Stefan Caliaro

User Experience Designer

Based in Sydney, Australia.

Enjoys wireframing, asking the whys and hows, usability tests, photography,ย you name it.

Projects


UX Design
Fitness & diet tracking app using UX Pin and user interviews
Bubble - Anonymous Messaging Geofencing app (set up chats with anyone within 15m radius).
Owneroom.com - A Co-ownership platform for Property
SnakeX - A remake of Snake. Designed and Developed myself in 2011 for my HSC. Includes 2 player mode + more games and user manual.

About Me

Hey there, I’m a Product UX Designer who grew up in Sydney, Australia. I studied Bachelor of Information Technology Co-op at UTS from 2012 – 2016 and it opened my mind to several different fields of IT and workplaces.

I’ve worked in startups to corporates and back to startups, ranging from IT Support, Web Developer, Web Hosting, Online SEO and Social Media Marketing to UX and UI Design.ย 

I’m a huge fan of HBO Silicon Valley,ย (and VERY highly recommend watching the series if you haven’t, there are 5 seasons so far, with 24 min episodes)ย and after reading The Google Story by David A. Vise back in 2012 on my 1.5 hour commute to corporate work (and Without Their Permission by reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian in 2013 reinforced this), I pretty much built up a huge admiration towards the whole startup ethos. (Little did I know how tough building a startup can be at the time though, – I was primarily interested in computer networking at the time because I was always fixing home networks, and was studying an introduction to enterprise networking subject at university at the time, and thought that’s what it took to scale Google – no doubt it did, but that was just 1 of probably 25 other different fields needed to scale a company to that extent).

I keep coming back to my design skills time and time again, and is where I currently see my future in. I’m heavily visually minded and never get bored of design. I love how there’s always so much to learn at every corner (especially with Adobe’s Suite and UX tools like InVision) and with design you can go at your own pace in order to make something that fits!

I constantly think of effective ideas and am usually the first to spot bugs in any site or app that I use. I leave no stone unturned when using any product or service; the ultimate stress tester from a UI standpoint. I’ve definitely used over a 1000 sites and apps in my time. (An average browsing session with me has about 246 tabs ๐Ÿ˜›).

I was lucky enough to visit San Francisco in September 2018 for TechCrunch Disrupt as a Web Volunteer. I was amazed at the amount of tech vibe there is there; basically every corner there is a tech company, you see tech companies sticking out on the highways, only to end up in, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale which are big tech towns but submerged in Urban forest, containing companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, LinkedIn and even Amazon had an office on the freeway.

My current goals is to hopefully become an Interaction Designer, specialising in motion graphics. (Adobe Affect Effects).

If you are a Designer or know anyone in this space, I’d love to hear from you, drop me a line! You can usually find me attending startup meetups (Fishburners Pitches, Lean Startup Sydney, Growth Marketing, UI/UX, WordPress Sydney) around Sydney.

I also run a Web Design Studio in Sydney at Siteroo.com.au, providing Web Hosting, Design and UX services such as usability testing to the world.

Say hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

[email protected]

Testimonials

"Stefan is an extremely enthusiastic and determined individual. He continues to strive in UX Design and enjoys exploring new technologies. When I first met Stefan, his curiosity in learning and ability to quickly understand concepts was very impressive. Stefan is opened to new ideas and provides great pleasure in engaged discussions. I can see that Stefan has a prosperous future ahead in which ever career path he decides to pursue."
Dean Sapcas
"Stefan is a very focused, structured and determined person. He follows his goals and fulfils his tasks with facility and determination. He is a great colleague and person to work with. It is always a pleasure to work with him."
Mitchell Paul Clark
"Stefan is very friendly and seems to know everything about computers and the latest technology. He is the go-to guy for any IT-related issue. I wish him all the best with his latest venture."


Hire Requests

Hi there,

Is your website or app in need of a revamp, testing or simply needs to get designed? Feel free to contact me at my email address or social media handles above.

We can catch up for coffee or a Skype call too if that’s your thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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