A Bit About Me
Shimroth John Thomas is a cross-disciplinary designer whose practice sits at the intersection of system, strategy, architecture, photography, and climate.
Co-founder of Create Studio, a multi-disciplinary design firm working predominately in the architecture, photography, and UI/UX space in Bangalore India. He is currently based in Melbourne Australia, where he continues to build his photography business while he explores the possibilities of utilizing biomaterials to solve the climate crisis.
In 2020, he cofounded Untwine, a unique material/product/service/system solution aimed at eliminating single-use packaging waste in the food and beverage industries, starting with the Australian wine industry.
Shimroth is now exploring the possibility of utilizing the residues of harvested Tasmanian seaweed to create a range of biodegradable architectural products that can be used as an alternative to the existing unsustainable construction materials in the market.
Jan 2020- Design team member for BioMelbourne exhibit at Melbourne Design Week.
Jun 2020- Finalist of Open Innovation Competition organized by the City of Melbourne for Untwine.
Sept 2020- Untwine publication in RMIT news.
July 2021- Recipient of the Sustainability Award for my major project Phycoforms
July 2021- Recipient of a $5000 grant courtesy of the City of Melbourne's Waste Minimization and Innovation fund for Untwine.
Mar 2022- Finalist of the Victorian Premier Design Awards in RMIT news.
Mar 2022- Recipient of a $10,000 grant courtesy of the State Library of Victoria's Future Founders Venture Scholarship for Untwine.
Mar 2022- Recipient of a $10,000 grant courtesy of the State Library of Victoria's Future Founders Venture Scholarship for Phycoforms.
Mar 2022- Recipient of the highly commended award in the Student Design category of the Victorian Premier Design Awards for Phycoforms.