My Story

Hi, I’m Courtney. After graduating from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) in 2011, I started out at 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 introduced to User Experience Design. In 2014 I studied abroad in California’s Silicon Valley, focusing 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.

After winning the Green Card lottery I moved to Los Angeles. Since 2016 I’ve enjoyed creating magic for Disney Parks and Resorts as a Senior Product Designer.

Download CV
Contact Me

My Skills

















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


  • 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


  • 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

Continued Learning

I’ve been working to build my HTML/CSS knowledge by completing the Web Design Track on Treehouse. I’ll then move onto SEO, Sass and Compass. The next challenge will be completing the Front-end Web Development Track, where I will learn Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, Website Optimisation, Console Foundations and Git Basics.

If you would like to start learning with Treehouse, use my link to receive 50% off your first month.