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HELLO!

I'm a

Designer, DJ and Tron Fan

 

 

As far as I can remember I have always been creative. I  am consistently trying to figure out things, how they work so I can create things myself. It is my core drive in whatever I do. Coupled with being of service to others, I constantly push myself to learn, discover, engage, adopt and grow.

This nature has allowed me to be open minded, easy going, empathic, quirky, sociable and very much a nerd (especially when it comes to Sci-fi films).  

I also mix it up with my passion for DJ'ing [insert Daft Punk] and creating music in my spare time. I believe this helps emphasise my creativity and is definitely a great outlet to express myself.

I enjoy being all of the above and I bring this to the table in any relationship I establish around me. I have worked some great clients in my 12+ years as a designer and I am currently leading a successful team with the same  approach.

The combination of design and technology is perfect blend of all the things I enjoy, and revel in opportunities I can contribute with my skills, knowledge and energy.

 

Education

My passion for design started with physical products, how we engage and interact with them, and how they aid in our everyday lives. As the world is more evolved with technology in almost every aspect of our lives, I too wanted to evolved my skills from physical products to digital products and services.

Billy Blue, College of Design

Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Development (High Distinction Average) 2019-2020

University of Technology, Sydney

Bachelor of Industrial Design (Second Class Honors) 2001-2005

Experience

Design in my belief, is a process of understanding, exploring  and revealing outcomes for progression. Different fields of design has different challenges and thus I have grown to understand more variety of solutions for design outcomes.

Brian Cummins Group

Lead Designer

2016-Present

[Retail Store Design,

Customer Experience and Fit-Out]

Displayrite

Lead Designer

2014-Present / 2008-2011

[POS Displays]
Colab Design Group

Senior Designer

2013-2014

[Events/Exhibitions

and Brand Activations]

Moreton Hire

Senior Custom Stands Designer

2011 - 2013

[Custom Exhibitions]

I ENJOY ENGAGING WITH PEOPLE, IDENTIFYING PATTERNS AND CONVERGING WITH SOLUTIONS

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"You don't hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills." - Simon Sinek

I love creating. I enjoy having visions and seeing them into reality. To do so, I believe I am always a student in life. Always willing to learn and practice my skills with the tools that allow them.  It means I can deliver with clear objectives and strategies required for achieving optimal standards of service.

  • - Project Management and Strategy
  • - UX research and conceptualization
  • - Information architecture (IA)
  • - User Interface design (UI)
  • - Journey and Affinity Mapping
  • - Prototyping
  • - Usability Testing
  • - User Interviews
  • - 3D Visualisations
  • - Project Documentation and Design

Want to know more? Download my CV  –  HERE