I'm a Product Designer. I have over 15 years of UX/UI design and front-end development experience. I combine strategic thinking, creative design with strong knowledge of technology and user experience.
I have guided projects from discovery through to design and development - in both waterfall and agile methodologies, mentored designers and run workshops.
I have a passion for responsive design and making the user experience a delight no matter what device they use.
I’m also a passionate learner. I dedicate time almost every day to reading articles & tutorials and listening to podcasts. I just love learning!
Branding, Identity, UI Design, UX Design, Front-End Design & Development, Back-End Development, Responsive Web Design, Mobile First Design, Print Design/Prepress, AB Testing, Browser Testing, Mobile Device Testing, WC3 Standards Compliance, Waterfall & Agile, Prototyping.
Languages, Libraries & Frameworks
Tools & Services
Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Pixate, InVision, Marvel, Coda, Sublime Text, Git, Tower, Sequel Pro, VMWare, MySQL, Apache, Github, Beanstalk, Amazon AWS, Mailchimp, Zoho.
2015 - 2017
Product Designer at Automattic.
Speciality: Designed data visualisation tools for internal financial metrics and user behaviour analysis.
2014 - 2015
Senior Digital Designer & Developer at OBM Advertising
Responsibilities: Strategy, Front-end Design & Development on major Australian brands in the property & tourism sectors.
Freelance Designer & Developer. Clients include Clemenger BBDO Hub+, DT Digital & OBM Advertising.
Responsibilities: Front-End Design & Development on major Australian brands in the FMCG & finance sectors.
2006-2012 Sabbatical as a photojournalist then portrait photographer. Clients: Getty Images, Australian Associated Press, New York Times, and many more.
2000-2006 Designer, Developer & Co-founder at Nitrogen Interactive Pty Ltd. Responsibilities: UI Design, Identity Design, HTML/CSS/JS/PHP & MySQL Development; Operations, Hosting, VPS; Client Services.
1995-2000 Creative & Technical Director at Dynamic Design House Pty Ltd. Responsibilities: UI Design, HTML/CFML Development; Operations/In-House Hosting, Networking; Client Services.
Five things you don't know about me
- I'm an Aspie. I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Aspergers Syndrome) after my first-born son was diagnosed, and before my second son was also diagnosed.
- I was a mohawk wearing, skate boarding punk as a teen.
- My second son Otto has the same name as the main character in the movie Repo Man.
- I did yoga & transcendental meditation as a seven year old.
- I spent two weeks every summer over five years till 2012 photographing former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open for the Danish daily Ekstra Bladet.