My Story

I’m a professional UX UI Designer. After graduating in the top 5% of students from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) in 2011, I was first employed by Vita Group as a Graphic Designer. Here I worked with the Marketing and Product teams to design and execute advertising campaigns for brands such as HTC, Samsung and Apple. This involved designing for print, social media and digital. I also dabbled in photography and blogging on a company trip to Hawaii.

To satisfy an insistent desire to learn, I enrolled in the Masters of Creative Industries (Interactive and Visual Design) where I was first introduced to User Experience Design. In 2014 I studied abroad in California’s Silicon Valley where I focused on Interaction design and Entrepreneurship, completing a UX Design Internship with my degree. My thesis scored a perfect 7 and I graduated with the USA equivalent of a 4.0 GPA.

Back in Brisbane, I explored the world of digital design at the online entertainment start-up, Reel Feed. Here I participated in all aspects of the product design process; from user research to wireframes and prototyping, to designing responsive user interfaces for web, Windows 8 and Android. I then took up an opportunity at Comscentre as Head of Brand and Digital. At Comscentre I used my user experience knowledge to improve internal processes and the customer experience across many areas of the business. Comscentre helped me further my education with a senior management Design Thinking course.

Having recently won the Green Card lottery, I’m now based in Los Angeles and currently working for Disney as a Senior Digital Designer.

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My Skills

Sketch

95%

Photoshop

85%

Illustrator

90%

WordPress

65%

HTML/CSS

65%

Wireframing

95%

InVision

95%

Balsamiq

90%

 

My Experience

Work Experience

  • Disney | January 2016 – Present | Digital Designer
  • Comscentre | February 2015 – October 2015 | Head of Brand and Digital
  • Reel Feed | September 2014 – February 2015 | Digital Designer
  • Tin Factory Creative | August 2014 – September 2014 | Contract Graphic Designer
  • Juggle Labs | February 2014 – June 2014 | User Experience Design Intern
  • Vita Group | November 2011 – January 2014 | Graphic Designer
  • Liveworm Design Studio | July 2011 – September 2011 | Graphic Design Internship

Qualifications

  • Master of Creative Industries (Interactive and Visual Design) | Queensland University of Technology 2014 | GPA 6.86
  • Master of Creative Industries (Semester Abroad) | San Jose State University, California 2014
  • Web Design short course | Australian Design College 2012
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) | The Queensland College of Art 2011
  • Diploma of Graphic Design | Southbank Institute of Technology 2010

Recognition

  • Queensland University of Technology Dean’s List of Academic Excellence 2014
  • Creative3 Conference Bursary Winner 2014
  • Creative3 Pitch Semi-Finalist for my startup, Dive Passport 2014
  • San Jose State University and UCLA Interaction Design Competition Runner Up 2014
  • Acceptance into eLab Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Program 2014
  • Queensland University of Technology Dean’s List of Academic Excellence 2013
  • Queensland University of Technology Overseas Study Bursary 2013
  • St Margaret’s Old Girls’ Association Overseas Study Scholarship 2013
  • Griffith University Academic Excellence Award 2011
  • NAVA Ignition Award for Professional Practice 2011
  • Acceptance into an accelerated TAFE to University Pathways Program 2010
  • Southbank Institute of Technology Study Support Scholarship 2010