About

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!

Skills

UX & UI DESIGN
HTML5 & CSS3
JS & JQUERY
PHP & MySQL

Experience Summary

General

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

HTML5, SVG, CSS3, SASS, Foundation, Compass, Bootstrap, Gridset, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, SQL.

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.

History

2017

2015 - 2017 Product Designer at Automattic.
Speciality: Designed data visualisation tools for internal financial metrics and user behaviour analysis.

2014

2014 - 2015 Senior Digital Designer & Developer at OBM Advertising
Responsibilities: Strategy, Front-end Design & Development on major Australian brands in the property & tourism sectors.

2013

2013 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

2006-2012 Sabbatical as a photojournalist then portrait photographer. Clients: Getty Images, Australian Associated Press, New York Times, and many more.

2000

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

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.