Meet Our Awesome Team

We like to call them Playleaders!

We've handpicked our awesome team for their creativity, kindness, expertise and passion for learning.

Watch our video to find out more about us and why we created Wonderchums.

We can't wait to meet you!



Hi!  I'm an educator of all things creative, and I love designing dynamic learning experiences that result in big, bold group creations.



Hi!  You can call me Ali. My dream is to inspire more inclusion for kids with disabilities.



Hi!  I am a writer, communicator and hyper-organiser.  I love to see kids working together and being creative.



Hi!  My passion is creating great tech products that empower opportunity, access and learning for people.



Hi!  I'm a learning designer and love finding fun ways for kids with and without disability to learn through play.



Hi!  I'm an artist and illustrator. I love imagining and drawing the myriad of ways the Wonderchums experience their magical world.



Hi!  I'm a writer, producer, actor, composer and playwright. My passion is crafting messages that deliver succinct meaning.



Hi!  I'm a blogger and writer and am passionate about creative and inclusive learning experiences.



Hi!  I'm a high school student at Lindfield Learning Village and am really passionate about education.



Hi!  I'm an actor, producer, writer, comedian and singer-songwriter who has a penchant for entertaining children.



Hi!  I'm a passionate UX Designer who enjoys the entire process from the in-depth research through to prototyping and product testing.



Hi!  I'm passionate about UX design, research and creating experiences to improve the environmental and human condition.

Where Our Innovation Journey Started

Hello! My name is Joanne, Wonderchums CoFounder.

I spent 12 years teaching design and architecture at universities around the world and eventually co-founded an innovation lab at UTS.   Here we explored ways to solve tricky problems creatively and collaboratively.

The video tour below describes this journey.

Imagining inclusive play futures...

We partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in NSW and student* teams developed new projects that encouraged inclusive play for kids with and without disabilities. [*This is an awesome video of Dylan when he was a student!]

A think tank that you cycle to...

We found a warehouse and at 8am every Thursday morning we hosted 90 minutes of innovation workshopping for people to come together and imagine new ways to re-design our city.

Designing the future of work...

We partnered with the GPT retail development group and explored the ways that urban spaces could be reconceived in a mobile, transitional work and consumption future.

This work led to SOUP,

a Strategic Open Urbanism Platform for building new ventures to solve tricky urban issues in our cities.

Big World Homes - ABC Lateline video
And a flatpack affordable housing startup called Big World Homes.

Here we used everything we knew about urban living and innovation and worked with architect Alex Symes' to design pop-up affordable housing communities.

And then here to Wonderchums...

When my sister Alison and I became parents, it dawned on me that the place for real impact was childhood.   Wonderchums is a collaborative learning platform empowered by an international community of kids and their families.


Contact Us

Phone: +61 (0)409 204 236

Suite 32 / 61 Marlborough St
Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia