The last 7+ years have been a journey, creating beautiful, functional experiences for Australian blue chip brands including National Australia Bank, Adairs, Simplot, Patties Foods, Deakin University and Lumo Energy. The time has come to venture abroad in search of my next challenge. My dedicated passion is pairing traditional crafts like illustration, hand lettering and painting with my world-class, contemporary UX, digital design and prototyping skills. Always fine-tuning the balance between the functional and the beautiful to create experiences that evoke delight and surprise. I’m a born collaborator, I work closely alongside account managers, content, strategy and development teams to deliver projects to budget and on time. While a visual person at heart, I’m a self-confessed process nerd. I derive deep satisfaction from developing ways to work more efficiently. When I started at Hardhat Digital I played an integral role in the redesigning of their server structure, improving the transition from design to development with enhanced information capture. I also successfully freed up hundreds of company hours by developing detailed UX and design documentation to streamline onboarding, and better integrate freelancers into the company. Whilst with Hardhat Digital I was fortunate enough to be trained in the Agency Agile method, this completely revolutionised the way I quote, scope out projects, and collaborate with other disciplines within the agency. Additionally, I graduated from a 12 week intensive UX design course at General Assembly in 2015, enabling me to further refine my skills in all aspects of the user experience design process. As my professional journey has advanced I have jumped at opportunities to develop my skills as a presenter, teaching a class of Monash University students in mobile design, presenting a Sitecore webinar online to 300 people, and most recently educating people about correct font choice, live on stage at Real Big Things. I am influential, sociable, hardworking, and flexible. I thrive in the ever-shifting landscape of a dynamic team and am so excited to find an agency that allows me to grow and contribute to their team as a heavyweight UX/UI designer.Locked Pro Plan feature
Brought on in a freelance capacity by digital product studio Mentally Friendly, London to lead the UX and design of new updates to the world renowned Tate gallery site. Key roles include: - Scoping and road mapping all project requirements - Conducting full UX audit and recommendations of all applicable site sections - Managing internal and external staff members - Planning and running stakeholder ideation sessions and workshops - Developing information architecture and designs of all site features - Close collaboration with development teams - Planning, running and reporting usability interviews and testing
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ensure high quality user experience outcomes by effective management of team, client and user expectations. • Deliver consistent quality creative ideas and design executions. • Take a proactive role in converting new business with existing clients to studio projects. • Mentor Junior and Mid-weight designers. • Pro-actively communicate with staff, contractors, management and clients. • Conduct workshops and presentations solo and with confidence. • Facilitate roadmap sessions (scoping/quoting) with the team. • Provide internal and external teams with insights based on knowledge and experience to accurately scope out work requirements.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work closely with internal and external teams in all aspects of the digital design and UX process within a multichannel digital environment. • Scope and quote job estimates in accordance with client briefs. • Cultivate strong working relationships with accounts, content, strategy, SEO/SEM and development teams. • Present design work to internal departments and clients for technical review and feedback. • Ensure that projects are delivered within budget, on time and that all project milestones are met. • Conduct quality assurance and usability testing of finished digital products to ensure creative quality is maintained.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Design all aspects of MyHome International’s corporate identity, stationery and print advertising. • Liaise with external parties to ensure that design was feasible given physical, material and budgetary constraints. • Prepare finished art and pre-press files for print and digital.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Perform a wide variety of graphic design functions and tasks to advertise and grow the business. • Maintain company website and internal stock inventories. • Contribute to and help maintain company’s creative asset library, product style guides and pattern libraries.
Skills & Tools - Use industry standard tools such as Sketch and Invision to prototype and wireframe design solutions. Production Standard - Put together a full suite of UX documentation for a digital product, from user personas and wireframes to interactive prototypes. The Big Picture - Connect and convey how insights into customer behavior — from problems to solutions — can optimize any product or service.
This course will allow you to combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. You will develop a sound understanding of design theory and practice and be able to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions. This qualification reflects the role of graphic designers who have a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication. These skills allow you to conceive, negotiate and realise design concepts for complex projects using sophisticated communication, organisational and project management skills. You may take responsibility for the work of others in terms of establishing and monitoring systems to ensure the effective production of work. Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. Their work as professional designers may include, or have links to, areas such as advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and web design. In this course, you will be introduced to industry briefs, enter competitions, attend conferences, and have access to professionals from the Graphic Design industry. Staff are drawn from industry and students study in our outstanding facilities using the latest software and equipment.