theory papers in the Toi Ohomai creative courses.

    I have a keen interest in exploring identity in relation to legacy and storytelling, and ideas around how the body operates in social and cultural contexts.

    Apart from being a creative and teaching, I’… Read full profile

  • Anne-Marie Simon

    Anne-Marie Simon

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I'm a tutor for the Bachelor of Creative Industries and the Certificate in Art and Design courses at Toi Ohomai.

    After graduating with a Diploma in Clothing and Textiles from Wellington Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Art and Design (Fashion) from Otago Polytechnic, I knew I wanted to share my knowledge with others so I decided to continue… Read full profile

  • Adrian Maidment

    Adrian Maidment

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    I currently teach on the media arts and communication courses.

    My experience spans from advertising and video marketing, to search engine optimisation and podcasting. I have a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Waikato and a Master of Art (Design) from Wintec.

    Other than teaching, I’m also a passionate cartoonist… Read full profile

  • Kelcy Taratoa

    Kelcy Taratoa

    Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries


    Ngai Te Rangi , Ngati Ranginui , Ngati Raukawa

    I’m a practicing artist and educator based in Tauranga. I teach visual arts and creative entrepreneurship courses on the Bachelor of Creative Industries degree. I hold a Master of Arts in Māori visual arts from Massey University.

    I have exhibited throughout… Read full profile

  • Debashis Dutta

    Debashis Dutta

    Faculty of Health, Education and Environment


    I have been teaching on the Environmental Management course since 2003. I’m originally from India, where I completed my Master of Science in botany at North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong. Following my master’s studies, I lectured at a university college in India, teaching botany and ecology papers while completing my Doctorate in Plant… Read full profile