Curriculum vitae

As a kid, I wanted to be an inventor—the eccentric type who single-handedly built ingenious contraptions in the shed. I soon came to realise that building with a team (my little brother) was a lot more fun. I could bounce ideas around, test prototypes, and generally share in the excitement of creating new things.

At school, my love for problem solving led me to study maths and science. I enjoyed the rigor of the scientific process and the definitive outcome of a successful experiment. I was also deeply interested in all things art and design. Initially, I was a lot less successful academically in those subjects, but over time, I compensated for my lack of raw talent with an abundance of enthusiasm.

It wasn’t until I began to learn about Web 2.0 and the human-centred design movement that I started to connect the dots between my two interests. The web gave me a new, accessible way to create—seamlessly merging science and technology with the iterative creativity of design. It felt like the perfect combination of the things I loved. I was hooked.

I went on to have the career listed below, but it's the journey above that shaped my design philosophy and principles. I believe that the act of creating is both an art and a science. More importantly, that you will go further and faster in your endeavours if you have a strong team, a shared vision, and sense of excitement about what is possible.

Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko National Park, Australia.

36°27'21"S 148°15'45"E

Since 2018, i've been lucky enough to call Australia home. I live and work on the traditional lands of the the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.

ROLES

Nearmap – Director of Design

May 2019 - Present

WooliesX – Mobile Design

Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

IG Markets – UI Design

May 2015 - Sept 2018

AddisonGroup – Digital Design

Sep 2011 - May 2015

EDUCATION

University of Essex – BA Graphic Media

Oct 2008 - Jul 2011