Resident appoints new Creative Director, Tim Rundle

March 31, 2023

(New Zealand) – Tim Rundle has been appointed the new Creative Director at Resident.

New Zealand-born Rundle joins Resident with a wealth of experience locally and in the UK where he has held senior positions at Tom Dixon and Conran & Partners.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Rundle’s role will be to evolve the brand look whilst at the same time maintaining the clear and distinct visual identity which has characterised the Resident brand since its inception.

Simon James is stepping down from this role after twelve years. James has played a fundamental part in making Resident what it is today through his vision and commitment to Resident’s clean, pared-back and considered aesthetic. He continues to be a key shareholder in Resident as well as a part of the wider design team.

“It’s a real honour to have been given the opportunity to continue and build upon the design vision Simon has created, and that has made Resident a leading light in the design scene both here and abroad. I’m looking forward to working with the talented team at Resident, and the extended family of designers that Simon and Scott have brought together, to keep taking the best of New Zealand design to the world,” says Rundle.