Gemma is a British designer who creates interactive works that span hardware and software. She is currently working as an interaction designer at Apple in California after graduating from the Royal College of Arts with a masters degree in Design Products under the direction of Yuri Suzuki and Oscar Diaz.
She received a first class bachelors degree in product design from Central Saint Martins and founded Nice to be Nice Studio in 2014 with fellow student Sophie Borch-Jacobsen.


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gemmaroper@gmail.com
San Francisco, CA



Experience


Interaction Designer
Apple, California
Apr 2016 - Present

Designer
Map Project Office, London
Feb - March 2016

Designer
Party NYC, New York City
Sept - Dec 2015

Nice to be Nice
Co-Founder/Designer
2013 - 2016

Designer
Chris Lefteri Design, London
2006 - 2015

Design Intern
BarberOsgerby, London
Jun - Sept 2009


Exhibitions


‘Circle of Poets’ curated by Disegno, London
Safe & Sound Headphones
May 2016

‘Design on Two Wheels’ exhibit, Cube Design Museum, The Netherlands
July - Dec 2017

‘Bike to the Future’ exhibition in Gent, Belgium
Mar - Oct 2016

London Design Festival, London
Marble Stacking Shelves & Pivot Bench Sept 2015

Flash Design Store, Paris
Marble Stacking Shelves & Pivot Bench
May 2015

Design Junction, London
Halo Tableware for TFL
Sept 2013


Media


The Guardian︎
Safe & Sound
June 2015

Dezeen︎
Safe & Sound,
June 2015

Dezeen︎
Radio Activity
June 2015

Dezeen︎
‘Top 10 gadgets of 2015’ Radio Activity Dec 2015

Wired Magazine︎
Safe & Sound
June 2015

Disegno︎
Graduates 2015 - Safe & Sound
July 2015

Disegno︎
Safe & Sound @ Circle of Poets exhibit curated by Disegno and Etro
May 2016

FastCo Design︎
Safe & Sound
June 2015

FastCo Design︎
Radio Activity
July 2015

The Sydney Morning Herald︎
Safe & Sound 
July 2015

DesignBoom︎
Radio Activity
Aug 2015


Gemma Roper
SF, Calif.