So I'll switch back to first person. While I have over 12 years experience as a digital designer, the last 3 years I have solely focused on product design at large organisations. This shift was motivated by my desire to solve complex problems for real people and use intuitive UI and engaging user experiences to create products that matter. I am a UI designer first and foremost. I love designing easy to use interfaces and working with engineers to execute those designs. But I also feel I do my best work listening and solving problems for people. Whether that be users, stake holders or my team. I enjoy problem solving, prototyping and wireframing more than a standard visual designer, but I am also more passionate about creating pixel perfect interfaces than most UX designers. I sit right at the intersection called product design.
My skills in problem solving, communication, interaction and interface design are especially reflected in my work at the Bureau of Meteorology over the last year and a half. I have been the lead designer on the digital transformation of the new public weather service for millions of Australians. In addition to delivering this project, I have started prototyping a new interface to help emergency services better understand weather conditions during extreme events. Our team has also created a design system for the Bureau to better develop digital products in the future.
I’ve decided I want to continue to advance my design career by pursuing companies committed to design with meaningful global impact. Having studied at RISD for a semester in 2006, and always wanting to return to America, I've decided New York is the city for me to continue my adventure. And perhaps my love of sneakers and NBA had something to do with it too.
MAY 2017 — PRESENT
I have been working at BoM as a UX/UI designer using their new user centred design framework to deliver a new digital weather service to the general public. Whilst designing this service, I have also been documenting the digital style guide.
DEC 2016 — MAY 2017
Take 6 months of discovery research and design a new weather service for the millions of Australian’s who check the government’s website. Simultaneously define the digital style guide the bureau will use to develop products going forward while moving to a user centred design framework.
AUG 2016 — DEC 2016
For 6 months I was the UX/UI designer delivering a large scale travel platform and web–app for start up sussii. .
MAY 2015 — PRESENT
Since 2015 I have freelanced on print, branding and digital projects. This included working for companies like Monash Health, Sonar Group, and Precedence Health Care delivering projects ranging from Branding, UI design and animation for health care to legal websites for transport users.
SEP 2015 — MAR 2016
Collaborated with UX designers to develop the experience and interface design for Toll’s new digital platform ‘MyToll.’ Worked with BAs and an agile development team to turn a complex system into a simple human centred product.
DEC 2014 — SEP 2015
Working as creative designer for this medium sized agency, I created digital experiences for large and medium sized clients, collaborated with their creative director on my own projects and oversaw all aspect of the design process.
2007 — 2015
Delivered many successful print and digital projects as creative director of this boutique design studio, from an online music composer to 3 years of creative for The Shadow Electric outdoor cinema. I gained a huge insight into all aspects of the design process and learnt how to deliver a successful project from concept to completion.