April Gourdie is a Textile Designer for Allbirds in San Francisco. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, April studied at Massey University and Auckland University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Textiles. She specialises in knitwear, specifically Shima Seiki digital knitting. April’s personal work is centred around a playful exploration of colour and pattern, and furthering her knowledge in material development through engineered knitting.



email. aprilgourdie@gmail.com

mob NZ. (+64) 21 057 1145

mob US. (+1) 415 630 3159

instagram. @bestbefore_apr95



- Showed at New Zealand Fashion Week 2018

- iD Emerging Designer Awards - Viva Editorial Award

- Finalist iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2018

- Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia - travelling to India for 5 weeks on a textile focused study tour

- Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Academic Scholarship

- Ian Shrivenear Award for Excellence in Textile Design

- Eden Artists Young Artists Awards - Best Multi Media piece