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About me

I spent the first part of my career as a graphic designer in print and then moved quickly into web design when it boomed. I was both self-employed and ran a design company with a partner throughout that period. For the past twelve years, I've been employed as a BA and UI/UX lead by a Melbourne-based software company. 

SKILLS

  • Understanding business processes and requirements
  • Client/partner liaison
  • High proficiency in Adobe applications (28 years!) for UI development and other design/marketing requirements
  • Wireframing (Moqups), prototyping and logic flow (InVision) 
  • HTML5/CSS3 - Dreamweaver, Brackets, Pinegrow
  • A critical eye for usability, efficiency and balance
  • Information design
  • Creating documentation and training assets

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Work History

Oct 2004Present

Product Development & UI/UX Manager

Switched-on Group

Switched-on Group are a Melbourne-based CRM software development company. I carry out strategic research, functional and interface development for the Runway software platform and its applications.

Roles/responsibilities:

  • Customer business and requirements analysis
  • Strategic product planning
  • Functional and user interface design for core application and components
  • Creation of technical briefs, user guides and training material
  • Product demonstrations and customer training

Achievements:

  • Recovered four critical customer accounts within the first 12 months
  • Redesigned Runway 4 application
  • Brought two brand new Runway-integrated applications to market in 2015 and another so far in 2016.

 

20002004

Director

Vivid Communications

Vivid Communications is a Melbourne-based graphic design company of which I was a co-director.

Roles/responsibilities:

  • Customer procurement and management
  • Business analysis
  • Project design and execution
  • Graphic design
  • Team management
  • Hardware and software systems 
  • Financials

Achievements:

  • Doubled business revenue within two years
  • Grew Macromedia APAC account by 500%

 

19942000

Director

FLY

FLY is a graphic design company that I founded and ran.

Roles/responsibilities:

  • Customer procurement and management
  • Business analysis
  • Project design and execution
  • Graphic design
  • Hardware and software systems 
  • Financial

Achievements:

  • Landed Macromedia APAC account
  • Grew business revenue each year

 

19881994

Graphic Designer

Stacpoole Communications

I was employed by Stacpoole Communications as graphic designer and finished artist. Here, I furthered my experience and knowledge of graphics software and the art of design.

Roles/responsibilities:

  • Graphic design
  • Customer liaison

 

19861988

Graphic Designer

Open Space Productions

I was employed by Open Space Productions as a graphic designer and finished artist. I learned traditional finished art here as well as how to use the first true graphic desktop systems from Apple.

Roles/responsibilities:

  • Graphic design
  • Customer liaison

 

Education

19841985

Photography

RMIT

Completed 2 years of 3 year Bachelor of Art degree

19831983

HSC

Camberwell Grammar School

Year 12

 

 

Interests

Cycling - recreational and competitive, represented Australia at UCI World Masters Championships, Denmark, Sep 2015

Sailing - raced at State, National and World championships in various classes

Music - guitar playing and music composition

Travel