Dr Francesca Zampollo

PhD, MDes, BA(Design), PGCHE

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies /
Department of Industrial Design + Innovation
Auckland University of Technology
Research Expertise
Food Design, Design Theory, Design Thinking
Francesca is Senior Lecturer in the Industrial Design + Innovation department at AUT. Francesca has a PhD in Design Theory applied to Food Design. She is the Principal Editor of the International Journal of Food Design published by Intellect. In 2009 Francesca funded the International Food Design Society, and since then organized the First International Symposium on Food Experience Design (London, November 2010) and the first academic conference on Food Design, the International Conference on Designing Food and Designing for Food (London, June 2012). She is an award winning Food Designer, with her most successful product, the chocolate snack Unico in production since 2006, and she is regularly invited to participate to academic and non-academic conferences with talks on Food Design and Innovation.
Industry Experience
  • International Food Design Society – founder and chair 
  • PepsiCo – consultant 2012-2013