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HELLO!

I AM 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.

 

Fun Fact - The Indiana Jones movies encouraged me to study Ancient and Modern History at school!

 

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

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.

Brian Cummins Group

Lead Designer

2016-Present

Displayrite

Lead Designer

2014-Present / 2008-2011

Colab Design Group

Senior Designer

2013-2014

Moreton Hire

Senior Custom Stands Designer

2011 - 2013

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

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It’s all about the people, people.

It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives. Creativity is to discover a question that has never been asked. If one brings up an idiosyncratic question, the answer he gives will necessarily be unique as well.

  • - Project strategy
  • - UX research and conceptualization
  • - Information architecture (IA)
  • - User interface design (UI)
  • - User interface design (UI)
  • - User interface design (UI)
  • - User interface design (UI)
  • - User interface design (UI)
  • - User interface design (UI)
  • - User interface design (UI)
  • - User interface design (UI)

Want to know more? Download my CV  –  HERE

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