Kirsten Shouler

CAREER HISTORY                                                                                                2007-2008

 My recent work has involved co-ordinating and managing design projects on a contract basis.

 ARTA Cycle Mapping Projects for Auckland, North Shore, Waitakere, and Eastern areas.

             • CAA Project Management: Western and Eastern Projects

            • CAA Project Co-ordination: Auckland Central & North Shore                  

            • CAA Consultant to Auckland City Council: Audit and Review of North-Western Cycle Route and 50km Cycle Route.

 This work involved working with ARTA, local authorities, community stakeholders, and technical and communications specialists to assist in the preparation of a series of publications providing information on cycle networks around greater Auckland.

My role involved the general administration of the projects, including co-ordination of a surveying team, liaison with community interest groups and local authorities, and presentation and discussion of results with clients.

 Co-ordination of the projects has involved interaction with officers of commissioning authorities as well as the management of the Cycle Action Auckland team of surveyors. The documentation of the projects also required considerable research and professional input in the specialist area of provision of urban cycle routes.

 Cycle Action Auckland is a not for profit non-governmental agency which undertakes professional consultancy work in addition to its advocacy role for cyclists.

 Freelance Design                                                                                     1982- 2007

I have wide experience as a freelance administrator and project co-ordinator in a variety of design related fields. In particular:

 Production Designer for film and television.

I have worked on more than 20 drama productions for both international and New Zealand companies, many as Head of Department for the production design. Team management, budgeting, and cost reporting are critical elements of this role.

 Two typical examples are my work are:

  • Art Department Co-ordinator on “The Piano” feature film
    a complex team co-ordination, administration, and cost-reporting job with many variables                 
  • Production Designer on “Soldier Soldier” television series
    my role involved team leader responsibility and liaison with the NZ Army

I have enjoyed the teamwork involved in film and television projects, and have the ability to co-ordinate a wide variety of input.

 From 1994 - 2006, I have combined family needs with my work for KS Associates, the design business partnership I run with my husband Kim Sinclair. This role has involved liaison with local and international clients as well as office administration and accounts.

Involvement with community groups has been a rewarding and enriching part of my experience during this time, and I have used my administration skills to contribute to the running of various sports club committees, such as Diocesan Sailing Club, and to family-oriented community groups.

I began work as a graduate architect, with design and project management experience, followed by communications experience in print and radio media, specialising in design and technical information.


Bachelor of Architecture: University of Auckland

Diploma Of Journalism (post-grad): Canterbury University                                                     


·       I am an experienced administrator and project co-ordinator.                                                                        

·       I have proven office management skills, with research  and presentation experience.

·       I have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and I enjoy dealing with a wide variety of people.

·       I support and facilitate team  goals, and have the ability to assumie individual responsibility as required           

 My key strengths are all round competence in administration and co-ordination, and excellent communication skills. I enjoy using my attention to detail to create an efficient work environment.


Kirsten Shouler

37A Haslett St, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021

ph                   (09) 309 7882

mob                  (027) 281 1956